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15 People Who Helped Me 'Build My Business'

Gene Marks | Posted 09.26.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Even though I really do like the president, I don't support many of his economic policies. I'm not so sure re-electing him would be a very good thing for my business. But can we all calm down about what the president said? Because he's right.

Who Really Represents the Interests of Small Biz?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business
Jared Bernstein

If you listen to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, you don't hear the concerns of small businesses, you hear the Koch brothers' agenda.

What It Really Means to Be an Entrepreneur

Scott Steinberg | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business
Scott Steinberg

Many people like to romanticize entrepreneurship, but the day-to-day reality of running any enterprise is hardly the stuff of which reality TV is made.

The Best Way to Help People Understand What You Do for a Living

Brazen Life | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business
Brazen Life

Have you ever witnessed your parents trying to explain to friends and family members what you do for a living -- and watched them fumble and shrug their shoulders?

Romney's Latest Obama Attack Insults the Intelligence of Small Business Owners

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

It's useful to be reminded that not every small business owner takes seriously the preposterous caricature of this President as the enemy of private enterprise in America.

We Did Build That

Nelson Davis | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

If America was only about individual enterprise without a strong central government, we'd be a series of fiefdoms in search of a common mission and struggling to rise to even a third-world level.

Jon Ward

Ohio Women Disappointed With Obama, Distrustful Of Romney | Jon Ward | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio –- At a picnic table on the first day of the Ohio State Fair Wednesday, the daily political melee on Twitter, TV and in the inboxes o...

Having Babies and Doing Business: We Got This!

Nell Merlino | Posted 09.24.2012 | Women
Nell Merlino

You can have it all -- as long as you don't do it all.

Not Your Dad's Old-School Schwinn

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.25.2012 | Small Business

Looks can be deceiving. For proof, you need look no further than the Porteur bicycle by Faraday, a battery-powered bike that looks like your dad's old...

Small Business Audits A Waste Of Time, Watchdog Says

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service's watchdog criticized the agency for doing a high number of small business, "S-corporation" audits witho...

The Recession Killed This Many Small Businesses

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 07.26.2012 | Small Business

The economic downturn crushed the dreams of thousands of entrepreneurs. More than 170,000 small businesses in the U.S. closed between 2008 and 2010...

The Future of American Business

Mike Lux | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Progressives should absolutely be pro-business, but the business interests we support and build coalitions with should be the kinds of businesses that build, not tear down, the middle class in this country.

10 Low-cost Summer Start-ups

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 09.24.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

While some of these jobs may seem like they are just for teens, adults can and do make these businesses their full-time ventures, with a few tweaks.

Washington Ignores Simplest Solution To Job Creation And Economic Stimulus

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If President Obama and Congress are serious about stimulating the economy and creating jobs, they will stop giving federal small business contracts to large corporations. But I doubt you will see that happen.

Laid Off In Midlife, She Found A Sweet Plan B That Made Millions

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

"I was in the unemployment office, watching all the Friday afternoon casualties coming in and I realized I couldn’t work for someone else, give them 150 percent and let this happen again. But I couldn’t give less than 150 percent. So I had to work for myself."

The Most Important Job Skill You Probably Won't Learn In School: Programming

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.24.2012 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Computer science should be the most enticing college major -- it's challenging, helps you become a builder, and, just as importantly, virtually guarantees a high-paying job upon graduation.

Get Smashed and Get Wise

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 09.23.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Unless you're an undertaker, you're probably interested in actively growing your customer base. Thursday's SMASH Summit will show you how to up your ...

Boston Has Produced Far More IPOs Than New York

Jeff Bussgang | Posted 09.23.2012 | Small Business
Jeff Bussgang

I previously concluded that the New York market had a stronger pipeline of pre-IPO companies that would be attractive to the public markets than Boston. I now realize I was dead wrong.

As China Costs Rise, US Factories Return Home

Reuters | Scott Malone and Ernest Scheyder | Posted 07.24.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Seesmart Inc (SEST.PK), a small California lighting company, used to make all of its LED products in China, but last year that started to ...

The Scariest Heels You've Ever Seen (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.23.2012 | Small Business

For women, walking in high heels can be scary. For men, women wearing high heels that look like weapons may be even more terrifying. Dutch designe...

Scott Thompson, Ex-Yahoo CEO, Joins ShopRunner

AP | Michael Liedtke | Posted 09.22.2012 | Small Business

SAN FRANCISCO -- Recently ousted Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has landed a new job leading ShopRunner, an online service that provides two-day shipping fr...

America Is Drowning The Little Guy!

Nick Bassill | Posted 09.22.2012 | Small Business
Nick Bassill

Everyone wants to use Steve Jobs as an example for entrepreneurs and startups. But could Steve Jobs, under today's regulations, open an electronics business in his garage? Not likely.

Can Urban Farming Go Corporate?

Reuters | Nicholas Kusnetz | Posted 09.21.2012 | Small Business

Farms have sprouted in cities across the country over the past several years as activists and idealists pour their sweat into gritty soil. Now Paul Li...

High Taxes On The Rich: No Biggie For Small Business

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.20.2012 | Small Business

Analysts are looking askance at a claim that raising taxes on the rich would spell doom for America's small business owners. According to a policy ...

Obamacare Could Become the Next Volstead Act

Howard Barbanel | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

Like the 18th Amendment to the Constitution prohibiting alcohol and 1919's Volstead Act enforcing it, what is sometimes derisively called Obamacare may end up once again proving the law of unintended consequences.