Tag Archives: Business


Bitcoin for Small Business – Revolution or Racket?

Bitcoin, the newest variation on the e-wallet theme, is making a lot of noise these days. That’s not the jingling of loose change – Bitcoin is strictly a virtual currency – but rather the vociferousness of the arguments for and against this peer-to-peer electronic payment system. A closer look at Bitcoin, together with its pros [...]

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Is Economic Policy Uncertainty Affecting Small Business Growth?

Is uncertainty about the direction of federal policy hindering small businesses, causing them to hold back on expanding, hiring, and investing? This very question is at the center of a heated public debate. According to small business owners, uncertainty and misgivings about future tax and regulatory policies is indeed hindering the recovery of their operations [...]

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[Comic] A Union and Your Business

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Top Business Blogs for Bootstrapping Small Business Owners
Boots by the Stove

In a previous post, I listed my picks for the top small business blogs. But as the economy continues to sputter along and the credit markets remain tight (especially for small businesses), I wanted to highlight those blogs that are specifically targeted to those small and home-based business owners committed to bootstrapping- those who seek [...]

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The Top 13 Most Influential Celebrity Entrepreneurs
Richard Branson

Does the daily grind of running a small business leave you feeling like you need a little inspiration? Here is a star-studded line-up of the most influential celebrities in business. Some of these pop icons basking in the limelight have used their personalities and business acumen to become successful business tycoons; others are savvy entrepreneurs who [...]

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The Worst Mistakes to Make When Applying for a Bank Loan
Businessman with dollar symbol

At a time when the American economy is reeling from the effects of unfettered credit card debt, housing foreclosures, and price increases on everything from a gallon of gas to a can of tuna, bank loans are fast becoming a shrinking commodity. According to a recent Federal Reserve survey, the banking world is responding to [...]

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How is Your Favorite Business Effecting the Environment?

Climate Counts, a nonprofit organization committed to reversing climate change, recently posted their second annual Company Scorecard . The Scorecard rates 60 leading companies in nine major consumer sectors (Apparel/Accessories, Beverages, Consumer Shipping, Electronics, Food Products, Food Services, Household Products, Internet/Software, and Media) on their practices to reduce global warming. Each company was ranked on [...]

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Capitalize on Call Avoidance

This may sound familiar… You need to make a phone call, yet are dreading the possible response. As you are dialing, you hope and pray that the other person won’t pick up -  wouldn’t it be great if you could just leave a message and avoid the whole conversation? Now, you can!  I recently found [...]

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Work Decorating No Nos

Whether you have your own business, or just your own work space, here are some good things to avoid when decorating at work: Uncouth photos. You don’t need to remind your coworkers that there is a much-less-professional side to you. Family photos are great, but avoid swimsuit shots (even if you are hot, but especially [...]

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