Employee Non-Compete Agreements Come Under Fire in New York

Employees seen as paying the price for the advantages an employer gains. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office announced a settlement with a major legal information publisher — Law360, which is owned by LexisNexis — regarding requiring a majority of its employees, including low-level reporters and editorial assistants just out of college, to sign […]

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BBB Small Business Tip: Watch Out for Directory Scams

BBB has seen an uptick in directory scams (or “Yellow Pages scams”) aimed at small businesses. Reports to BBB Scam Tracker (bbb.org/scamtracker) have increased dramatically in recent weeks, and BBB is reminding business owners and employees not to fall for this trick. Here’s how the scam works. The company gets an invoice in the mail […]

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Should You Incorporate Your Business?

Home-based computing and the ability for people to easily communicate globally has led many to consider home-based businesses or work as independent contractors. A majority of these ventures are legitimate establishments that are best managed as corporate entities. Becoming a corporate businesses allows home-based businesses to take advantage of benefits originally designed for larger companies. […]

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To Be a Big Company Solve Big Problems

Entrepreneurs are problem solvers. The degree of success they can achieve is determined by two things: how big of a problem they are solving and if they are able to scale their solution. If you are going to launch a business, it is important to think in terms of problem and solution. The bigger the problem, […]

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Budgeting Your Business

6 Steps to a Better Business Budget Budgeting helps small businesses determine if they have enough money to fund operations, expand and generate income. Without a budget, a business runs the risk of spending money it doesn’t have, not spending enough to compete, or failing to build a solid emergency fund. These six tips can […]

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