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Entries by Drew Guarini from 06/2012

Small-Business Owners Most Stressed By Running Business: Survey Says

Posted 06.01.2012 | Small Business

Running a small business is more stressful than anything else in a small-business owner's life -- including raising children -- according to a new sur...

Borro Gives Small Businesses Loans For Fine Art

Posted 06.01.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Artwork by Andy Warhol, military medals, helicopters, and a Babe Ruth baseball bat aren't the typical pawnshop fare. But all of...

National Small Business Week: 5 Things I Learned

Posted 06.01.2012 | Small Business

Every year since 1963, when President John F. Kennedy first made it official, the Small Business Administration has saluted the nation’s top busines...

CapsulePen: The Pill Case James Bond Would Love

Posted 06.01.2012 | Small Business

Modern medicine has enabled even some serious conditions and diseases to be treated with a handful of pills. But what about the embarrassment or stigm...

Dry Cleaning Bills Set For A Price Hike

Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- If your weekly dry cleaning bill already has you cringing, brace yourself for more pain. As soon as your next pickup, prices ma...

Is Silicon Valley Becoming The New Hollywood?

Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business

Their wedding was on the covers of the gossip magazines. Every moment of their honeymoon, documented across the Web. A lavish boat ride and a stroll...

Small Businesses May Be Ready To Spend: Survey Says

Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business

Small-business owners who have been hoarding cash as a hedge against the uncertain economy are loosening their purse strings a bit, a new survey from ...

Focal Locus Workstation Seeks To Prevent 'Sitting Disease'

Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business

Your desk is killing you. Sound dramatic? "Sitting Disease" is a real thing, and between commuting, sitting all day at work and then sitting at home, ...

Scents Of Departure: City-Themed Fragrances

Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business

Everyone has a different way to rekindle memories and feelings of the places they’ve visited. Some take photos. Others collect pebbles or seashells....

Dig This: A 'Super-Sized Sandbox' Off The Las Vegas Strip

Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business

Who says you can't play in a sandbox just because you're all grown up? That's the idea behind Dig This off the Las Vegas strip, a first-of-its-kind...

Can Romney Count On Hispanic Entrepreneurs?

Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- For some Hispanic entrepreneurs, Mitt Romney forces a tough decision. As small business owners, they like Romney's call for ...

Investors Losses Are Kickstarter's Gain

Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- When entrepreneur Julia Hu presented her prototype of a vibrating wristband alarm clock to a group Silicon Valley tech heavywei...

Zombie Gnomes: Designers Cashing In On 'Zombie Apocalypse'

Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business

A recent series of strange events -- from a horrific face-eating attack in Miami to the cannibalistic murder of a student by a Candaian porn actor -- ...

Alcohol Companies Compete In The Margarita Market

Posted 06.06.2012 | Small Business

The infamous alcohol-fueled slushies sold at open-air bars on Bourbon Street in New Orleans have led to countless brain freezes. For fourth-generation...

Paranoia Over Online Security Risks Is Increasing: Survey Says

Posted 06.07.2012 | Small Business

Today's consumers are highly aware they’re subject to Internet security risks. In fact, they're so conscious of it they feel safer meeting a strange...

Small Businesses Still Reliant On Paper In The Digital Age: Survey Says

Posted 06.07.2012 | Small Business

Small-business owners often say they want to use cloud computing solutions or mobile technology to make their businesses more efficient, but they're n...

Betabrand Sock Insurance: The Solution To Lost Socks

Posted 06.07.2012 | Small Business

As you fill up your dryer with your load of laundry, they’re there. But once the dryer starts running, they’re conspiring on how to make your life...

Stat Key Company: Unlocking Your Front Door Just Got A Little Easier

Posted 06.08.2012 | Small Business

As you walk up to your door, there’s a cacophony of shuffling and jingling as you try to find that right key. You fumble through similar looking key...

Twitter And The Power of Building Brands And Relationships

Posted 06.08.2012 | Small Business

I came to Twitter in the fall of 2008 after finishing my first book, “Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months.” When I tried to set up a Twitter account...

Life After LeBron: How Cleveland's Economy Is Faring After The Star's Departure

Posted 06.08.2012 | Small Business

Apart from Art Modell, there may be no sports figure, or person in general, more hated in the Cleveland area than former Cavalier great LeBron James. ...

iXoost Speakers: iPhone Docks Made From Old Car Parts

Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business

As the market for iPod, iPhone and iPad docks has become more and more crowded, electronics makers have resorted to using some unusual materials and d...

Millennials Evaluate Their "Coolness," Cool Brands: Survey Says

Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business

Want to market to millennial consumers? Then play up their sense of themselves as "cool." According to a new report from Insites Consulting, "Cool Tod...

Long Wait Times Harming Retail Experience: Survey Says

Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business

How long are customers willing to wait for service in your retail store before they walk out? Not very long, according to the results of a new survey ...

Why Obama Shouldn't Embellish His Small Business Record

Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business

Presidential candidates have long emphasized their efforts to help small business owners. Three-quarters of Republicans, Democrats, and independents v...

Can Mom-and-Pop Shops Survive Extreme Gentrification?

Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business

When I was about 6, my dad and I were sitting near Wall Street when I asked him why so many men were wearing suits and ties. It was the 1970s, and we ...