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Entries by Drew Guarini from 07/2012

Small Firms Plan To Hire Fewer Workers This Year

Posted 07.02.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses have lowered their hiring expectations as their confidence in the economy has fallen into another mid-year slump, a new s...

Hone Keychain For iOS Promises Customers Will Never Lose Their Keys Again

Posted 07.02.2012 | Small Business

Phone? Check. Wallet? Check. Car Keys? Uh oh. "My partner is an absent-minded professor type, and he spent 10 minutes looking for his keys every si...

It's Harder For Women To Start Businesses Than Men, Kauffman Foundation Book Finds (VIDEO)

Posted 07.03.2012 | Small Business

Starting a business can be a complex and difficult process for anyone, but it may be even harder for women. A book and accompanying video recently ...

Lumoback Offers Posture-Improving Device To End Slouching (VIDEO)

Posted 07.05.2012 | Small Business

Sitting all day not only puts you at risk for sitting disease; it can also lead to bad posture. Andrew Chang personally struggled with the problem,...

Small Businesses Cut Workers: Report

Posted 07.06.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses in June reported cuts to their staff for the first time this year, the National Federation of Independent Business said o...

The 'Hacker Hostels' Of Silicon Valley

Posted 07.06.2012 | Small Business

SAN FRANCISCO -- From the outside it's just a beige three-story building in a quiet residential neighborhood. But inside, in a third-floor apartment, ...

Groupon's 9 Weirdest Deals (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.06.2012 | Small Business

Would you pay $100 for a stranger to come tuck you into bed? Among the slew of daily deals on Groupon, that’s not even the weirdest offer available....

Ministry Of Supply's 'Apollo' Dress Shirt Of The Future Is Made From NASA Spacesuit Materials

Posted 07.06.2012 | Small Business

In these staggeringly hot and record-breaking dog days of summer, workers everywhere are stuck in uncomfortable, sweat-drenched work shirts. But a...

How Pebble And Other Product Phenomenons Killed It On Kickstarter

Posted 07.09.2012 | Small Business

It's a good time to be Kickstarter. The crowdfunding platform has had a blockbuster year, breaking into mainstream consciousness with campaigns that r...

Business Owners Still Uncertain On Overall Economy: Survey Says

Posted 07.09.2012 | Small Business

Although U.S. small business owners are optimistic about their businesses, with 69 percent rating the financial health of their own business as "good,...

Celebrity Business Fails: 7 Businesses That Flopped Despite Star Power

Posted 07.09.2012 | Small Business

In the startup game, star power only gets you so far. Celebrities often use their fame and fortune to start businesses, but once the ventures are u...

Adventures In Customer Support: E-commerce Gets Some New Breast Friends

Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business

Buying a bra that fits according to expert standards has, for years, entailed a visit to a department store or a lingerie shop, where employees double...

Small Business Optimism Plummets

Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses' confidence in the economy's future declined in June by the most in two years, increasing the threat that an economic slo...

Postable Table, Portable Design, Fits Inside An Envelope

Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business

Are the days of lugging around a clumsy folding table for picnics and card games over? The owners of the Eindhoven, Netherlands-based Studio Toer ...

Who Gives A Crap Toilet Paper Founder Simon Griffiths Won't Get Off The John

Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business

Australian entrepreneurs are turning the typically dismissive phrase, "Who gives a crap?" into a launchpad for their business. Simon Griffiths is o...

Do You Really Want To Be A Business Owner?

Posted 07.11.2012 | Small Business

I have been talking to other business owners about whether their sons and daughters will be taking over the family business when they retire, and I ha...

Is Your Small Business Exempt from OSHA?

Posted 07.11.2012 | Small Business

The Occupational Safety and Health Act covers most businesses that have employees. It has specific rules and regulations but it also specifies a numbe...

Spike iPhone Case Comes With A Physical Keyboard

Posted 07.11.2012 | Small Business

For iPhone detractors, the lack of a physical keypad on the device has long been a rallying cry against the top-selling smartphone. But Cody and Ro...

Amazon's Same-Day Delivery Could Destroy Local Retail

Posted 07.12.2012 | Small Business

Amazon has long enjoyed an unbeatable price advantage over its physical rivals. When I buy a $1,000 laptop from Wal-Mart, the company is required to c...

LevelUp Will End Your Business' Credit Card Processing Fees

Posted 07.12.2012 | Small Business

Credit card processing fees are such a common part of the consumer-merchant retail experience that we hardly give them any thought. So we tend to forg...

Small Business Real Estate Boom Spurred By Government Support

Posted 07.12.2012 | Small Business

-- Las Vegas dentist Chris Cozine wanted to cut costs after the Great Recession. He found an unlikely way: He ditched the office he was renting and b...

The Education Of Groupon CEO Andrew Mason

Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business

There's an excellent Japanese restaurant in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The place has been around for years and still draws a crowd, a trendy ...

Private Companies The Government Turns To For Help

Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business

Who does 911 call when they need help? Tom Axbey, the CEO of Rave Mobility Safety, an eight-year-old company with a two-year-old product called Sma...

What It's Really Like To Be A Tattoo Artist

Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business

It's not every day you see a woman hammering skulls and snakes and daggers into people's flesh, to a heavy metal soundtrack. "I was definitely a novel...

Hulk Hogan To Open Retail Shop On Clearwater Beach

Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business

Get ready, because Hulkamania is about to hit Clearwater Beach, brother! Longtime Clearwater resident Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, is set to open...