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.

Frequently Asked eBay Tax Questions

If you're running an eBay business, read on to find out if the following tax situations apply to your online business.

Do You Have a Business or Just a Hobby?

When it comes to taxes, knowing the difference could mean the difference between complying with the law--or breaking it.
Starting a Business

10 Things to Look Out for When Buying a Business

If you're thinking about purchasing a business for sale, this legal expert tells you what you need to be wary of to protect your investment.
Finance

Frequently Asked eBay Tax Questions

If you're running an eBay business, read on to find out if the following tax situations apply to your online business.
Starting a Business

Negotiating Your Shopping Center Lease

Before you sign on the dotted line, find out just what you need to watch out for--and have included--in your retail location lease.
Finance

The ABCs of Online Sales Tax

Find out exactly what you should be charging--and paying--when conducting business online.
Starting a Business

How to Make Sure Your eBay Biz Is Legal

Online retail is not a free-for-all. Get your business off to a smooth start--and stay out of trouble--by understanding some basic legal and tax rules.
Finance

Is Your Hobby Really a Business?

Even if you think of your new pastime as a hobby, the IRS and your city and state tax authorities might disagree. Find out if there's more to your "hobby" than meets the eye.
Growth Strategies

Avoiding the Zoning Trap

Even if your neighborhood's not zoned for business, you can still run a legal e-commerce or mail order business out of your home. Find out how.
Starting a Business

Can Non-Residents Own Businesses in the U.S.?

This legal expert offers a breakdown of the immigration laws every non-resident entrepeneurial wannabe should know.
Leadership

Recent Changes in Subchapter S Laws

Thinking about forming a Subchapter S corp? Find out how the changes made last year in the American Jobs Creation Act can affect your decision.
Technology

eBay Made Easy

Ready to start an eBay business? These 5 simple steps will get you on your way.
Finance

Start Planning Now for Next Year's Tax Season

Make filing your taxes next year a breeze with smart advice from a tax-planning pro.
Growth Strategies

Should I Dissolve My Partnership?

Find out what your options are if you decide to break up a business partnership.
Growth Strategies

Do You Need an Auction License for eBay?

Even if you don't consider yourself a professional auctioneer, you may still need a license to offer your goods to the highest online bidder.