Sponsored by

Small Business News

Small Business Owners Optimistic about Economy; 57 Percent Expect Revenue Growth, 46 Percent of Firms Hiring Plan to Hire at Least Six Employees

Wasp Barcode Technologies, a leading provider of small business productivity solutions, today announces the launch of its 2015 State of Small Business Report.

Advice from experts

Home Biz Tax Tips & Much More!

Small Business ExpertA home-based biz gets a money-saving menu of tips and advice from Lillyvette Montalvo, our guest biz-whiz. Go to

For small business ideas, get inspired by Profiles of gutsy entrepreneurs who followed their dreams. You can, too!
View all profiles

shannon rhodes B at home pet careEnfield, CT
Color Star
dr.manoj bahl Excel Dental StudioMerrillville, IN
Color Star
guillermo luchangco ICCP Venture Partners - Venture Capitalist FirmMakati, , Philippines
evelyn haye-primus Creative Expressions & GiftsOrangeburg, SC
Color Star
kevin padon Norwest GraphicsSeattle, WA

Small Business Forums

How to Submit an Article to Idea Cafe

Now you can demonstrate your business wisdom by posting your own article in our CyberSchmooz forum! CyberSchmooz

Join the Buzz on the Perks (and Jerks) of Running a Small Biz.

Working alone at home? Looking for new ideas or ways to juggle work & family demands? Come on over to the Working at Home forum and see how others are dealing with the same issues. CyberSchmooz

Show Me the Money!

Belly up to the Financial Feasts table and talk turkey about money... what to look for, where & how? All money talk is fair game. CyberSchmooz

Latest Blog
Posts

What costs should start ups be thinking about?

Once you’ve had the inspired business idea and you’ve wooed investors with your plan of action, what else should you be thinking about as you establish your business? Before you get to the interesting part of cracking on with the job itself, you

Where Will Your Phone System Take You?

Although mobile technology is quickly changing the telephone landscape, there will always be a need for traditional phone systems in the business environment. Cloud and VoIP technology is helping to take phone systems one step closer to the future, w

Other Usefull Resources

Running your Business

You thought starting your business was tough. But now running it day after day is even more of a challenge. find out more

Small Business Grants

For small business grants, visit Idea Cafe's Small Business Grant Center. find out more

Business Plan Sample for

See a sample business plan for an consumer airline company

Today's Business Form

Follow-up Sales Letter GO

Get a FREE Magazine

Browse through our extensive list of free Small & Medium Business magazines, white papers, downloads and podcasts. View all FREE Trade Publications

Today's Suggestion
eWeek - for builders of e-commerce

Biz Books

Grab a cup of coffee and browse the shelves for the biz books that meet your needs.

Jan. 31= Your Deadline for 1099s

Important News for Small BusinessBy 1/31 you must mail Form 1099s to each independent contractor you paid over $600 to last year. 1099s are special magnetic forms you can't download online, so don't delay requesting them. Get the whole picture and step-by-step details in Idea Cafe's Small Business Tax Center:

And the winner of the Entrepreneur of 2014 award is ...

Important News for Small BusinessWe are thrilled to present the recipient of the prestigious Entrepreneur of 2014 award - Rushelle Wetzel, owner of Smiley Transportation, LLC. Rushelle Wetzel received a total of 4,151 votes in the voting round and naturally emerged as the winner. Get the full scoop on her well deserved win.

Featured Videos
Business Greetings & Awards
Surprise your co-workers or business partners with a nice business greeting card or a custom award.

Today's Suggestion
Thinking Fast on your Feet!
Small Business Greetings and Awards