Entrepreneurship

  1. Introduction To Commercial Paper

    Commercial paper is a short-term instrument that can be a viable alternative for retail fixed-income investors looking for ...
  2. Women And Finances: Is There A Gender Bias?

    Uncover some very complex reasons for female gender biases in the finance world.
  3. Manage Your Clients' Expectations

    You can't control how they react to the market, but you can help them understand the reality of the situation.
  4. How To Invest In Private Companies

    It can be tough to invest in a company that doesn't trade on an exchange, but there are also several advantages.
  5. Using Business Credit Cards Strategically

    Follow these 5 steps to enjoy the convenience and reporting benefits of business credit cards without falling into traps ...
  6. Celebrities With Big Dreams That Paid Off

    It's a scary prospect to follow your passion instead of following the steady paycheck, but the rewards that come with it ...
  7. 5 Common Small Business Mistakes

    Knowing these start-up company issues - and how to avoid them - will keep your new business thriving.
  8. The Biggest IPO Flops

    IPOs can be a great way to get in early, but these companies remind investors to be cautious when investing in new issues. ...
  9. 5 Jobs That Aren't Legal In All States

    If you like a little controversy with your career, check out these jobs.
  10. 8 Steps To Becoming Your Own Boss

    Your step-by-step guide to leaving the nine-to-five world and striking out on your own ... successfully.
  11. Discover Master Limited Partnerships

    These unique investments provide significant tax advantages.
  12. Will Insurance Keep Your Business Safe?

    Skilled employees are key to a successful business. Find out how to avoid a financial setback if they leave.
  13. The Basics of Forming A Limited Liability Company (LLC)

    An LLC is a good combination of protection with flexibility and tax benefits. It provides an array of taxation alternatives ...
  14. 7 Millionaire Myths

    There is a mystique surrounding millionaires but they tend to be regular people just like you and me.
  15. What You Need To Think About Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

    Are you made of the rights stuff to be an entrepreneur?
  16. Are Your Bank Deposits Insured?

    Learn how the FDIC is helping to keep your money in your pockets.
  17. Muriel Siebert: Female Finance Pioneer

    Muriel Siebert has blazed many paths for investors, but is especially relevant as the first woman to sit on the NYSE.
  18. The Role of Commercial Banks in the Economy

    We interact with commercial banks daily to carry out simple financial tasks. That said, the function and creation of a commercial ...
  19. A Primer On Private Equity

    Private equity investing is becoming more accessible for individual investors; find out how you can get involved.
  20. Grow Your Business With Business Incubators

    This article looks at business incubators and what they can do for you.
  21. The LLC Operating Agreement Template, And Why You Need It

    For some business owners, creating an LLC offers the best of both worlds. But your state's rules might not suit your needs. ...
  22. Filling The Gaps In General Liability Insurance

    Standard liability coverage may not be enough. Special needs call for specialized policies.
  23. Obscure Sports That Pay Big

    Athletes don't have to participate in the major sports to strike it rich. These sports may not be the most popular, but their ...
  24. 6 Tips For Turning Your Kid Into An Entrepreneur

    By nurturing creativity and energy and showing kids how to do something with it, you can help cultivate entrepreneurial spirit. ...
  25. Becoming A Financial Writer

    Instead of working on Wall Street, write about it.
  26. Business Owners: How To Set Up An SEP IRA

    SEP IRAs are simple to set up and run, making them a popular choice for business owners.
  27. Recognize And Avoid "Work At Home" Scams

    From pyramid schemes to envelope stuffing, there are a lot of scams masquerading as legitimate part-time work.
  28. Key Steps To Building A Great Financial Planning Practice

    Following the status quo will kill your financial practice. Find out the tips you need to follow to keep you a step or two ...
  29. 5 Businesses That Started During A Recession

    These companies found success despite being started during economic downturns.
  30. So You Wanna Buy A Franchise?

    Franchises are growing more popular with entrepreneurs. Here's why and what to expect from them.
  31. Real Estate and Crowdfunding: A New Path For Investors

    Real estate investing and crowdfunding - is this a good mix?
  32. Microfinance: What It Is And How To Get Involved

    This growing industry is full of opportunities for the socially conscious investor.
  33. FAs Should Factor Clients Into Succession Plans

    Financial advisory firms are finally taking succession planning seriously. Here's how.
  34. Limited Liability Partnership (LLP): The Basics

    LLPs are a flexible legal and tax entity that allows partners to benefit from economies of scale by working together while ...
  35. Ridiculous Ideas That Made People Millions

    These wacky inventions didn't look like the money machines they became for their creators.
  36. Companies That Succeeded With Bootstrapping

    Bootstrapping is likely to be part of the history of nearly every successful company. Here are a few success stories.
  37. The Power Of Branding

    It's the ultimate economic moat, and we look at the approaches and effects of good and bad branding.
  38. Are You An Entrepreneur?

    Many people want to start a business, but not everyone has what it takes to succeed.
  39. Unexpected Challenges For Self-Employed Finance Professionals

    Going solo in financial services can present a host of unexpected challenges.
  40. Turn Your Passion Into A Profitable Side Business

    Thinking about starting a business? Here's the first step to making a profit from a field you're passionate about.
  41. Who are Venture Capitalists?

    Venture capital investment firms can provide the seed money for high-risk, start-up companies. People called venture capitalists ...
  42. Improve Your Karma With Microlending

    Not all businesses are self-sustaining - many rely on microlending in order to survive.
  43. How The Sarbanes-Oxley Era Affected IPOs

    After the infamous collapse of companies like Tyco, Enron and WorldCom, the government responded to try and prevent it from ...
  44. Georges Doriot And The Birth Of Venture Capital

    Venture capital has been around for centuries, but Georges Doriot turned it into a structured field of investment.
  45. Who's required to fill out a Schedule C IRS form?

    Find out if you're required to use a IRS Schedule C form when completing your tax return this year.
  46. Disability Insurance For Business Owners

    If you become injured and no longer able to work, would your business survive?
  47. Why Real Estate Crowdfunding Will Be Loved by You, The Lazy Investor

    A new investment that is growing in popularity is called real estate crowdfunding.
  48. How To Sell Your Company At A Premium

    When businesses are looking to make acquisitions, it's a good time to sell your company. But don't rush to take advantage ...
  49. America Launches Its First Bitcoin ATMs : Q&A With Liberty Teller Co-Founder

    Investopedia interviewed one of the co-founders of Liberty Teller, a start-up company that launched the U.S.'s first Bitcoin ...
  50. Crowdfunding for equities? Fool's Gold

    Investopedia explains: The JOBS Act was intended to make it easier for small firms to raise capital and give small investors ...
Save Money
  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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