Small business

A 2013 1040-ES IRS Estimated Tax form. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

House votes to make business tax break permanent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to make permanent a generous tax break that makes it easier for small businesses to buy new equipment and improve their property, part of an election-year showdown over […]

06/12/2014

In this Sept. 24, 2013, photo, Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Facebook plans campaign to ‘friend’ small business

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook wants to increase its advertising and get more clicks on all kinds of ads. It believes tapping into the lucrative small business market will help it achieve those goals. Sheryl […]

05/07/2014

This photo of part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Health law business insurance site delayed 1 year

CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration is delaying yet another aspect of the health care law, putting off until next November the launch of an online portal to the health insurance marketplace for small businesses. […]

11/27/2013

This Nov. 18, 2013, photo,  shows Leigh's, an upscale independent clothing retail in Grand Rapids, Mich. Leigh's plans five parties including one Black Friday and another aimed at men shopping for wives and girlfriends. (AP Photo/Adam Bird)

Small retailers plan to party till they profit

NEW YORK (AP) — The parades and carnivals that draw people to downtown areas across the country this holiday season will be more than big celebrations. They’re part of a strategy to get shoppers into […]

11/20/2013

Matthew May, Founder of EDIT Innovation

Matthew May on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Matthew May, the founder of EDIT Innovation, who helps companies like Toyota become more innovative. Later on the show, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Warren Stout shares how he grew his medical practice.

10/21/2013

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Why Instagram is important for any business

Why is Instagram so important for your business? Are you having trouble engaging your audience on social media?  Did you know that photos on Facebook receive 50% more engagement than text posts? Find out how […]

09/09/2013

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Why you need to have an exit strategy

Do you hate your job? Did you know that 70% of American workers either hate their job or have checked out?  If there’s any part of you that says you hate what you’re doing there […]

09/06/2013

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What you need to know before starting an online business

What are the very first steps to starting an Online business? How would you rate your knowledge of internet and business?  What are the basics that you need to know to begin your journey as […]

09/05/2013

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Why 90 days is the magic number to manage your expectations

Maintaining your sanity as an entrepreneur is largely dependent on how you manage your expectations. Most great things take a little bit of time, don’t get caught in the habit of being unrealistic about expected […]

09/04/2013

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The bottom line

What is your bottom line? Do you know the difference between gross profit and net profit?  How familiar are you with your company’s financial statements? You don’t need to know all the numbers but there […]

08/30/2013

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