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Useful Resources for Entrepreneurs. Tons of Entrepreneurial Resources for Small Business Owners!



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Business Idea Generator

Sun, 13 Dec 2009 14:16:16 GMT

Need free business ideas? This business idea generator gives you sample business ideas. You'll find some silly entrepreneur ideas along with an occasional great idea for starting a business. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, December 13, 2009



IRS Form 1099-K

Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:09:20 GMT

IRS Form 1099-K ensures that small business owners who don't declare all of the revenues they receive via credit cards, debit cards, gift cards and services like Paypal will no longer be able to hide those revenues from the IRS. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, November 24, 2009



Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program

Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:08:20 GMT

The U.S. government's Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program can be an attractive federal funding source for small companies. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, November 24, 2009



Financing Options for Buying a Small Business

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:15:23 GMT

How much will you be able to borrow to buy a new business? We look at financing options for buying a business. The first thing you'll need to understand is how debt service coverage ratios work and how that will impact your small business acquisition financing alternatives. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, October 19, 2009



Business Plan Length

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 18:32:14 GMT

When it comes to business plan writing, size does matter. Some say a short business plan is the way to go, while others argue for longer business plans. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, October 8, 2009



Reasons For Selling a Business

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 18:12:32 GMT

Business owners will sell a business for a variety of reasons. We've listed out the Top 10 reasons that business owners decide to exit a business and put a company up for sale. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, October 6, 2009



Vehicle Service Contracts

Mon, 05 Oct 2009 02:58:11 GMT

Buying a vehicle service contract can be a smart move for business owners that have company cars or company trucks. However, it's critical that you understand what you are buying before you sign on the dotted line. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, October 5, 2009



Sample Customer Surveys

Tue, 01 Sep 2009 14:15:11 GMT

Looking for sample customer surveys? Here's a sample customer satisfaction survey that can be used by small business owners to identify improvement opportunities. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, September 1, 2009



How to Form a Trade Association

Mon, 17 Aug 2009 14:30:21 GMT

Wondering how to form a trade association? This article discusses the necessary steps for forming a trade association and promoting a trade association. We also touch briefly on why trade associations are formed. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, August 17, 2009



Small Businesses and Healthcare Reform

Thu, 13 Aug 2009 11:16:32 GMT

Small businesses should support health care reform, but not for the reasons currently being cited by the spinmasters in Washington DC. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, August 13, 2009



Confidentiality Breach Can Ruin A Business Sale

Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:28:12 GMT

When selling a business, confidentiality is key. If employees, competitors and others find out that an owner intends to sell a business, the consequences can be extremely negative, well beyond simply putting the business sale at risk. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, July 20, 2009



How Do I Sell My Business in a Down Economy?

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:58:35 GMT

Selling a business in a down economy? It may not be the best time, but some distressed sellers don't have a choice. In this article, we discuss a few important things to consider before you decide to sell a business. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, June 29, 2009



Choosing the Right Team to Sell a Business

Thu, 18 Jun 2009 22:27:04 GMT

Business owners don't typically sell a business on their own. It's a team effort, and you will be the captain of the team. We offer a few tips on how to choose a good team to help you sell a business. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, June 18, 2009



What Business Should I Start?

Wed, 17 Jun 2009 19:43:44 GMT

What are the best businesses to start in a down economy? We've got some great research for you on good businesses to start, based on some number crunching by a very talented industry research firm. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, June 17, 2009



Promotional Printing

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 20:59:41 GMT

In the market for a printer for promotional items or direct mail pieces? We discuss a few criteria to use when sourcing printers for promotional items. We also recommend some good promotional printers we've worked with. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, June 10, 2009



Small Business Expert

Fri, 05 Jun 2009 15:45:22 GMT

Small business expert is a title that anybody can claim. However, a real small business expert must truly understand what it takes to start, build and grow a successful startup. We list some small business experts who we think are the real deal. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, June 5, 2009



Telesales Best Practices - How Many Sales Agents Should I Have?

