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What's the difference between operating income and gross income?

When you're starting your own business, there are a lot of financial factors to consider. You can't measure your success based simply on how much you sell. All profit, you see, isn't exactly equal.


Survey Shows More People Are Choosing to Telework, Reaping Benefits

According to a new paper by tech company Polycom, "anywhere working" is on the rise in several countries, and employees recognize its advantages.

Your Favorite Clothing Brand Is Dying Much Faster These Days

With the demise of mall staples like The Limited, the brands hanging on will have to rethink their entire approach to fashion to survive the 'mall-pocalypse.'

Decoding Your Desk: What Does It Say About You?

Is your cluttered desk a sign of creative genius or just chaos? Experts weigh in on whether either is really a true reflection of how your brain operates.

What Happens to Drivers When Toll Roads Stop Taking Cash?

As more toll roads move away from cash, where does that leave drivers who don't have electronic passes? Or even exact change?

Paternity Tests and Other Businesses You Don't Expect to See on a Truck

You may be surprised at the types of businesses people have put on wheels. Cigar Lounge, anyone?

Should Restaurants Charge a Penalty Fee for Uneaten Food?

In an effort to discourage food waste, some all-you-can-eat buffets are charging diners whose eyes are bigger than their stomachs.

The Power of Crowds: The 'Lazer Team' Story

HowStuffWorks Now interviews Rooster Teeth's Burnie Burns at SXSW on how to crowdfund a feature-length film.

Unlimited Flights for One Flat Price: Could OneGo Be the Netflix of Air Travel?

A startup app called OneGo aims to find a niche as a provider of all-you-can-fly pricing for domestic air travel, for those who can afford the monthly membership.

10 Security Tips for Online Businesses

Keeping your online business secure requires time and effort, but it's an important task. Keep your business and your customers safe with these tips.

Can you get grants for your small business's website?

Creating a website can be a pricey proposition for a small business. There are grants out there that can fund website development, but the competition is fierce — and the grants often come with strings attached. Grants-biz-website-