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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 ]

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 ]

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 ] Launches Online Digital Magazine

NEWS RELEASE… is proud to announce the launch of its new and eponymous online digital magazine. Volume 1, Number 1 of 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 ] Ramps Up Its Coast-to-Coast Trade Show Sponsorships and Partnerships in 2014

NEWS RELEASE…, 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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

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 ]

FREE No-Risk Trial of NEW SmallBIZ CEOs Audio Newsletter

Business opportunity, work-from-home and other small business owners, are you looking for much-needed financial, marketing and strategic advice that you can access at your leisure and while you’re on the go? Well, you’ve found it… SmallBIZ CEOs founder and small business expert David Shepherd has produced an extremely popular audio newsletter for his hundreds of consulting clients for close to a decade, but now he’s making it available to entrepreneurs ... [ Read More ]

Ongoing Government Shutdown Being Felt by Small Businesses

Two weeks into the government shutdown with default looming and no solution in sight, America’s business opportunity and other small business owners are starting to feel the impact. According to a recent flash poll by Manta, 64% of small business owners believe the shutdown will harm the overall US economy, while nearly half of them believe it will negatively impact their small business specifically. ... [ Read More ]

Small Business Confusion about What It Means to Be “Small” Escalates with Obamacare

Owners of work-at-home and other small business opportunities, distributorships, licensee opportunities and even small franchises will more often than not fall under one of two categories—small business or micro-business (usually five employees or less)…or both. And at times, knowing just where you stand and what those terms mean when it comes to everything from paying taxes to qualifying for government contracts can be confusing. Well, now all the rules and ... [ Read More ]

New One-Stop Information Site Guides Business Owners on Obamacare

As the full impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, on business owners in particular continues to unfold and recently announced delays in its implementation cause yet more confusion, the need for current and reliable information is increasing exponentially. It’s with this challenge in mind that the Administration announced just last week that it is launching a new web-based tool ... [ Read More ]

Business Opportunity Begins at Home in the U.S.

For well over a decade, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project has provided a yearly assessment of the “entrepreneurial activity, aspirations and attitudes” of business owners worldwide. It is now the largest ongoing study of entrepreneurial dynamics of its kind, shedding light on dozens of countries’ economic growth patterns and their prospects for the future, ... [ Read More ]

Recent Marketing and Technical Enhancements Produce Outstanding Measurable Results

NEWS RELEASE…’s most recent efforts to increase both the quantity and quality of the leads it provides to its advertisers are paying off markedly as of late, with month-over-month and year-over-year metric comparisons jumping by triple-digit percentages in some cases. More specifically, these latest performance improvements are as follows: • Overall page visits to the site month-over-month from last year are well over 55,000, representing an increase of more than ... [ Read More ] Announces Game-Changing Lead-Management System Overhaul, Sets New Industry Standard for Advertiser Satisfaction

NEWS RELEASE… today announced it has implemented a complete overhaul of its website infrastructure with the ultimate goal of simplifying and refining its overall lead collection, verification, tracking and delivery system. These latest enhancements are designed to provide measurable benefits for business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity and franchise sellers/advertisers and shoppers alike. For sellers/advertisers, this new system enables them to receive leads free of errors anytime, anywhere given that it ... [ Read More ]

National Small Business Week 2013 Online Registration Now Open!

June 17 through 21 is National Small Business Week (NSBW), an annual opportunity to focus on supporting and celebrating the accomplishments of entrepreneurs and small business owners across the country. For the very first time, this year’s effort kicks off with particularly large events in five major cities: • Seattle on June 17 • Dallas on June 18 • St. Louis on June 19 • ... [ Read More ]

SBA Partners with Leading Banks to Kick Start Veteran-Owned Business Opportunity Growth

Just in time for Memorial Day, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced it is joining forces with more than twenty of the country’s largest banks in an effort to increase lending to veterans who are interested in starting their own businesses. Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase and TD Bank are just some of the key lending institutions who are on board. ... [ Read More ]

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Users at Risk, Says FBI

If you’re a consumer or small business opportunity or franchise owner, in fact anyone who uses Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) as your browser, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has an important message for you: You are at very high risk for a cyber-security breach! It seems that a strong vulnerability has been detected in IE8, one that enables scammers to access and take control ... [ Read More ]

“Work from Home” Complaints Tied to Herbalife Fuel Ongoing Debate

The Herbalife drama playing out on Wall Street among hedge-fund titans who are debating the legitimacy of its business model and therefore the worth of its stock continues to receive national attention, thanks to new information released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just this month. The New York Times recently reported that there have been at least 100 complaints filed by individuals who paid money ... [ Read More ] Teams with Work at Home Business Expo to Promote Home-Based Business Ownership and Prosperity

NEWS RELEASE…For the first time, is partnering with the Work at Home Business and Franchise (WaHB) Expo, an annual event since 2010 that offers free tools and resources to startup and established home-based business owners and that facilitates and encourages new home-based business entrepreneurship. Dozens of work-at-home business exhibitors and experts are slated to attend. ... [ Read More ]

New Social Network Exclusively for Entrepreneurs

With social networks like Facebook and Twitter reshaping the way people connect worldwide, it was only a matter of time before someone created a forum especially for seasoned and budding entrepreneurs. Witness the recent public launch of, a new social platform that its founders hope will “disrupt the status quo of the business world”-in a good way, of course. Sure, promoting the site ... [ Read More ]

Google Reader Shutdown Has the Blogs Buzzing

Small business opportunity, franchise and other small business owners who like to keep track of the latest news and information on their favorite websites using Google Reader will need to start looking for other options come July 1, 2013. The company announced just yesterday that it is shutting down its RSS (Really Simple Syndication) service as part of an ongoing effort to streamline operations and focus on more popular ... [ Read More ]

Help Your Small Business Score with Expert Advice Courtesy of The UPS Store

The UPS Store is getting in the spirit of 2013’s NCAA March Madness by helping small business owners to “get in, stay in and win the game”…the game of running a successful business that is. The company announced this week that it will be hosting a Small Business Expert Twitter chat series to assist small business owners in launching and growing ... [ Read More ]

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