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She Struck Gold By Turning An Office Building Into An Oasis

Posted 09.25.2012 | 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 ha...

Nut Company Slams Starbucks

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Small Business

A family-owned food company is blaming Starbucks for its downfall. Mellace Family Brands claims Starbucks caused it to go bankrupt after terminatin...

Tips to Sustaining Happiness in Work and Life

Women & Co | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

Very often, businesses are born from a passion for what we love. And as driven self-starters, it's not long before we start wearing many different hats to get the job done. We dive in with optimism and zeal, believing we can do it all.

Jeffrey Young

97 Percent More: Health Insurance At Work Costs Almost Twice As Much As In 2002 | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

Health insurance costs workers almost twice what it did in 2002 even though premiums have grown more slowly since 2007, according to a new survey of m...

Good News On Main Street

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment rose in August for the first time in four months as more owners anticipated better bus...

Five Secrets of Successful (and Happy) CEOs

Melody Stevens | Posted 11.10.2012 | Small Business
Melody Stevens

I realized that while these leaders had very specialized skills, experience, and talents that enabled them to effectively (and happily) lead, they had also cultivated their level of mastery in business by learning from setbacks and staying in the game.

Early Bain Disputes Cast New Light On Its Business

ProPublica | Jesse Eisinger | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business

ProPublica: It was one of the "quickest big hits in Wall Street history," as the Wall Street Journal put it at the time. In 1996, an investment ...

Maine's Free-Market Health Care Dream Turning Into Nightmare for Many

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

What happened in Maine is a sobering reality check on the oft-repeated myth that getting rid of ObamaCare and other consumer protections is the answer to our health care problems.

How Many Times Has President Obama Cuts Taxes On Small Business?

AP | Posted 09.10.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says his administration has cut taxes on small business 18 times over the past four years. In an interview broad...

Startup City: Chicago

Chris Johnson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

If the startup ecosystem requires something like this -- abundant universities, a massive homegrown startup, real presence by a tech giant, and attainable workspace -- then Chicago's dancin'.

After Increased Crackdowns, Medical Weed Hits The Streets

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business

As federal regulations tighten on medical marijuana growers and dispensary owners, some may find their best bet for business is to bring the product b...

9 Weird Products That Came Out This Year

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

July offered a shimmer of good news for a stagnant U.S. economy. Consumer spending, a driving force of the economy, was up 0.4 percent in July, the hi...

Joe Van Brussel

Persevering Entrepreneur Weathers Dot-Com Bust To Find Success | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.07.2012 | Small Business

First-time entrepreneur Charlie Kroll opened the doors of his startup, Andera, in June of 2000 -- two months after the Nasdaq stock index reached its ...

Political Parties Try to Appeal to Small Business Owners & Minorities

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 11.07.2012 | Small Business
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Tokenism is not restricted to the GOP; the Democratic party has also been guilty of tokenism as well, according to the 2012 study "The Diversity Paradox: Parties, Legislatures and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America."

Economist: 'Existing Small Businesses Are Unlikely To Expand Before The Election'

AP | Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses created no jobs last month, according to a survey released Thursday by the National Federation of Independent Busin...

Hotel Hell For Conservative Media At DNC?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarni | Posted 09.06.2012 | Small Business

With thousands of visitors flooding Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention -- filling 15,000 hotel rooms spread across 150 hotels, according...

How to Lose Weight, One Small Business at a Time

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Elisberg

If you like stories with a twist, this one is for you.

Entrepreneurs Are Job Creators

Zach Cutler | Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business
Zach Cutler

As Americans from all walks of life look for work, the long-term answer resides in creating brand new jobs in brand new companies, as it has always been.

Joe Van Brussel

Detroit-Area Entrepreneur Breaks Down Michigan's Job Crisis | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.06.2012 | Small Business

In a region known for its automotive industry, it is only fitting that a local entrepreneur found a solution while analyzing car parts. While inte...

At DNC 'There Are A Lot Of Good Opportunities' For Small Business Owners

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 09.06.2012 | Small Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For entrepreneurs outside the Democratic National Convention, the easy part may be the hours of smoking meat, screen-printing T-shi...

Airbnb, Born At 2008 DNC, Gets Fresh Boost From Charlotte Roomers

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.06.2012 | Small Business

Can lightning strike twice for Airbnb? At the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, the then year-old startup got a big break when its onl...

Need A Hug?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business

You can't deny it. Nothing you can do will stop it. Winter is coming. For some, combatting the cold weather and lonely feelings that winter can bri...

Why It's Time for Hispanic-Owned Businesses To Become More Strategic

Glenn Llopis | Posted 11.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

Hispanic-owned small businesses can no longer be led through a tactical lens where the owners operate like an old-fashioned "mom and pop" shop. Leaders must become executives, and learn to trust their employees to assume the responsibilities...

Joe Van Brussel

Making Freelance Work Possible For Millions | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business

In the struggle to get more people to work, Fabio Rosati is trying to get more work to the people. In 2007, Rosati relaunched Elance with 15 othe...

DNC Is Killing Some Local Businesses

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business

When Berhan Nebioglu first heard the Democratic National Convention was coming to town, she pictured an influx of tourists flooding her small jewelry ...