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Winning Ideas for Small Business Success

Everyone at one time or another fantasizes about going into business and being his or her own boss. Now a growing number of Americans are making that fantasy a reality. In an

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Direct Your Web Site to a Directory

By Brian Chmielewski The most pervasive search tool on the Internet is the directory. Under standing the differences be tween search engines and directories is essential to your online marketing

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9 Ways for Your Business to Succeed on the Internet Without a Website!

By Jeffrey Spencer It is possible to succeed and profit on the Internet without a website. I have been marketing online for over 2 years, most of that time without

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A Venture Capital Primer for Small Business

Introduction Venture capital financing is a method used for raising money, but less popular than borrowing. Venture capital firms, like banks, supply you with the funds necessary to operate your

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Transferring Management in a Family-Owned Business

INTRODUCTION The family business is a vital force in the American economy. About 90 percent of all U.S. businesses are family owned or controlled. They range in size from the

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Basic Facts About Registering a Trademark

U.S. Department of Commerce/Patent and Trademark Office U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE BASIC FACTS ABOUT REGISTERING A TRADEMARK What is a Trademark? A TRADEMARK is either a

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Breaking Into The Trade Game: A Small Business Guide

This publication is the product of a private/public sector initiative between the U.S. Small Business Administration and AT&T. SBA’s participation in this co-sponsorship activity does not constitute an expressed or

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14 Survival Tips for Managing During Economic Downturns

Running or managing a small business often leaves little time to keep track of national, and even regional, economic indicators that might affect your industry and your specific operation. Yet