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Top Policies Affecting U.S. Entrepreneurs

Economic policies have a powerful influence on entrepreneurs. Here are some measures that can be modified or introduced to encourage the creation of new businesses. Entrepreneurship took a major hit during the economic recession, and it has become a priority to reinvigorate the entrepreneurial spirit in the United States. Economic policies, including tax structure, regulatory requirements and...

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Small Business Trends to Watch in 2011

Despite the recession, research suggests that most small business owners are satisfied with their vocation. Moving forward, what can entrepreneurs expect? Today's emerging tech trends are laying the groundwork for tomorrow's small business community. Considerable research has highlighted the ups and downs of small businesses throughout the recession. However, according to Network Solutions and...

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Enterprise Green Communities Continues to Build Inner City Housing Developments

Building green is trendy and often believed to be expensive, therefore projects would not be accessible to those areas where affordable housing is a vital part of the community. Enterprise Green Communities, an initiative of Enterprise Community Partners, wants to change the mindset and the reality that affordable housing can't also be built green. With the opening of their latest project,...

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How to Become an Expert on (Almost) Anything

Looking to become an industry thought leader, guru, ninja or whatever other title that implies you are an expert? Here are some ideas to become a "go-to" person when a problem needs to be solved. By no means an inclusive list, below are a few ideas that, taken together, can be considered a broad roadmap toward becoming an expert in your field...whatever that field may be. 1) Keep a home for your...

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Living Off the Grid: No Longer About Camouflage Pants And A Fear of Black Helicopters

"Living off the grid." It's a phrase that may conjure different images in your head: concrete bunkers, weapons caches and an overabundance of paranoia, for starters. But increasingly, it's not about powdered milk, a camouflage fashion wardrobe and a persistent fear of black helicopters. In many cases nowadays, it's about green living. Increasingly, "off the grid" is a lifestyle choice that...

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Overcome Distractions: 6 Concentration Tips

Incessant phone calls, social media sites or chatty colleagues - distractions are abundant in today's workplace. Just as deadlines are inevitable, so is the need to concentrate to stay productive. Interruptions cost workers productivity time and are downright bad for business. Information overload — just one example of a productivity roadblock, marked by an excess of information that makes...

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The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

In The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, serial entrepreneur and small business columnist Mike Michalowicz articulates his tough, realistic and entertaining strategy for starting and running a small business. "Never started a company before? Struggling with little or no cash? Have no experience, no baseline to judge your progress against? Thank God! You've got a shot at making this work." So says Mike...

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Debunking Common Myths about Tax Audits

There are many misconceptions about what can trigger an IRS audit - a bogeyman of many business owners - and how to minimize your chances of suffering one. Getting audited by the IRS is generally something everyone tries to avoid, but not everyone knows about the criteria that can lead to an audit or how to prevent business taxes from drawing suspicion. There are several myths about what...

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Will You be America's Next Top Energy Innovator?

As part of President Obama's Startup America Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy has launched a competition for recognizing entrepreneurs at the cutting edge of clean-energy technology. Earlier this year, President Obama highlighted opportunities for entrepreneurial development to assist with sustainable growth and job creation. In order to incentivize American start-ups, his administration...

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Taking the First Step: An Entrepreneur's Path to Independence

In this Expert's Corner Q&A, IMT reader Grayson Porter draws from her own experiences to describe the key challenges and perks of being an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. Consider the long hours, lack of sleep, high risk, high stress and often slow financial return as down payments on the potential benefits of being your own boss. In this Expert's Corner, business owner...

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