Small Business

  1. How Trump's Tax Breaks Could Affect Small Business

    Small businesses are in a position to be affected by Trump's proposed tax plan.
  2. How to Divide a Jointly Owned Business in Divorce

    If you divorce and own a joint business, you need to decide if you will keep, close or sell it.
  3. A Defined Benefit Plan for Small Business Owners

    Wish you had a pension to help see you through your retirement? Today, small business owners may be able to create their ...
  4. Who Are Patent Trolls & How Do They Work?

    Patent trolls are in the business of patent litigation, enforcing their patent rights against alleged infringers through ...
  5. Financial Literacy Tools for Small Business Owners

    Learn more about where you can access some of the best free financial literacy resources and tools available for small business ...
  6. How does accrual accounting differ from cash basis accounting?

    The main difference between accrual and cash basis accounting is the timing of when revenue and expenses are recognized. ...
  7. 3 Reasons Why Startups Should Hire Kindergartners

    A child-like approach to creativity, boundaries and fearlessness can be helpful to a startup.
  8. Declaring Bankruptcy is no Easy Out

    Going bankrupt can help pull you out of debt, but it's rarely the best option.
  9. Top 3 Crowdfunding Platforms of 2017

    Looking for a new way to fund your business or personal project? These crowdfunding sites may do the trick.
  10. Bankruptcy Consequences

    You've done the deed and are out from under your debts – or embarked on a repayment plan. What consequences can you expect ...
  11. How and Why Businesses Should Insure Key Personnel

    Here are three tips to help business owners make the right decisions when insuring key personnel.
  12. 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.
  13. 3 Life Insurance Tips for Business Owners

    Here are three tips for business owners to use life insurance to take care of their families.
  14. Protect Your Small Business from Cybercrime

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

    Baby Boomers are changing retirement. Exactly how, though, is still evolving as the realities of life sometimes clash with ...
  16. Protecting Your Employees' Benefits as a Fiduciary

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

    Prenuptial agreements are a sticky but necessary subject when a family business is involved.
  18. 9 Tips For Growing a Successful Business

    Give your business what it needs to thrive and it will reward you for years to come.
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 6 Tax Season Tips for Small Business Entrepreneurs

    Here are several tips for small business owners to meet their tax compliance needs.
  23. QSEHRA

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

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

    A loan from a bank for a specific amount that has a specified repayment schedule and a floating interest rate. Term loans ...
  26. 5 Tips for Starting a Business Later in Life

    Starting a business later in life can be lucrative, but takes careful planning and thought.
  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. HomeUnion Review: A New Way to Be a Landlord

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

    This easy but essential process helps owners ensure that their businesses can stay afloat.
  31. 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.
  32. Why Small Business Owners Should Give Back

    Giving back to the community is more than just a feel good exercise for small business owners.
  33. Clara Lending

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

    Able Lending provides economical loans to small businesses and has become the least expensive provider of online business ...
  35. 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.
  36. "The Next Step" Launches February 1

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

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

    These practical steps can help business owners establish a successful financial plan.
  39. Riskalyze

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

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

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

    StashInvest wants to break the mold of traditional investment companies and brokers and make investing accessible to everyone.
  43. Retirement Planning for the Self-Employed

    The three retirement-savings options best suited to the entrepreneur.
  44. M1 Finance LLC

    M1 Finance is a new robo-advisor that aims to take the work out of portfolio maintenance for DIY investors.
  45. Personal Capital Corporation

    Automated investment platform Personal Capital is experiencing rapid growth. Here's a look at what it offers.
  46. Zenefits

    A look at the ups and downs of benefits software provider Zenefits.
  47. Credit Karma, Inc.

    Credit Karma is a credit monitoring website that allows users to check their credit for free at any time.
  48. Digital Asset Holdings

    Digital Asset Holdings provides settlement and ledger services for financial assets.
  49. WealthFront Inc.

    Founded in 2011, WealthFront has quickly grown to become the largest automated investment provider in the business.
  50. Betterment, LLC

    Robo-advisor Betterment provides personalized financial advice at a comparatively low cost.
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