Cliff Ennico

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.

Growth Strategies

Should You Fight Your Ex-Employee's Benefits Claim?

If an employee you fired "for cause" is now claiming benefits, is fighting the claim in your best interest?
Technology

The Domain Name Dilemma

If the domain name you'd like to use is taken, as it likely will be, you still have plenty of available options.
Technology

What's New in the Digital Media Game?

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.
Starting a Business

The Basics of Real Estate Leases

That retail lease may seem simple, but there could be more to it than meets the eye.
Starting a Business

Taking Customers With You When You Start a Business

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.
Growth Strategies

The Right Way to Fire Someone

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.
Marketing

The Legal Issues of Advertising Online

Make sure your online ads are legally protected.
Marketing

Pulling Your Customers on the Internet

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.
Finance

A Quick Guide to Tax Extensions

This legal expert shares the facts when it comes to filing for a tax extension.
Marketing

Using Podcasting to Promote Your Site

Here's everything you need to know about the latest technology to hit the internet.
Growth Strategies

Breaking Into the Big Boxes

Here's a strategy that'll help you expand your distribution channels in a way that makes sense to your bottom line.

Permission Slips

Before startup, find out if you need a license or permit to operate your business.

You Know You Have an eBay Business When...

If you're not sure whether your eBay "obsession" is now a full-fledged business, take this quick 20-point test to find out.
How to Hire an Attorney
Starting a Business

How to Hire an Attorney

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.
Finance

Year-End Tax Tips for 2005

Listen up as this small-business expert offers some 2005 tax advice you can still take advantage of.