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Why the F in Online Business Is So Important for Keeping Visitors Engaged

Don Dodds | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Don Dodds

Virtually every visitor to your site follows a similar reading pattern. They begin in the top left corner and skim quickly across the page to the right.

Firing Your Sales Force -- Redefining Greatness

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Fifty years ago, you were remarkable if you could simply sell. Today, sales ability is a minimum standard, and is not quite good enough for companies seeking greatness.

Could a Simple Bill Save the World Economy?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.24.2011 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If President Obama really wants to create jobs and save the world economy, he will keep his campaign promise and support and sign the Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act.

Corporate America Lends A Hand To Small Business

Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 11.19.2011 | Small Business
Rieva Lesonsky

Corporate America has long offered a variety of programs and products designed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Obama To Speed Government Payments To Small Businesses

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2011 | Small Business

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Steve Holland) - President Barack Obama will announce plans on Wednesday to accelerate payments to small businesses with governm...

Startup America Is Moving 'Too Slowly'

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen) - Last winter, President Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and a small posse of White House officials made a big...

Small Business and the Simple Math of Job Creation

Carol Roth | Posted 11.13.2011 | Small Business
Carol Roth

There are 28 million small businesses in this country that only need to hire an employee or two on average to completely reverse the jobs crisis. That must not be ignored.

Are Startup Incubators Inflating A Tech Bubble?

John Dearborn | Posted 11.02.2011 | Small Business
John Dearborn

The current proliferation of startup incubators may exacerbate the very problem that incubators were invented to solve in the first place.

Why Governments Don't Get Startups

Steve Blank | Posted 11.01.2011 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Not understanding and agreeing what "Entrepreneur" and "Startup" mean can sink an entire country's entrepreneurial ecosystem. ------ I'm getting ready...

Think Users First, Brands Second

Fred Wilson | Posted 10.25.2011 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

When you are building your product and thinking about your go to market strategy, you can focus on getting everyday internet users first. Or you can focus on getting brands first and working with them to get users.

Now Easier for Immigrant Entrepreneurs to Start Companies in the U.S.

Brad Feld | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business
Brad Feld

Yesterday there was solid progress on the Startup Visa Movement -- specifically making it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to start their companies in the US.