IT & Internet

Your Online Billboard

March 31, 2010 Rick Biederer 0

Imagine you had the ability to gather large groups of people together at will. These groups of people are not only large in quantity, but are also focused on and interested in the same topic. […]

Business Management

The Winds Of Adversity

March 29, 2010 Gentry Stanley 3

By Gentry Stanley & Micah Stanley, JD Adverse fortune or fate; a condition marked by misfortune, calamity or distress. An unfortunate event or circumstance. A crisis. Trouble, affliction, opposition, pressure, anguish, testing, catastrophe, disaster, misery […]

Ask The Expert

Ask The Expert

March 29, 2010 Robert Popkey 2

When it comes to running my small plumbing company, I feel as though I’m always taking a reactive approach. Certain aspects of my company don’t get fixed until a problem has already occurred. Do you […]

Travel

The Remarkable Story Of Rodney Lavard

March 25, 2010 Tim Cotroneo 6

Rodney Lavard thought he’d heard it all before. The 19-year-old clubhouse attendant at the only golf course in the Turks and Caicos Islands was used to hearing “resort talk” from vacationers. But what Lavard heard […]

Business Management

Women-Owned Businesses

March 23, 2010 Sherri Crymble 1

While the number of women-owned businesses—defined as privately held companies that are at least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more women—is increasing, and the economic contribution of this group is significant, the […]

HR & Employees

Calling All Patriots!

March 22, 2010 Kenneth Cole 0

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, says the United States cannot provide war-torn nations with an “endless surge” of combat forces. In an extended interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, McChrystal said the United […]

Featured

R & R Time With Ben Stein

March 22, 2010 Geoffrey Gabor 1

The following interview was conducted in January 2010 and focuses on current and future economic issues, specifically those pertaining to small- and medium-sized business owners. I want to preface my first question, Ben, by explaining […]

Tax & IRS

Tax Planning In A Recession

March 16, 2010 Chris Wallis 0

Given the current and past economic crisis, many businesses are in serious danger as revenues are falling and profits disappearing. While  even leading economists disagree sharply as to the expected length of the current recession, […]

Exit Strategy

GPS For Retirementville

March 16, 2010 Craig Koop 1

Every business owner knows that running a business is more than a full-time job. Depending on the size and structure of the business, an owner may serve as everything from salesperson to production manager, to […]

Estate Planning

Trusts Are Not One-Size-Fits-All

March 16, 2010 Renee Edgcomb 0

I often hear two misconceptions regarding trusts. First, many people believe that because their net worth is under $2,000,000 (the applicable exclusion amount in 2008), their estate plan does not require a trust. Second, many […]

Ask The Expert

Ask The Expert Q&A

March 15, 2010 Dan Schneider 0

I am in the construction business. Like many other businesses in my industry, my company was hit hard by the recent economic downturn. In the past, we never had to do any active sales or […]

Tax & IRS

Ensuring the Validity Of Shareholder Loans

March 5, 2010 Brandi Finn 0

It has become common for shareholders of closely held businesses to infuse and extract cash from their companies on a regular basis. These advances and withdrawals are often categorized as shareholder loans, but the documents […]

Business Management

Why Join A Trade Association?

March 5, 2010 Betsy Demitropoulos 3

Some business owners might say their schedule is demanding enough at the moment, and the thought of adding one more activity to their busy calendar is unbearable. So why should they try to cram time […]

Business Management

Going Green

March 5, 2010 Kate Woldhuis 2

A beginner’s guide to going green at work, financially and otherwise. During these past two years of global economic crisis, executives at companies around the world have been looking for ways to increase their bottom […]

Business Management

Does A Building Need An Architect?

March 5, 2010 Geoffrey Gabor 0

Information Technology (IT) is more complex than most buildings. As such, it requires a similar architectural process in order to achieve a positive and predicted outcome. Too many IT projects don’t conclude positively or as […]

IT & Internet

The Hidden Benefits Of SEO

March 5, 2010 Rick Biederer 0

You’ve heard a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) consultant can do wonderful things for your company’s Web site, so you’ve gone ahead and hired one. Congratulations! But now what? What can you expect from your SEO […]

IT & Internet

Online Marketing Made Easy

March 4, 2010 Rick Biederer 1

As a small business owner, successfully managing all aspects of your company is your top priority. However, if you don’t have an online marketing background, how do you manage a relatively new marketing medium such […]

IT & Internet

Tweet Your Way To Business Success

March 4, 2010 Ashley Kasicki 0

Think social networking sites are only for those looking to reconnect with old high school friends, date or broadcast what’s happening in their lives? Think again. Recent research indicates more and more executives and managers […]

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