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You Can't Go Home Again, But You Can Make Yourself Your Home

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

A recent wave of nostalgia accompanied by trips back "home", have had me pondering why we sometimes think that what we left behind might contain somet...

Breaking the Rules to Do Things Right

Don McNay | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Pricing for professional services isn't easy. You can charge too little, charge too much or charge for the wrong thing. I've done all three.

You'll Be Remembered When You Stand Against Something

Michael Drew | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Michael Drew

The death this week, at 87, of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher led to the most divisive memorials I've ever seen. She was not a public...

Why You Should STOP Complaining About the Airlines

Gene Marks | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

A client was very upset with me. We had sold him software a few weeks ago and he called because he needed help. When I explained to him that all of ou...

Immigration Reform Key to Small Business, Economic Success

John Arensmeyer | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
John Arensmeyer

Many small employers who have chosen to hire immigrants say one of the biggest challenges they face in using immigrant labor is concern about following the letter of the law.

A Vegetarian Butcher Makes a Case for Wheat Meat

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.10.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

"Seitan isn't a meat replacement, it's a food stuff in its own right," say the seitan specialists behind Monk's Meats, which produces between 100 to 150 pounds of seitan a day.

Moms Who Found a Balance and Moms to Support

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 06.10.2013 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

As moms we need to support each other and one of these moms just might be able to offer you what you are looking for. You can sleep well at night knowing that you chose to support another local mom just trying to make it work.

A Year of Living Obliviously

Gregory C. Simon | Posted 06.10.2013 | Small Business
Gregory C. Simon

A majority of both parties supported the JOBS Act and leaders in both parties claim credit for the accomplishment. You would think they would want to implement the Act as soon as possible, but except for a few members in either chamber, the Congress is oblivious too.

Top 5 Takeaways From the First Big Kansas City

Jason Grill | Posted 06.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Four hundred plus individuals came together to hear stories of innovation from nearly 20 leading speakers, and to build lasting relationships within the regional and national community to move entrepreneurship forward.

Companies Dodge Obamacare By Doing This

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 04.09.2013 | Small Business

Since the Affordable Care Act passed into law, companies have been vocal about the drastic measures they'll take to avoid paying for basic health care...

5 Little Behaviors That Lead to Big Results

Daniel Newman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

We spend a lot of time on the "Big Things." Vision, strategy and business execution immediately come to mind. But That there are certain little behaviors that help drive big results. These are behaviors that make you a better boss, parent, friend and human being.

Oh the Mistakes That I Made and How Beneficial They Were

Ed Graziano | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Ed Graziano

While I am fortunate to own a business I enjoy, have great clients and a fantastic team, I owe much of my success to the many misjudgments, miscalculations and plain stupid decisions that I have made over 26 years in business. Fortunately each mistake has led to a "aha!" moment.

Early Stage Funding? More Like Fun-'dying'

Anastasia Roumelioti | Posted 06.08.2013 | Small Business
Anastasia Roumelioti

I started my company a few months ago and I have always been on guard for potential funding that would help me grow it faster. At the very early stage...

Small Businesses Wanting a Tax Break Next Week Should Check Out Obamacare

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Wendell Potter

With April 15 approaching, some small business owners who provide health coverage to their workers are not going to be as indebted to Uncle Sam as they have in years past, thanks to Obamacare. That's right, thanks to Obamacare.

SHE Is Responsible for the President's Safety

Nell Merlino | Posted 06.05.2013 | Women
Nell Merlino

Women who want more responsibility, money and power must be willing to delegate responsibility to others at every level of their lives.

How Much Insurance Does Your Small Business Need?

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.05.2013 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

What initiates the need for business insurance? If you are in business, you need insurance. The question is - what kind of policy is appropriate? And this is true even if you are a home-based business.

In Business and in Health: Running a Business With Your Spouse

Nusha Balyan | Posted 06.05.2013 | Small Business
Nusha Balyan

Going into business with the person that you married may seem like a great idea but it doesn't always end up in happily ever after. Some recent high profile divorces and business splits may make you think twice before you tie the co-working knot.

A Business with STEAM

Kristina Wilson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Kristina Wilson

There is no denying that the STEM fields are vitally important to our country's growth and economy. But as we look to small businesses to boost the future of America and drive job creation, I certainly believe that we will never harness our true potential without STEAM.

Gotham Greens: Rooftop Farming In New York City

Dark Rye | Posted 06.05.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

Miles and miles of untouched terrain could be turned into something great.

Being Honest Means Business

Michael Drew | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Michael Drew

I just read a conversation with a man who owns a small pool-installation company, and how he saved his business by doing what so many businesses are reluctant to do: be open and honest about what he does.

Accounting Firms Tally High Margins

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 06.04.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Privately held accounting, tax prep, bookkeeping and payroll services companies (NAICS code 5412) posted an average annual net profit margin of 21.2 percent, based on financial statements filed during the 12-month period ended February 2013.

Relax! For Health Care Reform You Only Have 3 Options

Gene Marks | Posted 06.03.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Health care reform has been reality for three years now. And it's about to become really real for every business owner in just nine months.

Gourmet Growth: How I Took My Small Business to the Next Level

Danielle Hrzic | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business
Danielle Hrzic

A 10x10 kitchen, a few employees and a passion to improve the quality of school lunches in the Chicago area -- that's how Gourmet Gorilla began. My husband and I started our business because we saw a need that we wanted to fill.

Could the U.S. Be Facing a Brain Drain?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.27.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

With only 21 percent of women in senior management in the U.S., is America at risk of a "brain drain?" The answer is probably "Yes," as corporate executives shop the world for talent to manage their fast-growing businesses.

Employment vs. Unemployment -- and Having a Job vs. Being Your Own Boss

Kevin Powell | Posted 06.03.2013 | Small Business
Kevin Powell

Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone, just like college is not for everyone. But how do you know if you never even try?