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  • The Delegators

    Jul 01, 2009

    There are only so many hours in the day and so much energy that solo operators can spend in their businesses. If they want to grow the enterprise—while keeping their health and sanity—they need to let go and pay someone to handle certain parts of the business.

  • Working In The Trenches

    Jul 01, 2009

    While the military hones traits for success, many veterans need assistance to launch viable micro-businesses. Free and low-cost options exist. Here’s a roundup of services available for vets.

  • Employing Disabled Workers Is Good For Business

    Jul 01, 2009

    The next time you’re hiring, there’s a good chance you could meet an applicant with a disability. According to the 2000 Census, about 50 million Americans—about one in five people—have some form of disability.

  • Driven To Distraction

    Apr 07, 2009

    One reason the home office workday stretches into an exhaustive 12 hours rather than merely a weary 10 is because we’re so easily distracted.

  • From the President

    Apr 07, 2009

    The economy is shifting under our feet. Technology is speeding into the future. Tax regulations and travel rules are different today than they were yesterday.

  • Connect With Customers

    Apr 07, 2009

    It wasn’t too long ago that micro-business owners could contemplate – in all seriousness – whether they needed a business Web site.

  • Being Fort Knox

    Apr 07, 2009

    Cash is the lifeblood of your business. You need a steady supply for everything from paying rent and buying supplies to purchasing inventory and meeting payroll.

  • Get Smart

    Apr 07, 2009

    The most capable computer can’t touch the human brain when it comes to speed, sophistication and capabilities. You spend time babying your desktop or laptop machine

  • JET LAG

    Apr 07, 2009

    Shake-ups across the air travel industry have given even the most seasoned travelers a newfound fear of flying.

  • STOP The No-Shows

    Apr 07, 2009

    Large businesses have long had the luxury of employing receptionists, telephone operators and online booking tools to serve customers.

  • Talking Points

    Apr 07, 2009

    I am a voice-over actor who narrates and writes commercial spots, video scripts, online material and phone mail system greetings . . .

  • Fatal Errors

    Apr 07, 2009

    In the best of times, making financial mistakes can set a micro-business back. In tough economic times like we’re facing today, though, making those same mistakes can be fatal.

  • Springtime Savings

    Apr 07, 2009

    Get out of the office and have some fun this spring with these money-saving benefits from the NASE. Log in to MyNASE at www.NASE.org to explore all of your benefits.

  • From the President

    Jan 01, 2009

    Entrepreneurs are generally an optimistic group. But given enough bad news, even they can turn negative. And lately, so much of the news on the front page has been bad, really bad.

  • Explore Your Benefits For 2009

    Jan 01, 2009

    Save money with NASE benefits for your business, your lifestyle and your health. Visit www.NASE.org to explore all of your benefits.

  • Unlock The Promotional Power Of Trade Shows

    Jan 01, 2009

    Trade show exhibiting can be one of the most profitable and cost-effective ways to promote your micro-business — or it can be a colossal waste of time and money.

  • Pedal Power

    Jan 01, 2009

    Metrocycle Pedicabs is a bicycle taxi and outdoor advertising service. Our pedicabs are 100-percent human powered and provide an environmentally-friendly alternative means of transportation.

  • Why NASE Members Oppose the Latest Tax Gap Measure

    Jan 01, 2009

    The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 that passed last year might have sounded like a good deal. After all, it gives a tax credit to first-time home buyers, among other benefits.

  • Forecast 2009

    Jan 01, 2009

    Home foreclosures. Frozen credit. Crippled banks. Sinking stocks. The scary headlines are everywhere.

  • The Fountain of Youth

    Jan 01, 2009

    Your waistband is getting tighter, you haven’t been able to touch your toes in 10 years, and the last time you sprinted after a Frisbee you got winded in a few seconds.

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