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Cliff Ennico is a syndicated columnist and author of several books on small business, including Small Business Survival Guide and The eBay Business Answer Book. This column is no substitute for legal, tax or financial advice, which can be furnished only by a qualified professional licensed in your state. 30 Recent Stories
How to set up an LLC without creating taxable income for your sweat-equity partner
March 3, 2010
In today's economy, no one can predict how much atttition will take place.
June 5, 2009
You want your blog to attract a lot of search engine traffic, but if you go too far there's a risk that someone will sue you.
March 10, 2009
Starting a Business
Buying an existing business is often safer than starting one on your own. But watch out for these red flags.
June 18, 2008
How to find and hire employees who can take your business in the right direction.
September 1, 2007
Selling on eBay makes you subject to taxes, just like a retail store. Be sure to avoid these 10 tax errors.
March 9, 2007
The 10 commandments of business success you need to take to heart this year
December 28, 2006
Compensation and Benefits
If an employee you fired "for cause" is now claiming benefits, is fighting the claim in your best interest?
November 22, 2006
Building a Website
If the domain name you'd like to use is taken, as it likely will be, you still have plenty of available options.
November 17, 2006
At Digital Life 2006, this small-business expert got a look at some of the new tech products you'll be hearing about in coming months.
October 24, 2006
Management & Operations
That retail lease may seem simple, but there could be more to it than meets the eye.
October 10, 2006
If you've decided to break off on your own and launch a business that's competition to your former employer, heed these words of wisdom from a business law expert.
September 14, 2006
Firing an employee may be the hardest thing you'll have to do, but if you follow these tips, you can get the job done right.
September 11, 2006
Ads by Type
Make sure your online ads are legally protected.
June 1, 2006
Traditional marketing is all about "pushing" products. Find out why internet marketing is all about the "pull" and how you can learn to do it right.
May 30, 2006
This legal expert shares the facts when it comes to filing for a tax extension.
April 10, 2006
Here's everything you need to know about the latest technology to hit the internet.
March 27, 2006
Exploring New Markets
Here's a strategy that'll help you expand your distribution channels in a way that makes sense to your bottom line.
March 21, 2006
If you're not sure whether your eBay "obsession" is now a full-fledged business, take this quick 20-point test to find out.
January 23, 2006
Legal Basics For Startups
Hiring a good lawyer is crucial to any successful business. Here's everything you need to know about finding, interviewing and hiring the very best.
January 20, 2006
Listen up as this small-business expert offers some 2005 tax advice you can still take advantage of.
December 15, 2005
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