Category: Small Business

If You’ve Been Thinking of Buying a Car, Now’s the Right Time

If You’ve Been Thinking of Buying a Car, Now’s the Right Time

Car dealerships are happy right now, thanks to what’s looking like the biggest December ever for new car sales. Customers are happy too—because it’s arguably the best time of the year to get a...

8 Career Resolutions To Put on Your Calendar

8 Career Resolutions To Put on Your Calendar

Everybody starts the year off with a list of New Year’s resolutions — which are nearly all abandoned or forgotten by February. This year, keep that January motivation fresh in your mind by adding...

One Amazing Tip for Being More Successful in 2014

One Amazing Tip for Being More Successful in 2014

Over the past few years, I’ve been playing this really cool game. Everybody playing this game starts with a character that’s assigned a random number of abilities (physical strength, creativity, etc.) and amount of resources...

Tax Moves You Should Definitely Make Before the End of 2013

Tax Moves You Should Definitely Make Before the End of 2013

Taxes usually aren’t our top priority, especially when we’re running around doing all sorts of holiday-related tasks. But there are some steps you need to take before the end of the year — putting...

Why Politicians Keep Jacking Up Taxes on Travelers

Why Politicians Keep Jacking Up Taxes on Travelers

Politicians are addicted to taxes that they swear aren’t really taxes—not ones paid by locals anyway. In the near future, one of the many taxes paid by air travelers could double. In the aftermath...

When You Wear Your Emotions at Work

When You Wear Your Emotions at Work

Well before he had written a word about management, Peter Drucker learned just how high people’s passions can run at the office. It was the early 1930s, and the then-24-year-old Drucker had been hired...

The Worst Store Credit Card Offers of the Season

The Worst Store Credit Card Offers of the Season

This time of year, you can hardly stroll past a store or log onto a retailer’s website without getting bombarded with offers for special financing via that merchant’s proprietary credit card. Many of them...

10 Creative Ways to Thank Employees This Holiday Season

10 Creative Ways to Thank Employees This Holiday Season

This is a week for giving thanks, something we usually think of in the context of our home and a gathering of family and friends around a traditional meal. But before you go off...

The American Consumer’s Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition? Complaining

The American Consumer’s Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition? Complaining

Amid much grumbling about consumerism and chaos taking over the once sacred Thanksgiving holiday, various voices are calling for an end to Thanksgiving store hours, Black Friday, Cyber Monday — and even Thanksgiving itself....