50 Low Tech Businesses You Can Start

So, you have the entrepreneurial spirit but not a lot of tech know-how? Despite all of the high-tech startups that have popped up in recent years, there are still plenty of small business options out there that don’t require you to know the difference between CSS and QR codes. Below are low tech business ideas you […]

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8 Ways to Protect You and Clients from Financial Fraud

The predicament unfolding at Wells Fargo where 5,300 employees were fired due to phony bank accounts opened to “boost their sales figures and make more money” is not new in the financial world. Unscrupulous practices have occurred for years in varying degrees. In 1985, a just-fired employee at a New York-based commercial bank stood in front […]

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What to Teach When You are Teaching Entrepreneurship

A couple of weeks ago, I started teaching my fall semester entrepreneurship classes. Even though this is my 26th year teaching the topic, I was confronted once again with the question of what to teach. For me, this isn’t the oft mentioned debate of whether entrepreneurship can be taught at all. As someone who has […]

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Sound Suite Lets You Market to Callers While on Hold

Usefulness Functionality Price Summary Sound Suite is a system designed to manage the content that callers hear while on hold. It gives businesses the ability to select music playlists and promotional messages directly from the admin interface. Sound Suite, a product from Tie National, a technology solutions provider for multi-location businesses, is a system designed […]

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Can You Spot a Fake Customer Review of Your Business?

We all know that companies would prefer to have only good reviews, and that company performance is largely motivated by obtaining such feedback because it helps businesses thrive. Reviews play an important role, as ReviewTrackers.com reports that 85 percent of consumers read them to determine whether or not local businesses are good or not. However, […]

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30 eBay Apps To Help You Run Your Business

Have you tapped into the potential eBay apps can offer your store?  There are apps to manage everything from shipping to finances. And you can use these apps to lift some of your burden in these areas, increase sales and keep your customers happy. These apps can save you time and effort that can take […]

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How “Investor Preference” Will Help You Attract Funding

“Back in the day” (late 1999) I was a part of an investor group that contributed $1 million for a 35  percent ownership stake in a startup technology venture that held a lot of promise (don’t they all?).  You can probably guess the next chapter in this story. The tech bubble burst, the NASDAQ dropped […]

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