ALL ABOUT BUSINESS
November 2012 -
Unfortunately, many founders stop building their network and leave outside activities to their sales staff or business development folks—but owners should be seen at industry and community events.
October 2012 -
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can help small businesses that need smaller loans. The Small Loan Advantage Program (SLA) and 7(a) loans are introduced here.
September 2012 -
As an employer, will you offer education benefits to your employees? There are advantages, disadvantages, and factors to consider before you establish your policy.
August 2012 -
The global markets offer opportunities for all businesses. Creating a brand that is recognized is a process that requires planning. Here are tips on how to go about making your business a global brand.
July 2012 -
What can individuals and companies do to protect their reputation on the internet?
June 2012 -
How can a company access opportunities in the marketplace? One option is having your company certified as a minority- or women-owned enterprise, if applicable.
May 2012 -
About 27 percent of employees telecommute at some point in a year. Employers should decide on policies before the first employee can be sent home to work. Here are some key areas for management to consider.
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.