Direct Sales or Starting From Scratch – Which Business Model is Right For You?

You've been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and now you're itching to start your own business.  Luckily for you, with over 5 million self-employed entrepreneurs in the United States, you're in good company. So now that you've decided you want to start your own business, you have dozens of options, but we're going to focus on…Read more Direct Sales or Starting From Scratch – Which Business Model is Right For You?

Small Businesses: Stop Stressing Seasonal Sales Dips

The Vice President of the Vine Vendor Network, Sandra D'Auria, always says "The J months are the worst in retail." D'Auria is right; January, June, and July are notoriously low for retail sales. Deconstructing the function of retail and the mindset of shoppers, it makes perfect sense: January is after the rush of the holiday…Read more Small Businesses: Stop Stressing Seasonal Sales Dips

Top 5 Investments You Need to Make as an Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur today doesn't offer the same mystique and je ne sais quoi it once did. The idea of the successful entrepreneur has us envisioning a Gatsby-esque gentleman lounging on a yacht wearing white board shorts, a deep tan, calling people "Old Sport" while his dollars just rolled in.  This is the American dream, isn't it? To become…Read more Top 5 Investments You Need to Make as an Entrepreneur