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Small-Business Disaster-Loan Demand Soars After Sandy

Reuters | Deborah Cohen | Posted 01.07.2013 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When Superstorm Sandy immobilized companies throughout the Northeast last week, entrepreneur David Greenberg scrambled to shift work in th...

Can Embracing the Equity Upside Transform the Old Continent?

Davor Hebel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Davor Hebel

Most of the world's wealth creation is done through equity and to transform Europe we need as many equity owners as possible.

5 Ways to Get Your Startup in the Press

Zach Cutler | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business
Zach Cutler

One of the most important strategies of a public relations campaign is obtaining press coverage. But getting an article written about your company can be difficult. Fortunately, there are five concrete steps you can take to get your startup covered by the press.

Should We Send Federal Relief for Hurricane Sandy to Beverly Hills?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

What percentage of the American people would agree that Fortune 500 firms and other corporate giants should not be receiving federal small business contracts? I'm guessing somewhere in the vicinity of 100 percent. So why has this gone on for more than a decade?

4 Lessons From Nate Silver's Election Predictions

Inc. Magazine | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business

By Erik Sherman, visit Inc. Unless you've been safely ensconced in a media-free hideaway, you've probably heard of Nate Silver, the predictive ...

Pro-Life McDonald's Owner Blocks Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Small Business

When Planned Parenthood approached John Abbate to lease out space in one of his commercial office buildings, the California-based real estate entrepre...

Private Companies Are Too Smart to Hire

Brian Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Brian Hamilton

People with illnesses take drastic measures to save their lives, and their families encourage and support them through the fight. In the same way, businesses and individuals of all political parties need to call on our elected representatives to lay out a treatment plan that touches every part of our economy.

Small Businesses Put Ex-Cons To Work

Reuters | Geoff Williams | Posted 01.05.2013 | Small Business

(Reuters)- Ten years ago, Debbie Jakacki, owner of Jakacki Bag & Barrel in Chicago, a family business that's been around since 1942, found herself con...

Gerry Smith

Brain Drain: Why We're Driving Immigrant Talent Overseas | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

(Photo by Cody Pickens) Asaf Darash, an Israeli entrepreneur, was putting his 18-month-old son to bed when he received the news he had been dread...

Women and Small Business Under a Romney Administration

Deborah Stambler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Deborah Stambler

Supporting small business in America means supporting women business owners and workers, and planning the "when" and "if" of motherhood is important if women are to continue on with self-respect and sovereignty.

A Journey Into the Multiple Levels of Hell (or How to Publish Your First Book)

Chris Hurn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Chris Hurn

The modern publishing industry is a bit broken. If you're considering writing a book for the first time, expect to do most of the heavy lifting to market it.

October Employment Reports Offer Small Business Rejuvenated Encouragement

John Arensmeyer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Over the past two decades, Main Street firms have created two of every three new jobs in America. When they do well, everyone does well. Let's do what we can to keep them thriving.

After Setback, This Guy Sees A Recovery On The Horizon

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 11.02.2012 | Small Business

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- On the eve of the 2012 elections, The Associated Press interviewed dozens of Americans to try to gauge the economic mood of t...

Friday Surprise: What the New Jobs Report Will Tell Us About the Future

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Unless the number of jobs added in October turns out to be substantially higher or lower than September's, or the unemployment rate is way higher or lower than anticipated, the report should be treated merely as news cycle fodder.

New Playboy Clubs Are Missing 1 Crucial Element

Reuters | Posted 01.01.2013 | Small Business

MUMBAI, Nov 1 (Reuters) - The Playboy club is coming to India -- but with "bunnies" in non-revealing outfits. "The costumes of the bun...

The Youngest Billionaires

Forbes | Posted 01.01.2013 | Small Business

Youngest Billionaires on the Forbes 400 ...

TIL: Reddit Could Be Worth a Lot of Money

Forbes | Posted 01.01.2013 | Small Business

When mainstream companies buy hot young digital properties, it's often a story of faux hipsters walking into trouble. Witness the New York Times Co.'s...

Talent-as-a-Service: Why TaaS Is Here to Stay and How Workers Can Benefit From It

Liran Kotzer | Posted 12.31.2012 | Small Business
Liran Kotzer

It makes sense for small businesses to bring in short-term hires to deal with peaks in the overall workload, while keeping the organization lean when there is a trough. This isn't exactly a new phenomenon in itself but it's now something that is more common among all types of business.

Obama's 'Secretary Of Business' Idea Panned By Critics

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Small Business

Shortly after President Obama announced his plans this week to create a new cabinet-level position called the Secretary of Business, critics pounced. ...

Exports: Turning the Table

Robert M. Simpson | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Robert M. Simpson

A glimpse into the future of the economy in Central Upstate New York and similar areas across the U.S. could come from two Syracuse-area companies that would seem to have nothing in common.

For Most Small Businesses, the Price of Tea in China Does Matter

Gene Marks | Posted 12.30.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The price of tea in China does matter. Even to the Greek pizza shop owner in Pennsylvania.

Romney and Obama Need Something More Than Their Typical Campaign Rhetoric

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

It saddens me to realize none of the most important issues will ever make it into the presidential race. America will likely choose its next leader based on who can spend the most on divisive and negative corporate-backed television campaign ads.

6 Steps to Have a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Melinda Emerson | Posted 12.30.2012 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Once you decide on the right crowdfunding partner, follow these six steps to have a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Janell Ross

Hurricane Sandy Provides Business Opportunities In Queens | Janell Ross | Posted 10.30.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK-- Valerie Chamberlain met her sister at the 99 cents store they own near the corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue Monday. The...

Why Isn't Your Business Blogging Yet?

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business
Elle-Rose Williams

Not only are more and more people embracing the blogging trend, but more and more businesses are too. I would recommend businesses to begin their content strategy and content marketing plans as soon as they possibly can -- because the more you put into it -- the more you get out.