IRS website provides tools to help small businesses
IRS website provides tools to help small businesses

The Internal Revenue Service reminds small businesses of the many free products available to help them understand and comply with the law

How to win: 4 lessons from FarmVille’s CEO
How to win: 4 lessons from FarmVille’s CEO

This phenomenal success of Zynga is not (or not only) a matter of luck, but of carefully applied principles that Mark Pincus likely learned at Harvard and in his business jobs.

October 3rd, 9:22 AM
Can video help your small business?
Can video help your small business?

You can't afford to ignore the explosion in video, whether it's for conference calls or marketing purposes. Here's what you need to consider before you adopt the technology.

April 17th, 10:37 PM
The drive for real-time collaboration
The drive for real-time collaboration

Real-time collaboration tools not only connect teams more effectively, but also provide considerable cost savings to your organization.

March 28th, 2:48 PM
Protect your company's bank account
Protect your company's bank account

Small business accounts are under attack, and IT is the last line of defense. Here's what you need to know to outsmart cyberthieves.

March 21st, 3:49 PM
How to pick the right cloud provider
How to pick the right cloud provider

The cloud offers great advantages for small and midsized businesses. But as the number of providers explodes, selecting the right one can be tricky.

March 14th, 3:18 PM
4 project management tips from the pros
4 project management tips from the pros

If you want to climb the career ladder, you need to show you can manage projects with skill and smarts. Here's what you need to know.

March 7th, 3:11 PM
5 tax security strategies for small business
5 tax security strategies for small business

Tax time is prime time for cybercrooks, with all that financial data filed online. Here's how to protect your company's sensitive data.

February 28th, 3:08 PM
Do you need an iPad for your small business?
Do you need an iPad for your small business?

The iPad is more than just the latest tech toy. Here's what you need to know about the iPad as a small-business tool.

February 17th, 11:07 AM
Start preparing now for upcoming tax season
Start preparing now for upcoming tax season

Leaving tax prep to a last-minute cram session could disrupt your business in the spring. To avoid a crunch, you should prepare for tax deadlines well in advance.

December 26th, 2:17 PM
10 ways to help increase your cash flow
10 ways to help increase your cash flow

As any small business owner knows, maintaining smooth cash flow requires juggling nearly every facet of a business. Here are 10 things you can do to increase your cash flow.

July 28th, 5:34 AM
Coming to terms with year-end reconciliation
Coming to terms with year-end reconciliation

Many small businesses dread it, but your end-of-year reconciliation doesn't need to hurt -- as long as you stay organized.

December 19th, 5:38 PM
How to know when the price is right
How to know when the price is right

How much should you charge for the goods and services you sell? For small businesses, that may be the most difficult question to answer-- and also the most important.

December 12th, 5:24 PM
Your business plan: Exploring the market
Your business plan: Exploring the market

Explaining the market for your product or service is one of the most important parts of your business plan. So do it right, even if it requires extensive research.

December 28th, 10:28 AM
A small-business insurance primer
A small-business insurance primer

Insurance is one of the most neglected small business responsibilities -- and one of the most confusing. Use this guide to begin sorting through your options.

November 21st, 5:39 PM
Coming to terms with public relations
Coming to terms with public relations

Give some thought to your company's public relations, whether you're looking to garner specific media coverage or just want to generate a general buzz about your small business.

October 11th, 8:37 AM
How much personal savings should you have before you start a business?
How much personal savings should you have before you start a business?

Conventional wisdom is that you should have up to 12 months of living expenses put away before you start your own business, although the figure depends on a few factors.

June 7th, 2:38 PM
Building your small business: A business plan FAQ
Building your small business: A business plan FAQ

Here are the answers to some of the most often-asked questions about business plans.

November 7th, 5:28 PM
Show me the money: Funding your small business
Show me the money: Funding your small business

Even if your business plan calls for instant profitability, almost all businesses need initial funding to get up and running. Here's a guide to where the money is.

October 31st, 6:08 PM
Cash flow is a key to unlocking business profits
Cash flow is a key to unlocking business profits

A healthy cash flow not only gives your business stability in its current operations, but it also gives you a position of strength from which to plan for future growth.

October 24th, 5:24 PM
Time out: It's OK to take a break from your business
Time out: It's OK to take a break from your business

Sometimes the hardest part of running a small business is knowing when it's OK to take a break.

October 17th, 3:39 PM
7 ways to boost employee compensation
7 ways to boost employee compensation

An overview of some benefits that may help you strengthen your employee packages.

October 4th, 8:45 AM
Uncle Sam extends a helping hand on the Web
Uncle Sam extends a helping hand on the Web

Among the online resources are key government publications, forms, statistics and regulatory data that can help you plan for your small business.

September 27th, 9:38 AM
Common startup mistakes to avoid
Common startup mistakes to avoid

No matter how much research and preparation you do, you will make mistakes when you start a business, but the common errors listed here may help you avoid a few.

September 19th, 3:52 PM
Smaller tax bills for your small business
Smaller tax bills for your small business

Here are some ideas to help you get the most from your business deductions, avoid problems that can affect small business owners and plan for the future.

September 13th, 8:07 AM
How to write the right job descriptions
How to write the right job descriptions

Creating a clear job description before you begin the hiring process can help you choose the best candidate from a pool of applicants.

August 16th, 8:03 AM

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