Should I Use Personal Resources to Fund My Business?

Alexander Huls & Kelly Spors
More and more business owners are personally financing their businesses. For those looking to self-finance, we—with some backup from small biz experts Stephen Key and Emily Chase Smith—want to share some advantages and... Continue

4 Reasons Why Your Overhead Is Too High

Gene Marks
Your overhead is too high. It always is. It may not seem so now. But it will someday. That will be the day when the economy turns south, or a big customer leaves, or orders unexpectedly slow. And then you’ll be cutting and slashing.... Continue

5 Top Tax Issues for Small Businesses

Barbara Weltman and Ben Gran
[This article has been updated to reflect the new tax law that went into effect on January 1, 2018] Business decisions have tax consequences — whether it's investing in new business equipment, giving your employees a raise, or making... Continue

VIDEO: Harvest Bakery Weathers the Storm When a freak Nor’easter hit Connecticut in October of 2011, millions were affected as homes and businesses lost power across the state.... Continue

12 Ways to Improve Your Cash Flow

Kathy Simpson
Managing cash flow is the lifeblood of every small business. Your work may reward you in ways that aren’t about money at all, but if the cash flowing in doesn’t exceed the cash flowing out, you’ll probably be in trouble before long.... Continue