QUESTION on Paying Sales Tax in Every State My partners and I recently started a business selling IT products and services. I live in Colorado, my partners in Maryland and Virginia. For various reasons we registered our Company in Delaware through MyCorp services as a corporation. We have just received our first purchase order and are about to invoice our first sale. The sale … [Read more...] about Paying Sales Tax in Different States
Brad Chase received plenty of employment offers after leaving Microsoft Corp., where until April 2001 he was a senior vice president and head of the software company's MSN Internet unit. "I got a call for a CEO job for a company in the Bay Area that was a great opportunity with an incredible salary and stock options and the whole kit and caboodle," he recalls. Retirement to … [Read more...] about Starting a Business is Not All About the Money
For most entrepreneurs, owning a small business means longer working hours than everybody else. The average small-business owner works 52 hours a week, according to a study by New York marketing firm Willard & Shullman. Meanwhile, May figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the average American production employee puts in 33.8 hours. Behind the … [Read more...] about Does Owning a Business Mean Longer Working Hours?
Mary Skaggs spent 12 years commuting to a downtown-Atlanta law firm to work as a paralegal, where she earned a $60,000 salary. "For a woman with only a high-school education, I was at the top of my game," she says. But something was missing. "We started realizing we were only happy when we were out of town on vacation," says Mrs. Skaggs. She and her husband moved to Bradenton, … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Location for Your Business
Pamala Dean suffered from an undiagnosed thyroid disorder for years while working as a psychotherapist in Florida's Tampa Bay area. Her struggles with Graves' disease, which affects sufferers' emotional and mental as well as physical well-being, had led her to rekindle a career as an artist even as her interest in practicing psychotherapy waned. "The art kind of took off … [Read more...] about Some Business Owners Seek a Healthier Lifestyle
In 1998, Sue Schwaderer was making a six-figure salary working for Oracle Software, and her husband, Bill Lawrence, spent his days profitably managing three small apartment buildings they owned in Evanston, Ill. They enjoyed their friends and the attractions of nearby Chicago, but they didn't enjoy the rat race. "We were tired of never seeing each other and of too much business … [Read more...] about Home-Based Lifestyle Entrepreneur: Freedom, Not Money
Cindy Buchanan spends part of her workweek employed as an emergency physician, setting broken bones, stitching up cuts and, occasionally, saving a life at a Columbia, S.C., hospital. The rest of the time, Dr. Buchanan moonlights as a self-employed cruise travel agent, helping honeymooners and vacationers with decisions about cabins, decks and ports of call. "It's just so … [Read more...] about How Moonlighting Can Help You Succeed in Your Business