Below are a bunch of articles that we’ve covered over the years about small business and entrepreneurship…
Business & Entrepreneurship
I remember sitting in my cubicle, with cloth walls surrounding me – or should I say caving in on me – with the sterile glow of a fluorescent light above my head. I had to stand up and look 50 yards in either direction just to catch a glimpse of sunlight. I still remember the […]
The new college school year is coming up, and with college costs getting higher each year, one of the recurring challenges is trying to find jobs to help finance your education so you don’t have to rely so much on student loans. Jobs aren’t so easy to get these days, especially when you have a limited schedule that has to leave plenty of time for classes and homework.
Recently I finished Drive by Daniel Pink, a book that attempts to reveal the “surprising truth about what motivates us.” In one of the main sections, Pink discusses financial motivators and really made me think about the impacts they can cause.
You’ve probably heard of “the 80/20 rule.” The technical term for this common phrase is called the Pareto principle, named after . . . you guessed it, a man named Pareto . . . .
For the purposes of the article I am defining Multi-level Marketing as any business that has a downline. Meaning members earn a percentage of the earnings of those they recruit. I currently have family members in MLMs, some friends in MLMs, have been recruited by Primerica and many others, and my wife even sold Stella and […]
The truth is, we’re selling ourselves short all the time. Whatever the financial decision, whether it’s how we might choose to get out of debt, build up savings, or start a new business, we can buy into the lie that there are only a few ways to do each.
A 2012 survey found that just 19 percent of workers – less than one in five – are happy with their careers. Another study said a majority of us would like to work for ourselves – but as most of us understand, self-employment can be a risky move. Would a franchise be the first step to freedom and wealth? Let’s look at the pros and cons of starting a franchise business to shed some light on the decision.
Mere talk is so cheap that Jesus addressed it specifically with a parable found in Matthew 21:28-32. It’s the parable of the two sons and I’ll paraphrase it for you below.
It’s time to start thinking about holiday jobs. With Christmas coming soon, your chances of getting a part-time seasonal job increase if you start looking now. Hurry before it is too late!
Have you ever wanted a simple organizational system that could greatly enhance your productivity? Here it is.
This is what subjective value is all about. It’s an economic concept that says something is valuable because it is useful to someone, not simply because it is inherently valuable.
Monopoly is good family fun and all, but it’s also a crash course in business. Buy too much too fast and you’ll end up having to mortgage properties to pay an unfortunate $100 hospital bill. Let opportunities pass you the first time, and they may not be there the next time you’re back around on the board.
Over the past four years or so I’ve been using proactive envelope budgeting software called MoneyWell. It’s available on the Mac platform and there’s a companion app called MoneyWell Express for iPhone and iPod touch. Here’s what you need to know about it!
One day a couple of years ago we were snowed in and decided to have a little garage sale. Yep, that’s right: a garage sale in the middle of winter! Okay, okay, we didn’t have an actual garage sale, but used eBay to sell some of our stuff and make a few extra bucks. At first, I didn’t think we had anything to sell, but it turns out we had enough to bring in an extra $240!