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Trouble Brewing For Kona Coffee

AP | Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Posted 08.31.2012 | Small Business

HONOLULU — A national grocer said it has changed its label on packages of Kona coffee blends, making good on a promise it made last year to a group ...

Small Vendors Not Allowed At RNC

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.30.2012 | Small Business

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has banned small vendors from setting up shop at the 2012 Republican National Convention, CBS San Francisco (KCBS)...

Store's Cheddar Cheese Is Worth How Much?!

AP | Dinesh Ramde | Posted 08.31.2012 | Small Business

MILWAUKEE — A recently discovered block of eastern Wisconsin cheddar cheese that dates back to the Nixon presidency will be sold for $10 per ounce. ...

Business Owners: Never, Ever Be Like Madonna

Gene Marks | Posted 10.30.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Madonna kept 20,000 people waiting because she's selfish and narcissistic and lives in her own egotistical bubble. Madonna chose to be late. Don't make that choice. By being late you're saying to your customer that you had other things to do that were more important.

Obama Explains How He'll Help Small Biz

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.30.2012 | Small Business

President Obama had the Internet buzzing on Wednesday with an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") session on social news website Reddit. The thread throttled ...

Gauging Your Organization's Innovation Training and Coaching Program

Robert F. Brands | Posted 10.30.2012 | Small Business
Robert F. Brands

Successful, sustainable innovation depends on a natural curiosity and open-mindedness from all members of an organization. To gauge your company's training and coaching program, ask yourself these questions.

Joe Van Brussel

'We're Trying To Change A Paradigm': ConnectEDU Reinvents College Admissions | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 08.30.2012 | College

Frustrated by the systemic inefficiencies faced by college-bound students and job-seekers, entrepreneur Craig Powell decided to step up and take actio...

Nate C. Hindman

Phil Archuletta, RNC's 'We Built It' Speaker, Built It With Some $1.5 Million From Uncle Sam | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Small Business

Is it that hard to find a small business owner who hasn’t relied on the government? Apparently for Republican National Convention organizers, it is....

10 Profitable Ways to Use Your Competitors (in a Nice Way)

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

The individual companies, the stronger the industry, the stronger the customers. And when customers are getting better advice and service, the more they buy.

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Crafting a Video Marketing Strategy

Michael Litt | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business
Michael Litt

What does video mean to my business? Will my customers actually watch my video? What will this cost me? Answering these questions should not leave you pulling your hair out; rather, it should push you to start developing that strategy.

It Ain't Over: Two Curious Moms Answer The Million Dollar Question

Posted 10.18.2012 | 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 hol...

5 Common Business Blunders Women Make

Women & Co | Posted 10.28.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

If you own a business, the saying goes, you're in sales. Gaining new projects and clients is how you grow and sustain your enterprise.

Nate C. Hindman

Anti-GOP Posters Taken Off Tampa Shop 1 Day Before RNC | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business

The city of Tampa spent millions of dollars sprucing up its neighborhoods ahead of this week’s Republican National Convention. But those efforts wer...

Ice Cream Money Pays College Tuition [VIDEO]

HooplaHa | Posted 10.28.2012 | Good News

At we love to see kids who take initiative, and use their natural creativity, energy and enthusiasm to make things happen! College Creamery fits the bill.

Why Young People Prefer Startups

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business

Members of Generation Y are shunning large corporate companies in favor of startups and small businesses, a new study by Payscale and Millenial Brandi...

Nate C. Hindman

Parody Site Blasts GOP's 'We Built It' Hypocrisy | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business

An unknown web developer has created a parody website that riffs on the Republican National Convention's "We Built It" theme and one of the event's st...

LOOK: Another Creationist Museum

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.27.2012 | Small Business

Creationism is proving to be a lucrative business for those religious Americans who take the Bible's Genesis story literally. There seems to be a grow...

Excuses That Can Get You Fired

AOL Jobs | Donna Ballman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Small Business

Michelle Edwards says she called in one hour late to work, telling her boss she needed to care for her mother, recovering from surgery. But the boss' ...

Small Business Woes Hurt Jobs: NYSE Chief

Reuters | John McCrank | Posted 08.29.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - A majority of U.S. small businesses are having a tough time accessing funding, holding back job growth and stunting economic growth, Dunca...

'We Built It' Speaker, Didn't Build That

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.25.2012 | Small Business

Sher Valenzuela, who is scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention next week, embodies the American Dream. The 58-year-old, who is runni...

Small Business Means Big Impact

Kara Nortman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Kara Nortman

To create jobs and prepare our students for the jobs of tomorrow, the Obama administration should forge creative partnerships with the private sector to push its agenda forward.

Boosting the Small Business Administration Budget Will Cut Deficit

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If president Obama, Congress and the bureaucrats in Washington want to cut the deficit, the best way is to pump up federal programs for small businesses, which will create millions of jobs for the middle class and boost the taxes flowing into the nation's treasury.

The Mystery of Lobster's Market Price

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

The Fisherman’s Friend in what passes for downtown Stonington, Maine, is ideally situated for a summertime lobster dinner. The town, at the sout...

Disturbing Business In An RV

Reuters | Lily Kuo | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

A mobile DNA testing facility that looks more like a motor home than a medical clinic is raising questions about the ramifications of quick and easy t...

Meet The Next Joe The Plumber

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

The Romney camp seems to have found its Joe the Plumber, but instead of unclogging toilets, "Chris the Baker" makes cookies. On Wednesday, the Romn...