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Her Messy Family Inspired A Million-Dollar Idea

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

In life there are more people who will say no than will say yes. But I never let that stop me. I was never afraid to fail. I was just afraid not to try.

WATCH: Obama Bear-Hugger On HuffPost Live: 'I Don't Regret Anything'

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.15.2012 | Small Business

Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza, spoke to HuffPost Live on Friday about the backlash that's come from bear-hugging Obama earlier this month....

WATCH: Yelp Extortion Claims Persist

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.14.2012 | Small Business

A Connecticut restaurant owner is claiming that Yelp deleted positive posts about her eatery after she refused to purchase advertising from the consum...

Massive Drop In Startup Jobs Is 'Like Nothing We Have Seen,' According To New Report

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.15.2012 | Small Business

The number of jobs created by startup companies in the U.S. is dropping at an alarming rate, according to a new study by the Hudson Institute. The ...

From Parkways To Space: Elon Musk, Entrepreneur Extraordinary

Bloomberg Businessweek | Posted 11.14.2012 | Small Business

On Fridays, Elon Musk gathers his engineers in an old hangar in Los Angeles. The building, next to a municipal airport a couple miles south of the Hol...

Tom Cruise Stiffed Caterer Of His Wedding, Caterer Claims

Posted 09.13.2012 | Small Business

Tom Cruise never paid the man who catered the actor's 1990 wedding to Nicole Kidman, according to the caterer’s first-hand account of the incident t...

Learn Bee Keeping and High School Math

Bryce Longton | Posted 11.13.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

Each month Brooklyn Brainery rolls out new classes like bee keeping, DSLR training, and even high school math -- all taught by community locals. Now go forth (and get schooled).

Mini Loans Feed Bigger Ambitions

Wall Street Journal | Posted 11.13.2012 | Small Business

Mohamed Diallo is a foot soldier in the army of savers that banks are leaving behind. A livery cabdriver in New York, he wants to start a fruit-import...

U.S. Franchising Picks Up, But Hurdles Remain

Reuters | Deborah L. Cohen | Posted 09.13.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Robert Penney has seen his financial future and it involves heaps of frozen yogurt. Penney and his wife, Dayna, purchased a Menchie's f...

The Fastest Growing Company in the U.S. Scores New Digs

Bryce Longton | Posted 11.12.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

In fashion, fit is everything. Those jeans might be made of the finest denim ever created, but if they make your legs look like little sausages, you're out of luck. Flash-sale site ideeli has found that fit is essential not just in clothes, but also in office space.

Joe Van Brussel

SLIDESHOW: Entrepreneurs Create Solutions To America's Job Crisis | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.12.2012 | Small Business

Patrick Dowd is organizing train rides across America to mobilize the Millennial generation. Bill Cunningham fills empty space in trucks to lower ship...

How Opening the Mail Is Fueling BirchBox

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 11.12.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Birchbox finds unlikely success on YouTube There's nothing quite like a good reveal -- that moment a magician pulls the very card you were thinking o...

Strip Club Ordered To Forbid Exposed Backsides After Judge Saw 'Too Much Tokus'

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.12.2012 | Small Business

An X-rated strip club in Houston is about to go PG. At the behest of District Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan, patrons of Treasures Strip Club must tu...

President Obama Is This Close To Donning A Beer Helmet (Photos)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.12.2012 | Small Business

From bar visits to the release of the White House's official home brew recipe, President Obama seems ever-ready to knock back a beer in public. The...

Small Business Owners Gloomy On Economy, Report

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Small business owners are losing confidence as they see the economy weaken, according to a survey released Wednesday that is at odds with ...

She Struck Gold By Turning An Office Building Into An Oasis

Posted 09.25.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Nut Company Slams Starbucks

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Small Business

A family-owned food company is blaming Starbucks for its downfall. Mellace Family Brands claims Starbucks caused it to go bankrupt after terminatin...

Tips to Sustaining Happiness in Work and Life

Women & Co | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

Very often, businesses are born from a passion for what we love. And as driven self-starters, it's not long before we start wearing many different hats to get the job done. We dive in with optimism and zeal, believing we can do it all.

Jeffrey Young

97 Percent More: Health Insurance At Work Costs Almost Twice As Much As In 2002 | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

Health insurance costs workers almost twice what it did in 2002 even though premiums have grown more slowly since 2007, according to a new survey of m...

Good News On Main Street

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment rose in August for the first time in four months as more owners anticipated better bus...

Five Secrets of Successful (and Happy) CEOs

Melody Stevens | Posted 11.10.2012 | Small Business
Melody Stevens

I realized that while these leaders had very specialized skills, experience, and talents that enabled them to effectively (and happily) lead, they had also cultivated their level of mastery in business by learning from setbacks and staying in the game.

Early Bain Disputes Cast New Light On Its Business

ProPublica | Jesse Eisinger | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business

ProPublica: It was one of the "quickest big hits in Wall Street history," as the Wall Street Journal put it at the time. In 1996, an investment ...

Maine's Free-Market Health Care Dream Turning Into Nightmare for Many

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

What happened in Maine is a sobering reality check on the oft-repeated myth that getting rid of ObamaCare and other consumer protections is the answer to our health care problems.

How Many Times Has President Obama Cuts Taxes On Small Business?

AP | Posted 09.10.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says his administration has cut taxes on small business 18 times over the past four years. In an interview broad...

Startup City: Chicago

Chris Johnson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

If the startup ecosystem requires something like this -- abundant universities, a massive homegrown startup, real presence by a tech giant, and attainable workspace -- then Chicago's dancin'.