Month: April 2013

What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

Fun 2-minute quiz on Entrepreneur. Are you most? An Advisor A Salesperson A Creator A Diplomat A Doer Something else? Connect with Roger on Google+

Some Small Businesses Opt for the Health-Care Penalty

Interesting article in The Wall Street Journal on how some small businesses are coping with health care.   By EMILY MALTBY And SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN Small-business owners across the U.S. are bracing for the health-care law that kicks in next year, fearing it will increase the cost of providing insurance to employees. But Rick Levi, a business owner… Read more »

So far out … they’re in!

There’s a good article on HBR on the impact of handwritten notes.  This is a practice I absolutely embrace — I just picked up a new box of thank you notes just yesterday specifically for this purpose … and a few are already in the mail.  Think how many emails you send/receive … how many handwritten notes did you… Read more »

Credit Card Processing Fees and the fine print ~ Part 4

In Part 4 of Paul Downs small business blog on “You’re the Boss” – Conclusions. Choosing a Credit Card Processor (and Drawing Some Conclusions) By PAUL DOWNS [emphasis added]   My search for a credit card processor started last April and dragged on through the end of January. Like many small-business owners, I have plenty of things to keep… Read more »

Credit Card Processing Fees and the fine print ~ Part 3

In Part 3 of Paul Downs small business blog on “You’re the Boss” – The Big Banks Come Knocking.   My Search for a Credit Card Processor, Part 3 By PAUL DOWNS   In [Paul’s previous post], I wrote about my decision not to accept the credit card processing offer I had received from Emerald World. That left me… Read more »