Mon, 01 Jun 2009 22:07:35 GMT

Telesales can be a great way to boost sales, but how many agents should you have? We discuss what can happen when you have too many telemarketers or telesales agents. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, June 1, 2009



Bing Microsoft Search

Thu, 28 May 2009 03:18:35 GMT

Bing Microsoft search offers a fresh new approach to search that is very consumer-friendly. SMBs will do well to start using Bing search and see how they can leverage it for small business success. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, May 27, 2009



Customer Feedback

Thu, 21 May 2009 17:22:30 GMT

VistaPrint, an online supplier of graphic design and printed products, is a great resource for small business owners. One key to their success is learning from customers by listening to customers. Discover how they leverage customer feedback to implement a very effective continuous improvement program. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, May 21, 2009



Small Business Health Options Program

Wed, 13 May 2009 16:22:30 GMT

The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP Act) can help small businesses and millions of workers get access to affordable small business and self-employed health coverage. Getting this bill passed is fundamental to a solid economic recovery. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, May 13, 2009



History of Workers Compensation

Fri, 08 May 2009 17:16:27 GMT

The history of workers compensation is a history of problem solving. While workers compensation is not perfect, it has allowed our economy to thrive in a way that would not otherwise have been possible. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, May 8, 2009



New Research on the Importance of Website Domain Length

Fri, 24 Apr 2009 16:35:47 GMT

Conventional wisdom has it that a short, memorable domain is essential for website success. We analyze domain name lengths for the most popular websites. The results of our domain length research may surprise you! Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, April 24, 2009



Best Small Business Forums and Online Entrepreneur Communities

Wed, 22 Apr 2009 20:13:17 GMT

Our list of the best small business forums and entrepreneur communities may be the secret weapon you've been looking for. Couple our entrepreneur resources with these helpful forums and you'll be unstoppable. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, April 22, 2009



Shopaholic Entrepreneurs - Will They Do Better Than the Rest of Us?

Wed, 08 Apr 2009 14:38:17 GMT

It's just a theory but we believe shopaholics, people who need to shop in a somewhat compulsive manner, have the potential to be great entrepreneurs. Do you agree that they've got a leg up on others or do you think we've got it all wrong? Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, April 8, 2009



How to Get a DUNS Number

Wed, 08 Apr 2009 03:45:02 GMT

Small business owners have a lot of questions regarding how to get a DUNS number. This article offers detailed information on getting a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, April 7, 2009



How to Get a D&B Number

Tue, 07 Apr 2009 00:31:36 GMT

Wondering how to get a D&B number? We explain how to go about getting a D&B number for a small business and we showcase a couple of extras from D&B that are worth investing in. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, April 6, 2009



Slowdown in Business-for-Sale Transactions In Q1 2009

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 22:05:06 GMT

It's a tough time to sell a business. Data from BizBuySell.com shows a marked decline in the number of business-for-sale transactions that closed in First Quarter 2009. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, April 6, 2009



United States Business for Sale Trend Data and Statistics for Q1 2009

Sun, 05 Apr 2009 20:00:04 GMT

How much is my business worth? It's a question we hear often from business owners. Fortunately, we've got some business valuation trend data for Q1 2009 that lets you know what business are selling for. This data is provided to us by BizBuySell.com. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, April 5, 2009



How to Rename Many Files At Once

Sun, 05 Apr 2009 03:45:01 GMT

Wondering how to rename multiple files quickly and easily? Here's a way to give many files a new name without having to manually rename each file one at a time. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, April 4, 2009



Companies That Women Entrepreneurs Should Love!

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:32:01 GMT

Certain companies are good to women entrepreneurs. This list, provided by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, honors companies that award contracts to women business owners in a fair and consistent way. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, March 26, 2009



Internet Hoax Psychology

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 18:42:01 GMT

What is it about Internet hoaxes that make us simultaneously love and loathe them? We discuss the psychology of Internet hoaxes, including a discussion of our own satiric piece that got us 15 seconds of buzz. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, March 20, 2009



Twitter Blamed for Economic Downturn

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 03:32:21 GMT

A new study suggests that Twitter is the root cause of the current economic malaise. Policy experts predict a Twitter moratorium may be declared for Summer 2009 as part of an effort to stimulate economic production and reverse GDP declines. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, March 19, 2009



Small Business Stimulus Program Highlights

Wed, 18 Mar 2009 15:32:21 GMT

What's in the small business stimulus package for small business owners? We've got the highlights of how the stimulus program will impact small business owners and entrepreneurs. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, March 18, 2009



Self-Employment Assistance

Wed, 18 Mar 2009 12:09:21 GMT

If you are unemployed and want to start a business, you might qualify for self-employment assistance as part of your state's unemployment insurance benefits program. The program is called Self-Employment Assistance. It offers a weekly allowance sent to you as a check, as well as free training on starting a business. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, March 18, 2009



Escape from Cubicle Nation Book Review

Fri, 13 Mar 2009 11:08:33 GMT

If you want to become an entrepreneur and only plan on buying one book, we recommend Escape from Cubicle Nation. It covers not only the emotional issues associated with leaving corporate life but also the nuts and bolts of launching a business. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, March 13, 2009



