Tag Archives: self-employment

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 […]

5 Ways to Help Your Small Business Survive in a Tough Economy

Despite some reports that the small business outlook is optimistic, the data says otherwise and the impact of small business on the recovering economy continues to dwindle. According to a report, the foothold that small businesses had leading up to the 2008 start of the recession has been slowly decreasing. As hiring has decreased in […]

Making New Year Resolutions for Your Small Business

A new year brings a new set of goals for small business owners, but what types of business goals should you make? Should your goals be open ended? It’s early January: the refrigerator is finally free of the last of the Holiday leftovers and the decorations are safely boxed up, so it must be that […]