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Tech Forecast: Cloudy with A Chance of Shakeup (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology

A few years ago, most analysts agreed that midmarket companies would lead the charge into the cloud. However, a recent study by IBM and the Economist ...

Rethinking Entrepreneurship in the United States

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Ever since I started with Kiva Zip in the U.S. my sixth sense seems to have awakened. I see entrepreneurs... everywhere! I think my understanding of what an entrepreneur was had until now been quite limited.

How Jamie Dimon Shows Us Exactly What Is Wrong With Our Banks

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Banks today have become self-serving profit machines whose primary goals are misaligned with our nation's larger interests, and are a far cry from the friendly neighborhood institutions that once made the American dream possible.

Cooking Up Healthy Food and Job Creation in Atlanta

Create Jobs for USA | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Create Jobs for USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWith no personal debt, some cash in hand, and a great credit score, we thought opening a business would be easy. How wrong we were!

7 Signs You're Ready To Be Your Own Boss

Posted 03.27.2013 | Small Business

By Steve Tobak, visit Inc. It seems that everyone wants to be an entrepreneur these days. Everyone wants to be the boss and run their own show....

How to Determine What to Focus on: Scott Belsky Interview (Part II)

Eli Davidson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Small Business
Eli Davidson

The one thing you have as a small business that large companies don't have is freedom and more agility. And that needs to be our competitive advantage more than ever before.

Streamlined Home Office Deduction Could Mean Extra Bread for Small Business Owners

John Arensmeyer | Posted 03.25.2013 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

There's no reason Congress can't work smarter instead of harder, and push through proposals that will do some real good for the majority of small businesses and their employees -- who, as consumers, are critical to our economy.

A Former Bartender Mixes Up A Beverage Empire

Posted 01.23.2013 | 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...

5 Ways to Boost Your Small Business Twitter Account

Brazen Life | Posted 03.25.2013 | Small Business
Brazen Life

Managing your social media presence is tricky enough when you're simultaneously keeping up with the challenges of starting your own small business or freelance operation. These user-friendly tips will take the confusion out of Twitter, so you can make your tweets more attractive your followers.

Catherine New

Mom And Pop To Walmart: Bring It

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2013 | Small Business

When Dave Jones opened his Georgia hardware store more than 25 years ago, it quickly became the go-to place in Decatur and the surrounding area for bu...

Tired of the Daily Grind? Start a Small Business in 2013

Melinda Emerson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Have you had it with your 9 to 5? Stop dreading Monday mornings and start planning your exit from corporate America. Why not capitalize on the newness of the year and put together a solid plan to activate your dream of starting your own small business?

Moving the Small Business Community Forward

Kristie Arslan | Posted 03.20.2013 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

It's not surprising that many small business households continue to be ambivalent about their futures because of both the gridlock in Washington and a slowly rebuilding economy.

3 Reasons to Assess Trade Partners' Financials

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 03.19.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Every investor is familiar with the legal caveat, "Past performance is not a guarantee of future results." But the warning is apt for business owners and credit officers evaluating potential trade partners' creditworthiness, too.

6 Surprising Social Media Tactics to Help You Get Noticed Now

Women & Co | Posted 03.19.2013 | Small Business
Women & Co

For Women & Co. by Suzanne Rust, LivingWithRust.com Are you using social media effectively to market yourself or your business? Based on findings fr...

Wal-Mart 'Jump Start' Is an Admission There Is a Problem

Greg Autry | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Greg Autry

Wal-Mart, the retail leader in the outsourcing American jobs, has clearly been feeling the pressure of the growing Made in USA movement.

Will Obama Succeed Where Reagan Failed in Closing the Small Business Administration?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.18.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama has proposed to essentially close the SBA in the very same manner Reagan proposed, by combining it with the Commerce Department.

Good Tax News For Small =-Business Owners

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 01.16.2013 | Small Business

For millions of small-business owners and freelancers who work from home, it just got easier to get a tax break for home office space. Under a new ...

What President Obama Should Do for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in America

Melinda Emerson | Posted 03.18.2013 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

According the WEF, the U.S. is the fourth easiest nation to start a business. Sweden, Switzerland, and Singapore are all ahead of us.

A Hot Moment With Hubby May Turn This Stay-At-Home Mom Into A Millionaire

Posted 01.16.2013 | 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...

Denied Business Credit? Work on These Five Things

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 03.17.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If your company recently applied for business credit and was rejected, it's not alone.

Downton Abbey Needs A Real Heir... And So Do You

Gene Marks | Posted 03.13.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Like business, everything about Downton Abbey is about change. Changes in society after World War I. Changes in manners and the way people behave. Changes in wealth.

The Incontrovertible Business Case for Clean Energy, Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

"If we leave it to the market, as imperfect as it is, in due course we will transition away from dirty dangerous fossil fuels, and achieve an economy based on locally available clean energy. There will come a realization in which business and government join together to defeat this crisis."

WATCH: A New Take On Freshly Baked Cookies

Liza de Guia | Posted 03.12.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

I had never seen fresh baked frozen cookies marketed in the freezer aisle before and I was intrigued (maybe a little skeptical), but I'm so glad I tried 'em.

Elevator Pitch Evolution

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 03.11.2013 | Small Business
Hilary Sheinbaum

Despite playing therapist and being exposed to sufficiently uncomfortable stories, my ability to approach unfamiliar faces been more beneficial than not.

Bickering Is Bad for Business

Brian Hamilton | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Brian Hamilton

The message to Congress is simple: Adapt. Figure it out. Make the tough choices. It's what business owners do every day, and it's what Americans have done for centuries.