Google Friend Connect API

Thu, 12 Mar 2009 12:18:13 GMT

Google Friend Connect API lets you use Google account or Yahoo account. No more anonymous spam comments polluting the web! Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, March 12, 2009



Chamber of Commerce Database

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 13:14:23 GMT

We've created a chamber of commerce directory that provides a list of chambers in every city in the United States. If you haven't joined your local chamber, you may be missing out on a great networking opportunity. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, March 11, 2009



Business Budgeting Fundamentals

Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:09:54 GMT

This article covers the fundamentals of business budgeting. If you are not creating a business budget, you may be impeding on your chances of owning a successful business. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, March 10, 2009



Spicy Pickle Franchising: Interview with Co-Founder Tony Walker

Wed, 04 Mar 2009 14:14:14 GMT

We interview Tony Walker, co-founder and COO of Spicy Pickle, an eatery that makes some amazing sandwiches and boasts the world's best spicy pickle. Now expanding via franchising, Spicy Pickle is looking for experienced restaurant operators. Great business opportunity with a great franchisor! Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, March 4, 2009



When Can a Restaurant Deny a Customer Service?

Sat, 28 Feb 2009 13:11:08 GMT

Customer service in restaurants gets tricky if a patron is drunk, unruly or is not wearing appropriate clothing. We discuss when restaurants can deny customers service and tell them to go somewhere else. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, February 28, 2009



Small Business Books: We Review The Accidental Startup

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:46:01 GMT

We received an early copy of The Accidental Startup by Danielle Babb. It's a great book for people who want to start a business. Read our business book review on this excellent new book. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, February 24, 2009



Getting a Divorce and We Own a Business Together

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 10:12:21 GMT

What happens when a married couple that owns a business together decides to get a divorce? We present a few suggestions on how to handle getting divorced if you own a business with a spouse. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, February 23, 2009



Oh No! Caps on SBA Goodwill Financing

Fri, 20 Feb 2009 11:29:21 GMT

The SBA is talking about imposing caps on goodwill financing for SBA guaranteed loans. That's not a smart move and here's why. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, February 20, 2009



Business Valuation Trends in the United States

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 10:40:22 GMT

Looking for business valuation trend statistics or data on business valuations? We've got information on asking prices, revenue multiples and cash flow multiples for top U.S. cities. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, February 19, 2009



Book Review: Problem Solving 101

Sat, 14 Feb 2009 10:40:22 GMT

Staff writer Anna Gaebler reviews Ken Watanabe's book, Problem Solving 101. Written in simple terms for children, it is a must-read for any child or adult who finds that they are not achieving their goals. This is a great gift for young people in your life whom you wish to put on the path to success and sensible thinking. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, February 14, 2009



Taxes on Barter Income

Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:07:51 GMT

In a tough economy, barter trades become more popular. But you cannot avoid taxes by bartering. We discuss tax obligations on barter deals. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, February 12, 2009



Buying a Business to Get United States Citizenship

Wed, 11 Feb 2009 15:15:01 GMT

U.S. citizenship is a prized global commodity. A well-kept secret is that buying a U.S. business can put you on a fast path to becoming a U.S. citizen. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, February 11, 2009



Tax Forms to File for LLCs

Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:30:13 GMT

LLCs are a popular organizational structure these days, but come tax time many LLC owners are mystified on which tax forms LLCs must file. We shed some light on tax forms for LLCs. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, February 11, 2009



Stimulus Plan Fraud

Thu, 05 Feb 2009 11:07:43 GMT

What portion of the massive government stimulus plan will be stolen by crooks? Unfortunately, we anticipate exponential growth in stimulus money scams. The government's pocket -- your pocket -- is about to be picked! Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, February 5, 2009



Free Business Advice from SCORE

Wed, 04 Feb 2009 10:05:03 GMT

At Gaebler.com, we get more requests from entrepreneurs asking for help than we can possibly manage. For those we cannot assist, our advice is always the same. Talk to your local SCORE counselor. SCORE is a simply amazing organization that offers excellent resources for entrepreneurs across the country. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, February 4, 2009



Crowdworkers, Microsourcing and Parallel Employment

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 11:00:12 GMT

Here's a free business idea you can have. It involves setting up a new form of employment that cuts big tasks up into small tasks and delegates them out to thousands of workers. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, February 1, 2009



Time Value of Money Businesses

Sat, 31 Jan 2009 04:01:35 GMT

When starting a business, making smart choices on your business model is critical. In considering the best businesses to start, you may want to look for business concepts that profit from the time value of money. Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs, January 31, 2009