Rich Mintzer

Rich Mintzer is a journalist and author of more than 50 nonfiction books, including several on starting a business. He hails from Westchester, New York, where he lives with his family.

21 Recent Stories

Running a Successful Family Business From Home
Home Based Business

Running a Successful Family Business From Home

Find out how these 5 families run their companies without starting World War III.
Startup Basics

7 Essential Startup Steps

Make sure you've covered all your bases before you launch.
Startup Financing

Where Ideas Meet Investors

Entrepreneurs and major investors meet face to face at the Venture Capital Showcase.
Business Ideas

Start Your Own Mail Order Business

6 tips to understanding the industry and clientele.
Business Ideas

What to Sell for Your Mail Order Business

Consider these things when picking out the products to mail to customers.
Management & Operations

Beware the Business Saboteur

Read the cautionary tales of 3 entrepreneurs who were duped into bad business decisions but continued to thrive.
Work/Life Balance

Reduce Office-Party Waste

With biodegradable cups, recycled wrapping paper and organic wine, you can throw a great party that's still eco-friendly.
Success Stories

Caring Entrepreneurs Become Local Angels

Recruiting locals and hiring from a youth work program have helped these businesses succeed in their mission and community.
Startup Basics

The Basics of Greening Your Business

Run a more eco-friendly company with these 5 easy and cost-effective tips.
Office Tech

Top 5 Innovations for Business Owners

Since we haven't found a way to invent 25 hours in a day, these smart gadgets are the next best thing.
Startup Basics

The 4 People Every Business Owner Needs

Starting a business is tough, so it pays to get a little help from your friends.
Startup Basics

The 4 People Every Business Owner Needs

Starting a business is tough, so it pays to get a little help from your friends.
Compensation and Benefits

Embrace Greener Commuting

Reduce your carbon footprint with employee carpool and biking incentives.
Marketing Ideas

Taking a Green Initiative

These 3 entrepreneurs are taking advantage of green marketing tactics the right way.
Marketing Ideas

Product Placement Takes the Stage

You can't escape products on screen, but now they're making their way to your local theater.
Selling Online

Toys Gone Virtual

Interactive websites help sell classic dolls and toys to a new generation.
Management & Operations

Running a Seasonal Business

Find out what smart tactics these entrepreneurs use to ensure the success of their seasonal businesses.
Legal Center

Common Small-Business Scams

Protect your business by getting familiar with some of the more creative scams entrepreneurs are falling prey to these days.
Compensation and Benefits

20 Low-Cost Employee Perks

Even if you don't have a lot of money, you can still treat your employees right.

Hot Holiday Toys Offer Entrepreneurial Opportunities

This holiday season, entrepreneurs are helping meet the demand for hot toys like the PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and TMX Elmo.
Legal Center

Standing Strong Against Business Shakedowns

Many small businesses fall prey to unscrupulous lawsuits. Don't let yours be one of them.

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