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Groupon Fiasco Threatens To Take Down Entire Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.23.2012 | Small Business

Who knew a massage could be so stressful? A Groupon for a discounted rub-down may cause a spa in Hallandale, Fla. to shut down. Modern Wellness...

WATCH: This Hover Vehicle Is Like Something Out of 'Star Wars'

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.21.2012 | Small Business

Sometimes a catchy jingle or a creative viral marketing ploy is all a company needs to get some exposure. Other times, you need the power of The F...

Shelby Comin' Around the Mountain

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 10.21.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

What's your workplace mantra? For Apple employees it's "Think different." For Kinko's, it's apparently "I can't help you with that." New York startup Shelby.tv just emerged from a process of defining their own.

Measurable Advertising Is Key to Growth and Profits

Frank Farwell | Posted 10.21.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Whether your business is a restaurant, small manufacturer, sporting goods retailer or day care center, measurable advertising works the same. Here's the blueprint.

The 'Carpet Capital Of The World' Is Dead

New York Times | Posted 10.21.2012 | Small Business

Not that long ago, the mills that once produced nearly half the world’s carpets could not find enough workers. The road along the Interstate was jam...

See What McDonald's And Other Famous Company Logos Looked Like Back In The Day

Yahoo! Finance | Posted 10.21.2012 | Small Business

A company logo is often considered the most critical element of a corporate brand. Stocklogos.com, an identity design community that offers high-quali...

Lockups and Insider Selling

Fred Wilson | Posted 10.21.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

Venture capital is about capturing the value between the startup phase and the public company phase. Others should be focused on capturing the value post the public offering.

Florida Fossils Dealer Seeks Dinosaur's NY Return

AP | Posted 08.21.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK — A Florida fossils dealer whose dinosaur was seized by the U.S. government so it could be given to the government of Mongolia wants it bac...

Labeling Gaffe Leads To Prison Horror

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Small Business

You can skip today’s "Scared Straight" episode, kids. This prison horror story should suffice. Pet food found its way onto the plates of prisoner...

This Artist Wants To Zombify Your Personal Photos

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.21.2012 | Small Business

Your wedding photo could use a bit more blood and guts. Or so thinks zombie-loving artist Rob Sacchetto. Sacchetto is the man behind ZombiePortrait...

'Ruby Sparks' Reminded Me That Persuasion Marketing Sucks

Karen Leland | Posted 10.20.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Old-school marketing was about persuading clients, pushing them as to why they should hire you or buy your product. New-style marketing is about inspiring potential customers to come out and play, pulling them toward you -- of their own free will.

WATCH: Amazing Time-Lapse Video Shows How Walmart Conquered The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Small Business

Here's a reminder that even huge corporate behemoths start out as small businesses. The video above shows how Walmart has grown in the United State...

Youth Unemployment: Is It The Bad Economy Or Inability To Overcome Adversity?

Don McNay | Posted 10.18.2012 | Business
Don McNay

I wonder if young people understand how to deal with adversity. If young people have been sheltered from overcoming failure, they may not understand that adversity ultimately leads to opportunity.

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...

Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Business Of Supporting Your Spouse

Stephanie Penn | Posted 10.17.2012 | Black Voices
Stephanie Penn

Instead of following a career path filled with time sheets and supervisors, they've decided to create their own stream of income. These couples are committed to each other and they are living proof that two heads are better than one in love and in business.

Thank You, Mitt Romney (and President Obama)

Gene Marks | Posted 10.17.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Whoever is elected, his plan for improving the economy will directly impact my company. Which plan makes more sense? How does this affect a small business like mine?

Sharks Can't Hide From Floating Robot

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2012 | Small Business

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - A floating robot has been deployed to track great white sharks in the Pacific as part of efforts to u...

This Guy May Have Stumbled On A Solution To The Foreclosure Crisis

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

For two years Airbnb tried to sell itself as an innovative solution to America's foreclosure crisis. The strategy seemed little more than a distrac...

11 Reasons A 23-Year-Old Shouldn't Run Your Social Media

Inc. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business

Pardon the generalization: I don't mean to attack 23-year-olds specifically. Nor do I believe there are no young people capable of managing a business...

Facebook Director Backs Bizarre 3D Startup

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

Peter Thiel is cooking up some weird beef. The famed co-founder of PayPal--he also sits on Facebook's board--who’s known for his wacky investment...

What Warren Buffett Can Teach Us About Personal Finances

Todd Hills | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money
Todd Hills

Warren Buffet is one of the world's wealthiest men, but spends like a struggling middle class professional. Although we can't all be worth billions, we can all learn from his example of spending less than he earns.

Save Small Business Lending Programs from Expiring

Chris Hurn | Posted 10.15.2012 | Small Business
Chris Hurn

Next month two budget-neutral economic recovery programs for small businesses will expire unless Congress ends its election-year deadlock and extends them.

HUH!? Swedish Designers Invent 'Invisible' Bike Helmet

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.16.2012 | Small Business

Finally a bike helmet that won't ruin your hair. After 7 years of what appears to be intense technical research involving a lot of simulated car c...

What the Publishing Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Outside of 50 Shades of Grey, self-publishing a book is seldom lucrative -- but for entrepreneurs, executives and authors alike, it can also be an exercise that's well worth taking.

LOOK: Glass Coffee Table Is Video Game Controller

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.15.2012 | Small Business

Designers at a small shop in Venice, Calif. are selling a coffee table that looks like the original Nintendo controller. Cool idea. Oh, and also, t...