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Articles by EP Contributors

Bootstrapper's Success Secrets:
by Kimberly Stansel
Seller Beware (on collecting fees)
by Janet Attard
 
Easing Email
by Don Wetmore
 
How Do You Talk To Yourself When You're Your Own Boss? The Relentless Boss Syndrome
by Sharon Teitelbaum
 
Ten Hardware Rules to Live By
by Peter Black
 
How to Use Database Marketing to Skyrocket Your Online Profits!
The Internet makes the process of collecting this information quicker and cheaper than off-line methods.
by Larry Dotson
 
Starting a Web Design Business
So, you're thinking of starting a home based Web design business? Advice for standing out among the crowd and surviving in this business.
by Julie Frost
 
Increase Your Credibility With Web Site Awards
Web site awards are great to display on your website because they add more credibility to your visitors and customers.
by Larry Dotson.
 
Globalize Your Business
Every day 56 million people online who access the Internet are not English speaking. You should take advantage of this fact by having your business attract the international market. As the numbers increase with non-English speaking on line users, your sales will have the opportunity to rise as well.
by Marcela Heaton
 
Niche Markets
The more specialized your niche market the better off you are, as long as the market is large enough for you to generate the volume of business that you need. A specialized market can be more easily mastered by a small organization.
by Dr. Tom Williams
 
Business Plans Most Common Mistakes
The purpose of your plan is not to impress the reader with the depth and extent of your knowledge. Your objective is to focus on the key elements of the plan and make your case as succinct and as straight forward as possible.
by Daniel M. McGilvery
 
Manage That Paper Clutter
Investing some time in your filing system is not only good for your business, but for your family - who gets to see more of you when you get that office clutter under control!
by Debbie Williams
 
Why Work at Home?
"I just had a baby, my maternity leave is almost over, and I don't want to go back to work! What can I do from home?"
by Arlene Jacobs
 
How I Started My Color Scanning Business
Step by step practical information on how to run a computer scanning service.
by Annie Douglas
 
Moving Your Existing Business to the Country
Here are some steps you can take to ensure your own success once you move to a rural area.
by Lisa Rogak
 
Get the Biggest Tax Deduction You Can for Your Business Car Use
If, like most entrepreneurs, you use a car or truck in your business, you're probably anxious to take as much as you can in tax deductions for this expense. As with other business expenses, good recordkeeping is the key to maximizing your tax savings.
by Jan Zobel, EA
 
Don't Forget These Tax Deductions
Beginning January 1, 1999, the office-in-home deduction is available not only to those who meet the old guidelines but also to self-employed people who have no other location where they conduct substantial administrative or management activities for their business.
by Jan Zobel, EA
 
New Office-in-Home Rules May Allow You to Take this Tax Deduction
Beginning January 1, 1999, the office-in-home deduction is available not only to those who meet the old guidelines but also to self-employed people who have no other location where they conduct substantial administrative or management activities for their business.
by Jan Zobel, EA
 
What If You Can't Pay Your Taxes?
Even if you don't have the money to pay your taxes, file your return on time. The penalty for not filing your tax return on time is 5% a month, whereas the penalty for not paying your taxes on time is only 1/2 of 1% per month.
by Jan Zobel, EA
 
Starting Off on the Right Foot
Then I asked her a few questions. Is she thinking about going into business with someone else? Are lawsuits common in her field of business? Is her goal to create a business and develop it to the point at which it can be sold? Does she have concerns about not being taken seriously unless she incorporates?
by Jan Zobel, EA
 
Tips for Better Small Business Recordkeeping
Even if you don't have the money to pay your taxes, file your return on time. The penalty for not filing your tax return on time is 5% a month, whereas the penalty for not paying your taxes on time is only 1/2 of 1% per month.
by Jan Zobel, EA

More Articles by EP Contributors

The Top Ten FAQs About Starting a Business
Answers to the Top Ten questions of many Entrepreneurial Parents wanting to start their first home business.
by Terri Lonier
 
Evaluating the Home Office Chair That's Right For You - An Evaluation Form
Before you settle down into your office chair, think again. Are you really comfortable? Taking care of yourself is taking care of business!
by Marilyn Zelinsky
 
The 6 Biggest Myths about Working Solo- and What You Must Do to Overcome Them to Achieve Success
Master the working solo lifestyle by understanding and avoiding the most common pitfalls of starting your own business.
byTerri Lonier
 
Creating an Effective Web Site
Before you even consider creating a web site, there are quite a few issues you should think through. Here's an article full of usable advice and hypertext inks to start you off with...
by Peter Kent
 
10 Surprising New Ways to Make Being Online Profitable
...or how history may be stopping your web site from earning money...
by Joe Vitale
 
When Your Imagination Reaches Out to Touch Someone
When it comes to marketing your home business, your imagination can be your lucky charm. Read how others have used their creativity (and not their money!) to leave a lasting impression, and then exercise your brainstorming muscles!
by Silvana Clark
 
Shoestring Marketing: Ten Steps to a Successful Internet Business on a Budget
Is your web site pulling in the kind of traffic you hope for? If not, take a few steps in the right direction.
by Joe Spataro
 
Three Cyber Ad Types
Creating ads for cyberspace takes a different approach than traditional advertising methods. If you'd rather play it safe than be sorry, read on...
by Joe Vitale

 

Business-Related Book Excerpts from How to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof

Having Doubts About Your Home Business?
Doubts about starting a home business can serve as a healthy "reality-check," but if your fears aren't confronted they can hold you back from realizing your work-family dream. Fight your fears with awareness and information.
 
Making Plans
The decision to start a home business automatically activates your planning skills, whether you realize it or not. And the more adept you are at making plans, the better off your business will be.
 
The Four Basic Divisions of Business
Manage your business with a plan. Color code your workload!
 
Boosting Your Business Through Volunteer Work
Volunteer work can jumpstart your home business. Build your portfolio, get noticed, and have some fun!
 
Cyberspace and Building Business Relationships
Today work-at-home professionals have a remarkable communications vehicle no matter where they are located. The "information highway" runs through all neighborhoods - enabling loners and social butterflies to unite and at-home workers to develop business relationships that transcend geographical boundaries.

Other Business-Related Work by Roberts

Beyond Schedule C
In today's society, where the barometer of success is too often measured by one's annual salary, the preparation of an EP's "Schedule C" can be a
sobering affair -- and even a point of contention among family members.
 
Organizing Your Home Office
If you, like me, feel like you've been in the boxing ring with the paper opponent one round too often, try following these tips from Debbie Willams of "Let's Get It Together".
 
Finding Your Work-at-Home "Opportunity" - Part I
Definition of the word "opportunity"? 1) a favorable juncture of circumstances; 2) a chance for advancement or progress Before investing in any "opportunity," make sure it is one!
 
Finding Your Work-at-Home "Opportunity" - Part II
To help you sort out your options, here's a break-down of the four basic types of Home-Based Businesses. Use them to start clearing a path to your home career goals.
 
What Motivates You?
Whether it's a need that pushes you forward or a compensation that pulls you onward, motivation is key to your home business success. And it is as individual as it is indispensable.

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