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  • Staying Safe From Tax Season Scams
    Now that W-2’s are arriving, it’s time to consider how to stay safe from tax season scams. Every year, unfortunate taxpayers go to file their returns and are shocked to find that someone else has filed a fraudulent one in their name! Some innocent people also receive fraudulent phone calls from criminals impersonating tax officials. Sadly, tax fraud has only […]
  • Four Tips for Optimizing Millennials in the Workplace
    Business owners are always looking for opportunities to expand resources and increase revenue. One of the ways to do this is to hire Millennials as entry-level employees, give them experience, and train them to maximize your bottom line. But as promising as this young talent may be, there are generational nuances, including high turnover and work-life balanc […]
  • Feb. 11 is National Inventor's Day: Eight Steps to Secure Your Patent
    Saturday, Feb. 11 is National Inventor's Day according to - what better time to research what you need to get that brilliant idea patented and business started - here's how to get started: Step 1: Determine the type of Intellectual Property protection that you need - To protect your invention, you may need a patent, trad […]

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  • 5 Signs You're Ready to Start a Company
    Think you're ready to start up? Put yourself to the test. Check out the five crucial keys to knowing it's time.Andy Palmer has started at least five companies by my count--and I’d guess he has invested in dozens of others. Based on that experience, I’d consider him an expert when it comes to deciding whether you have what it takes to be an entrepre […]
  • Lesson From Zynga: Not All Founders Make Good CEOs
    It's official: Mark Pincus is stepping aside as CEO of Zynga. It's hardly surprising: Founders rarely make good public-company CEOs.Mark Pincus has left the building. Well, sort of. In a statement issued earlier today, Pincus, the founder and CEO of Zynga, the troubled gaming start-up that's been struggling to maintain its relevance ever since […]
  • Inside Story: Inc.'s 'How I Did It'
    Inc.'s Editor in Chief Eric Schurenberg reveals why the longtime series is always compelling and dramatic read.I had coffee on a recent morning with an entrepreneur, as I often do. What struck me about this founder, an enthusiastic Ohioan named Austin Allison, was how unremarkable his remarkable story was. He is CEO of dotloop, a maker of cloud-based so […]
  • Good News: Your Budget Is Probably Too Pessimistic
    Did you create your budget in gloomier days? Be aware there's new reason for optimism -- and for making mid-year tweaks to your budget.A few phantom green shoots a couple of years back aside, it’s been a long time since entrepreneurs had much in the way of positive economic news to celebrate. But while it’s still not exactly boom times, author and busin […]