ARTICLES

JOSEPH: Small businesses must grow up

Many businesses that were started in the recession are growing up. And while those businesses are probably tougher and nimbler than their competition, they are still a lot younger than they look.
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JOSEPH: Valuing the entrepreneur's blood, sweat and tears

More than ever, owners are simply digging in to finance their great idea through their own hard work, time and resourcefulness.
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JOSEPH: Is working for yourself or for others riskier?

In business ownership, individual performance is the key indicator of success.
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JOSEPH: Beware of screening job applicants with social media

Tech-savvy employers are turning to social-media tools to locate and screen applicants for positions. And with increasing competition for jobs, employers are trying to both find the best applicants available and know as much as possible about them.
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JOSEPH: Will new rules end blog pay for play?

This month, the Federal Trade Commission announced new rules aimed at increasing transparency in social media advertising. Starting Dec. 1, bloggers and other users of social media tools, such as Twitter and Facebook, must disclose if they have received any type of payment in exchange for promotion, advertising or endorsement.
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