small business

A Talk With Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
Women & Money

A Talk With Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz

Investing is the key to building a nest egg that will last a long lifetime, says Schwab-Pomerantz.
January 27, 2021
Stephanie Creary: Making the Case for Diversity on Corporate Boards
Business Costs & Regulation

Stephanie Creary: Making the Case for Diversity on Corporate Boards

Adding underrepresented voices can improve a company’s bottom line.
January 23, 2021
Got an Invention? Don’t Fall for These Patent Scams
Scams

Got an Invention? Don’t Fall for These Patent Scams

Getting an idea for a cool new product patented is a dream for many creative thinkers, but unfortunately there are plenty of scammers out there ready …
January 14, 2021
Retirees' Guide to Do’s and Don’ts of Business Partnerships
Making Your Money Last

Retirees' Guide to Do’s and Don’ts of Business Partnerships

Know some of the business partnership pros and cons before diving in. A business partnership agreement is a good place to start.
January 11, 2021
Loose Lips Sink Ships and Can Damage Your Company’s Reputation
small business

Loose Lips Sink Ships and Can Damage Your Company’s Reputation

If a member of the media calls your company, will the employee who answers the phone know how to handle things? Or will they make your company look ba…
January 7, 2021

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A Second Round of PPP Loans is Coming (With Some Improvements)
Coronavirus and Your Money

A Second Round of PPP Loans is Coming (With Some Improvements)

PPP loans are getting a second life. There will be some helpful changes, like tax deductions for expenses paid with forgiven loan proceeds.
December 23, 2020
Good News! Business Owners Who Took PPP Will Get to Deduct Expenses After All
small business

Good News! Business Owners Who Took PPP Will Get to Deduct Expenses After All

On Dec. 21, Congress finally delivered the news that struggling business owners were waiting for: They will be allowed to deduct the expenses they cov…
December 23, 2020
Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year
tax law

Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year

Americans are facing a long list of tax changes for the 2020 tax year. Get familiar with them now so you're ready when it's time to file your 2020 tax…
December 18, 2020
IRS Leaves Business Owners Who Took PPP in a Tax Quandary
small business loans

IRS Leaves Business Owners Who Took PPP in a Tax Quandary

Can business owners deduct the expenses they covered with loans from the Paycheck Protection Program? The legislators who wrote the law say yes, they …
December 18, 2020
11 Superfoods to Boost Productivity at Work
business

11 Superfoods to Boost Productivity at Work

When you’re faced with a hectic workday, it can be all too easy to make some not-so-healthy food choices in between attending meetings, checking email…
December 9, 2020
Are You Liable When a Customer’s Hummer Gets Stolen from Your Parking Lot?
small business

Are You Liable When a Customer’s Hummer Gets Stolen from Your Parking Lot?

A motel stay led to an unfortunate loss for a California couple. Can they hold the motel responsible? A lawyer’s take on the situation may not leave t…
November 25, 2020
Captive Insurance for Pandemics? What Small Businesses Can Do
small business

Captive Insurance for Pandemics? What Small Businesses Can Do

The pandemic has revealed gaping holes in traditional insurance coverage for small businesses. Private insurance, including captive insurance, may be …
November 18, 2020
Your Business Needs a Succession Plan: Here Are the Basics
small business

Your Business Needs a Succession Plan: Here Are the Basics

Succession planning may be the single-most neglected aspect of business ownership. Don’t make the same mistake that so many others do. Instead, get st…
November 11, 2020
Has COVID-19 Put Your Plan to Sell Your Business in Limbo?
small business

Has COVID-19 Put Your Plan to Sell Your Business in Limbo?

If so, there are several things you could be doing right now to put your business in the best position possible when you’re ready to put it on the mar…
November 9, 2020
17 People You Should Tip for the Holidays
spending

17 People You Should Tip for the Holidays

The holiday season is prime time to give back. So who gets a holiday tip this year – and how much?
November 6, 2020
The Pandemic Has Hit Women Hard: 6 Tips to Bounce Back
women in business

The Pandemic Has Hit Women Hard: 6 Tips to Bounce Back

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a real blow for women financially, but while the statistics are sobering, there are some things we can do to recover.
November 6, 2020
How We Lose When We Overlook Black Talent
Business Executives

How We Lose When We Overlook Black Talent

Comments from Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf (pictured) reflect a culture that tramples on clients’ trust and limits opportunities for people of color…
October 21, 2020
There’s Never Been a Better Time for Business Owners to Make a Move
small business

There’s Never Been a Better Time for Business Owners to Make a Move

The uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and our upcoming election may make business owners nervous, but they also may present opportunities … for those…
October 21, 2020
PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications are Now Easier
Coronavirus and Your Money

PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications are Now Easier

Small businesses that received PPP loans of $50,000 or less can now apply for forgiveness using a simplified application form.
October 16, 2020
Selling a Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic: You Want to Sell, But Is It the Right Time?
small business

Selling a Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic: You Want to Sell, But Is It the Right Time?

With all that is going on, selling a business now is something you need to really think about. Here are four points to weigh to help you decide whethe…
October 16, 2020
9 Tips for Better Time Management in Retirement
retirement

9 Tips for Better Time Management in Retirement

These important time management techniques will help destress your life as you get busier -- yes, busier -- in your golden years.
October 14, 2020
Women, Invest in Yourself
Women & Money

Women, Invest in Yourself

Morningstar's Christine Benz tells women to match investment risk to their longer life expectancy.
October 1, 2020
Retirees, Create An Emergency Fund for Rental Property
Business Costs & Regulation

Retirees, Create An Emergency Fund for Rental Property

Build a cushion to protect your income from an unforeseen crisis.
September 15, 2020
Help! I Can’t Afford to Sell My Business
small business

Help! I Can’t Afford to Sell My Business

Even if the deal sounds good on the surface, the effect on your personal finances may shock you. If so, you have options.
August 28, 2020
Fresh Voices in Personal Finance
Women & Money

Fresh Voices in Personal Finance

An impressive number of young women have entered the personal finance field via blogs, websites and social media.
August 26, 2020