Small Business

  1. Combining Business Ownership and Marriage

    As with any new couple, there are several steps business owners need to take when they get married.
  2. 3 Simple Lifestyle Changes to Make You More Productive

    If you are looking to become more productive it's important to find out what works best for you. Here are three ideas to ...
  3. Why Your Family Business Needs a Succession Plan

    It is important to have a succession plan in place for your family business.
  4. 8 Most Successful Products from Shark Tank

    With its eighth, 5 million viewers, some studs and a whole lot of duds, we take a look at the 10 most successful products ...
  5. How and Why Businesses Should Insure Key Personnel

    Here are three tips to help business owners make the right decisions when insuring key personnel.
  6. Exit Strategy: Know How You Will Leave Your Business

    All business owners need to have an exit strategy in place, preferably sooner rather than later.
  7. 3 Life Insurance Tips for Business Owners

    Here are three tips for business owners to use life insurance to take care of their families.
  8. What Is a DISC Tax Break and Can It Make You Rich?

    How two brothers used a Domestic International Sales Corporation to get $3 million personal tax breaks. So far, it's legal.
  9. Protect Your Small Business from Cybercrime

    Small business owners are a growing target for cyber-attacks; protect yourself and your clients.
  10. Why People Are Delaying Retirement

    Baby Boomers are changing retirement. Exactly how, though, is still evolving as the realities of life sometimes clash with ...
  11. What Will Happen to Your Clients When You Retire?

    Here's why retiring advisors shouldn't overlook having a plan in place for clients.
  12. The Ultimate Working From Home Guide

    By 2020, half of the workforce may not go into the office. If you want to be ahead of the curve, check out our complete guide ...
  13. Protecting Your Employees' Benefits as a Fiduciary

    Employers who provide benefits to their employees have a fiduciary duty to protect those benefits.
  14. Prenuptial Agreements and Family Businesses

    Prenuptial agreements are a sticky but necessary subject when a family business is involved.
  15. 3 Shark Tank Failures That Made Millions

    Learn how some of the most successful companies rejected on the TV show "Shark Tank" left the show with no funding and still ...
  16. 9 Tips For Growing a Successful Business

    Give your business what it needs to thrive and it will reward you for years to come.
  17. What's the difference between limited liability partnership and general partnership?

    Learn the differences between general partnerships and limited liability partnerships; each type has unique traits, benefits ...
  18. Successful Succession Plans Depend on Your Team

    It's important to have the right team in place to handle the succession of your family business.
  19. Individual 401(k) vs SEP IRA: Deductions & Contributions

    If you are self-employed, here are the pros and cons of individual 401(k)s and SEP IRAs.
  20. 6 Tax Season Tips for Small Business Entrepreneurs

    Here are several tips for small business owners to meet their tax compliance needs.
  21. Keep the Family Business Going With a Succession Plan

    Having a succession plan ready is the key to a family business surviving the next generation.
  22. QSEHRA

    QSEHRA is an Affordable Care Act-compliant health coverage plan for small businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees ...
  23. Your Company 401(k): What Business Owners Should Know

    Business owners need to be knowledgable about the retirement plans they offer their employees.
  24. Term Loan

    A loan from a bank for a specific amount that has a specified repayment schedule and a floating interest rate. Term loans ...
  25. 5 Tips for Starting a Business Later in Life

    Starting a business later in life can be lucrative, but takes careful planning and thought.
  26. Where Do Unicorn Founders Go to College?

    “Unicorn founders” have created private companies worth $1 billion or more. So who educated them? Where to go unicorn hunting.
  27. Lean Startup

    The lean startup is a teachable and learnable method for creating success when founding a new company or when introducing ...
  28. Using Life Insurance as a Business Succession Plan

    Life insurance can be a good succession plan tool for business partnerships.
  29. 5 Mistakes That Make House Flipping a Flop

    If you're just looking to get rich quick by flipping a house, you could end up in the poorhouse. Be sure to avoid these mistakes. ...
  30. HomeUnion Review: A New Way to Be a Landlord

    Want to be a landlord without the time commitment and other hassles?
  31. Six Steps to a Better Business Budget

    This easy but essential process helps owners ensure that their businesses can stay afloat.
  32. Start Your Own Small Business

    Quit your job, be your own boss and earn a paycheck. Find out what to do to make it happen.
  33. Why Small Business Owners Should Give Back

    Giving back to the community is more than just a feel good exercise for small business owners.
  34. Why Europe Is a Hotbed for Tech Startups

    Spotify, valued at $8 billion, shows that European startups can become major players
  35. Citi's New Approach for Small Business Loans (C)

    Citigroup has partnered with Biz2Credit to cater to the underserved market for small business loans.
  36. How Busy Executives Can Make Time for What Matters

    Time is valuable, don't waste it by being unaccountable or by not outsourcing when possible.
  37. Clara Lending

    Clara Lending offers a more streamlined and efficient process for prospective homebuyers to find financing.
  38. Able Lending, Inc.

    Able Lending provides economical loans to small businesses and has become the least expensive provider of online business ...
  39. How to Get a Loan to Flip a House

    If you want to get into house flipping but don't have the cash to invest, read on for options.
  40. "The Next Step" Launches February 1

    We profiled six startups to see how entrepreneurs took the next step from idea to successful business.
  41. Metromile

    Metromile provides auto insurance to customers based on the number of miles they drive, allowing low-mileage drivers to pay ...
  42. Financial Planning Tips for Small Business Owners

    These practical steps can help business owners establish a successful financial plan.
  43. About Investopedia's Advisor Insights

    For the many financial advisors who have shown interest in Investopedia's new Advisor Insights platform, here are answers ...
  44. Didi Chuxing

    The ride-hailing company beat Uber and dominates the China market. Now it's eying the world
  45. Peter Thiel Has New Zealand Citizenship Says Report (FB)

    The controversial investor and Trump advisor seems to have taken a liking to the island country.
  46. Riskalyze

    Riskalyze provides advisors with a way to assess clients' risk tolerance and craft portfolios accordingly.
  47. Payoneer

    Payoneer provides cross-border payment services in more than 200 countries.
  48. Klarna

    Klarna envisions a new way to provide a faster, more convenient method of payments for commerce websites in Europe.
  49. StashInvest

    StashInvest wants to break the mold of traditional investment companies and brokers and make investing accessible to everyone.
  50. Spotify

    Spotify's music streaming service has upended the industry and is now a rival to Apple
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