The boom in the housing bust – foreclosures – is making it very tempting for entrepreneurs to buy homes at low rates to sell for high profit. It's called flipping, and it's full of risk, so don’t make a move without some inside information. More »Tips for Flips – Buying and Selling Housing Foreclosures
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The bottom line for business has always been about the green. But more and more, today's trend is "green" from startup to success. Here's some timely advice for joining in a successful movement whose benefits go far beyond a healthy balance sheet. More »The Greening of Business ? How You Can Join the Hot, Cool Trend
Franchising has done for business what Bisquik did for flapjacks: took a proven recipe, packaged it with easy-to-follow instructions and left a little room for imagination and hands-on work. Here's some solid advice on how to find a franchise that custom-fits your experience, wants and needs. More »Franchise Buying Advice: Make Pancakes!
It’s easy to blur the line between your time and work time when you run your business from home. To be sure that your life plan trumps your business plan, take some advice from those who’ve been there – and found a happy balance. More »Tips for Home-preneurs: How to Call It a Day
You’re starting a business for financial independence and a fat owner’s paycheck, right? That can take a while. Being the boss often means being paid less or last until your company gets its legs. “You pay your employees first and if there’s anything left, then you get that,” says one veteran. “That’s life as an entrepreneur.” More »How to Set your Salary as a Startup Business Owner
Public relations is less expensive than advertising, can add credibility to your company and increase company awareness. More »Timing and the Right Public Relations Firm - Keys to a Successful PR Campaign
Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey don’t have business degrees, but they’re exceptions to the rule. Your innate business sense may surface on its own, but biz-ed classes coax it out and sharpen it up. More »Formal Business Education – Do You Need It?
Don't let low finances get in the way of high hopes. There's no need to wait any longer to open your small business. Selling your talents and services is a low-cost option. Here are 10 ripe leads for starters. More »Big Dreams, No Cash: 10 Businesses You Can Start Today on a Tight Budget
Investing in a comprehensive, concise employee handbook can effectively communicate your message – and save you trouble and potential legal wrangling down the road. More »How to Write an Employee Handbook – It’s More Than Rules
Cash is king for a startup business, so you need to conserve it carefully. Managing the “burn rate” at which you consume cash in your new business is the key. Here’s some advice about how to make sure your startup business’ cash doesn’t run out on you. More »Controlling Your Startup Business “Burn Rate”
Don’t put off candidates with a dull, uninspired job description. Tell them what they need to know, and what the law requires, then take a tip from Google and sell, sell, sell your company. More »Reeling in the Employees You Need – How to Write a Job Description
When former Polaroid exec Joline Godfrey got fed up with the treatment of children as economic prey, she set a clear-eyed goal of teaching them the power to prosper. More »Creating Financially Fit Adults: Make It Child’s Play - Business Goal Setting Series
Startups turn to “homeshoring” as a reasonable, cost-effective way to handle customer service without jeopardizing company-customer communications. More »Cheaper, Better Customer Service? Try ‘Homeshoring’