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Entries by Drew Guarini from 08/2012

As Health Law Takes Effect, Employers Move To Adapt

Posted 08.01.2012 | Small Business

Two major provisions of the health-overhaul law take effect Wednesday, testing employers' ability to adapt to changes the measure mandates. The law...

IKEA 2013 Catalog Offers Best Bets For Creating A Cool Office

Posted 08.01.2012 | HuffPost Home

A real page-turner full of vivid images comes out today. No, it's not another sequel to "Fifty Shades of Grey," it's the IKEA 2013 catalog, which offe...

Small Business Lending Falls In June

Posted 08.01.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Lending to small businesses fell in June to the lowest level since October, a report showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy's recent ...

Businesses Should Be Cautious With Crowdfunding, Experts Say

Posted 08.02.2012 | Small Business

When President Obama signed the JOBS Act in April, it opened the door for entrepreneurs to fund their businesses via crowdfunding websites, a digital-...

For Small Businesses, Bank Loan Alternatives

Posted 08.02.2012 | Small Business

After years of a small-business credit crisis, conditions seem to have improved. But with the economy still struggling and new regulations meant to el...

'Parasite Office' Concept Would Put New Floorspace Between Buildings (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.02.2012 | Small Business

In a crowded startup market, entrepreneurs may look to make not only their products, but also their physical offices stand out, and more businesses co...

Oculus Rift's Virtual Reality Headset Shows Potential For The Future Of Gaming

Posted 08.02.2012 | Small Business

Things are about to get real. The Oculus Rift, a "virtual reality headset" currently catching fire on Kickstarter, has its creators claiming it may...

Speed Counseling For Struggling Business Owners

Posted 08.03.2012 | Small Business

Recently, I was invited to a new effort to help aspiring entrepreneurs in the food business. It is being spearheaded by Jim Koch, founder and presiden...

Small Business Jobs Fall Slightly In July, Survey Finds

Posted 08.03.2012 | Small Business

Even as the overall economy managed to add jobs in July, small businesses continued cutting employees, numbers from the National Federation of Indepen...

Little Baby's Ice Cream Shop In Philadelphia Releases Terrifying Commercial (VIDEO)

Posted 08.03.2012 | Small Business

Hungry for some ice cream? You probably won't be after watching this advertisement. Philadelphia-based ice cream shop Little Baby's Ice Cream recen...

The Ultimate Start-up Muse: Kanye West?

Posted 08.03.2012 | Small Business

Could Kanye West hold the key to start-up success? At least one company thinks so.  The rapper/entertainer recently visited the New York City offi...

Marissa Mayer And Menlo Ventures Invest $13.9M In Getaround

Posted 08.03.2012 | Small Business

Getaround, the car-sharing marketplace that makes it dead easy to take a spin in a stranger's car, has pulled in $13.9 million in first round funding ...

Chick-Fil-A Owners Caught In Crossfire Over Gay Marriage

Posted 08.06.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- It's been a wild week for Chick-fil-A restaurant owners. On Wednesday, business surged after customers lined up at restaurants...

Small Businesses That Made The Mars Curiosity Mission Possible

Posted 08.07.2012 | Small Business

When NASA's Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars Monday, it made history as the largest and most advanced rover to ever land on the Red Planet....

Despite Downturn, Don't Cut Back On Employee Training

Posted 08.08.2012 | Small Business

Being a small business owner in this economy has been a challenge. As the economy continues to grow at a snail's pace, we are all looking to do more w...

Small Business Owners And Time Management (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 08.08.2012 | Small Business

As small business owners spread themselves ever thinner -- tackling from three to six different roles, on average -- effective time management becomes...

What Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Their Brains

Posted 08.09.2012 | Small Business

Are you more like Howard Schultz of Starbucks, the billionaire investor Warren Buffett, Richard Branson of Virgin, or Tony Hsieh of Zappos? Knowing th...

Are Gay People Better Entrepreneurs?

Posted 08.09.2012 | Small Business

When Joel Simkhai came out of the closet at age 18, he was worried about what kind of professional future he could have as an openly gay man. "One ...

3 Interview Questions That Reveal Everything

Posted 08.09.2012 | Small Business

Interviewing job candidates is tough, especially because some candidates are a lot better at interviewing than they are at working. To get the core...

Lapka's iPhone Plug-In Tests If Your Food Is Really Organic

Posted 08.09.2012 | Small Business

Remember that episode of Portlandia, where the couple drive out to an organic farm to check-out conditions for the chickens? Well thanks to the fol...

Fiscal Cliff Threatens Small Businesses

Posted 08.10.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Potential massive cuts in federal spending are still months away, but some small businesses that rely on government contracts a...

Crowfunded Businesses May Not Be Exempt From Taxes

Posted 08.13.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When Julie Uhrman, chief executive of gaming start-up Ouya Inc, went looking for funding to launch a new video gaming console, she turned ...

11 Products That Make Cats More Like Humans (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 08.13.2012 | Small Business

Ancient Egyptians likely worshiped cats, and it seems modern civilizations aren't that different. In fact, we may be taking our love of these furry cr...

When A City Wins An Olympic Bid, Do Small Businesses Lose?

Posted 08.13.2012 | Small Business

While you would think a worldwide event like the Olympics would be a great boon to the local community and small businesses, that isn't always the cas...

3 Brilliant Mistakes That Built Companies

Posted 08.13.2012 | Small Business

Tipping over and falling down isn't just for toddlers. Even the most intelligent and able-bodied of us take a tumble sometimes--although here's hop...