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5 Franchises You Want to Invest In

Looking to invest in a franchise but don't want to get burned? Here are five you should definitely consider.

04/20/12 - 06:00 AM EDT

3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: April 20

House approves tax-cut measure; The Story Exchange; how to fail smartly.

04/20/12 - 11:10 AM EDT

The Number of Minority Entrepreneurs Is Rising, but They Still Lack Capital

The Number of Minority Entrepreneurs Is Rising, but They Still Lack Capital

While the number of minority entrepreneurs increases each year, the majority of these start-up founders still rarely getting funded by angel and venture capital investors.

02/11/17 - 10:40 AM EST

Fun Tax Deductions For Freelancers

Fun Tax Deductions For Freelancers

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Well, fun is a relative term, but keep tabs on what you can write off.

12/25/16 - 02:00 PM EST

Hillary Clinton Gear Is on Sale Outside the Republican National Convention, Too

Hillary Clinton Gear Is on Sale Outside the Republican National Convention, Too

Selling Hillary gear at the Republican National Convention is like bringing a gun to a knife fight -- or is it? A few bold vendors are giving it a try.

07/23/16 - 01:00 PM EDT

3 Things Bugging Small Business Owners

3 Things Bugging Small Business Owners

The 2016 presidential election is cementing the fears of small business owners, according to a new survey from Bank of America.

05/03/16 - 02:51 PM EDT

Advisory Boards Provide Many Benefits: Here's How Firms Can Set Up One

Advisory Boards Provide Many Benefits: Here's How Firms Can Set Up One

Don't go it alone! Outside advisory boards give entrepreneurs the crucial, objective guidance that they can't get anywhere else. Here's how to set up your own "advice squad."

01/16/16 - 09:48 AM EST

Small Business Hiring Shift Might Be Bad News for the Economy in 2016

Small Business Hiring Shift Might Be Bad News for the Economy in 2016

The nimble needs of small businesses may suggest a fast-follow approach for big business and investors alike.

12/22/15 - 01:43 PM EST

Want to Invest in the Next Facebook Before It Goes Public? Soon You Can

Want to Invest in the Next Facebook Before It Goes Public? Soon You Can

Crowdfunding now extends from charitable and artistic endeavors to providing equity capital for growth companies. Is this for your portfolio?

11/27/15 - 12:27 PM EST

Savvy Estate Planning Can Protect a Small Business for Future Generations

Savvy Estate Planning Can Protect a Small Business for Future Generations

Entrepreneurs are often shrewd about money, except when planning their estates. Here are a few ways they can protect their businesses.

11/26/15 - 05:15 PM EST

Small Business Owners Enjoying New Payment Systems, Fresh Optimism

Small Business Owners Enjoying New Payment Systems, Fresh Optimism

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According to Bank of America's fall small business owners survey, more than half are using new payment technologies, and 67% plan to hire in the next year.

11/24/15 - 10:15 AM EST

How U.S. Expats Can Exclude More Than $100,000 From Taxes

How U.S. Expats Can Exclude More Than $100,000 From Taxes

For some individuals considering a move to another country, the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion can be a deciding factor.

11/21/15 - 08:27 AM EST

Square’s Upcoming IPO Highlights Unicorn Companies

Square’s Upcoming IPO Highlights Unicorn Companies

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With Square set for an IPO, one expert sees a renewed focus on 'unicorn' firms that boast valuations of $1 billion plus.

11/18/15 - 08:06 PM EST

Don't Wait! Sell Your Business Now Before Rates Rise, Recession Hits

Don't Wait! Sell Your Business Now Before Rates Rise, Recession Hits

Rising rates will increase the cost of borrowing and lower the price that purchasers are willing to pay.

11/17/15 - 04:41 PM EST