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Entries by Alicia Ciccone from 03/2012

8 Ways To Prevent Your Office From Killing You

Posted 03.01.2012 | Small Business

Is your office killing you? Hours of sedentary, stressful work under bad lighting is taking a big toll on your well-being -- and the health risks exte...

You've Got... Bobby Flay

Posted 03.02.2012 | Small Business

TV host and restaurateur Bobby Flay discusses his passion for hamburgers at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Burger Bash....

iPad Usage Among Small-Business Owners Jumps 25 Percent

Posted 03.05.2012 | Small Business

Thirty-four percent of owners of small and medium-sized businesses say the iPad is a crucial part of their business operations, according to a new nat...

8 Ways To Save Money On Gas

Posted 03.06.2012 | Small Business

With the national gas average at a cringe-worthy $3.79 per gallon, small businesses across the country are feeling a big pinch. While some busines...

Scott Jordan, SCOTTEVEST: A Business With Deep Pockets Enters The 'Shark Tank'

Posted 03.08.2012 | Small Business

Scott Jordan has deep pockets. Literally. But like most fast-growing startups, he could always use some extra cash. So the founder of SCOTTEVEST and T...

The Moment I Knew (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

Posted 03.09.2012 | Small Business

At HuffPost, we're kicking off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate! It's called "The Moment I Knew," and is a user-submitted vide...

Small Businesses With Class: How Teaching Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Posted 03.15.2012 | Small Business

A growing number of small businesses are getting hands on with their customers, teaching classes on what they do best. “While the dough is rising...

Elevator Pitches: 5 Things You Need To Know

Posted 03.15.2012 | Small Business

When you're an entrepreneur, you have to live your life as if there's a new opportunity around every corner. And though meeting your future investor i...

You've Got... Grant Achatz

Posted 03.16.2012 | Small Business

World-renowned chef Grant Achatz discusses his recipe for restaurant success and what it was like to create innovative dishes when he lost his sense o...

Justin Esch And Dave Lefkow, J&D's Foods: You Put Bacon Where?

Posted 03.16.2012 | Small Business

Where do you like your bacon? "On everything," said Dave Lefkow, co-founder of Seattle-based J&D's Foods. At a business dinner, Lefkow discovered Just...

Chinese Copycats Challenge U.S. Small Businesses

Posted 03.19.2012 | Small Business

SylvanSport founder Thomas Dempsey learned last summer that a product similar to one he'd patented was being made in China when a customer sent him a ...

Build-a-Bear's Maxine Clark On How She Got Started

Posted 03.21.2012 | Small Business

Maxine Clark, the 63-year-old founder of Build-a-Bear, was always a shopper, even as a kid. So it made sense that she would wind up in retail. Clark e...

The Bottom Line: A Profile On Spanx Founder Sara Blakely

Posted 03.21.2012 | Small Business

One day, fourteen years ago, Sara Blakely bought a pair of unlined cream-colored pants at Arden B. The trousers, which cost $89, at the time represent...

Access To Capital Boosts Startup Activity, Gallup Poll Finds

Posted 03.21.2012 | Small Business

Those with access to capital are three times more likely to plan on starting a business than those without access and that has a big affect on startup...

Lee Rhodes, Glassybaby: A Battle With Cancer Gives Life To A Startup

Posted 03.21.2012 | Small Business

Healing can come from unlikely places. When Lee Rhodes dropped a votive into a small blown glass bowl, the warm light emitted some much-needed comfort...

The 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs Of Our Time

Posted 03.22.2012 | Small Business

When Jeff Bezos came up with the idea for what would become Amazon.com, he went on a stroll in Central Park with his boss at the time to share his epi...

Kurt Varner Is Launching A Startup -- From His Car

Posted 03.22.2012 | Small Business

While most entrepreneurs have pretty modest office spaces while building their startups, Kurt Varner is taking bootstrapping to a new level. The Los A...

The Iced-Coffee Economy: Why The Cold Stuff Costs More

Posted 03.23.2012 | Small Business

All this week, Jonathan Rubinstein, the owner of the Joe mini-chain, has gone into work wondering whether today will be The Day. "Each year, there is ...

International Cash Mob Day Encourages Shopping At Small Businesses

Posted 03.23.2012 | Small Business

While flash mobs have become a well-known concept, a new kind of mob is trying to break into the mainstream -- Saturday, March 24, marks International...

Small Business Challenges Obamacare In Supreme Court

Posted 03.26.2012 | Small Business

When the Supreme Court takes up the issue of the constitutionality of the health care law this week, small business owners will be front and center in...

Draw Something Changes The Game Quickly For Omgpop

Posted 03.26.2012 | Small Business

At a cocktail party on the second floor of the expensive Bowery Hotel in Manhattan on Thursday night, as trays of stuffed mushrooms and thinly sliced ...

Gene Simmons Rock & Brews: Kiss Legend Plans Global Restaurant Chain

Posted 03.27.2012 | Small Business

Kiss frontman Gene Simmons has entertained rowdy crowds around the world. Now, he wants to do it again. The legendary rocker and reality TV star has p...

Is Starting A Franchise From Home For You?

Posted 03.28.2012 | Small Business

For many, the holy grail of business ownership is finding a legitimate, low-cost, home-based business opportunity. Well, the search is over (for some ...

Do Good Bosses Have To Be Cutthroat?

Posted 03.28.2012 | Small Business

I had just given a speech to a group of family-business owners who were interested in professional development and succession planning. This was a ver...

Small Businesses See The Brighter Side Of Health Reform

Posted 03.28.2012 | Small Business

You've heard it a thousand times: Health reform will stifle small business and kill jobs. But some business owners are telling another story -- it ...