Monthly Archives: February 2012

Disappointing Survey Results for Entrepreneurs

The Obama Administration worked hard to encourage small business growth last year. Washington even tried to encourage the formation of new companies hoping to transform a significant amount of the nation’s unemployed in to entrepreneurs. Through the United States Small Business Administration as well as numerous tax incentives, 2011 was supposed to be the year […]

Five First Year Business Records To Keep Forever

You’ve made it through the tough part. You were able to get beyond the planning stages and open the doors, either virtual or real, to your business. Your expectations are such that you don’t believe you’ll make a profit in your first year of business and although that may be true, that doesn’t mean that […]

Three Startups with NFL Roots

Small businesses can come from the most unlikely of sources and these three businesses were born out of one of those: The National Football League. The NFL is the most watched sport in America with millions of people tuning in each week but what the public doesn’t know is that the NFL is committed to […]

New Business Launches Online Experience With Limited Capital

A much smaller amount of funding is required to launch new online applications than was required a few years ago. That is spawning the start of new businesses to bring their ideas for an improved web community into the market. One example is Piazza, an online destination for college students.

Sound Formula For Small Business Success Is Helping Larger Businesses

A key advantage of small companies is ease at quickly adjusting to market demands. Having a dynamic web presence is a typical example of how many smaller enterprises thrive. Zmags started in 2006 as a new business helping large operations maintain vibrant web campaigns that function on various platforms.

Startup Advice from the Cake Boss

The media has a way of overhyping people sometimes but in the case of Buddy Valastro, known as The Cake Boss by anybody who is a fan of his reality show and his newest series, “The Next Great Baker”, the hype may be deserved.

Here’s How to Get an Additional $750 Million in Small Business Investment

Washington is still looking for ways to spur more small business growth. So far, all of the attempts have done little to produce a measurable uptick in the amount of small businesses not only opening their doors but also hiring new workers.

First Year Filing Business Taxes? Here’s Some Help

If you opened your business in 2011, you are now faced with the task of filing business taxes. For some businesses, this isn’t a challenging task but for most, it involves some tax regulations that were never encountered for individual or family tax returns. Here are a few ideas that may help.

New Business Growth From Helping People Enjoy Life

Multitasking is so pervasive that it includes periods of pleasure as well as work. For example, the passive activity of watching television is enlivened for many people who simultaneously communicate with friends about a particular show. In the past, they stayed on the phone to comment about the program plus talk at length during commercial […]

Management Leadership Steers Success For New Companies

Investors have emphasized repeatedly that they are inclined to allocate capital for new companies that have the strongest management teams. A lesson is available from this that is applicable to everyone starting a business of any size. That is, every accomplishment at a business enterprise is the result of assigning objectives to people with the […]