12 Money Rule Ideas For Investing

Money rules are a personal thing. They are your rules. You may have rules you were conditioned with (by parents, teachers, family, peers) and you probably have set some money rules for yourself. Unfortunately, there is no set formula for establishing money rules... especially money rules specific to your investments. This article will give you some ideas for setting your own money rules....more

Cultivating Food Entrepreneurs: Interview with Patricia Loya of La Cocina

"Fast forward four years later, she's the owner of her own company. Business is booming. She's growing her business . we can't fast forward to three generations from now, but the trajectory of her family, I guarantee you, has been changed forever."Early last month I chatted with Executive Director, Patricia Loya, about La Cocina, a San Francisco incubator kitchen for women....more

I dream of GenY

If you're over 30 you probably don’t yearn to recapture 20-something days of gritty uncertainty. It’s even less appealing if you’re from the tail end of the Baby Boom, a generation gap in itself....more

Ellen Allen - An Inspiration for Design

When Ellen Allen talks about her navy striped Eastport bag, she can hardly contain herself.  “It’s big, organized, and sleek.  It’s a sexy way to schlep.”  ...more

Foodies in Austin, Rejoice! Foodieprenuer Delivers 4 Days of Fab Feasts

What happens when you mix ingredients like lobster, Bananas Foster and Indian cuisine with a lounge singer and a couple of Lucha Libre wresterlers? Well, according to Anne Rutt-Enriquez, owner of Hosteria Verde Supper Club & Catering, you're celebrating Thanksgiving Austin-style. After all, the "Keep Austin Weird" motto is embraced by Austinites for good reason. The vibe is different here. The quirkier, the better - even when it comes to traditional holiday feasting....more

Treat your customers the way you want to be treated.

Top 10 Ways to Speak Your Customer’s Language It’s not uncommon in business, as in life, for connections to be made between individuals who feel a like-mindedness or personal connection with a person, a service or a product.  The key is to uncover the language and manner of communication that your prospect and customer are most likely to respond positively too. Here are 10 thoughts to ponder when determining how to speak your customer’s language....more

Small Business Tip: Best ‘Business-Friendly’ Tax States

Tax rates matter to a small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur.  A new report examines the most ‘business friendly’ tax systems across the nation.  South Dakota comes out on top in the new analysis from the Tax Foundation. ...more

Nurturing Inner City Entrepreneurs: Jose Corona of Inner City Advisors

"One of the things that we make sure that everyone understands from the beginning is that we have a give back clause. The more successful you are, the more you have to give back." -- Jose Corona, Inner City Advisors ...more

In most inner cities we find the diamond in the rough, kids who are talented and brilliant but ...more

Working Moms, "Hello and How are You?"

I wonder, is a vacation ever truly a vacation when you are a working mom? Or, a stay at home mom for that matter? ...more

Twitter Talk

Let's talk Twitter for a moment, shall we? ...more