- Reverse Turkey blog has a list of online resources for you to start your business. Do check it out!
- A Women's Place blog is suggesting that you get a start on next year ... now.
- This may be the last thing on your mind, but a recent WaPo article on Women business owners selling their businesses
suggests you should be thinking about it now. A Center for Women's
Business Research study found differences in how women and men business
owners deal with selling their businesses and recommends:
- Run a business every day as if it is for sale.
- Be aware of your goals and parameters by knowing what is acceptable for you in a sale.
- Don't publicize prematurely to employees and others that could be affected that you're considering a sale. When you're ready to sell, be decisive.
- Get buyers' promises in writing and find a buyer who shares your vision. Include conditions of the business and the sale in the sales documents.
- Develop your own investment and insurance portfolio separate from the business.
- The Orange County Register has an article
on sexual harrassment in small businesses. The article makes the point
that a small business can't absorb the costs of a sexual harrassment
suit like a corporation can, and that just because you haven't heard any
complaints, that doesn't mean that harrassment isn't happening right
under your nose. Their advice:
- Have a clearly stated policy against sexual harassment
- Widely publicize it and rigorously implement it
- Promptly follow up on all complaints
- NewsReleaseWire has an article on The Seven Commandments of Pricing. Read it even if you already know how to price your wares!