Archive: November 11, 2007 - November 17, 2007

Seizing the Export Opportunity

The greenback is ailing these days, trading at record lows against a wide range of foreign currencies. But believe it or not, there's one area of the economy that's benefiting in a big way from the declining U.S. dollar -- exports. For most U.S. businesses, however, selling to overseas customers...

By Sharon McLoone | November 16, 2007; 3:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

How Do I... Choose a Business Structure

Choosing how to structure a business can be daunting for any small business owner or entrepreneur. Should a firm be a limited liability company (LLC), an S Corporation or something else? "It's the No. 1 most misconstrued, misinformed decision that small businesses make today," said tax expert Gene Fairbrother of...

By Sharon McLoone | November 15, 2007; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (1)

Study: Fraud Is Increasing Concern For Small Firms

Small businesses are increasingly becoming concerned about fraud especially over the Internet, according to a new study (pdf). Eighty-four percent of small firms said they are more concerned about fraud in connection with their business finances than they were a year ago. Additionally, 74 percent of respondents said they rely...

By Sharon McLoone | November 12, 2007; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (1)


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