Raising the Minimum Wage: Are You Pro or Con?

Recently, fast-food industry and retail workers from big box stores like Wal-Mart have been staging protests and strikes all over the country arguing that today’s federal minimum wage standard is far too low and has not kept pace with inflation for far too long. As a result, they say, far too many of them are working full-time and then some—even in as many as two or three jobs—and yet ... [ Read More ]

Financial Accounting Expertise and Basics SMB Owners Can’t Live Without

Small- and medium-sized (SMB) business owners are usually pretty fearless, which is a great thing when it comes to becoming a successful entrepreneur. However, that very same “can do” attitude can very well get you into hot water if you try to tackle too much or get in too deep. A recent study by office supplies giant Staples suggests that many SMB owners may be in over their head and ... [ Read More ]

2013 Holiday Shopping Paradigm Shift Sets New Norms

You had to have been prematurely hibernating for the winter to NOT notice the incredible paradigm shift that is occurring where holiday shopping is concerned. What was once relegated to the annual tradition of unleashed “capitalism at its finest” known as Black Friday has grown to include not only Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday (aka around this house as the “Holiday Trifecta of Decadence”), but even Thanksgiving Day ... [ Read More ]

Meet Your Full Potential Helping Today’s Businesses Meet Theirs

Matt Hempel is the founder of Agilitech, LLC, a software and technology reseller that provides fully automated sales and marketing systems to business owners, prospective online and network marketers, coaches and traditional professionals. Chief among them is Auto Recruiting Platform (ARP). A Great Business Model for Any Business Model ARP is designed to fill many of the gaps that restrict today’s businesses from reaching their full potential in areas ... [ Read More ]

Exhibit Confidence: SMB Trade Show Planning Guide 2014

Deciding whether or not to stage an exhibit at a trade show or other networking event as part of your marketing mix for 2014 is something you as a small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owner might be thinking about right now. If so, you’d be one of many. Contrary to speculation in recent years that the trade fair or show forum may be obsolete and that the need for face-to-face ... [ Read More ]

Supreme Court Amazon Smackdown Highlights Internet Sales Tax Issue Once Again

Ironically, the U.S. Supreme Court chose Cyber Monday, which is swiftly becoming the busiest day of the year for many online retailers, to issue its refusal to hear the latest in a string of cases dating back decades regarding whether or not sellers must collect sales taxes when they engage in interstate commerce. While the cases of old dealt with the transport of goods across state lines and mail-order sales ... [ Read More ]

Able to Think Out of the Box? You’re Ready to Be Your Own Boss!

That’s just one of the many confident assertions offered by experienced and hugely successful entrepreneur Luke Vorstermans in this latest installment of BusinessOpportunity.com’s Entrepreneur Exchange, your go-to resource for mentor-level advice, wisdom and inspiration. Luke is the Founder and CEO of Main Street Media, a company that is capitalizing on the fact that digital publishing and all that it has to offer businesses—small businesses in particular—is just now ... [ Read More ]

BOOK OF THE MONTH…Real World Life Lessons from the Ice House

In the Jim Crow south in the summer of 1958, racial segregation was very much the norm in Glen Allan, Mississippi, a small cotton-based farming community of not more than 500 people just east of Lake Washington’s southern shore. Needless to say, this restricted world, so full of seemingly inevitable limitations for so many, was a place where entrepreneurship—especially among black people—was not the norm. In fact, it was the ... [ Read More ]

BusinessOpportunity.com Launches Online Digital Magazine

NEWS RELEASE…BusinessOpportunity.com is proud to announce the launch of its new and eponymous online digital magazine. Volume 1, Number 1 of BusinessOpportunity.com creates a whole new way for the site to reach, engage and ultimately inform sellers and buyers about a wide range of business opportunities, distributorships, licensee opportunities and franchises. Additionally, each issue of the magazine will feature a full complement of informative and inspiring articles, videos ... [ Read More ]

Professional Financial Services Industry Offers Great Opportunity

U.S. household debt, while it has come down a bit over the last few years, is still an extremely alarming problem, one that continues to hang over the heads of millions of Americans year after year. Financial security, for far too many of us it seems, remains an elusive goal. In fact, it is estimated that the average household is carrying more than $15,000 in accumulated debt, largely due to ... [ Read More ]

Ultimate Small Business Conferences and Events Calendar 2014

Once again, BusinessOpportunity.com’s list of nationwide events, conferences and activities is sure to have something that most any entrepreneur or small business owner will find helpful and interesting. In fact, when it comes to things to do in 2014, we’re pretty sure our list is the most extensive, most exhaustive and all-encompassing online calendar you’ll find out there anyplace, anywhere! However, and given that we’re still finishing out 2013, ... [ Read More ]

BusinessOpportunity.com Ramps Up Its Coast-to-Coast Trade Show Sponsorships and Partnerships in 2014

NEWS RELEASE…BusinessOpportunity.com, one of the nation’s leading interactive portals for finding work-from-home and other business opportunities, distributorships, licensee opportunities and franchises, will be ramping up its active involvement as a sponsor/partner for many of the nation’s leading small business trade shows in the coming new year. It’s a move that is very much in concert with the company’s ongoing and aggressive effort to establish further its nationwide ... [ Read More ]

Great Opportunities to Win Big for Your Business This Super Bowl Season!

