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How to Hire Teens While Staying Sane and Legal Soon, teenagers by the millions will be seeking summer jobs – the vast majority at small businesses coast to coast. An estimated 18 million U.S. teens will work this year, one of the highest totals in the developed world.  View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Hire Virtual Employees SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, offers advice for adding virtual employees to your small business team. View
Obamacare Small Business Quick Start Guide Whether you’re angry, happy or just plain confused about how “Obamacare” (a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) will impact your business, my best advice is this: Get over it! View
Tips for Managing Year-End Reporting For businesses, year-end brings with it a wide range of accounting and administrative headaches, including, of course, closing the books and reporting wages and income for all staff and contractors. And it all takes place during one of the most frantic months on the calendar. View
Preparing Your Business for Sale If you are seriously considering exiting your business by selling to a third party, there are several steps you should take before you begin actively marketing your company. The more time you allow for advance preparation, the better, though most of the following steps can be taken during the few... View
Who’s Making Small Business Loans? Small companies seeking business loans during August found mixed results from different types of lenders. In a month where the overall volume of loan applications increased by 4.3 percent, my company's Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a monthly analysis of 1,000 loan applications,... View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Know if You’re Ready to Sell Globally SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, asks questions to help determine if your small business is ready for international expansion. View
How to Conduct Effective Teleconference Meetings Conference calls are great when face-to-face meetings are not possible. But when you are working with people over the phone rather than in person, there are some unique challenges. Here are 7 tips on conducting effective teleconference meetings. View
It's Not Who You Know Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains an important factor in determining who lands the job or gets your business. View
Small Business Speak Out: Where do I get the Capital for Growth? A look at the different venues that small business owners use to obtain capital for growth including loan approval rates and the total cost on a business, in time and money, of financing. View