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From Homeless to Home Provider Mar. 20, 2019

Classic Zig Ziglar

Lynn Carr was at one time a homeless woman. Today, in 1998, she's the owner and operator of Twainlan... Read More

Cold-Calling That Might Possibly Work Mar. 05, 2019

Succeeding in Your Business

"I run a one-person consulting service that provides marketing, public relations and other image and... Read More

Sometimes You Just Gotta Be Young Feb. 19, 2019

Succeeding in Your Business

"I was let go from a position at a high-technology company earlier this spring. "For the past couple... Read More

Battling the Big Boxes ... and Winning: Part 1 of 2 Feb. 05, 2019

Succeeding in Your Business

Nothing — and I mean nothing — frightens a small-business owner more than hearing that o... Read More

When Threatened With a Lawsuit, Do You Fight or Flee? Jan. 22, 2019

Succeeding in Your Business

"I am a big fan of your weekly column, and hope you can help me with a difficult situation. "Last ye... Read More

A Basic Business Lesson Jan. 15, 2019

Succeeding in Your Business

"I have been a hair stylist for over 20 years. "Last year my salon shut down and I decided to start ... Read More

12 New Year's Resolutions for 2019: Part 1 of 2 Jan. 01, 2019

Succeeding in Your Business

When you stop to think about it, New Year's resolutions are all about habits, breaking some bad ones... Read More

America's Love Affair With Small Business Rekindled Dec. 25, 2018

Salena Zito

WEST NEWTON, Pa. — Bloom Brewery is the kind of Main Street business that shut its doors a gen... Read More

When You've Bought a Franchise but the Numbers Don't Add up Dec. 25, 2018

Succeeding in Your Business

"A partner and I invested in a franchise last year. The franchise offers a variety of healthy foods,... Read More

When the Telephone Stops Ringing Dec. 11, 2018

Succeeding in Your Business

"I run a small service business. The past several months I've been busy enough, but I'm getting a lo... Read More

Why Small-Business Owners Love Donald Trump Oct. 07, 2018

Wayne Allyn Root

Former President Barack Obama is green with envy at Donald Trump's economic success. I'll tell you a... Read More

Building Your Business, One Square At a Time Sep. 25, 2018

Succeeding in Your Business

"I was laid off from a corporate management job last year. Having decided not to return to corporate... Read More

Moving a Company When You Can't Stay Put Sep. 18, 2018

Succeeding in Your Business

"I'm an Army wife looking to start up a home-based graphics and web design business. I know I need t... Read More

A Business Lesson for Socialists Aug. 16, 2018

Laura Hollis

As a career academic who teaches entrepreneurship, I am very familiar with the anti-business sentime... Read More

3 Easy Things the IRS Should Do to Help Small Businesses Mar. 27, 2018

Succeeding in Your Business

With tax time once again upon us, it is time to give some thought to the agency we all love to hate ... Read More

Getting -- and Keeping -- the 'One-Percent Edge' Mar. 20, 2018

Succeeding in Your Business

Dozens — if not hundreds — of small business how-to books are published each year. Most ... Read More

Propel Your Small Business Forward: An Interview With Whitney Keyes Dec. 12, 2017

This Woman's Work

Whitney Keyes is a forward-thinking marketing consultant to thousands of businesses around the world... Read More

The 12 Dumbest, Most Common Small Business Mistakes Sep. 05, 2017

Succeeding in Your Business

With more and more people starting businesses of their own — out of necessity, not choice R... Read More

Most Business Isn't Big Business -- and It Matters May. 04, 2017

Laura Hollis

When Republicans seemed to be adrift during the Obama administration, pundits predicted that the par... Read More

The Right Way to Value a Small Business: Part 2 of 2 Apr. 25, 2017

Succeeding in Your Business

There is no perfect or right way to value a small business. There are, however, lots of wrong ways t... Read More