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Most small retailers (51 percent) believe there is a growing ‘buy local’ sentiment in the U.S., according to the American Express OPEN Retail Economic Pulse, a survey of retail small business owners with storefront locations. A majority of those surveyed (55 percent) believe that ‘buy local’ campai Read More
No matter how many times President Obama shows economic graphs displaying the recession is over, most business owners can’t believe it. What has to happen for small business owners to feel the recession is over? Here are the first three areas where progress needs to be made. Read More
Now there’s one-stop shopping for entrepreneurs seeking business funding. Launched in December, the website New Equity Business lets small business owners and startups search an extensive database for business loans, grants, and even tax incentives. Read More

5 Recurring Charges to Reconsider

5 Recurring Charges to Reconsider Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Finance
From http://www.openforum.com 1446 days ago
Made Hot by: HeatherStone on February 14, 2011 3:12 am
Looking to grow your business in 2011? One of the best ways to liberate cash for business development is to take a scalpel to recurring expenses that you may have overlooked in earlier rounds of cost cutting. Read More
State unemployment insurance is an important lifeline for millions of families across the country. The money to pay for this insurance is provided by employers, and the state governments administer the programs. Most companies don’t think about state unemployment insurance because they simply out Read More
It was a tough year for some major companies. Many of the largest closed their doors in 2010, some after being in business for more than 150 years. Media outlets, car manufacturers, and grocery chains all felt the sting of bankruptcy or worse. Read More
The act of trading goods and services may be as old as time, but it is spiking in popularity as of late. So let's say you are a dentist and your dog needs walking. You trade services, don’t exchange money, and the deal is done, no strings attached, right? Wrong. “Not reporting your barter income ca Read More

How to Raise Money When Nobody is Investing

How to Raise Money When Nobody is Investing Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Finance
From http://www.openforum.com 1460 days ago
Made Hot by: BusinessBloggerPro on January 31, 2011 12:21 am
Access to capital is the thorn in the side of most growing businesses. “If only I had more money I could…” is a phrase that starts so many conversations with business owners that it could be considered the “entrepreneur’s mantra." This is not whining on the part of business owners; it really is dif Read More

How to Take Advantage of New Tax Laws

How to Take Advantage of New Tax Laws Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Finance
From http://www.openforum.com 1462 days ago
Made Hot by: Small Business Tribe on February 2, 2011 8:52 pm
Thanks to a raft of legislation over the past year -- the Recovery Act, the Small Business Jobs Act, the HIRE Act, the Affordable Care Act and the Tax Relief and Job Creation Act -- there have been many changes to the tax laws. With tax time coming up fast, make sure you are familiar with the chang Read More

How to Achieve Your Financial Goals

How to Achieve Your Financial Goals Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Finance
From http://www.openforum.com 1464 days ago
Made Hot by: PeaceNLove on January 26, 2011 8:05 pm
What are your goals for 2011? When you think about making goals, do you cringe and roll your eyes, or do you get excited to plan for the New Year? Regardless of the degree of your enthusiasm, you're bound to fail if you don't know the right way to set goals and follow through. Read More

Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women

Today 4 in 10 women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families,¹ and they do more than twice the amount …
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Bernd Geropp @MoreLeadership Engineers Business Success

With a background in engineering, Bernd Geropp founded his first company, a German tech firm, at age 32 with a … More
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