Strategies to boost donations at crowdfunding sites

Computer scientists have shown how crowdfunding websites can use data science to boost cash value of donations. Their research confirms, among other...

Don’t just wish – make your dream a burning desire

Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.

Limited liability company operating agreements

Here are the basics every LLC owner should know about operating agreements.

5 tips to be an indispensable freelancer (and earn more money)

For many freelancers, success and more income come from nurturing and deepening relationships they already have. Here are some ways you can do this.

Let it go… but not in the boardroom

Study by USC Marshall School of Business and USC faculty illuminates how facial expressions affect cooperation While Disney’s Frozen Academy...

It looks like success really does breed success

For decades, it has been observed that similar people experience divergent success trajectories, with some repeatedly succeeding and others repeatedly failing.

Chief Everything Officer no more! 6 options to staff your growing business

Being the Chief Everything Officer is okay for some, but if you’ve got plans for growth or simply need an extra pair of hands, what are the best staffing options for your business?

3 ways to get the office equipment you need without going broke

Instead of simply buying brand new things for your office, consider some alternative ways to get what you need for little or no money.

When mom is the CEO at home, workplace ambitions take a back seat

It’s often said that women can have it all – motherhood and a career. But a study suggests that women who rule the household have less energy for or interest in being a rising star in the workplace.

Buying experiences, not stuff, leads to greater happiness

Can money make us happy if we spend it on the right purchases?

Don’t die with your music still in you

What if you currently live a very comfortable lifestyle and you have a lot of assets? How can you justify running off to do what truly makes you happy if it might put all your current assets at risk?

15 minutes of fame? Study finds true fame isn’t fleeting

Contrary to popular belief, the people who become truly famous, stay famous for decades.

An easy, cheap way to file a trademark

If you choose to file your own trademark without the assistance of an attorney, you don’t necessarily need to hire someone else to do it for you. Skip the fees and go right to the source.

Financing your small business with a microloan

While there are some larger loan options available, many entrepreneurs — particularly freelance, online and home-based businesses — require only a few thousand dollars to get started. If this is the case for you, consider a microloan.

How some people always find a way to win

Whether it’s sports, poker or the high-stakes world of business, there are those who always find a way to win when there’s money on the table.

Slow wealth: JD Roth on his 14-point financial philosophy

“Over the course of five years, I’ve managed to pay off over $35,000 in debt, quit my day job, and go from having nothing saved to fully funding my retirement accounts every year. In the process, I’ve developed a 14-point philosophy.”

If you’re self-employed, what’s a disregarded entity?

A “disregarded entity” is an important tax status for self-employed sole-proprietors. In a nutshell, it means you can form a LLC for your business, but…

Protect your big ideas: Patents, trade secrets & copyrights

Successful entrepreneurs turn big ideas into successful business opportunities, but how should they protect those ideas?

The Enchanted Kettle, aka the legend of Coca-Cola

Fifty years ago, an old country doctor drove to town, hitched his horse, quietly slipped into a drug store by the back door. His mission was destined to bring to the South the most far-flung benefit since the Civil War.

Business plans: Thinking long-term

A lot can change in 20 years. If you had a PC 20 years ago, you probably had a 386 or 486 running MS-DOS 5.0 and possibly Windows 3.0. No smart phones. No iPods or iTunes. No web browsers. No Google or Yahoo. No YouTube. No social media unless you liked BBSing.