Although natural or manmade disasters aren't common, even a relatively minor disruption could grind your business to a halt. Here's what to do to ensure this doesn't happen.
This phenomenal success of Zynga is not (or not only) a matter of luck, but of carefully applied principles that Mark Pincus likely learned at Harvard and in his business jobs.
You can't afford to ignore the explosion in video, whether it's for conference calls or marketing purposes. Here's what you need to consider before you adopt the technology.
Real-time collaboration tools not only connect teams more effectively, but also provide considerable cost savings to your organization.
The cloud offers great advantages for small and midsized businesses. But as the number of providers explodes, selecting the right one can be tricky.
If you want to climb the career ladder, you need to show you can manage projects with skill and smarts. Here's what you need to know.
Tax time is prime time for cybercrooks, with all that financial data filed online. Here's how to protect your company's sensitive data.
The iPad is more than just the latest tech toy. Here's what you need to know about the iPad as a small-business tool.
Leaving tax prep to a last-minute cram session could disrupt your business in the spring. To avoid a crunch, you should prepare for tax deadlines well in advance.
As any small business owner knows, maintaining smooth cash flow requires juggling nearly every facet of a business. Here are 10 things you can do to increase your cash flow.
Many small businesses dread it, but your end-of-year reconciliation doesn't need to hurt -- as long as you stay organized.
How much should you charge for the goods and services you sell? For small businesses, that may be the most difficult question to answer-- and also the most important.
Explaining the market for your product or service is one of the most important parts of your business plan. So do it right, even if it requires extensive research.
Insurance is one of the most neglected small business responsibilities -- and one of the most confusing. Use this guide to begin sorting through your options.
Give some thought to your company's public relations, whether you're looking to garner specific media coverage or just want to generate a general buzz about your small business.
Conventional wisdom is that you should have up to 12 months of living expenses put away before you start your own business, although the figure depends on a few factors.
Here are the answers to some of the most often-asked questions about business plans.
Even if your business plan calls for instant profitability, almost all businesses need initial funding to get up and running. Here's a guide to where the money is.
A healthy cash flow not only gives your business stability in its current operations, but it also gives you a position of strength from which to plan for future growth.
Sometimes the hardest part of running a small business is knowing when it's OK to take a break.
An overview of some benefits that may help you strengthen your employee packages.
Among the online resources are key government publications, forms, statistics and regulatory data that can help you plan for your small business.
No matter how much research and preparation you do, you will make mistakes when you start a business, but the common errors listed here may help you avoid a few.
Here are some ideas to help you get the most from your business deductions, avoid problems that can affect small business owners and plan for the future.
Creating a clear job description before you begin the hiring process can help you choose the best candidate from a pool of applicants.
The legal and fiscal details of payroll administration can tax the resources of a small company. That's why many entrepreneurs outsource the work.
It's Monday morning and you don't have enough cash on hand to make Friday's payroll. What options do you have?
Naming your business should be done carefully because this is a decision that you will have to live with for a long time.
You can alleviate the stress that can accompany a vacation by creating a list of tasks that need to be managed when you're not there, then checking off each item as it's handled.
To conduct a successful public relations campaign, it helps to be familiar with some of the basic PR tools.
The hypergrowth needs of fast-growth startups have turned the old rules of venture financing on their ear.
A partnership agreement can give you a framework for defining each partner's obligations, and settling the conflicts, disagreements and other issues that occur in every relationship.
Some small business owners are proud that they do everything for their businesses themselves. But it doesn't always make sense to be a one-person operation.
When you're considering granting credit to customers, evaluating potential suppliers, or analyzing your company's own credit standing, it is a good idea to run a credit report.