Starting a Business
Increase Your Retirement Savings With a Home Business By John McRae
With the current financial situation many people are concerned about their retirement income. As the stock market falls and large financial institutions fail the average investor has seen their retirement nest egg get substantially smaller.
The days of working for one company your whole adult life and then retiring with a pension have long since passed and it is up to the individual to secure their retirement savings. Many baby boomers realized this early on and planned accordingly; unfortunately many did not and are now beginning to realize that they will need extra income for retirement.
Getting the Small Business Start Up Help That You Need By Alan Mater
When you first decide to start your own small business, you realize you can use all the start up help you can get. The federal government can be a great source for assistance, and shouldn't be overlooked. They can provide small business start up help in many different ways. This article will discuss three areas that your government offers help in getting your small business off the ground.
Every small business needs money, and the government can help you get the cash you need in two different ways. The first option available is a loan. Believe it or not, the government provides hundreds of millions of dollars in funding specifically for small business and entrepreneurs. There are a ton of different loans created specifically for special circumstances. For example, low-income businesses, handicapped individuals, military veterans, women owned small businesses, and many more.
2009 Ultimate Guide to the SBA - Encyclopedia of Small Business Administration Programs and Data - Financing, Starting, Managing Your Small Business plus Library of Publications
By U.S. Government
This up-to-date and comprehensive electronic book on two CD-ROMs, updated for 2009, presents an enormous library of federal government documents and publications from the Small Business Administration covering all aspects of small business - including financing, starting, and managing your small business.
THE CHANGING WORLD OF EBAY
By CLIFFORD R. ENNICO
“I’ve been selling on eBay the past several years, but frankly I’m thinking of quitting. It’s just getting too hard to sell on the site, eBay keeps changing the rules every few weeks, and these rule changes seem to favor the big retailers over the little people who made eBay what it is today. Other sellers I know have shifted to Amazon and other sites, but I’m afraid I will be ‘lost in the crowd’ if I start listing there. Is there a way that small online retailers can continue to be successful on eBay?”
It’s no secret. It’s getting harder and harder to build a successful eBay selling business. Not only is the competition greater than ever before (between 700,000 and 800,000 sellers in the United States alone), but eBay itself is making it tougher for sellers to succeed by “raising the bar” for people it will allow to sell on the site.
The bestselling first edition of The McGraw-Hill Guide to Starting Your Own Business sold more than 75,000 copies, and took the reader step-by-step through the entire process of starting a new venture. This completely revised second edition once again shows entrepreneurs the keys to determining the best business opportunities, creating a business plan, and formulating a winning marketing strategy. In addition, it now profiles alternative sources of funding from SBA loans to angel investors and provides valuable do's and don'ts from over one hundred entrepreneurs.
D.C.—Entrepreneurs face challenges on many fronts, including
lower consumer spending, rising unemployment and tightening
credit. Inflation pressures have hit both businesses and
customers. By acting quickly and decisively to protect their
business today, local business owners can make it through the
recession with a profitable business.