What Makes a 'Good' Entrepreneur?

What Makes a 'Good' Entrepreneur?

An entrepreneur is a businessperson; someone who starts up and operates a business and assumes financial risks in order to do so. You may think of entrepreneurs as innovators in the tech sector, but the woman who opens a lumberyard and the man who starts up a neighborhood Cuban restaurant fit the profile just as well as Steve Jobs. So what does it take to be a good entrepreneur? Here are a few... Continue reading
Health Benefit Myths

Myths About Your Health Benefits

Signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010, the Affordable Care Act revolutionized health care in America, and the country is still digesting the big changes. Part of the process is debunking once and for all, the many myths and misunderstandings about the law, its effect on health care benefits, and about medical insurance in general. Here are four myths to lay to rest today.   All... Continue reading

Is An Online University Right For You?

Date: August 10, 2016 Working adults who want to further their education may not be able to quit their jobs or decrease their employment hours to do so. Juggling work life with the responsibilities of taking care of a family may not leave much room for a traditional campus university education. One option is to enroll with an online university so you can study on your schedule. Be sure to do... Continue reading

Ways to Rethink Your Job Search

Date: July 12, 2016 When it comes to job hunting, we all know the usual routine: Polish your resume, fill out several dozen applications and wait for the email to arrive or the phone to ring. In reality, this seldom works. Only about 2 percent of all job applicants ever get that phone call for a first interview — and for good reason. When hundreds of people are applying for the same job, the odds... Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Being Your Own Boss

Date: July 28, 2016 For many workers, the idea of being your own boss is a dream, but as with many fantasies, dreamers who want to be self-employed can overlook the negative aspects of being the one in charge. With a complicated mix of responsibilities, opportunities and tax considerations, being your own boss carries a host of pros and cons.   Trading Predictable Income for Unlimited Potential... Continue reading

How Credit Cards Can Boost Your Small Business

Date: June 30, 2016 The Mamas & the Papas financed their early days as a folk-rock band with a borrowed American Express card—they made no payments until the group topped the charts years later. It's not an auspicious way to bolster a small business, but with careful thought and planning, your company can benefit from a healthy relationship with credit cards. Use your cards to streamline... Continue reading

Home Office Upgrades That Will Save You Money

Date: May 18, 2017 Working from home has become increasingly popular within a wide variety of industries, aside from small business entrepreneurs and freelancers. In fact, the telecommuting trend grew over six percent in 2016 alone! Over 3 million employees now spend more than half their time working from home offices. If you’re one of them, it makes sense to take a look at your work space,... Continue reading

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

You've made sure your pet is spayed or neutered and all its vaccinations are up to date, but as we all know, there’s more we can do to make man’s best friend the healthiest they can be. When your fluffy  companion gets sick or injured, it's off to the veterinarian where you could end up facing a big bill. You may have considered buying pet insurance, but you're not sure it's worth the added... Continue reading

New Ways of Networking

Maybe it's the forced nature of the classic networking event that puts some people off — being stuck in a conference room, armed with only a drink and some business cards. There are alternatives to the traditional meet-and-greet that feel more natural and allow you to shine without the pressure of performing for the typical networking crowd.   Targeted Activities If you find traditional... Continue reading

Invoicing Tips for Freelancers

You probably love the freedom of the freelancer's life: no bosses; no rules but the ones you make yourself; no set working hours; no dress code. You are literally your own boss and bookkeeper, with all the organizational responsibilities that come with that freedom. It's much easier to stay on track financially when you get organized and stay organized. Here are a few tips to help you do that... Continue reading