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

Tax Center

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

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.
When Employees Aren't Part of the 'Family' in Family Business
Human Resources

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?
When Friends and Family Become Financiers
Ask Entrepreneur

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.
How to Do Business in China
Growth Strategies

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.
How Franchisees Can Find Room for Innovation
Franchises

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.
SBA Debuts New Market Research Tool for Small Business
Market Research

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.
Preparing for a Housing Recovery
Management & Operations

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.
Should You 'Write the Book' on Your Business?
Exploring New Markets

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.
How to Make Your Business Franchise-Friendly
Franchises

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.
Hidden Cash: Tap Into R&D Tax Credits
Money

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.
How Much Should You Pay Yourself?
Money

How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

For many small-business owners, the answer is probably more.
Dividing the Family Fortune
Starting a Business

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.
Q&A: New Fraud and Identity Theft Rules
Security

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.
Six Ways to Save Credit-Card Headaches
Accepting Payments

Six Ways to Save Credit-Card Headaches

Use these tips to avoid getting burned by credit-card processors.
Playing Favorites: Identify Your Best Customers
Growth Strategies

Playing Favorites: Identify Your Best Customers

Devote yourself to keeping your best customers happy, and watch your business grow.
5 Signs Your Company's in Distress
Leadership

5 Signs Your Company's in Distress

Rescue your business with these tips from a certified turnaround professional.
Why, When and How to Move Your Business
Management & Operations

Why, When and How to Move Your Business

Plan carefully to make the process as rewarding and stress-free as possible.
Customer Service: Lessons From the Fall
Customer Service

Customer Service: Lessons From the Fall

No matter the economic climate, taking great care of your customers is always a worthwhile policy.
International Growth

How to Find an Overseas Distributor

The right international distributor can equal sales success.
You Violated a Loan Covenant. Now What?
Bank and Other Loans

You Violated a Loan Covenant. Now What?

A prompt and proper response can get you out of this difficult circumstance.
Know Your Sales Margins
Pricing

Know Your Sales Margins

If you don't know whether your business makes more selling Product A or Product B, listen up.
Growth Strategies

Vetting the Viability of Vendors

Choose your merchants carefully--they are critical to your business's growth.
Growth Strategies

Stretch Your Business to the Limit

Taking on a big project offers the chance to take your business to a new level.
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.
Selling Overseas
Finding Prospects

Selling Overseas

Market constraints have you rethinking your business plan? Consider exporting.

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