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What I learned as a Startup Entrepreneur

A Quick-tip guide for the Startup Entrepreneur Boy oh Boy, I cannot even wrap my head around it being November already.  What a year this has been.  As a startup entrepreneur, I thought I’d drop in and give some food for thought so that you can learn from my mistakes instead of having to make the mistakes on your own. The Startup Entrepreneur + Procrastination There is absolutely no room …Read More

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Seattle votes for $15 minimum wage

According to the BBC.com/News today, Seattle has voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.  Which will set a record for minimum wage standards throughout the United States.  This probes the question:  Will the small entrepreneur survive with minimum wage going up while their competitors continue to outsource to foreign countries with astronomically low paying wages?   There is no question that a person who works a full time …Read More

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To Raise the Minimum Wage…or Not? (VIDEO)

The great debate in America these days is focused on whether the minimum wage should be raised from $7.25 an hour to a federal minimum wage of $10.10 an hour.  As an entrepreneur, I’m torn.  I know raising the minimum wage is morally the right thing to do.  But as an entrepreneur, I also know the added struggle raising the minimum wage will put on my business. Those who do …Read More

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CROWDFUNDING: How will the legal changes affect you? (VIDEO)

NEW: EQUITY-BASED CROWDFUNDING – “Beginning this week, startups can now raise funds through equity-based crowdfunding. It’s the second part of the JOBS Act that was signed into law by President Obama. Sherwood Neiss, the co-founder of Crowdfund Capital Advisors; Alfred Edmond, the multimedia editor at large for Black Enterprise; and Slava Rubin, the co-founder and CEO of Indiegogo, tell us what this means for small business owners.” via MSNBC Your …Read More

What can you do to lower your 2012 taxes?

YOUR ANNUAL FINANCIAL TO-DO LIST Things you can do before and for 2013. Presented by Joel Taylor, CFS What financial, business or life priorities do you need to address for 2013? Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives. Some year-end financial moves may prove crucial to the pursuit of those goals as well. What can you do …Read More