Crowdfunding a Better Option Than Banks for Entrepreneurs

At a time when banks have severely restricted loans available to small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to start new businesses, crowdfunding can be an invaluable source of capital. Crowdfunding is, as its name suggests, way for a business or charity to raise capital from a group of people. In essence, a business or charitable organization […]


Conducting a Preliminary Patent Search: Searching Online before Securing Professional Assistance

While an inventor can conduct a patent search on his own, there are also patent agents and attorneys who can assist in this for a fee. Searching online can help inventors locate patent search assistance so that it is conducted professionally. This will offer assurance that it has been done thoroughly and completely. Some inventors […]

Powerful Public Speaking: Creative Communications to Market You & Your Business

How you communicate directly affects your personal and professional progress and performance. Whether you realize it or not, every time you open your mouth outside of your shower, car or office; with every e- or snail mail you send or voice mail you leave – you are speaking in public! Betcha you never thought about […]

8 Things You Can Do to Increase Your Web Traffic

One of the biggest questions I receive when I work with web clients is, “How do I get people to find my site?” This is a valid concern because, as more and more web sites go live, the competition your web site faces is stiff. Here is a list of some suggestions I give to […]

Taming Your Work Space: Techniques for Organizing a Home Office

I admire secretaries, office managers, executive assistants, and other professionals dedicated to keeping the particulars of a business in mind every day. When I worked as a writing tutor, one of our staff members was a specialist in various organizational “areas” of academia — study skills, learning disabilities, and so on. She worked with students […]

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It…

Much is made about the need for a concise business plan for the start-up entrepreneur. What was so important to your business at its start-up stages, however, is often ignored or forgotten once your business is established. Large corporations update their business plans on a regular basis because it helps them to stay on track […]

A Plan of Attack

Planning your business is just as important as running it, and this is where the all-important Business Plan comes in. Generally speaking, your business plan is a formal document that you write in order to outline your entire business’s operations. On a more personal level, your business plan is what will allow you to conceptualize […]

The Business of Financial Independence: Seven Methods to Attain Freedom from Financial Worries

Many people are accustomed to living paycheck to paycheck. Once the bills are paid there’s nothing left to save, even though what was left over was unwisely spent. It is estimated that most families are a mere two months away from bankruptcy. Many people simply don’t know how to use money to insure and increase […]

Marginal Costing: Variable Cost Accounting

Variable costs are defined as costs that vary with production, that is, they are expected to increase when production increases and to decrease when production decreases. Marginal costs are usually classified as direct materials, direct labour, and other variable costs of production. As a consequence of this, marginal costs should be viewed as avoidable costs […]