Tag Archives: self-employment

5 Important Small Business Lessons from Recent Startup Failures

As many as 90 percent of all startups will ultimately fail. Even business owners with excellent ideas, financing and drive can be unsuccessful. As a business owner, one of the best things you can do is learn from the mistakes of other entrepreneurs. Take a closer look at five tech startups that failed, see where […]

3 Things IT Consultants Must Know to Protect their Businesses

Too often IT consultants are putting their businesses at risk every day because they don’t have enough, or the right kind, of tailored liability insurance coverage. Here are some myths that are sometimes taken as facts about insurance coverage for IT consultancies.

The Life Cycle of an Entrepreneur

What is an entrepreneur? Are entrepreneurs born or made? The truth is that entrepreneurship is something you can only learn to be good at. Are entrepreneurs born or made? It’s a business variation on the old nature/nurture theme, but still a valid question. You’d be mistaken to think that some of the most successful start-up founders were […]

New Year but Little Cheer: Small Business Owner Confidence Remains Low

It was tough for small businesses in 2012, but it would seem that many entrepreneurs think this year is unlikely to be much better. Two major small business confidence surveys – the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index and the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index – plunged late last year and […]

For Some Entrepreneurs It’s a One Person Show

The number of one-person businesses grew by 415,000, or nearly 2%, in 2010, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. More and more Americans are choosing to become their own bosses, according to government data. There are now over 22 million of these one person companies in this country and they are […]