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Why I'm Dreading the Olympics

Gene Marks | Posted 09.11.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

For ten days, I'm going to be away from my business. And that's a thought that gives pause to every small business owner I know.

Small Business Real Estate Boom Spurred By Government Support

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 07.12.2012 | Small Business

-- Las Vegas dentist Chris Cozine wanted to cut costs after the Great Recession. He found an unlikely way: He ditched the office he was renting and b...

Small Business Optimism Falls: How We Can Turn It Around

Job Creators Network | Posted 09.10.2012 | Small Business
Job Creators Network

We need to look no further than last week's employment report for June to see the concerning trend of less business confidence, less hiring and more "missing workers."

Obama's Small Business Push

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered a series of modest steps aimed at helping small businesses, his latest election-year effort to...

Is Your Small Business Exempt from OSHA?

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2012 | Small Business

The Occupational Safety and Health Act covers most businesses that have employees. It has specific rules and regulations but it also specifies a numbe...

Martha Stewart To Stay At Her Company 5 More Years

AP | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Martha Stewart will stay at the company she founded, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., as chairman and will also be its chief creative...

Get a Room

Bryce Longton | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

Reside and Conquer StreetEasy helps you move from doghouse to penthouse In a city where 8.2 million people are packed into 300 square miles of real ...

Small Business Optimism Plummets

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses' confidence in the economy's future declined in June by the most in two years, increasing the threat that an economic slo...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Rolls Out Tax Cut Bill That Could Lead To 1 Million Jobs | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The small business tax cut bill that the Senate is rolling out Tuesday would spark the creation of nearly 1 million jobs, according to a...

'Small Business' Hard To Define In Bush Tax Cut Debate

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Republicans blasted President Barack Obama on Monday for punishing small businesses with his push to let low tax rates on the wealthy expi...

Three Key Insights From Real-Time Analytics for Your Small Business

Rody Moore | Posted 09.08.2012 | Small Business
Rody Moore

When Alicia Liegerot opened up her business, Healing Hands Massage in Tulsa, Okla., she realized that she needed a way track key business metrics such...

$1 Million Phone Bill!

The Associated Press | Posted 07.09.2012 | Money

IPSWICH, Mass. — A Massachusetts businessman is engaged in a legal battle with AT&T Inc. over what he calls a fraudulent million-dollar phone bill. ...

David Park: Another Sluggish U.S. Employment Report

Job Creators Network | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Job Creators Network

However, the biggest drag on new job creation will be the Affordable Care Act upheld last week by the Supreme Court. It creates massive uncertainty that will have businesses putting the brakes on expansion and hiring because the costs are unknown.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Pro Bono Work -- It's Not Just for Big Business

Thenera Bailey | Posted 09.08.2012 | Impact
Thenera Bailey

With the Fortune 500 taking on this challenge, small- and medium-sized corporations can sit back, cheer from the sidelines, and leave the heavy lifting to those with more to give, right? Wrong!

Interview With Minimus CEO Paul Shrater: A Small Business Based on Small Items Turning 9

Carol Roth | Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business
Carol Roth

On July 6,, a niche e-commerce company that focuses on travel-sized and individual-sized items, celebrates entering its ninth year in business.

The 9 Weirdest Groupon Deals (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.06.2012 | Small Business

Would you pay $100 for a stranger to come tuck you into bed? Among the slew of daily deals on Groupon, that’s not even the weirdest offer available....

Small Businesses Cut Workers: Report

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses in June reported cuts to their staff for the first time this year, the National Federation of Independent Business said o...

11 Ways to Profit From Health Care Reform

Gene Marks | Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

While so many businesses are figuring out how this change in health insurance law will affect them, many others are doing what Americans do best: figuring out how to profit. Because that's what smart entrepreneurs do.

Life, Liberty and Message Encryption

Chris Johnson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology
Chris Johnson

Thomas Jefferson was serving as Secretary of State under George Washington when he became bothered by his reliance on unsecure messages and messengers. So he built the so-called "wheel cipher," which was sort of a mechanical Burn Note.

The Course And Success Of The Economy Belongs In All Of Our Hands

Premal Shah | Posted 09.16.2012 | Small Business
Premal Shah

It is difficult to know how any one of us can make a difference in any of our nation's most troubling problems. But, what if the money stored in our wallets had a new purpose, even just for a short amount of time?

Feds Miss Major Small Business Goal

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.05.2012 | Small Business

Main Street lost out on billions in 2011 because the U.S. government missed its goal of awarding 23 percent of all federal contract dollars to small b...

Supreme Court Ruling To Uphold Affordable Care Act An Affirmation For Small Business

John Arensmeyer | Posted 09.02.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Now, more than two years since its passage, nationwide market reforms and other provisions of the Affordable Care Act are already benefiting small businesses and consumers alike. In so doing, they are reinventing what it means to purchase healthcare in America.

Time to Work the Pivot Points

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Only one letter separates word from work. Words, ideas, thoughts can become the basis for work. By concentrating on and working the pivot points, we can translate concepts into action and get America working again. Let's get to work!

Asking the Right Questions to Get the Business

Andrea Sittig-Rolf | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
Andrea Sittig-Rolf

The question-answer game in sales is vital to not only finding, qualifying, and closing deals, but offering the best possible solutions to your prospects and customers.

Small Firms Plan To Hire Fewer Workers This Year

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses have lowered their hiring expectations as their confidence in the economy has fallen into another mid-year slump, a new s...