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4 Good Reasons Why Small Businesses are Dropping Health Insurance

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So far, few small businesses have signed up for group health insurance through the new exchanges created by Obamacare. Here''s why.

Minimum Wage Hike: Why What Happens in Connecticut May Not Stay in Connecticut

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State Dems say hiking the state minimum is good for workers, Republicans say it''s bad for business. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. The $10.10

Why (and how) you should let your customers do the advertising for you

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George resides on the Connecticut coast, where he enjoys photography, his family, and starting new businesses. I was in heaven.

Small Businesses Behind the Big Game

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Entrepreneurial companies will be working in the background when the Superbowl kicks off at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in February.

Tips For Running A Bed And Breakfast

Mike Michalowicz

MSNBC Your Business To The Rescue. I also lead the business rescues segments for MSNBC’s Your Business. I am so lucky!

How Technology Helps You Stay Relevant

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Small business owners across the U.S. We asked some of the small business owners of the year how they use it to get ahead.

How to Prepare Your Office for Bad Weather

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When they do, they come with a whirlwind of logistical, safety, and human resource challenges for businesses both small and large.

How Women Can Achieve Success In Male Dominated Professions


However, once I got married, my career path changed, as my husband’s job was transferred back up to Connecticut (where I’m originally from).

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7 Ways Top Performers Train Themselves to Win

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Here''s what they learned on the field that can help you in business. business schools. "I''ve Now Launch is expanding to Delaware.

Get More Done: 18 Tips for Telecommuters

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Catherine Simms, co-founder of Stamford, Connecticut-based pet accessories company Whiner & Diner , also avoids drop-in visitors. "I

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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“Write 3 Letters” You Are Not that Good

Taffy Williams

The whole company quieted down and went back to business as usual. It is hard to not take these events personally, but you can’t; it’s business. A Navy Captain once told me a story of his retirement ceremony from a hospital in Connecticut. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of

Episode 105: From Corporate to Captain with Chris Murphy

Mike Michalowicz

This episode with Chris Murphy, we discuss the process of transitioning from a corporate position (where money is given to you), to starting and building your own business and being profitable while doing it! Chris serves as a Certified Strategies Business Coach for Strategies out of Centerbrook, Connecticut. Also Available On.

When DIY Is A Terrible Idea


However, DIY is a terrible idea when the task is complicated and failure can bring down your entire business. should be a DIY process.

Episode 108 : Rolling In The Dough With Paul Finney and Marcie Hanhart

Mike Michalowicz

This episode with Paul Finney, we learn on how a food business can be profitable! Specializing in delivering healthy home style nourish meals to boomer, seniors, and anyone too busy to cook. Formed in 2000 October Kitchen in Connecticut’s Premier meal delivery service serving central Connecticut. Also Available On.

5 Things You Need to Know About Hiring Contractors

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Did you know that the IRS and the Department of Labor have teamed up to audit businesses ? Is this person's work a key part of your business?

Hard Lessons in Modern Lending

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For business owners, the process has been a difficult education in the current-day workings of financing. Joe Bliss thought the worst was over.

6 ways startups can improve sales lead generation (without selling their soul)

The Next Web

One of the other mistakes that startups and small businesses make is not having a consistent way to track and rank their sales leads.

Your Company's Big Credit Card Problem

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Small businesses are turning to consumer cards because they have more protections than business cards, but there are risks.

What the Latest Quiet Delay in Obamacare Really Means for Your Business

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As all the President''s horses try to put together again for individuals, the small business site has quietly been put on hold.

Small Agencies Cash In On Obamacare Ad Blitz

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Most of the beneficiaries of the boomlet in Obamacare advertising are small, entrepreneurial marketing shops. What do you think? ”

Inside Uber's Latest Taxi Launch

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Standing on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and K Street, right arm held high? Here's how it happened. That's so last year. Riders in the D.C.

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Subway's Fred DeLuca: Nail the Basics, Then Expand

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The founder of the world's largest fast-food chain discusses how he learned to scale his company, and what's different about business in 2013.

7 Things You Need to Know Today

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editorial team to help you and your business succeed. Time to Hire a Pro Penalties related to employment taxes cost businesses $4.5

Best Way to Navigate Online Health Exchanges: Go Offline

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Small-business shoppers are not impressed. ” Yet I could find no apparent way to see what small-business plans were available.

Are Obamacare's SHOP Exchanges Doomed?

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Due to technical glitches and limited plan options, relatively few small businesses have signed up for health insurance via SHOP exchanges.

New Year’s Data Security Resolutions


In light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, consider taking a look at the video games your kids are playing. Stop Credit Card Fraud.

Are You Breaking Tax Laws Without Even Knowing It?

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Thus, it could easily become a huge headache for your business. Deducting personal expenses as business expenses. Right?

Stop Wasting Your Employees' Money

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But that doesn''t mean his research has nothing to offer business owners except food for thought. Here''s what to offer instead. Probably not.

Another Hard Lesson in Modern Lending

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Nearly six years after the financial crisis, banks are lending to small business again, with loan volumes creeping back toward pre-recession levels. Small commercial loan volumes were up 1.4 Those hasty efforts to clean up bank balance sheets had a negative impact on many small business owners. I''m not going awa

Where to Go for Disaster-Recovery Help

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A number of federal agencies offer resources for business owners who need help getting back on their feet post-Hurricane Sandy.


5 News Stories Not to Miss This Week

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Small businesses embrace a higher minimum wage, a VC doles out sage advice, and innovation comes to two products that don''t need it: beer and donuts.

Post-Sandy Update: FEMA Extends Disaster Loan Deadline

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After asking for an extension, New York state small businesses are granted some relief. Deadlines for Rhode Island businesses are Jan.

Big Money for Cheap Legal Services

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LegalZoom did $60 million in business last year." million. Just months after raising $18.5 million. Simpson's legal team.) ”

The Nation’s Top Young Entrepreneurs

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David Conway of Wilton, Connecticut : Mr. Conway is the founder of CoolCash Coins , ( a coin appraisal business.

Taxes and Whine in Silicon Valley

Mark Birch

There should be a “level playing field” and that such “abuse” of the tax system hurts local businesses. Does the car sharer decimate Hertz?

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This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship.  They go beyond online marketing and order taking into business process outsourcing and sharing best practices among the community. the vc in me. Welcome! Archives.

From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.

It is the first in a series of posts he’s writing about the decisions a young entrepreneur needs to make when she/he is first starting a business. I can’t tell you how frequently teams of three business school students tell me they’re going to start the next great consumer Internet company. How To Get There. Gladly! Need proof?

Finding Your Co-Founders

The number one question you all asked after reading my last blog post about starting a business from scratch was “how do I find my co-founders?&# If one of you wants to sell fast and the other wants to build a billion dollar business, that’ll make for pretty serious friction down the road. Keep overhead small, small small.

the vc in me.: Generational Disruption in Media

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This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. In order to build a successful and profitable work from Home Business Opportunity Online Shopping , it is vital that you have an end goal in mind. the vc in me. Welcome!