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Managing Your Business

It takes a lot more than great ideas to run a strong company. Smart entrepreneurs have a keen sense of business management. Increase your knowledge in areas like finance, markets, human resources, communication, technology and business policy and strategy.

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Managing Your Business

It takes a lot more than great ideas to run a strong company. Smart entrepreneurs have a keen sense of business management. Increase your knowledge in areas like finance, markets, human resources, communication, technology and business policy and strategy.

Working long hours can lead to burnout and heath problems. (Credit: Freestocks.org on Unsplash)

Why Working Over 40 Hours Is a Trap. Here’s How to Get Free

Barbara Weltman looks at why you should nix the long hours for you and your employees — and shares some ideas for boosting productivity.

Owner Judi Townsend, of Oakland, is photographed at the Mannequin Madness retail store and warehouse in Oakland, California. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

Can’t Offer Fast Free Shipping Like Amazon? Do These 3 Things Instead

Judi Henderson-Townsend of Mannequin Madness isn’t using drones for delivery. But she does offer a small business personal touch.

It's that time of year, when businesses post summer internship opportunities. (Credit: Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash)

How to Offer a Summer Internship Program, Paid or Unpaid

Tax expert Barbara Weltman runs through everything you need to know about summer interns, including tax credits and payroll costs.

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This Boston Chef Likes to Do Something Most People Hate. That’s Why She’s Successful

Chief among Ana Sortun’s leadership skills is the ability to embrace change. Here’s how she does it, at popular restaurants Oleana, Sofra and Sarma.

To recover from a disaster, make sure you have a business continuity plan in place. The plan should include everything from backup services to remote work options.

How to Create a Disaster Recovery Plan

After living through the Woolsey Fire, Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporation.com provides these disaster-planning tips for small businesses.

Losing employees can affect morale. (Photo: Unsplash)

3 Tips for Retaining the Employees You Can’t Afford to Lose

Rochelle Clarke, who advises family businesses, says any business owner can learn employee retention strategies. Here’s how.

If tax prep is too much of a headache, here is how to file for a tax extension. Credit: Unsplash

5 Reasons Why You Should File for a Tax Extension

MyCorporation.com CEO Deborah Sweeney explains why, when and how small business owners need to apply for tax extension.

Tax season can be an anxious time for small business owners. It's time to prepare forms and add up receipts. (Credit: Kody Gautier on Unsplash)

How to File Taxes as a Small Business Owner

Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporation offers these easy tips for prepping for tax season. This year, new tax laws might impact deductions and refunds.

When it comes to small business tax deductions,, there are a number of special elections you can consider. (Credit: Rawpixel on Unsplash)

Don’t Forget These Small Business Tax Deductions

Want to lower your tax bill? Tax expert Barbara Weltman has these tips for self-employed business owners and sole proprietors.

The U.S. is the only advanced industrialized nation with no paid maternity leave. (Credit: Pixabay)

Why Bill and Melinda Gates Cut Paid Parental Leave to 6 Months

Last week, the foundation run by the power couple cut back paid family leave to 6 months, halving the time-off arrangement they had announced in 2015. It’s still better than most.

The central bank, which monitors economic growth, raised interest rates numerous times in 2018. Rate hikes impact the cost of borrowing. (Credit: Rawpixel on Unsplash.)

5 Ways Higher Interest Rates May Affect Your Business

Tax expert Barbara Weltman explains how even a small increase in the federal funds rate can cost your business significant dollars.

From loan delays to suspended contracts, women business owners say the government shutdown is hampering business. (Credit: Andy Feliciotti on Unsplash)

What the Shutdown Means to Business Owners: ‘Time Kills Deals’

We asked women entrepreneurs how the longest government shutdown in the nation’s history is affecting their businesses.

If you're a business owner, try these strategies to help determine your estimated tax payments. (Credit: Rawpixel on Unsplash)

How Do I Figure Out Estimated Tax Payments?

Tax expert Barbara Weltman has advice for self-employed business owners and sole proprietors on what they can expect to owe — and how to calculate it without penalty.

When it comes to how to communicate, it's important to clearly articulate our own thoughts and feelings. But it's also important to listen. (Photo: Unsplash)

How to Communicate Effectively

Ann Mehl, a certified life and career coach, offer these tips on how to communicate, which is one of the most important skills in work and life.

Dealing With Harassment in the Workplace: A Guide for Business Owners

Dealing With Harassment in the Workplace: A Guide for Business Owners

What’s the best way for companies to deal with workplace harassment, bullying and inappropriate behavior? Here’s step-by-step advice, provided by women entrepreneurs.

Other Resources

Helpful Calculators

  • IdeaCafe’s startup business calculator helps estimate expenses with an easy-to-use first-year budget worksheet that does the math for you.
  • Entrepreneur’s cash flow calculator can help you keep track of your cash flow, credit, collections and other variables.
  • Bplans offers a calculator to help you determine your potential business’ break-even point.
  • The SBA’s SizeUp is a useful tool for benchmarking your business against competitors.

BlogHer PRO
BlogHer PRO is a conference and networking event for bloggers who want to improve their business, marketing and technical skills.

Sites for Freelance Help

  • FlexJobs is job site that specializes in serving remote, part-time, freelance and flexible workers and the employers who want them.
  • Toptal is an online platform that connects business owners with freelance technology, design and finance workers.

Supply Walmart
Walmart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative works to source more products from women-owned businesses under a program with Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and WEConnect International, which certify businesses as women-owned and supply a special logo.

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