Should You Incorporate?

  Moving from a sole proprietor to S Corp status (the most common small business structure) offers potential tax and other benefits. But a sole proprietorship gives you more freedom to move money and is cheaper to operate. So when,...

/ January 2, 2008

From Entrepreneur to Leader

  “President” and “CEO” are just titles. The words don’t convey what the leader of a company actually does that determines the venture’s ultimate success or failure. There are only three specific CEO actions that ultimately matter. If these actions...

/ January 2, 2008

Managing Independent Contractors

As your business grows, you’ll undoubtedly need to get help. More often than not, you’ll use freelancers and contractors before you can afford full-time help. But managing independent contractors entails some special handling. “It starts with understanding the very real...

/ January 2, 2008

Finding Your Best Customers

  Do you know who your most profitable customers are? They may not be the ones who buy your highest-priced items, the ones you talk to the most often or those who shop the most frequently. They’re the ones who...

/ January 2, 2008