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Self-Employed? Give Yourself an Annual Review

Women & Co | Posted 12.17.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

I may no longer work in an office full of people and the resulting social politics, but I still have contacts and clients who play an important role in my self-employed work, even if I don't see them every day like I would see coworkers in previous jobs.

It's Not the Economy, It's Your Economy

Ellen Rohr | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Ellen Rohr

We need both government and business to thrive as a free society. And, in business and in government, self-interest and social responsibility are not necessarily mutually exclusive ideals.

Their Desire To Look Slimmer Made Them A Multi-Million-Dollar Smash

Posted 10.26.2012 | 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...

Are Women Less Entrepreneurial?

Steven Bartlett | Posted 12.17.2012 | Small Business
Steven Bartlett

The fact remains that there are far less female entrepreneurs than male. I believe the reasons for this are largely socially constructed; women's lack of confidence in their abilities, their fear of failure, and their cautiousness are all relics of many hundreds of years of patriarchy.

Food Waste In, Renewable Energy Out: Startup Re-Nuble Is Crowdfunding the Local Green Economy

Josh Garrett | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Josh Garrett

As the memories of rationing and victory gardens fade from its collective consciousness, the United States has become a nation of supremely wasteful eaters.

Dehumanizing Profits: Business 101

Nick Bassill | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Nick Bassill

We are becoming cogs in a machine, engineered to control the decisions of us all through advertising and promotions, to get our money through our purchases, and then, as we lose our jobs and businesses, become unwilling consumers to corporate and foreign interests.

Tips From the Rock n' Roll CEO No. 9: TOUR TOUR TOUR

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Jared Gutstadt

To make a name for yourself, you need to go from boardroom to boardroom, the same way the early Green Day played club to club, night in and night out.

National Suck-Up Boss Day

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business

That smacking sound you hear is a chorus of ass-kissing taking place throughout our land. Kidding! Kind of. Tuesday October 16th is National Boss ...

Blackberry Wielding Executives Hide Them Under iPads

The New York Times | Posted 12.16.2012 | Small Business

Rachel Crosby speaks about her BlackBerry phone the way someone might speak of an embarrassing relative. “I’m ashamed of it,” said Ms. Crosby...

New Mini Car To Be The Cheapest Vehicle In America

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business

After a few years of admiration and curiosity from afar, it appears the U.S. will welcome another miniature car into the mix. Indian automaker Tata...

Sales -- Moving Beyond LinkedIn

Anne Zink | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Anne Zink

LinkedIn is a fabulous tool. But it is important to understand that there is a difference between your professional network and the Opportunity Network of the sale you are pursuing. Ideally, there is overlap, but they should be viewed as two separate entities.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #7, Cut Taxes and Provided Capital for Small Business

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

President Barack Obama understands just how critical small businesses are to the American economy. That's why he's cut taxes for small businesses eighteen times since taking office.

A Small Business Lesson: Romney Was Right to Admit He Was Wrong

Gene Marks | Posted 12.14.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Maybe Romney only admitted his mistake because he had a little extra political capital to spend after his successful debate. Or maybe he just did it because it was the right thing to do. Smart business people admit their mistakes immediately.

Why Your Company Needs a Chief Dissent Officer

Fast Company | Posted 10.12.2012 | Small Business

Big companies get a bad rap. We think of them as creativity-killing machines that constantly crush the world-changing ideas of their hardworking emplo...

Summing Up Your Startup in One Minute

Hulya Aksu | Posted 12.12.2012 | Small Business
Hulya Aksu

For all the ideas I implemented, there have always been a dozen more I thought about that others also later thought about -- and made a killing implementing them. Feeling the atmosphere in business terms and making predictions is a talent one is born with.

Branding Your Business the Creative Way

Clarissa Burt | Posted 12.11.2012 | Small Business
Clarissa Burt

With the right strategy, it is possible to have a website that generates a consistent, income stream of ideal, high-paying, ready-to-get-started clients and customers.

An Inclusive Vision of Entrepreneurship

Karen Mills | Posted 12.11.2012 | Small Business
Karen Mills

Forty years ago, women owned just five percent of all small businesses. Today, it's 30 percent. And as part of National Women's Small Business Ownership Month, the SBA will host a series of webinars to help educate and empower women entrepreneurs.

New Poll of Micro Businesses: Who They Are and What They Do for the Economy

John Arensmeyer | Posted 12.11.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Despite being one of the most respected constituencies in the country, small businesses are a group that many people understand little about -- the very smallest ones, especially. Micro businesses are vital contributors to the economic recovery ahead.

Dealing With 3 Breeds of Bad Bosses

Fast Company | Posted 12.11.2012 | Small Business

If you and your boss disagree over a course of action but share a solid working relationship, you might be able to respectfully make your case by pres...

Two Sisters Make Millions With a Product Every Woman Needs

Posted 10.11.2012 | MarloThomas

Sarah and Jenifer Caplan grew up in a very strict household in which they were taught to strive to be the best at whatever they did. As a result, the...

Streamlined and Simplified: The New SBA

Karen Mills | Posted 12.10.2012 | Small Business
Karen Mills

The goal is to build a more inclusive and resilient economy, one that expands the entrepreneurial playing field to more regions, more players and more industries. Because we know that's how you create good middle class jobs and an economy built to last.

Here's How Important Crowdfunding Is to Innovation and Jobs

Beverly Macy | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Beverly Macy

it's still hard to get that $15,000-$250,000 seed capital to get your idea off the ground. Enter crowdfunding.

Social Entrepreneurs Must Achieve Not Survive

Rich Tafel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Small Business
Rich Tafel

Businesses are built to last; social entrepreneur efforts should not be -- they should shed light on necessary reforms, offer solutions, and change systems.

The Hiring Guru: Companies Are Hiring! So Why Aren't You Getting the Job

David Jensen | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
David Jensen

The first "Truth" is you must decide before accepting the interview that you want the job and you are going to be hired.

Walmart's Small Strategy Could Kill Your Business

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 12.10.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. gave investors what they were looking for: a promise that it will keep delivering strong results even as it becomes m...