S&P 500 Won't Go Up Forever this Fast!
In 2013, the S&P 500 stock market index returned a robust 32% to investors. When wealthy individuals are feeling flush from the growing value of their traditional investments in real estate, mutual funds and other securities, they tend to be more open-minded to backing ambitious entrepreneurs…perhaps just like you.
But don’t wait. At any time, stock market sentiment can change causing wealthy individuals, angel investment club members, and venture cap... Continue reading »
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are about 10 million self-employed workers or about 6.6 % of reported jobs. But these numbers are dropping since the recession.
"The market for self-employment was significantly weakened by the recession. However, as full-time employment in traditional workplaces continues to improve we expect entrepreneurial opportunities to follow suit with time," says Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of "The Talent Equation." "A rebound in housing... Continue reading »
Speak Up S Corps!
Congress is on the hunt for new sources of tax revenues. Oddly, just at a time when Congress is exploring lowering the tax rates large corporations pay, it is targeting one of the largest groups of small business owners to boost tax revenues.
Should we take it? No!
What’s the issue?
Most entrepreneurs who operate corporate business entities have a choice in how they report business profits to the IRS—they can pay standard corporate tax rates or they can usually op... Continue reading »
Approximately one-third of startups fail within the first two years of operations and another one-third close their doors by the seventh year in business. It’s a disturbing record of under-achievement especially since entrepreneurs tend to be incredibly hard working innovators and well-educated.
Why? What is it that is causing so much pain and money loss in the venture-building community? While other entrepreneurship educators and writers like to focus on what it takes for entrepreneurs to s... Continue reading »
Do you want to start a business but don't know what to do first, second and third? Are you eager to do something more purposeful and profitable? Do you want to be the boss of your own business? Then join the free online workshop on September 26th with Susan Schreter at www.CreativeLIVE.com/courses/starting-business-over-40. Special opportunities to be a guest in the audience too.
Everyone says that starting a business is “hard.” Well, it can be hard for everyone else, but it doesn’t have to be for you. Start On Purpose is the best resource—the bible to help startup business owners and freelance entrepreneurs get ahead before falling behind.
When you Start On Purpose, important decisions will come easier, first customers will come faster, board members and funding sources will want to support you, and your dreams of leading a successful company will become more real. M... Continue reading »
Illinois becomes the second state to pass a social media privacy law prohibiting employers from requiring applicants or employees to allow employers access to their social media accounts. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2013. It does not prohibit employers from obtaining information about applicants or employees in the public domain and it specifically excludes email from its definition of "social networking website." Maryland was the first state to pass such a law, and at least 14 othe... Continue reading »