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The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator: Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 12.01.2012 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

When we think of successful business creation and development, we focus on the fundamental business model, value proposition, strategy, organization and alignment of resources, and focused and disciplined execution of that strategy.

Lending To Small Biz Rises For Second Straight Month

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Lending to small U.S. businesses rose in August for a second straight month, a report showed on Monday, a sign the economy may have been r...

Heartless Coffeeshop's Latest Outrage

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.01.2012 | Small Business

Is this the strictest coffee shop in the world? The Barn Roastery in Berlin has banned music, sugar, Americanos and, most recently, baby strollers....

Someone Bought THAT On eBay?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.30.2012 | Small Business

What if -- for some reason -- you wanted to buy the mummified carcass of a cat slam-dunking a mummified bird? You may think you'd be out of luck. But ...

20-Something-Year-Old Gay Entrepreneur

Alvin Lopez Woods | Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin Lopez Woods

As one-half of a new modern family, I just want to be successful....I want us to be successful. In the process of building toward success, I may step on toes in the process. For that, I apologize. I am just a 20-something year old, gay entrepreneur.

Amazon To Offer Loans

Reuters | Alistair Barr | Posted 09.29.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is launching a new business offering loans to some of its online sellers, a move that could boost the growth of its Interne...

Rich Or Not, Entrepreneurs Are Happiest In Study

The Street | Posted 09.28.2012 | Small Business

The many struggles of entrepreneurship have been well covered in news stories and personal blogs: the late nights, the financial uncertainty, the pres...

Florida Man's Case Against Debt Collection Company Dismissed: Update

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Small Business

UPDATE: Oliff's case was dismissed. Previously: A Florida man is trying to break his employment contract in court by claiming that his boss tormen...

The Pros And Cons Of Selling On TV

New York Times | Posted 09.27.2012 | Small Business

EvePearl is a Manhattan makeup studio, boutique and e-commerce business with 10 employees that sells cosmetics containing skin-care nutrients. The pro...

The Next Big Thing?

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 11.27.2012 | Small Business

Venture capitalists are still investing in flashy Internet start-ups, but the "Next Big Thing" is more likely to be a maker of humdrum Internet plumbi...

Christina Wilkie

Romney's Mixed Message To Small Business Owners

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.27.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON -- Small business owners received two seemingly contradictory messages on Wednesday from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, cam...

13 Office Trends That Could Disappear In Five Years

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.04.2012 | Small Business

You may not have to put up with the office fax machine for much longer. The formerly cutting edge device is on the verge of extinction, according t...

From Wall Street to Main Street -- One Entrepreneur's Take on #WhatisWorking

Glen Surnamer | Posted 11.26.2012 | Small Business
Glen Surnamer

What our country is enduring is not a cyclical issue. This is a structural economic phenomenon that will require a re-training of America's workers, a recalibration of expectations, and a new approach to industries that have not kept pace with technological trends.

(Almost) Everything We Think About Employee Engagement Is Wrong

Dov Seidman | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business
Dov Seidman

By understanding the true source of super-engaged workers, our companies and their leaders can have their business lunches and enjoy what they eat during these collaborative, inspirational and productive sessions, too.

Five Common Public Relations Myths... Busted!

Jennifer Nagy | Posted 11.26.2012 | Small Business
Jennifer Nagy

One of the most undervalued marketing tactics is public relations. This is most likely because most people have no idea what PR is. I've debunked the top five most common PR myths to show you how PR can help you to market your small business more effectively.

Their Simple Solutions To Cut Clutter Made Millions

Posted 10.18.2012 | MarloThomas

The best piece of advice we can give to anyone who has an idea they believe in is not to stop at the first stumbling block. Where there's a will, there's a way.

The Face of Corporate Yoga, Fitness, and Wellness (PART 1)

Melissa Nordin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Small Business
Melissa Nordin

All is right in the world, as the students recharge for those 30 minutes. We end every practice with a quiet meditation and cleansing breath exercises designed for them to utilize throughout the day and even at home.

Why The Health Care Tax Credit Eludes Many Small Businesses

The New York Times | Posted 11.25.2012 | Small Business

The Agenda has now profiled three small businesses that are struggling in different ways with providing health insurance to employees. The companies a...

Where's The Most Tax-Friendly City For U.S. Businesses?

Business Courier | Posted 11.25.2012 | Small Business

Cincinnati is the most tax-friendly large city for businesses in the U.S., according to a new study from KPMG International. Of 55 large internatio...

Small-Business Lessons From Harley-Davidson's Turnaround

The New York Times | Posted 11.25.2012 | Small Business

This weekend, I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about how Harley-Davidson turned itself around using "lean" manufacturing strategies. Lean,...

Support Fearless Small-Business Owners

Ree Varcoe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

I challenge you to look around your own village, town or city and rediscover those little golden nugget merchants lost in a sea of contemporary, bulk-buying, cheap import stores. Drive a little bit out of your way to reach them once in a while if they're not on your normal commute.

Restaurants Blast $7.2B Credit-Card Fee Settlement

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Small Business

By Lisa Baertlein and Jessica Dye NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The National Restaurant Association said Tuesday it is joining the opp...

U.S. Census Bureau Data Holds Secret to Real Job Creation in America

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

All we have to do to create jobs is focus economic stimulus programs on small businesses. If you want to create jobs, quit giving small business funds to corporate giants.

Snooki, Romney, and Reason

Zach Udko | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Zach Udko

Buried underneath the heap of controversy caused by that pesky 47% video sits an equally revealing tidbit from last week's news cycle: Mitt Romney prefers Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi to Alana "Honey Boo Boo Child" Thompson.

Obama's 18 Small Business Tax Cuts, Explained

CNN Money | Posted 11.24.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- President Obama often touts his 18 small business tax cuts, but there's some confusion as to what they really are. Many are ...