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Randy Myers

A former reporter for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones and contributor to Barron's, Randy Myers is a contributing editor for CFO and Corporate Board Member magazines.

26 Recent Stories

Can I Deduct That? Your Tax Deduction Checklist

Figuring out what you can and can't deduct as a business expense is challenging. These tips help you lower your tax bill without running afoul of the federal tax code.
June 5, 2013 in Tax Center
The Great Debate: Should You Let Employees Work From Home?

The Great Debate: Should You Let Employees Work From Home?

Yahoo and Best Buy may have concluded that telecommuting doesn't work for their companies anymore, but it could still make sense for your business.
June 3, 2013 in Human Resources
When Employees Aren't Part of the 'Family' in Family Business

When Employees Aren't Part of the 'Family' in Family Business

Your top employee may not be a member of your family, but is almost certainly a key to your company's success. Are you doing enough to keep him or her happy?
May 11, 2013 in Human Resources
When Friends and Family Become Financiers

When Friends and Family Become Financiers

Raising money from family and friends to fund a business can be a complex situation to navigate, requiring both personal trust and a professional approach.
May 4, 2013 in Ask Entrepreneur
How to Do Business in China

How to Do Business in China

The author of 'Selling to China' offers advice for American entrepreneurs eager to do business in China, the world’s second-largest economy.
March 12, 2013 in Growth Strategies
How Franchisees Can Find Room for Innovation

How Franchisees Can Find Room for Innovation

Franchisees have to play within their franchiser's rules, but that doesn't mean they have to turn off their creativity.
March 7, 2013 in Franchises
SBA Debuts New Market Research Tool for Small Business

SBA Debuts New Market Research Tool for Small Business

Learning where your competitors are and how you stack up against them has never been easier thanks to a new tool from the SBA.
February 14, 2013 in Market Research
Preparing for a Housing Recovery

Preparing for a Housing Recovery

With the housing market showing new signs of life, it's time to prepare your business to ride the rising tide.
January 14, 2013 in Management & Operations
Should You 'Write the Book' on Your Business?

Should You 'Write the Book' on Your Business?

It's never a bad thing to be recognized as an expert in your industry -- and nothing says 'expert' like having your name on the cover of a book.
August 22, 2012 in Exploring New Markets
How to Make Your Business Franchise-Friendly

How to Make Your Business Franchise-Friendly

If you have a hunch your business model is sound and repeatable, doing some groundwork now can make it easier to franchise later.
July 17, 2012 in Franchises
Hidden Cash: Tap Into R&D Tax Credits

Hidden Cash: Tap Into R&D Tax Credits

Many small businesses could save big bucks by taking advantage of a tax credit long popular with larger companies.
May 30, 2012 in Money
How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

For many small-business owners, the answer is probably more.
April 18, 2012 in Money
Dividing the Family Fortune

Dividing the Family Fortune

Passing on the family fortune can be tricky when it's tied up in a small business. Here's how to find a solution that works for your business and your family.
February 17, 2012 in Starting a Business
Q&A: New Fraud and Identity Theft Rules

Q&A: New Fraud and Identity Theft Rules

Are your customers safe from online scamsters? How to comply with the FTC's new 'Red Flags' program.
July 13, 2011 in Security
Six Ways to Save Credit-Card Headaches

Six Ways to Save Credit-Card Headaches

Use these tips to avoid getting burned by credit-card processors.
February 8, 2011 in Accepting Payments
Playing Favorites: Identify Your Best Customers

Playing Favorites: Identify Your Best Customers

Devote yourself to keeping your best customers happy, and watch your business grow.
October 25, 2010 in Growth Strategies
5 Signs Your Company's in Distress

5 Signs Your Company's in Distress

Rescue your business with these tips from a certified turnaround professional.
August 26, 2010 in Leadership
Why, When and How to Move Your Business

Why, When and How to Move Your Business

Plan carefully to make the process as rewarding and stress-free as possible.
July 30, 2010 in Management & Operations
Customer Service: Lessons From the Fall

Customer Service: Lessons From the Fall

No matter the economic climate, taking great care of your customers is always a worthwhile policy.
July 14, 2010 in Customer Service

How to Find an Overseas Distributor

The right international distributor can equal sales success.
May 26, 2010 in International Growth
You Violated a Loan Covenant. Now What?

You Violated a Loan Covenant. Now What?

A prompt and proper response can get you out of this difficult circumstance.
May 24, 2010 in Bank and Other Loans
Know Your Sales Margins

Know Your Sales Margins

If you don't know whether your business makes more selling Product A or Product B, listen up.
April 30, 2010 in Pricing

Vetting the Viability of Vendors

Choose your merchants carefully--they are critical to your business's growth.
March 30, 2010 in Growth Strategies

Stretch Your Business to the Limit

Taking on a big project offers the chance to take your business to a new level.
February 17, 2010 in Growth Strategies

How to Boost Sales in a Deflated Economy

Introduce new products or services to help your small business beat the recession in ways that cost-cutting can't.
January 18, 2010 in Growth Strategies
Selling Overseas

Selling Overseas

Market constraints have you rethinking your business plan? Consider exporting.
November 12, 2009 in Finding Prospects