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Entries by Nate C. Hindman from 10/2011

Small Business Borrowing Jumps: Paynet

Posted 10.03.2011 | Small Business

(By Ann Saphir) - Borrowing by small U.S. businesses jumped in August, a bright spot in an economy whose weaknesses are so pronounced that the Federal...

Odenton, MD: For Local Small Businesses, A Lost Four Years

Posted 10.03.2011 | Small Business

There have been days when Julie Upchurch has stood in the middle of her Gambrills flower shop and asked, “Why am I doing this?” Five years ago,...

Venture-Backed IPOs Slip To Two-Year Low

Posted 10.04.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Just five venture-capital backed companies held initial public offerings last quarter, data from the National Venture Capital Association ...

Small Business: Corporate America's New Safeguard

Posted 10.04.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Facing talk of "class warfare" in Washington and protest marches on Wall Street, some of the biggest players in corporate America are link...

Entrepreneur Takes On Former Employer After Firing

Posted 10.06.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen) - Bryan Van Noy got a pink slip in 2007. After dusting himself off, he set out to launch a business that would challenge traditi...

Small Business Confidence Rises In September: NFIB

Posted 10.11.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses in the United States grew more confident in the economy's future for the first time in seven months during September as t...

Rent Costs Crush A 125-Year-Old Hardware Store: 'Can't Sell Enough Nuts And Bolts To Cover $26K A Month'

Posted 10.11.2011 | Small Business
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When Dave Lind bought Keeler Hardware in 2007, he was buying an established, solid business with roots stretching back almost 125 years. But with Lind...

Web Startup Tackles Student Debt 'Crisis'

Posted 10.14.2011 | Small Business

(By Jon Cook) - Sue Khim was in her third year of medical school, $50,000 in debt and wondering if she would ever dig herself out. Instead of simpl...

Small Business Lending 'Finally Turning The Corner': PayNet

Posted 10.17.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen) - Startup activity is expected to pick up this year and into 2012 as sectors such as amusement and recreation services continue ...

Small Businesses Still Struggling: Geithner

Posted 10.19.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses still face a very tough economy and are experiencing more challenges than larger businesses after the recession, Treasury...

Entrepreneurial Hotbeds: A Homegrown Mix Of Science And Luck

Posted 10.19.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen) - Nick Cronin moved to Chicago from Milwaukee to stack the entrepreneurial deck in his favor, hoping to leverage the city's impr...

Locu Looks To Provide The 'Missing Piece' In Local Search

Posted 10.27.2011 | Small Business

In the not too distant future, Internet search engines and social networks will have access to data that will allow users to see in real-time the item...