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Ask The Expert: When Does A Small Business Become A Big Problem?

October 19, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A mother has the money to lend her daughter for a jewelry business, but she’s not sure it’s a good idea.

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Can You Hate Tech and Still be an Entrepreneur?

October 13, 2016 | John Rampton

You don’t need to be a tech expert, but you should be aware of what you don’t know.

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Is the Government Good or Bad for Entrepreneurs?

September 29, 2016 | John Rampton

The government can be good and bad for entrepreneurs for a number of reasons. While there is much governmental regulation for everything, there is also considerable support provided by the government for entrepreneurs. It would seem like entrepreneurship is a private sector activity that wouldn’t really be impacted by government. But, as a business is […]

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Want to Start Your Own Business? Head Northwest

September 26, 2016 | Dori Zinn

With no corporate or individual income tax, move to Wyoming to get your company off the ground.

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Are You Really Ready to be an Entrepreneur?

September 22, 2016 | John Rampton

The answer is no, until you do these five things.

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Ask The Expert: How Do I Convince My Kid To Take My Money?

September 7, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to help her son start a pool-cleaning service, but he refuses to let her.

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How To Train To Be An Entrepreneur

August 4, 2016 | John Rampton

Do these 5 things, and you’ll be able to deftly execute your business idea.

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How To Fail As An Entrepreneur — Even If You Make Money

July 21, 2016 | John Rampton

If you’re not careful, your new business can start out amazingly, then fail quickly.

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Making Extra Money in the Gig Economy

June 9, 2016 | John Rampton

What’s a “contingent worker” and an “outsource provider”? They’re money-making machines.

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10 Tools for a Successful Online Sale

April 28, 2016 |

Making money at home? Here’s the right way to do it.

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The Biggest Psychological Reason Many Entrepreneurs Fail

April 4, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

You can have a good idea, a lot of money, and a wonderful work ethic — and this attitude will doom you.

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7 CEOs Saving The World

March 3, 2016 |

Not every big-time CEO is an SOB.

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10 Crucial Steps To Becoming A “Pre-Entrepreneur”

December 24, 2015 | John Rampton

Part 5 of 5 in our entrepreneur series. This week: Before you get started, you need to get started.

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Learn The Secrets Of These 5 Part-Time Entrepreneurs

December 17, 2015 | John Rampton

Today’s entrepreneurs cannot be put into one category of young, driven individuals. Learn the secrets of the Studentpreneur, Corporatepreneur, Momapreneur, Hobbypreneur, and Socialpreneur.

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10 Tips For Becoming An Entrepreneur In Your Spare Time

December 10, 2015 | John Rampton

Part 3 of 5 in our entrepreneur series. This week: Starting slowly and successfully.

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10 Ways Entrepreneurs Fail Before They Even Get Started

December 3, 2015 | John Rampton

Part 2 of 5 in our entrepreneur series. This week: All the big mistakes to sidestep on your way to success.

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How To Become An Entrepreneur And Still Have A Life

November 26, 2015 | John Rampton

Part 1 of 5 in our entrepreneur series. This week: How to succeed without always working.

15 Places to Find A Part Time Accountant

15 Places to Find A Part-Time Accountant for Your Startup

August 11, 2015 | John Rampton

Sure, there’s accounting software. But sometimes, you need a human being to help you.

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10 Steps To Creating A Successful Small Business

May 5, 2015 | Jess Miller

Start small, think big. Happy National Small Business Week!

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3 Very Strange Small Businesses, And What You Can Learn From Them

May 4, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This is National Small Business Week. Meet some owners with big dreams.


4 Entrepreneur Rules for Night Owls

January 15, 2015 | John Rampton

Forget what you’ve been told your whole life — the early bird doesn’t always get the worm.

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5 Things All Entrepreneurs Have on Their Holiday Wish List

December 23, 2014 | John Rampton

Not sure what to get the entrepreneur in your life? Here are some tips from our small business expert.

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What Good Are Business Credit Cards?

November 12, 2014 | Jason Steele

They have specific perks that might fit your needs — even if you don’t own a business.

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5 Tips for Women Who Want to Start a Business

July 8, 2014 | Meghan Stewart

How to ensure your business venture isn’t a spectacular failure – like mine was.