Entrepreneurship

  1. The History Of The FDIC

    Find out why this corporation was developed and how it protects depositors from bank failure.
  2. I have a small business (LLC), which I operate part-time. I also work full time for ...

    As long as you have no ownership in the company for which you work full-time and the only relationship you have with the company is as an employee, you can establish an independent 401(k) for your limited liability company (LLC) and fund the plan from the earnings you receive from the company.
  3. Different Needs, Different Loans

    Find out what options are available when it comes to borrowing money.
  4. Insurance Coverage: A Business Necessity

    Don't go to work without this policy in place - especially if your work is in your home.
  5. Who coined the term "entrepreneur"?

    For one, it wasn't Adam Smith. One person strangely overlooked in Smith's free market masterpiece, The Wealth of Nations, is the entrepreneur. This is because the term was actually coined by an admirer of Adam Smith's book. Entrepreneur is a French word coined by the economist Jean-Baptiste Say, and ...
  6. Six Rut-Busting Business Moves For Brokers

    Find out how to beat a plateau and boost your sales to the next level.
  7. Discover Master Limited Partnerships

    These unique investments provide significant tax advantages.
  8. Six Steps To A Better Business Budget

    This easy but essential process helps owners ensure that their businesses can stay afloat.
  9. When you buy a stock in a company, does it necessarily mean that one of the shareholders ...

    There are two main markets where securities are transacted: primary and secondary. When stocks are first issued and sold by companies to the public, this is called an initial public offering (IPO). This initial or primary offering is usually underwritten by an investment bank that will take possession ...
  10. Build A Wall Around Your Assets

    Learn how to protect your money from lawsuits, creditors and other judgment proceedings.
  11. Stop Scams In Their Tracks

    Find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones from financial fraudsters.
  12. What Makes An M&A Deal Work?

    Do you know why companies merge? Here we'll take a look at three successful company acquisitions and why they succeeded.
  13. When Stock Prices Drop, Where's The Money?

    Market perception can create money - and make it disappear into thin air.
  14. What is the difference between investment banks and merchant banks?

    Merchant banks and investment banks, in their purest forms, are different kinds of financial institutions that perform different services. In practice, the fine lines that separate the functions of merchant banks and investment banks tend to blur. Traditional merchant banks often expand into the field ...
  15. Why You Shouldn't Let Your Partner Do The Books

    One person often deals with the finances in a relationship, but being ignorant has a cost.
  16. How do I open a Swiss bank account, and what makes them so special?

    Surprisingly, opening a Swiss bank account is not that much different from opening a standard bank account because you have to fill out forms and provide documentation that proves who you are and what you do. However, due to some special circumstance regarding privacy, the level of scrutiny over providing ...
  17. 401(k) Plans For The Small Business Owner

    If you own a business, this may be the plan for you! Find out about its benefits and eligibility requirements.
  18. Biggest Merger and Acquisition Disasters

    Find out which companies collapsed after merging.
  19. Tips For Boosting Your Business

    Find out how butter up new clients, build up old files and better your bottom line.
  20. IRA Assets And Alternative Investments

    Interested in non-traditional investing? Make sure you follow the rules to avoid prohibited transactions.
  21. What are the advantages and disadvantages for a company going public?

    An initial public offering (IPO) is the first sale of stock by a company. Small companies looking to further the growth of their company often use an IPO as a way to generate the capital needed to expand. Although further expansion is a benefit to the company, there are both advantages and disadvantages ...
  22. Is it possible to fund limited partnership interests with SEP contributions?

    Yes. The same rules that apply to investing Traditional and Roth IRA assets applies to SEP IRA assets. Therefore, providing the limited partnership investment is permitted under the Internal Revenue Code, and it can be held in the SEP IRA. Of course, the investment would have to be done with a custodian ...
  23. Are all bank accounts insured by the FDIC?

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the U.S. government that protects you against loss of deposit if your bank is FDIC insured. Banks are not mandated to be FDIC insured, but being insured has become a point of competition among banking institutions.
  24. Plans The Small-Business Owner Can Establish

    Don't hesitate to adopt a smart plan for you and your employees.
  25. From The Printing Press To The Internet

    Find out how this invention contributed to the development and evolution of the U.S. economy.
  26. What is an entrepreneur's elevator pitch?

    An important part of being an entrepreneur is pitching or making the case for the product, project or idea you intend to sell. An elevator pitch is a condensed, easy-to-understand version of a business pitch that is delivered in the time it takes to ride an elevator.
  27. Pinpoint Takeovers First

    Use these seven steps to discover a takeover before the rest of the market catches on.
  28. What is the difference between Series 9/10 and Series 24 qualification exams?

    Both Series 9/10 and 24 are the exams that must be completed by a principal before he or she can supervise certain sales activities. According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (previously the National Association of Securities Dealers), a principal who has completed the Series 24 examination ...
  29. Can private corporations issue convertible bonds?

    The first step to answering this question requires defining the term "private corporation". Many times, the term "private corporation" refers to a privately held company that is either a sole proprietorship (one owner) or a partnership (multiple owners).
  30. The Greatest Investors

    Read about the achievements of those who have mastered the art of investing.
  31. Roth IRAs Tutorial

    This comprehensive guide goes through what a Roth IRA is and how to set one up, contribute to it and withdraw from it.
  32. What Makes Investors Tick?

    Every style of investing is different, so where do you fit in?
  33. 3 Secrets Of Successful Companies

    Make smart investments by spotting up-and-coming success stories early.
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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