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The Q & A: Jewelry and Sustainable Development in Haiti

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 12.10.2013 | Impact
Katherine LaGrave

Alyssa Kuchta is the founder of eff.Y.bee, a lifestyle jewelry brand that has an employment program for women in Haiti called Bay Lavi, or "Give Life." Initially started as a charity line during Kuchta's senior year in college.

What You Can Learn From These 7 Small Businesses That Are Killing It On Twitter

Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business

If you're a small business owner, you've no doubt already spent some time stressing about what to say on Twitter... or whether to say anything at all....

Behind The Scenes Look At Entrepreneurship--Why Juggling And A Sense Of Humor May Be The Most Important Skills

April Rudin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
April Rudin

When you have a full-time job, you miss out on spending time with your kids. When you have no full-time or even part-time job, you miss out on spending on kids, period. It's impossible to live without one or the other, which is why every parent, myself included, is constantly striving to balance both.

Chamber of (Con) Commerce

Adam Resnick | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Adam Resnick

Any legislator that doesn't admonish the Chamber of Commerce and vehemently oppose their pro-corruption agenda might as well say that they support the corporate looting of the very people that voted them into office.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car: A Lesson in Reach

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

All you have to do is REACH! to create an extraordinary and unanticipated experience for your customer and everything else will fall into place

Buy It, and They Will Come: How Land Grows People

Anita Verma | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Anita Verma

I recently had the privilege of meeting Judd Herberger, a family name that is well known in all of Arizona. While I had attended performances at the H...

A Bag of M&Ms Brought Them Together And Now They're Living The Sweet Life

Posted 10.09.2013 | Home

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...

How Small Fees Add Up to Big Problems for Small Businesses

Greg Voakes | Posted 12.08.2013 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

While running your own small business can be a deeply rewarding and exciting enterprise, you definitely need to play it smart to stay ahead of your competitors, even if they have far more resources at their disposal than you do.

4 Things You Need to Know for SMB Search Marketing Success (That We Bet You Know Already)

John Gagnon | Posted 12.08.2013 | Small Business
John Gagnon

Before you jump into search marketing that you have to pay for, make sure you're covered for free in the two most important areas for every small business.

Business Tips From 7 Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Jamilah Corbitt

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Running a business can be challenging, and it takes hard work and perseverance to achieve a high level of success. Whether you're already in business, or looking to start a business, it pays to heed the advice of others who have walked in your shoes.

Why Is Doing Good So Hard?

C. Ugent | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
C. Ugent

Necessity is the Mother From the hospital, I called a patent attorney. I didn't have much else to do, and I was tired of hearing myself complain. ...

Obama's Closing the Small Business Administration, Why Is the Media Helping?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Here is the truth that you will never hear or see in any story in the mainstream media about why President Obama wants to close the SBA.

Fake It Til You Make It? Not in Small Business

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 12.06.2013 | Small Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

"Grassroots" has become the go-to buzz word for everyone from political pundits to pre-school teachers.

Young NFTE Entrepreneurs Compete for National Championship: Now the Final Four Head to the Finals!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

NFTE business plan competition finals grow all the more selective as four from the original cohort of 39 young entrepreneurs move on to last round.

Having a Hard Time Taking Time Off? Learn From Mindy the Monk Seal

Anna Sabino | Posted 12.04.2013 | Hawaii
Anna Sabino

Watching Mindy the Monk Seal made me think that once in a while we should all just throw ourselves into our favorite relaxing activity with no time limitations or rules. Let's let the waves take us and let's enjoy the blissful ride of pure relaxation. Our minds and bodies will thank us.

The Hartford's CEO: This Economy Is Ready To Pop...In A Good Way

Gene Marks | Posted 12.04.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The economy remains a concern for small business owners like me. Growth is slow. Unemployment continues to be stubbornly high. Deficits and our nation...

Mal Warwick and Paul Polak Outline the Business Solution to Poverty

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

One of the things I love about blogging for The Huffington Post is that it gives me the opportunity to interview smart people with good ideas who have...

Five Sources of Money for Your Startup

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 12.03.2013 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

Compared with a few years back -- when credit markets froze, venture capitalists went on hiatus, and people's stock portfolios took a hit -- there are more funding options than ever for growing startups.

The Implication of Website Speed in Business -- Why Every Second Counts

Syed Balkhi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Syed Balkhi

Making your website fast and lean boils down to continuously monitoring and implementing site audits and analysis.

7 Tips to Expand Your Local Business

Libby Oellerich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Libby Oellerich

Don't you dare think twice about the value of your dream. Every owner I have spoken with started from the ground up. It's all about putting on that smile of yours and reevaluating the importance of local.

A Day Late and a Dollar Short: SBA Finally Walks Back From Misleading Report on Regulations

Sidney Shapiro | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business
Sidney Shapiro

After handing this Christmas gift to the anti-regulatory forces, SBA's Office of Advocacy owes the public something more than burying a begrudging acknowledgment of the report's weakness on an obscure webpage.

Why You Can Calm Down About Work-Life Balance

David Hassell | Posted 12.03.2013 | Small Business
David Hassell

We should be making the most of the valuable and finite time we have, focusing our minds on the important things, making the most of our work lives and setting time aside for fun and play, even if that life doesn't look exactly as the filtered versions we often publish to our online personas.

A Blow to America's Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Karen Mills | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics
Karen Mills

House Republicans must come to their senses and start governing responsibly. Our economy -- and the small business owners who serve as its backbone -- deserve nothing less.

Messy Toddler Inspires Couple To Invent Spill-Proof Bowl That Will Put Him Through College

Posted 10.02.2013 | Home

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...

Part V, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

We're almost there -- October 3rd, when 39 students representing 35 businesses from around the country will contend for top honors and for the chance to win over $25,000 in cash and prizes from Mastercard to help bring their business ideas to life or advance their education.