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5 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Steer Clear of the Debt Trap
Debt

5 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Steer Clear of the Debt Trap

It's as hard to avoid borrowing money as it is to make it when you're getting started, but both are possible.
John Rampton
Finland Blames Apple for Economic Problems
News and trends

Finland Blames Apple for Economic Problems

Finnish PM Alexander Stubb links the tech giant's success to the downfall of the country's major export industries.
Nina Zipkin
How Would You Handle These 7 Situations? Would You Pass the 'Diaper Test'?
Ethics

How Would You Handle These 7 Situations? Would You Pass the 'Diaper Test'?

There are many moral and ethical questions business owners face on a regular basis. Is there a right way to do things?
Gene Marks
7 Tips to Stay Afloat When Times Get Tough
Survival Strategies

7 Tips to Stay Afloat When Times Get Tough

Businesses can survive a cash-flow crunch, but the wrong move can be fatal.
Doug and Polly White
Have a Client Who Is Not Paying? Sue.
Legal Issues

Have a Client Who Is Not Paying? Sue.

Perhaps the most undesirable customer is the one who avoids your invoices, emails and calls. If so, small claims court may be your best bet.
Jaia Thomas
5 Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To
Growth Strategies

5 Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To

A wise person learns from someone else's experiences, so there's no excuse to repeat these business blunders.
Joshua Steimle
The Difference Between Good and Bad Debt
Finance

The Difference Between Good and Bad Debt

Sometimes debt can give you a financial edge -- but you need to use it wisely.
J.D. Roth
The Brilliance of Failure, In the Words of a Self-Made Billionaire
Leadership

The Brilliance of Failure, In the Words of a Self-Made Billionaire

E-commerce mogul Michael Rubin plays fast and hard and has lost a lot along the way. But to hear him tell it, that's exactly why he is winning now.
Catherine Clifford
Buffett to Congress: Stop Using Debt Limit as Weapon
Starting a Business

Buffett to Congress: Stop Using Debt Limit as Weapon

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says the threat to not raise the nation's debt limit is a 'political weapon of mass destruction' both sides need to resist.
7 Consequences of the Potential Debt Default
Finance

7 Consequences of the Potential Debt Default

What will happen if the U.S. defaults on its debt obligations? Here are 7 possible outcomes -- and they don't look good.
Jeff Cox
Race to the Top Goes to College
Starting a Business

Race to the Top Goes to College

President Obama laid out a plan for combating the rising cost of college, but passage is far from apparent. The plan is also not obviously advantageous for students.
Diana Ransom
Most Students Now Pay for College Themselves
Finance

Most Students Now Pay for College Themselves

Some 80 percent of college students chip in for their education. There is one thing, however, that mom and dad are still paying for.
Amy Langfield
New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches
Starting a Business

New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches

President Obama is expected to sign a new student loan bill into law today. While it stands to reduce costs for many in the near term, students could face higher costs down the road.
Diana Ransom
The College Question for Entrepreneurs Gains Momentum as Costs Surge
Starting a Business

The College Question for Entrepreneurs Gains Momentum as Costs Surge

Regardless of whether interest rates on certain student loans stay inflated, the high cost of college must be met proactively. Here are some tips for tamping down on your education debt-load.
Eric Greenberg