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5 critical questions small-business owners must ask before retirement

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. In fact, the number of small businesses in the United States has increased 49 percent since 1982, according to the U.S.…

Cultivating financial confidence: Study finds women have more to learn when it comes to retirement planning

Women today are incredibly competent when it comes to juggling career, family and personal obligations. Despite feeling confident in their ability to multi-task, it appears that managing their long-term finances…

Continuing education provides competitive edge for job-hunters

Continuing education provides competitive edge for job-hunters

More Americans than ever are going back to school, continuing their education to add skills and credentials to their work portfolio. For many, keeping their expertise current with continuing education…

6 tips for managing your year-end tax planning

The end of 2014 is shaping up to be relatively quiet compared to the challenges of recent years – such as the fiscal cliff. After this year’s mid-term elections a…

Not just for future scientists: STEM education spurs creativity, teamwork and problem solving

Not just for future scientists: STEM education spurs creativity, teamwork and problem solving

There’s no denying that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education is on society’s radar. President Barack Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” initiative hosts a yearly STEM-themed science fair at the…

5 rules to negotiate a better salary

5 rules to negotiate a better salary

Between networking, polishing your resume, applying and interviewing, finding a job is time consuming. Once the offer comes in, all your hard work is done, right? Not necessarily. Now is…

Expand your career options with a global perspective

Expand your career options with a global perspective

The business world is constantly changing and growing, becoming more culturally diverse and interconnected than ever before. Companies are looking for employees who are globally minded – even if the…

Research study uncovers small business predictions for 2015

Small business owners can easily get caught up in the December rush. But once the holiday sparkle fades, business owners and entrepreneurs will need to refocus and make decisions likely…

Debunking common computer security myths

Debunking common computer security myths

All businesses can be susceptible to threats like hackers and computer viruses. Making matters worse is the great deal of misinformation floating around regarding cyber security. The Internet attracts urban…

Going home again: A great office is a key to success for new home-based workers

Going home again: A great office is a key to success for new home-based workers

Whoever first said, “You can’t go home again,” probably wasn’t considering the 38 million home-based businesses in the United States, or the approximately 37 million households that have active home…

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