SMBs make hopeful New Year’s resolutions

December 31, 2010

— Lisa Barone is a contributor for Small Business Trends. This article originally appeared here. —

5 year-end tax planning tips for small businesses

December 24, 2010

–- Glen Wielandt is head of franchise business development at Fiesta Auto Insurance and a veteran in the income-tax services industry with more than 20 years of operational experience in the tax center franchise industry. The views expressed are his own. –-

Grow revenues before seeking VC funding

December 24, 2010

— Russell Rothstein is the founder and CEO of business social networking site SalesSpider. The views expressed are his own. —

Pillows from a vending machine?

December 23, 2010

If you can get hot-cooked kosher food from a vending machine, why not a pillow? With no end to the creative ways people are using vending machines these days, a custom-made pillow is actually not such a strange concept.

Top 5 gifts for SMBs this holiday season

December 23, 2010

— Mitch Merrifield is senior director of managed computing solutions for Verio, a Web-hosting provider for small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. The views expressed are his own. —

Access trumps ownership in 2011

December 22, 2010

— Lisa Gansky is the author of “The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing” and the Mesh Directory live. The opinions expressed are her own. —

Now is the time to think about selling your small business

December 22, 2010

— Domenic Rinaldi is president and managing partner of Chicagoland Sunbelt, a business brokerage firm that focuses on helping people buy, grow and sell businesses in Chicago and the surrounding Midwest area. The views expressed are his own. —

Tax cuts for the rich bad for small business

December 14, 2010

— Lew Prince is managing partner of Vintage Vinyl, an independent music store in St. Louis. He is also a member of Business for Shared Prosperity, which has circulated a petition against extending the Bush-era tax cuts. The views expressed are his own. —

Extending tax cuts eliminates uncertainty

December 14, 2010

— Kelly Phillips Erb is a small business owner and practicing tax attorney at the Erb Law Firm in Philadelphia. She is also the author of the popular Tax Girl blog. The views expressed are her own. —

5 lessons businesses can learn from WikiLeaks

December 13, 2010

— Jeremy Reis is the founder and president of That Network, an interactive publishing firm. This article originally appeared here. The views expressed are his own. —