Month: February 2012

Five best inexpensive franchises

Franchise opportunities aren’t just for the well-funded; many affordable franchises cost under $25,000. Franchises start-up costs are approximate and may change, but here are five of the cheapest franchise opportunities around: 1. Cruise Planners/American Express. This cruise and tour travel agency is a low-investment business that needs less than $10,000 in capital. Like many of the low-cost franchise opportunities, this is a home-based franchise and can be full- or part-time. …

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Mom and Pop Fight Back

Mom and Pop are taking off the gloves. Today the New York Times reports on a growing trend among independent online businesses to tap into the anti-corporate zeitgeist that fueled the Occupy movement. Independents have long competed using tactics such as personalizing service and dodging direct price comparisons. Now there’s a new approach: small business […]

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Small Business Advisor: Any Time, Anywhere

We’re pleased to announce that Yahoo! Small Business Advisor – including the Profit-Minded Blog – is now available on iPad through Yahoo’s Livestand iPad app. You’ll find us in the Business & Finance section. To pin Advisor to your Livestand library, simply tap the green plus sign when you view Advisor in the Livestand table […]

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The vote that matters most to economic recovery

Welcome to The SmallBiz Vote, a new blog from Yahoo! Small Business Advisor, where we’ll be tracking the political issues that matter most to small business owners throughout the 2012 election year. In the coming weeks and months, this space will feature the political views of small business owners and keep you updated on the […]

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