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ProFounder is a website that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses solicit and receive investments from their own network. Call it “community-based crowdfunding.” While similar websites focus on donations, Mauriello said ProFounder is unique in its focus on crowdfunding investments for for-profi Read More

How to Deal With Soaring Commodity Costs

How to Deal With Soaring Commodity Costs Avatar Posted by tuckerleroy under Finance
From http://www.openforum.com 1351 days ago
Made Hot by: Sun Tzu Business Guide on February 24, 2011 5:52 pm
Prices of many commodities, from cotton to corn, are on the rise. As a result, a slew of companies -- clothing retailers, industrial products manufacturers, paint distributors, etc. -- are feeling the pinch. Even the mighty McDonald’s Corp. recently indicated it might have to raise prices, thanks t Read More
I tend to believe that small businesses have a competitive advantage over larger companies. Decisions can be made in less time. Customer service is more personalized and sincere. New ideas can be approved and implemented in days instead of months. Overhead costs are also significantly less. The lis Read More
When defining the sales goals for your small business this year, it's up to you to decide what your targets will be. Set a fresh goal this January to motivate yourself to try new sales tactics and expand your market. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you set your financial goals and target Read More
When you sit down with your accountant to do the taxes for your business, it's important to keep in mind that you can deduct your company's losses on your taxes -- provided that you meet certain requirements. Read More
One method the IRS uses to ensure that income is being reported is to cross check it against information returns filed by third parties reporting the income. As the “tax gap” (the spread between taxes actually collected and what should be collected) has grown, the government has created new reporti Read More

Internet Sales Tax Could Change Your Business

Internet Sales Tax Could Change Your Business Avatar Posted by tuckerleroy under Finance
From http://www.openforum.com 1375 days ago
Made Hot by: HeatherStone on January 30, 2011 12:34 am
With federal and state budgets still struggling, lawmakers are looking for ways to increase the money coming into their tills. Sales taxes are about a third of total state tax collections, second only to personal income taxes as the largest source of state revenue. But the Internet Tax Nondiscrimin Read More
“Let's go shopping!” That was the line I would use at least twice a year when I was the head of a large consumer products company. You see, we were in the bicycle business, and everyone knows what a bicycle is, and why people buy them. Or do they? Or perhaps, do they think they do and don’t? Read More

Top Recession Proof Jobs In High Demand

Top Recession Proof Jobs In High Demand Avatar Posted by tuckerleroy under News
From http://www.adultlearn.com 1421 days ago
Made Hot by: Small Business Bluesman on December 13, 2010 6:42 pm
In this current state of the economy it's only natural for you to question the stability and safety of your own career. If you're looking for a new job with longevity, here are the top recession proof careers that are in high demand. Read More

How to Put the Life Back Into Your Company

How to Put the Life Back Into Your Company Avatar Posted by tuckerleroy under Strategy
From http://www.openforum.com 1549 days ago
Made Hot by: saraib820 on August 5, 2010 2:40 am
Here are five ways to bring the life back into your company so you and your staff begin to approach each day with renewed excitement and a burning desire to grow the business 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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Steve Chou: BizSugar Contributor of the Week

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