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Kiva Zip Partnership Helps Mi Casa Business Success Graduates Achieve Their Dreams

Kiva Zip | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Kiva Zip

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMi Casa Resource Center is collaborating with Kiva Zip to provide loan assistance to low-income business owners unable to access loans from traditional lenders.

Small Businesses: Did You Find Your Network and Mentor Yet?

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 04.14.2013 | Small Business
Mehrunisa Qayyum

By extending a kind gesture, which might only take five minutes for an established entrepreneur, may result in success in not one new entrepreneur's business, but in others.

4 Reasons to Never Trust the Stock Market

Gene Marks | Posted 04.14.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The rising stock market is a good thing. And the smart business people I know are taking advantage of it (or plan to). But they are wary. I don't trust the markets. And neither should you.

Tips From the Rock n' Roll CEO No. 11: These Days, It's Survival of the Quickest

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
Jared Gutstadt

This entire affair is proof that being quick is nothing to be scared of. There's no need for long email chains or bloated meetings -- just do something. Be fearless, be inspired, and have fun.

Taking the Mobile Path: The Key to Moving Small Business Forward

Teresa Zobrist | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Teresa Zobrist

The smartphone has become the center of our digital universe. It's how we engage with family and friends, the way we buy products and the way we stay informed, generating billions of transactions a day, millions of times a second. What has not been as apparent, however, is just how valuable all that data can be to help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) grow their businesses and attract new customers.

The Key to Brewing-Up Jobs: Innovative Partnerships Supporting Small Businesses

Jim Koch | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Jim Koch

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhile hard work and persistence allowed me to achieve my American Dream, there are many small businesses that have the same potential, but similar to my experience, are viewed as too risky by traditional lenders.

Unemployed? Become a Weebie!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 04.09.2013 | Small Business
Stephen Viscusi

I needed a place to work that was not my home. I discovered a place that's like working at a Starbucks in the lobby of an Ian Schrader hotel: Meet "WeWork."

The Key to Prosperity: Manufacturing American Jobs

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

It appears that the national conversation may be about to pivot from an almost obsessive concentration on big government and expense reduction to a concern for the well-being of the individual citizen and revenue generation.

Creating Jobs and Growing the Economy

Interise | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Interise

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe difference between e200 and other private sector offerings that I attended is that the course was REAL WORLD and not just classes where you learn terms to take a test and then forget.

Jason Linkins

Reminder: Everything You've Been Told About 'Economic Uncertainty' Is Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

Over at Bloomberg, Caroline Baum adds to the efforts of those who would point out that all the constant cable news talk over "uncertainty" cramping ec...

In New York, Tech's Rising Tide Raises All Boats

Zach Cutler | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Zach Cutler

After Silicon Valley, few cities know the benefits of the tech boom better than New York. "Silicon Alley" is now home to hundreds of tech startups, helping to diversify an economy that for many years was undeniably reliant on Wall Street's might.

Taking Business to the High Seas

Joshua Estrin | Posted 04.08.2013 | Small Business
Joshua Estrin

In the space of four days -- between Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Labadee, Haiti -- the high seas were an endless array of the amazing music performed by rock legends as well as less commercially recognized bands.

Sotomayor and Social Media Spark Meet-up Event -- Silicon Valley Latina Leaders Unite

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 04.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

We must openly speak of our achievements. "To succeed in this world, you have to be known to people," Justice Sotomayor reminds us. We must step up the leadership and mentorship action. Through the ELLA Institute-Latina Leadership Network we are doing that.

Using Customer Reviews as a Marketing Opportunity

Hulya Aksu | Posted 04.08.2013 | Small Business
Hulya Aksu

The best marketing starts with what's already in front of you. Focus your energy and attention on the method that gives you the actual customers. If it sounds easy, it's because it is.

Inspiration Struck in the Bathroom, Now She’s Flush With Cash

Posted 02.06.2013 | 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...

Opportunity in the Middle East?

David Weiss | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
David Weiss

At a time when the perceived turmoil in the Middle East is so easily seen as a disincentive to invest, the smart money must recognize the opportunity before us of a region hungry to build a better future.

A Mission To Make Nuts More Alluring

Liza de Guia | Posted 04.08.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

I will admit, I'm not the biggest nut person. I rarely crave them. In fact, I don't seek them out. Nuts, in general, don't make it into my pantry as a snack.

How This Entertainment Reporter Built A Smarter (And Snarkier) Fortune Cookie

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty

For more than 30 years, Ray Richmond poured his writing talents as an entertainment journalist and TV critic into the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald-E...

Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network: Taking Action to Reduce Unemployment in America

Create Jobs for USA | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact
Create Jobs for USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif As the fishing and logging industries left the area, many jobs were lost in Seaside, Ore. Two men wanted to rebuild the town's reputation as a coastal destination. They envisioned opening a small brewery that captured the essence of the state's thriving culture.

Celebrity Startups

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Celebrities try their hand at the startup game The Wakefield team has relocated to Hollyweird this week in preparation for our LA Uncubed event, and ...

Is the SBA Selling Out Mom and Pop Businesses?

Sidney Shapiro | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Sidney Shapiro

If you close your eyes and imagine a typical American small business, what do you see? A little sandwich shop down the street? If you work at the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, the odds are just as good that you're imagining a 1,500-employee chemical plant.

10 Top YouTube Channels for Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 02.05.2013 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

What is your favorite YouTube channel for business building tips and why?

Private Company Credit Risk Shows Signs of Improving

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

The average probability that a private construction company would default in the next year was 3.79 percent for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, compared with 5.73 percent for the year-earlier period.

Success is Easy: Act, Stretch, Wobble

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

The great thing about reading articles is that every once in a while you will practically trip over one that shares something useful that you can take forward to change your business or life forever. I hope this is one such piece.

Company Thrives on Empowering Employees

Interise | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Interise

Humtown has only begin to scratch the surface of the possibilities, but knows that success lies in drilling the most valuable asset of any company -- the employee.