You Won't Believe This! Payroll Records Found in a Dumpster

Hiring employees for your small business is a big decision.  First, you want to make sure you hire the right person for the job.  Then you have to make sure you take care of all the necessary paperwork for withholding federal and state taxes.  And if you make a mistake or fail to file payroll taxes on time, you’ll be charged penalties.  ...more

Popular TV Show Plot Revolves Around Start-up Business

If you have any doubt about the impact small business is playing in today’s economy, just tune into ABC’s hit program, Brothers & Sisters.  After resigning from the Walker family business, Ojai Foods, Sarah ...more

Are You An Idiot? One Best-Selling Author Thinks You Are.

Known as the pitbull of personal development, author and internationally acclaimed speaker, Larry Winget, is a unique character by his own admission.  He wears designer Western shirts and boots in explosive colors.  He adorns himself with silver jewelry including pierced earrings. And he doesn’t soft-pedal his message. In fact, a lot of people describe him as caustic. ...more

Necessity is the Mother of Invention:

OR..........Necessity is the Mother of Mittens. ...more

Best Vacation Tip for Small Business Workaholics.

Do you actually go on vacation when you go on vacation? ...more

A Small Business Lesson I Learned from a Spy.

I was speechless (and for me that hardly ever happens) when I met Valerie Plame Wilson last week at a VIP reception in New York hosted by the ...more

Don't Make the Same Mistake as I -- Protect Your Small Business from a Customer's Bankruptcy.

More years ago than I’d like to admit, I owned a small advertising and public relations business.  When I say small, it was just a few freelancers and me, but that didn’t deter me from going after the big fish.  Nope.  And I finally caught one.  My big fish was a rapidly expanding deli chain, and I won all its business.   Wow!  There was so much work involved that it consumed me so I didn’t have time to reel in more clients. ...more