Square Inc. is bringing its mobile payment service to Japan, its first market outside of North America, in an effort to break the country’s overwhelming dependence on cash and help small businesses accept credit cards without expensive point of sale systems.
If you haven’t heard of the E-Verify system yet, chances are you will in the future. E-Verify is an online system used by employers to verify that a worker is eligible to work in the United States. Very recently there was a push to make E-Verify a mandatory requirement for ALL employers. Show More Summary
My friend Tom is a great, smart guy who hires for a small business. Yesterday he got the first batch of replies from job applicants from his job posting on Craigslist.
Earlier this year we learned about a patent holding firm that came up with a novel way of making money by threatening to sue small businesses that allegedly infringed upon its scanner technology patents by using scanners in their offices. Show More Summary
Tax evasion is not just a problem for the wealthy. It’s a widespread issue that costs the government and honest Americans much needed revenues. Small businesses and sole proprietors are the largest contributors to the $450 billion tax gap (the difference between taxes reported and taxes paid) by skimming and under reporting their taxes. Show More Summary
Yelp and its review service have once again come under fire, this time over stories where business owners claim that reviews are “too self-centered and not trustworthy” and that it... Keep reading ?
For a small business, the number of filings required in a given year can be overwhelming. Let’s take California as an example. A newly formed corporation must obtain a Federal Tax ID number, file an Initial Statement of Information,Show More Summary
In the last quarter-century or so that has made up the digital revolution, one universal axiom has held true: evolve or die. Record labels were too busy suing pirates in the 1990s to adapt their business model to the digital world, newspapers were consigned to the recycle bin of history after failing to convert the economics of print to the...
National Small Business Week is coming up June 17-21, and Affinia Hotels is showing support for small businesses with a $100 American Express gift card for guests who sign up...
"Some small business owners say they feel pressured to advertise with Yelp for favorable filtering."
Docstoc, an online resource for starting and running a business, today launched a new service called ExpertCircle. With it, small and medium-sized businesses can get expert reviews about products and... Keep reading ?
Patent trolls have been bleeding legitimate businesses for years -- now a state government has turned the tables and asked a troll to pay $10,000 for each of the hundreds of threatening letters it has mailed out.
Cloud-based business applications, also called Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), are leveling the playing field for small companies worldwide. Instead of buying servers and other infrastructure, and hiring an IT team to run it, small business...Show More Summary
The very best leaders are passionate about making a difference. This is true whether they are leading a global organization, a small business, a team or a family.
Here is an incentive that Google is offering to small Indian businesses to move to cloud. They have nearly halved the rates for Google Apps for Businesses. Interestingly, this move is only for Indians and is not applicable world-wide. Show More Summary
Although buying a small business is a big step, it isn't a step that you have to take alone. Here are several resources that can help you close on the business of your dreams. Buying a business is exciting. When you enter the marketShow More Summary
As your business grows, you face a slew of employee compliance and legal issues. So what's the right time to bring HR on board? Dear Evil HR Lady, I run a small business with around 45 employees. I'm in the restaurant/retail/convenience store industry. Show More Summary
By Nikhil Raheja: The Boston Beer Company, Inc.(SAM) is one of the best small companies in the US. It gains this distinction due to a better portfolio of products than have most of its competitors. The company maintains this edge through intense innovation and newer lines of beers. Show More Summary
Watch this short (less than 3 min.) video in which small business owners from communities across Oregon -- members of the Main Street Alliance of Oregon -- tell the Legislature that the Earned Income Tax Credit is spent in the community,...Show More Summary
Hiring the first employee is a huge step for a small business. If your small business has reached the point where you need help because the assistance of family and friends no longer covers the gaps, you may have reached the point where you need bring paid staff on board. (A previous Small Biz Survival [...]