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The Old Model Is Broken, What Will Work In Its Place?
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The Old Model Is Broken, What Will Work In Its Place?

If you interested in starting a media-oriented home-based business you’ll find a blog post by Clay Shirky stimulating, to say the least. Shirky is a guru of new media, someone who’s as comfortable discussing 15th-century publishing technology as he is 21st-century social media. Writing about the demise of newspapers he asks, “… “If the old model is broken, what will work in its place?” The...

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Tax Cuts Don’t Create Jobs
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Tax Cuts Don’t Create Jobs

If you run a home-based business we’d like to know if the following rings true: “The jobs numbers were lousy (as we predicted).  The Administration’s solution is small business tax cuts.  While this is a good idea in the long haul, it is not a solution to the short term problem.  Simple logic says you don’t hire a worker or invest in a piece of...

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Vote of No Confidence
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Vote of No Confidence

Kate has a friend who is Chief Economist for the National Federation of Small Business (NFIB). We’ve always liked him because of his straight talk, and because his organization isn’t about Democrats or Republicans, it’s about small business. He’s on our side, those of us that work at home, run home-based businesses or freelance. In a recent column titled Debtor Nation, Dr. Bill Dunkelberg offers...

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SBA Recovery Loans – More Than Half Likely to Default

Image via Wikipedia What the government didn’t learn from the FannieMae (FNMA), they’ve now applied to small business lending, sadly, with equal effect. As part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the government authorized the Small Business Administration (SBA) to offer interest-deferred loans to small businesses that were having trouble making loan payments. The theory is that these American Recovery Capital (ARC) loans...

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Undress For Success Review From Down Under

Image by Long Zheng via Flickr I’m prejudiced, and I admit it. Now that’s just not right, you should judge each person on the own merit regardless of race, color creed, or national origin. And I really do believe that. Except when it comes to national origion. Sorry, but if you’re from Australia I have a knee jerk reaction, and I just like you. And...

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