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Small Business Job Creation

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

Micro-Business Is the Backbone of the U.S.

Claudia Viek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Claudia Viek

Investment in the micro-business field is less than 3 percent of what's invested by venture capitalists. Most efforts to help entrepreneurs are focused on high growth businesses.

Good News For Small Businesses

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - U.S. small business optimism rose to a one year-high in May, a hopeful sign for an economy that has hit a soft patch...

Unemployed? Why Now Is the Best Time To Be an Entrepreneur

Aaron Pitman | Posted 07.24.2013 | Small Business
Aaron Pitman

When times are tough, positive thinking is needed more than ever. The very act of becoming an entrepreneur means you can envision a brighter future, which can motivate others to see that future as well.

Entrepreneurs Create More Satisfying Jobs for Themselves... and Others

Jim Price | Posted 05.04.2013 | Small Business
Jim Price

How many new jobs do entrepreneurs create? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, startups in their first year of existence currently create around 2.5 million new jobs a year in the U.S., but that's down by nearly half from the boom times.

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...

Let's Embrace Foreign Job Creators Before It's Too Late

Dane Stangler | Posted 12.02.2012 | Small Business
Dane Stangler

Over the past several years that potential immigrant entrepreneurs have been either leaving the United States to start businesses elsewhere or shunning the country altogether.

What You See Is What You Get

Bert Jacobs | Posted 11.05.2012 | Small Business
Bert Jacobs

If the company built on the power of optimism couldn't do our part to keep and create jobs in America, who could?! How could we just crumble and look Jake in the eye? We couldn't. We didn't.

Janean Chun

Wounded Veteran Serves Country By Creating Jobs | Janean Chun | Posted 09.04.2012 | Small Business

As a military police captain, Dawn Halfaker felt she had found her ideal career. "It was an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than myself,"...

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.

Tax Cut, Cold Cuts

Dave Helfert | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

So, how does the scheduled expiration of Republican tax cuts now become an Obama tax increase?

Congress Should Pass Bill to Let Credit Unions Lend More So Small Businesses Grow, Create Jobs

Dave Adams | Posted 06.02.2012 | Detroit
Dave Adams

Despite some unfair treatment of banks, the American Bankers Association's opposition to legislation that would allow credit unions to make more small business loans is simply wrong.

Don't Equate Wealthy With Job Creators

Martin Sullivan | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Martin Sullivan

The burning policy question at the center of all this is what effect will an increase in the top individual tax rate have on small business job creation. Democrats say not much. Republicans say a great deal.

Will Small Business Put America Back To Work?

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 11.06.2011 | Small Business

Despite the general gloom and doom about jobs, almost half of small businesses say they're planning to hire within the next six months, outpacing thos...