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Business Owners: Here's How the President's SOTU Proposals Will Affect You

Gene Marks | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Good speech? Bad speech? That's irrelevant. And it's not important what you think of the president either. What's more important is what will actually impact your company. And based on the above, some of what the president discussed will impact you. That's what you should be thinking about as you begin this new year.

Obama Buys 17 Titles At Independent Bookstore

Associated Press | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tried to draw attention to independently owned businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, a day that is...

The Unique Burdens of Small Business

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 10.11.2014 | Small Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Small businesses are often the incubator where new concepts and products are first introduced to the public. If there were ever a time when small business needed a friend in the White House, it is now.

Obama Asking Companies To Pay Suppliers Faster

AP | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of companies, including Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola, have agreed to pay their suppliers more quickly in a bid to boost small...

Presidents: They're Just Like Us!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 11.26.2013 | DC

Presidents: they're just like us! In what may be one of our favorite Obama family traditions, President Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia have c...

Entrepreneurship and the Middle Class: Growing Our Economy From the Middle Out

Karen Mills | Posted 10.11.2013 | Small Business
Karen Mills

America's economic growth is driven by twin engines -- the stability and success of the world's strongest middle class, and the ingenuity and drive of our country's entrepreneurial spirit.

Government Must Be Entrepreneurs' Advocate, Not Adversary

Linda McMahon | Posted 09.29.2013 | Small Business
Linda McMahon

The economy grows when small business owners take a risk -- whether it's launching their own start-up or hiring their first employee or building another factory.

Landlord Says He'll Raise Rent For Obama Voters

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.11.2012 | Money

They say you shouldn't mix business and politics, but one landlord is doing just that. John Obringer, landlord of Casa Adobe Apartments in Colorad...

3 Ways Smart Business People Will Profit Under Obama

Gene Marks | Posted 01.19.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

I supported Governor Romney in the election. He lost. It's over. President Obama is our president. He deserves our support. Or at the very least our respect. Because that's what smart business people do. They put emotions aside and run their businesses based on the facts.

Janean Chun

Obama's Odd Attack on Romney's Small Business Record | Janean Chun | Posted 10.25.2012 | Small Business

Mitt Romney frequently speaks of helping small businesses, but President Barack Obama has questioned whether his record speaks louder than words. ...

Romney's Dubious Small Business Jobs Claim

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 10.23.2012 | Small Business

As the final presidential debate inevitably transgressed from foreign policy to the economy, Mitt Romney stated, "Two-thirds of our jobs come from sma...

5 Things Romney And Obama Don't Want You To Know About Small Business

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.05.2012 | Small Business

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama said the phrase “small business” a combined 29 times during Wednesday night’s debate, repeatedly sparring over who ...

Which Presidential Candidate's Platform Will Have the Greatest Impact on the Job Market?

Amit De | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business
Amit De

While they disagree on the how, President Obama and former Senator Mitt Romney both agree on the what: America needs more jobs. But whose platform will impact the unemployment rate the most?

America's Small Business Recovery: Yes, Obama Helped 'Build That'

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Obama, far from shying away from supporting small business, has emerged as its true champion. Why, then, would small businesses be so hostile politically to the president when they're starting to have it so good?

Obama Offers 'Regrets' For Oft-Quoted Line

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama told a local Virginia television station Wednesday that he had "regrets" for an ill-phrased remark attacked by Republicans -- "...

Obama Explains How He'll Help Small Biz

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.30.2012 | Small Business

President Obama had the Internet buzzing on Wednesday with an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") session on social news website Reddit. The thread throttled ...

Meet The Next Joe The Plumber

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

The Romney camp seems to have found its Joe the Plumber, but instead of unclogging toilets, "Chris the Baker" makes cookies. On Wednesday, the Romn...

Paul Ryan Attacks Obama's Small Business Record

The Huffington Post | Nate Hindman | Posted 08.17.2012 | Small Business

At a Friday campaign rally in Glen Allen, Va., Rep. Paul Ryan took on the Obama administration for imposing laws and taxes that he said cripple Americ...

Small Business Owner To Obama: Take Down Your Ad

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

Another day, another small business owner dragged into Obama vs. Romney. Debra Krause-McDonnell, the owner of Krause’s grocery store in Cincinnat...

Business Isn't the Enemy, Mr. President

Blanche Lincoln | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Blanche Lincoln

The president has a rare opportunity to lead this economy into a period of sustained growth. He can do it by sending a message to small businesses that, rather than making scapegoats of job creators, Washington will be a reliable partner.

'You Didn't Build That!' in Context

Michael Smerconish | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Elizabeth Warren said it better than Barack Obama. And the president's presentation wasn't helped when supporters of Mitt Romney edited his words. Sadly, lost in a squabble over "you didn't build that" was the opportunity for a more serious conversation about social contracts.

15 People Who Helped Me 'Build My Business'

Gene Marks | Posted 09.26.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Even though I really do like the president, I don't support many of his economic policies. I'm not so sure re-electing him would be a very good thing for my business. But can we all calm down about what the president said? Because he's right.

WATCH: Stewart Calls Out Fox News, Romney Over 'You Didn't Build That' Hysteria

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.26.2012 | Comedy

"You really want to hang your entire campaign on a willful, out-of-context misunderstanding?" Yes... yes, he does. If the 2012 election can be l...

Obama Campaign Retaliates

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign and Democratic National Committee on Wednesday will try to turn the tables on Mitt Romney's attacks that claim the president has a ...

Will Business Owners Decide The Election?

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 05.24.2012 | Small Business

Small-business owners are leaning right leading up to the U.S. presidential election. Forty-nine percent of business owners plan to vote for presumpti...