Win! Win big! It’s a mantra that strikes at the core of what comprises most if not all “entrepreneur DNA,” and it’s especially top of mind in the run up to this year’s Super Bowl on February 2 in MetLife Stadium as four small businesses are battling it out in the make-or-break competition of a lifetime! In case you’ve missed out on all the recent hoopla about this contest, here’s ... [ Read More ]

Important Benefits of Joining Your Local Chamber of Commerce

Not to be confused with the Better Business Bureau, which represents the interests of both consumers and businesses alike, the Chamber of Commerce solely represents the interests of business owners.  Today there are thousands of these organizations all across the U.S., all of them focused in one way or another on promoting any number of pro-business initiatives. Today’s Chamber of Commerce organizations range from the all-encompassing and nationwide ... [ Read More ]

FREE White Paper Helps You Pick the Best CRM Software

Small business owners each have different management styles, so choosing a CRM (customer relationship management) vendor, supplier or distributor with a product or service that best accommodates your own management theories and approaches is no easy task. How could it be when there are more than 800 companies all clambering for your attention, let alone your business? The fact is that it’s far too easy to make mistakes, ... [ Read More ]

Think Technology If You Want an IRS Tax Refund This Year

With the 2014 tax return season coming to a rapid close and if you’re a small business owner in particular, finding ways to reduce your income tax rates is always a great goal. While it might sound counterintuitive, one of the best things you can do, as the old saying goes, is “spend money to save money.” Why? Because it’s a great way to reduce your adjusted gross income (AGI). ... [ Read More ]

Herbalife: Legitimate Work-from-Home Opportunity or Scam Targeting Minorities?

The debate over whether or not nutrition, skin care and weight management products giant Herbalife is a legitimate company that actually enables someone to become an entrepreneur, work from home and create their own financial success or if it is a pyramid scheme is once again very much in the news. If it’s the latter, then Herbalife may be destined for trouble sooner rather than later as the pressure ... [ Read More ]

Customer Retention Is Critical…Here’s What You Can Do About It

Brand loyalty is at an all-time low, and there’s an estimated $1.3 trillion in revenue that’s very much in play out there as a result. Yes, it’s true. The level of customer dissatisfaction in today’s U.S. marketplace today is unprecedented, meaning there’s big money at stake. And while that’s not good news for some, it’s great news for the small business entrepreneur who can see where some other company’s loss ... [ Read More ]

Business Opportunities for Veterans Increase with NEW SBA Loan Program

In recognition of today being Veteran’s Day, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced a new initiative designed to increase the number of small business loans available to veterans. Starting January 1 and for the rest of the fiscal year, SBA will be setting the borrower upfront fee at zero for all veteran loans authorized under the SBA Express program, a program that supports loans of as much ... [ Read More ]

FREE Guide Helps You Make Your Business Opportunity or Other Small Business Google Loveable

Okay, business opportunity and other small business owners, you may have noticed that all of Google’s recent algorithm changes have changed up your website rankings a bit in the last year or so…and not for the better. As a result, it’s never been more important to structure your site in a very conscientious and conscious way, especially if you want to get results when it comes to organic rankings. A ... [ Read More ]

Want to Be an Entrepreneur? You May Want to Hang Out with One First!

If there’s one thing that buying a business opportunity, franchise or any other proven business model has in its favor, it’s the fact that you’re surrounded, or at the very least have access to, other entrepreneurs who have some knowledge you might want and need and that they are willing to share. Maybe it’s no wonder then that going the established-track-record route has so much appeal for so many. According ... [ Read More ]

Two New Loan-Finding Options for Business Opportunity and Other Small Business Owners

If you’re a business opportunity or other small business owner who is looking for a loan to grow your business, a couple of new options came online in the last few weeks that you may want to know more about… Paychex Small Business Loan Resource Center Payroll provider Paychex has partnered with online credit resource hub Biz2Credit to provide small business owners with one-stop access to more than 1,200 lenders nationwide, ... [ Read More ]

Don’t Miss the Nation’s Largest Networking Event, Trade Show and Conference for Small Business Owners

BusinessOpportunity.com is proud to be a sponsor/partner of the nation’s largest networking event, trade show and conference for business opportunity and other small business owners, Small Business Expo! This year’s incredible line-up of nationwide shows culminates in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday, while shows in 2014 are slated for Miami, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco and Boston. With doors open at 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at ... [ Read More ]

Cruises, Inc.: A True Business Opportunity Partnership to Sell Travel

The act of selling travel isn’t hard. If you have a passion for travel, a sense of fun and adventure, and love to talk to people, closing the deal will be relatively easy. However, developing ideas for exciting promotions and targeted marketing; establishing connections with travel suppliers to achieve best pricing and commissions; and pulling together the tools for today’s electronic media, relationship management and reservation tracking will take ... [ Read More ]

Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunity Take Center Stage This Month

By presidential proclamation, November 2013 is National Entrepreneurship Month, a time to “celebrate America’s innovators, support small businesses and empower entrepreneurs to turn their visions into reality.” So perhaps it’s only fitting that so much is happening over the next three or four weeks with these goals in mind, and we’re not just talking about the ever increasingly popular Small Business Saturday initiative slated to take place over Thanksgiving ... [ Read More ]

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