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Demystifying the JOBS Act: What It Means for Small Businesses

Mary Dent | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business
Mary Dent

The JOBS Act at least has initiated a shift from heavier regulation to smarter regulation -- regulation that strikes a good balance between protecting investors and stimulating a more robust, fluid, and effective capital market.

Impact Investing + Policy = Collaboration Needed

Ben Thornley | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Ben Thornley

Whether we like it or not, government is an increasingly central player in social and environmental markets. After all, there is a clear public interest in the positive benefits impact investing can bring.

Republicans' Amazing Achievement in Walker Recall Provides Object Lesson for Obama and Democrats

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

When it comes to campaigning and messaging -- as opposed to governing and solving real-life problems -- Republicans almost always surpass expectations. If Democrats "get it," they could use the same strategy to their great advantage.

Obama Ad Calls On Congress To Pass Jobs Plan

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama's campaign goes after Congress in a new ad out Thursday, calling on the Senate and the House to pass his proposed jobs plan. "The pre...

A House Undivided

Robert E. Litan | Posted 08.07.2012 | Small Business
Robert E. Litan

It's amazing for Congress to do much in any election year, let alone in this particular highly partisan environment. But the amazing is happening.

Small Biz Owners Not Excited About Crowdfunding

AP | Posted 07.21.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners aren't excited about a new law that will allow them to raise money by soliciting investors on the Internet, ac...

Crowdfunding Secrets: Five Ways to Build an Amazing Campaign

Scott Steinberg | Posted 07.17.2012 | Small Business
Scott Steinberg

While no equity or ownership stake has previously changed hands in exchange for contributions, the recent passage of the JOBS Act may prove a game changer for entrepreneurs.

Observations From the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Fan-Funded Feature Films Established Their Presence

Steven C. Beer | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Steven C. Beer

As the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival closed with several successful fan-funded films, we can only expect to see an increase of crowdfunded films at next year's festival.

The JOBS Act Is Now Law -- So Now What?

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

Thousands of us entrepreneurs will benefit from the JOBS Act. This could become a very viable and exciting way for small companies to raise capital. But not yet. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has nine months to draw up the regulations.

Two Cheers for the JOBS Act

Michael H. Shuman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business
Michael H. Shuman

Like it or not, Wall Street's stranglehold on investment is over. We now have a new legal landscape that we can play a pivotal role in shaping. Everyone who cares about the vitality of Main Street needs to step up, not out.

Nate C. Hindman

Former FBI Agent: How To Spot A Startup Scam

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Small Business

Signed into law earlier this month, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act makes it easier for the general public to invest in startups by removing r...

How the JOBS Act Will Disrupt Funding for Small Businesses

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 06.18.2012 | Small Business
Ryan Caldbeck

The law eases restrictions for small businesses to raise capital, most notably through the introduction of equity based crowdfunding, the process of aggregating small individual investments to meet a larger financial goal for a small business.

Tax Day Doesn't Belong to the Tea Party Anymore

Mark Engler | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Mark Engler

This year, if you say "Tax Day" and "social movement," the Tea Party isn't necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. And if you go looking for a protest, you'll likely find folks protesting against the tax evaders of the top 1 percent.

New Crowdfunding Law Helps Small Businesses Find Investors

AP | Joyce M. Rosenberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Small Business

(AP - Joyce M. Rosenberg) Finding investors is probably the biggest challenge that business startups and small companies face. But small businesses ar...

Now the Really Hard Work Begins

Sara Hanks | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
Sara Hanks

With the ink still drying on the just signed JOBS Act, we are witnessing a new phase in America's economy that will democratize access to capital and change the landscape for investors.

Eric Cantor Contradicts Romney Attack Line

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

After Barack Obama signed the JOBS Act into law on Thursday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) made comments that appeared to contradict one o...

After JOBS Act, Steve Case Turns To Immigration

Reuters | Sarah McBride | Posted 04.05.2012 | Small Business

* Immigration key to creating U.S. jobs, Case believes * Action by Congress this year is possible -Case * Case rules out run for political offic...

Obama Signs Key Legislation

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed bipartisan jobs legislation Thursday that will help small businesses and make it easier for startups ...

JOBS Act: Crowd Funding Could Give a Boost to Small Business

Jenny Kassan | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Jenny Kassan

Today the president will sign the JOBS Act in to law, a complex and by no means perfect bill that contains at least one 'no-brainer' win for both businesses and investors: crowd funding.

The Importance of JOBS

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Jeff Jarvis

The JOBS act helps more people, entrepreneurs and investors, find more opportunity. That, more than bailouts, is the wise role for government to play in the shift from an industrial to a digital economy.

The 'JOBS Act' Is a Fraud on America

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

How many of those who voted for it knew what was in it? And how many of those who read it connected its provisions to the lessons of the last decade? The answer must be very few.

Zach Carter

Obama's New JOBS Act Friends Leave Longtime Democratic Ally Furious

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will sign the JOBS Act into law Thursday, clinching a rare and hard-fought bipartisan victory for his presidency....

Is Regulation Really Strangling Start-ups, and How Much Would the JOBS Act Do to Keep It Under Control?

Scott Bittle | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Scott Bittle

Whether regulation is hampering business and stymieing job creation is just as important as whether the public interest is being served and what would be lost if the regulations were rolled back or pruned.

Here's Another Financial Regulation Under Assault

Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Amnesia is bipartisan. The one thing, apparently, that can get Democrats and Republicans working together is a desire to wreck protections for the economy and investors that were put in place not long ago.

Small Business Bill Heads To Obama

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite warnings that less government oversight might mean more investment scams, Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama l...