Cliff Ennico

Posted July 29, 2016

Slowly but surely, eBay is making a big comeback.

Posted July 20, 2016

Q: I was let go from a position with a high-technology company earlier this spring.

Posted July 12, 2016

For the past couple of years, I have taught an online course on entrepreneurship and small business management for a local university.

Posted July 06, 2016

Sometimes great business advice comes from the most unlikely source.

Posted June 29, 2016

I don't often review new business books because, quite frankly, most of them don't have much to say (unless they're mine, of course).

Posted June 22, 2016

"A number of years ago some friends and I formed a nonprofit organization to benefit a certain group in our community. It was granted tax-exempt status by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Posted June 15, 2016

Since 2008, when eBay stopped its annual eBay Live! trade show, internet retailers -- retailers who sell merchandise on their own website or a large online platform, such as eBay, Amazon and Etsy -- have been looking for an event where they can learn about the latest marketing and management strategies, meet representatives from companies that provide goods and services to increase profits, and hey, just have a heck of a good time schmoozing with other retailers from around the country.

Posted June 07, 2016

I have tried really hard to avoid commenting on politics and the presidential election. I think I'm the only syndicated columnist in the United States right now who hasn't weighed in on one side or the other, and believe me, I have tried to resist the temptation to do so as long as I could.

Posted June 01, 2016

"I have a one-person management consulting practice. I'm doing extremely well since my expertise is in great demand -- maybe a little too well. I'm deluged with phone calls and emails, about 40 or more each day, every single one of which must be responded to.

Posted May 25, 2016

I was amused to read an article in The Wall Street Journal last week about a human-resources consultant who developed a popular (and apparently very lucrative) program to help corporate HR executives "understand this young generation," the millennial generation.

Posted May 11, 2016

I was sorry to hear that the reality TV star who was scheduled to be your commencement speaker today had to bow out at the last minute. I was delighted, however, when the trustees called me an hour ago and asked me to fill in.

Posted April 07, 2016

Q: "I am trying to start a nonprofit organization to raise money for a local institution that has lost its state funding due to budget cuts.

Posted March 29, 2016

Twice a year I have the privilege of speaking at a leading conference and exhibition for people who sell merchandise online: the Seller's Conference for Online Entrepreneurs.

Posted March 23, 2016

Q: I'm starting a consulting business and have been asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement with my first client, a large multinational corporation.

Posted March 15, 2016

Last week we covered six of the 12 biggest mistakes most small businesses make. Here, in my humble opinion, are the other six.

Posted March 02, 2016

When setting up a limited liability company for a new business, one of the hardest tasks is figuring out how the company should be managed.

Posted February 16, 2016

"I have an opportunity to buy a service business in my area.

Posted February 10, 2016

"I've been looking to buy a business for some time now. My college graduate daughter has been out of work and living at home for two years, despite tons of effort and countless rejections, and I thought it might be a good idea for the two of us to own something where I could help her out for a while until she got the hang of things and could manage on her own.

Posted February 02, 2016

In last week's column, we talked about some of the wrong ways to engage in "private labeling" on eBay, Amazon and other e-commerce websites -- buying someone else's merchandise (legally) and reselling it online at a significantly higher price under your own trademark or "brand label."

Posted January 19, 2016

Here are some more New Year's Resolutions for business owners.

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