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WATCH: The Art Of Making Tempeh

Liza de Guia | Posted 01.31.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

"For a vegetarian, in particular, it's the best kind of protein you can eat."

Starting a Business? Help Save Your Cash and Try Bartering

Women & Co | Posted 01.30.2013 | Small Business
Women & Co

Exchanges are useful if you can't find a one-on-one local partner, but the Better Business Bureau recommends you read the fine print before you join a barter network.

Tips From the Rock n' Roll CEO No. 10: When That 'Oh Sh*t' Moment Happens, Don't Panic!

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 01.30.2013 | Small Business
Jared Gutstadt

Have you ever shown up to a major presentation, or a big meeting, or a conference, or a job interview, only to be overcome with a panic-stricken feeling when you realize, to your horror, that you forgot something huge?

Louisiana Sinkhole Evacuees Won't Be Home For Awhile

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

At the eight-acre, Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, owners of slab houses are waiting for methane-gas monitors to be installed in December.

Credit Union Lending Bill Would Help Small Firms

John Arensmeyer | Posted 11.29.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

There's no reason for Congress to delay action. Credit unions must be allowed to make more loans to small businesses.

Small Business Tips to Fight Holiday Stress

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 01.29.2013 | Small Business
Mehrunisa Qayyum

I would like to think that one of the advantages in being a small business is the ability to flexibly adjust with the setbacks. On top of that, the holidays are here with stress... but may be an opportunity for the resourceful.

Six Tips for Navigating Your Startup Through the First Two Years

Zach Cutler | Posted 01.28.2013 | Small Business
Zach Cutler

Indeed, surviving as a new firm is far from guaranteed, no matter how good your product or service. By following some of these tips from our experience, hopefully your business will not only survive, but flourish.

Job Hopping Is Down and the Wage Gap Is Up Between Young and Old Companies

Jordan Bell-Masterson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Small Business
Jordan Bell-Masterson

As the labor market begins to recover and loosen up, job applicants will naturally have more options of potential employers -- including whether to sign on at a large, established firm or to look for work at a startup instead.

The Social Media Editorial Calendar for Small Business

Britt Michaelian | Posted 01.28.2013 | Small Business
Britt Michaelian

Without a specific strategy and action plan behind your social media activities, your time and efforts will be a waste. So, let's take the upside down triangle model of social media and direct all of your efforts into a schedule that will help you know exactly what you are doing and why.

Cyber Monday Doesn't Have to be Grinch for Small Business Owners

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.28.2013 | Small Business
Kare Anderson

With justifiable alarm, owners of all sizes of physical businesses are witnessing the white-hot holiday shopping battle, where the front lines are increasingly conducted as real time price wars.

How Old Socks Led One Woman To Start a Million-Dollar Business

Posted 11.28.2012 | 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...

HO HO NO: Half Of Bosses Aren't Planning A Holiday Party

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.27.2012 | Small Business

Ready to deck the halls of your office and hang mistletoe in the break room? You may want to hold off. A new survey by staffing firm OfficeTeam fo...

10 Steps To Transform Capitalism For The Better

Fastco Exist | Posted 11.27.2012 | Small Business

“The future’s already here--it’s just not evenly distributed,” observed author William Gibson. That phrase became a mantra of ours, and at our...

5 Tips to Landing the Right Reporter to Cover Your Startup's Story

Zach Cutler | Posted 01.26.2013 | Small Business
Zach Cutler

A well-written article about your startup's latest funding round or big promotion is arguably more effective than a paid-for advertisement, and it serves as a testament of success to your investors and clients.

Upstart Coffee Chain To Duel Starbucks

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Latino Voices

* Mexican cafe chain sets sights on U.S. market * Coffee consumption in Mexico up nearly 20 pct 2005-2010 By David Alire...

Going for Your Dream Job

Don McNay | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Sometimes you get to fulfill your dreams. Sometimes you never knew they were your dreams until the opportunity knocks on your door. Or a headhunter calls out of the blue.

Black Friday Reminds Us How to Get L.A. 'Into the Black'

Eric Garcetti | Posted 01.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Eric Garcetti

Black Friday may have just passed, but I wish Los Angeles were seeing more green today. The solution to our city's budget shortfall is not to tax or cut, but to grow our economy. That's why I'm leading the charge to eliminate Los Angeles' gross-receipts tax on businesses.

Your Favorite Local Shop Needs Your Help! Small Biz Saturday Is Upon Us!

Ebong Eka | Posted 01.24.2013 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

Unlike many, who literally fought their way to savings on Black Friday, I chose to shop online and visit local merchants. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great but these days seem to pass local stores by -- well, not anymore!

Small Business Saturday In Denver: Where To Buy

Posted 11.24.2012 | Denver

With Thanksgiving over and Black Friday shoppers elbowing past to get their shopping finished en masse, Small Business Saturday is a comforting remind...

An Immigrant's Ambition and the Lessons Taught to their Children

Ronnie Cameron | Posted 01.21.2013 | Small Business
Ronnie Cameron

Having enough faith in yourself and your partner to invest all you have into something with no guarantees is the definition of bravery in my eyes.

Smaller Retailers Could Use a Boost From Small Biz Saturday

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 01.21.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Small Business Saturday has gathered momentum since American Express began the promotion in 2010 to provide smaller companies more exposure during one of the most important shopping weekends of the year.

Note to Management: R&D Is Not Production

Gil Laroya | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business
Gil Laroya

R&D folks need the freedom to play, to innovate, to grow the next big product. This cannot and will never happen if an R&D engineer is spending eight hours a day, five days a week, filling out forms and reports instead of developing products.

What To Get Your Favorite Self-Starter

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.21.2012 | Small Business

They're resilient and resourceful self-starters. They're the entrepreneur in your life. As autonomous figures, one may think the entrepreneur may b...

A Turkey Without a Pardon: Bidding Farewell to Dirty Jobs

Mike Rowe | Posted 01.21.2013 | TV
Mike Rowe

I can't say that Dirty Jobs never jumped the shark (since I literally leaped over one in season two), but we stuck to the mission statement. We worked hard. And we had a hell of a good time. It was, as they say, a very good run. To everyone, thanks very much.

Zach Carter

Fiscal Cliff Letter: Small Business Owners Urge End Of Bush Tax Cuts | Zach Carter | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 600 small business owners and executives wrote a letter to every member of Congress urging them to end the Bush-era tax cuts f...