Friday, July 31, 2009

12-Point Business Tax Checklist

Before filing your business tax return or handing your details over to your tax professional, it is imperative that you organize all your information in such a way that filing returns and paying taxes becomes a whole lot easier.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Work At Home Business Options

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* Business Tips
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If you are working from home and looking for business tips or ideas...or looking to start working from home, Work At Home Business Options has everything you need in one location!

We invite you to stop by today and while you are there, bookmark the site for future reference. Please feel free to contact us or leave your comments directly on the site.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Start Business Credit : Top 10 Reasons Why

Entrepreneurs and small business owners who have a separate legal entity for their business have a unique opportunity that no other individual or sole proprietor has. It’s the opportunity to start business credit by establishing a business credit profile that is completely separate from a personal credit profile.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Spring Cleaning: Simplify Your Business

Posted by Lindsey of the Empowerment Group

Spring is a great time to clean house, but it’s also a perfect time to simplify your business. These days streamlining is especially important, since inefficient business practices and mismanaged time means money lost. Save a few dollars and boost your business with these easy tips:

Read her tips here

Monday, July 13, 2009

6 Reasons to Stick with Your Startup....

This post is part of our ReadWriteStart channel, which is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs. The channel is sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark.

....Survival Stories from the Trenches

by Jolie O'Dell

Starting a new tech company is a labor of love. Particularly in the beginning, when funds are low, expectations are high, and the product is still a twinkle in the developer's eye, stressful situations under external pressures can lead to pull-the-plug moments.

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Great Business Plans Tips

provided thru Business

Make sure that your plan is clear, focused and realistic. Then show them that you have the tools, talent and team to make it happen. Your business plan is like your calling card, it will get you in the door where you'll have to convince investors and loan officers that you can put your plan into action."

Continue reading tips here

Thursday, July 9, 2009

10 Deadliest Words and Phrases in Business

by Gary Blake

Take a look at the next four or five letters, e-mails, and memos that cross your desk. Do they sing out with clarity and precision? Or do they sound as if they were written by a lawyer in a Charles Dickens novel? Worse yet: do they sound like they were written by a lawyer in your own company?

Continue reading article here

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

20 Productivity Tips WAH With Children....

Posted 1/28/08

Using these general guidelines, we came up with 20 productivity tips for work-at-home Moms of young children:
* identify and create pockets of time when you can work with minimal disturbance
* double-task or piggy-back simple work tasks with household or child care tasks
* maximize your productivity during those times when you are working

Continue reading this post here

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What Happens if You Fail?

by Rob Speigel

The battle cry of many an entrepreneur is 'failure is not an option!' But what happens if you do fail? The Small Business Administration (SBA) keeps the stats on business failures and claims that more than half of new businesses will disappear in the first five years. I believe that’s a conservative estimate, since there are surely countless numbers of small companies started in spare bedrooms that launch and fail without ever reaching the radar of the SBA...

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Guide to Resources for Starting a Business

by By Daniel Kehrer ( staff)

Want to start a business? Free and low-cost help for starting a business is available online.

Taking your first steps to start a business can be daunting, but take heart. Many excellent websites and organizations offer help to anyone starting a business. And while starting a business requires an investment on your part, the information you need for starting a small business is generally free.

Continue reading this guide here

Friday, July 3, 2009

7 Essential Startup Steps

By Rich Mintzer

Yes, there are thousands of businesses you could start, with more emerging daily thanks to new technology and good old-fashioned ingenuity. Yet despite the vast universe of possibilities, there are a few essential steps you need to take before starting a business, any business.

Continue reading article here

Thursday, July 2, 2009

5 Tips Building, Funding, Starting, Running a Business

I have combined the following 5 Tips into one blog post to make it easier to follow. Success to you, Patricia

Tip #1: Find a Recession Proof Business Opportunity
....In this article, we will discuss some recession proof products and service ideas. These are great ideas to consider if you are thinking about starting a business during nationally tough financial times.

Continue reading article here

Tip #2: Create a Strong Foundation for Your Small Business
We took a look at some of the specific dangers that potential entrepreneurs need to look out for when they are thinking of starting a business during bust times. In this article, we will take a look at building a firm foundation for your business during the current recession.

Continue reading article here

Tip #3: Business Planning Pitfalls to Avoid in a Recession
Recessions mean less money floating around and that means less employment opportunities, less money to enjoy life, and so on. However, did you know that recessions can be an ideal time to start your own business? Through desperation or opportunity, many of today’s most successful businesses were start during a recession.

Continue reading article here

Tip #4: Get Aggressive About Raising Money
...Even if you pass the stringent credit and background checks, have a sound business plan, and can make a convincing presentation odds are you still won’t get those business startup funds for a couple of months - when it will then be approved at a high interest rate.

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Tip #5: Make Your Business Reliable and Flexible
There’s no better time to start looking at different ways to do business and shed a lot of the business waste that can happen in “fat” times...In this fifth and final article, we will take a look at two important ingredients that will help your business startup grow, even in a recession.

Continue reading article here