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April 2012 -
Social goals are secondary or ignored for most businesses, but they are the primary focus of new "social businesses." These for-profit companies exist to solve a social problem, but must sustain themselves financially.
March 2012 -
Blockbuster, Palm, Sears, Blackberry, Avon, and Kodak -- large companies, once leaders, are now in decline. Even small businesses can learn from their mistakes. Let's consider innovation, courage, cashing out/greed, and investments.
February 2012 -
Gratuities, kickbacks, tips, commissions, sweetheart deals-—you may be treading on a minefield that could land you in legal trouble, if you don’t know the law about doing business abroad.
January 2012 -
Unlike public companies, private-held companies often select insiders such as key employees, family members, friends and investors for their boards. However, "outside” directors can have many advantages.
December 2011 -
You may not be a Bernie Madoff, but you might end up with a securities violation if you don't raise money for your company the right way. Here's info on registering or obtaining an exemption when selling securities to raise capital.
November 2011 -
Tips are presented for determining the price a business should be, and for obtaining funding for its purchase.
October 2011 -
Becoming your own boss has a number of advantages, but also some pitfalls. Here are some of the business basics that any new or existing business owner should be mindful of.
September 2011 -
Could your business benefit from operating within a foreign trade zone? Foreign Trade Zones or Free Trade Zones are areas set up by local governments to encourage businesses to locate there to create jobs and increase economic growth.
August 2011 -
Most businesses have a website and some online activity. However, very few are leveraging the vast opportunities that may be available to them. Most companies have an established website, but have you done anything lately to make your site more effective?
July 2011 -
“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Trite but still accurate. Business fraud is on the rise and thousands of people every year are duped by individuals offering opportunities, investments, businesses and the promise of a better future.