Robert Mims of Greenfield, Wis., says he works two jobs to make the car
payments on a 2005 Ford Taurus he bought four years ago for about
$13,000. The payments — about $17,000 so far — already amount to more
than what the car is worth, but he's nowhere near paying off his car
Work, family and other commitments can take a huge chunk out of your
day. Learning how to manage your time is an essential skill when trying
to successfully navigate through the maze of tasks and other items on
your daily to-do list. Here are seven timely tips for improving time
management and making the most out of your work day.
It’s no secret that interest-only loan payments are a big draw for a
lot of people, especially entrepreneurs and individuals who work on
commission. But are interest-only loans right for the small business
owner? Perhaps, but the loans are often risky and frequently have some
uncompromising caveats attached to them.
Credit-card issuers are going to have to play by a whole new set of
rules that take effect Monday and are considered consumer-friendly —
but will also cut into some of their traditional sources of revenue.
Do you dream of just chucking the corporate rat race and becoming your own boss? Many workers have chosen that option after joining the ranks of the millions who have lost their jobs in the recession. While there's a certain amount of freedom at being
your own boss, there's also the realization that you now wear two hats
— employer and employee.
The TNJ/NMBC Entrepreneurship Boot Camp program takes into consideration the state of the current U.S. and global economies and how these realities are changing the roles and attitudes of today’s business and social entrepreneurs. Designed for two specific groups, the program is limited to 30 individuals to ensure that each participant gets the maximum benefit from the experience.
In February 2009, The Network Journal partnered with the National Minority Business Council, Inc. (NMBC), to establish an Entrepreneurship Boot Camp targeting individuals transitioning from employee to entrepreneur and early-stage entrepreneurs.
Small business owners and managers face many uncertainties about the future. But the future of a business is not entirely a matter of chance. Proper planning and budgeting can dramatically increase the likelihood a business will attain its goals.