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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 10.03.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Siegal just graduated from NYU and is giving Samplrs a full-time go. All the better that the company has a year of history, a growing customer base, and some nice media exposure.

The 5 Golden Rules of an Outstanding Sales Team

Stuart Wall | Posted 10.03.2012 | Small Business
Stuart Wall

As we grow our internal sales force at Signpost, we constantly focus on building an efficient, healthy work environment that delivers results. Here are a few lessons we've learned along the way.

The Most Effective Economic Stimulus Plan For Today's Economy Was Passed By Congress In 1953

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The federal government has squandered upwards of $2 trillion taxpayer dollars trying to stimulate the economy. I don't think we've gotten our money's worth. Let's try complying with existing federal law and direct existing federal infrastructure spending to small businesses.

Success: Another Definitional Problem

Job Creators Network | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Job Creators Network

To indicate a collectivist achievement in personal accomplishment diminishes the individual and the efforts expended and, more importantly, the risks taken.

Where the Streets Have No Name: Mapping Uncharted Territory at HopStop

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 10.02.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Columbus did not anticipate hitting Costa Rica. Hell, we didn't expect that mariachi band on the A train this morning. As HopStop adds products and utilities, its staff has had to do its own on-the-move rerouting.

Tips From the Rock 'n' Roll CEO No. 6: Busk Your Way to the Top

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Jared Gutstadt

The network in question, in a knotted tangle of red tape, delays, and confusion, turned me down. It was corporate bureaucracy at its finest and it stung, but only for a moment. Rejection. But did I accept my fate? No way. I took stock of my position... my advantages.

Businesses Should Be Cautious With Crowdfunding, Experts Say

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2012 | Small Business

When President Obama signed the JOBS Act in April, it opened the door for entrepreneurs to fund their businesses via crowdfunding websites, a digital-...

SEO Doesn't Matter...To The 1%

John Fox | Posted 10.01.2012 | Technology
John Fox

We just finished analyzing 1 million home pages of the top 1 percent of all 141 million active websites on the internet. We found that just 9.6 percent had all three basic web page elements correct.

Six Tactics For Women To Generate Exposure For Your Small Business

Tory Johnson | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Tory Johnson

You have a phenomenal product or service -- and you're eager to attract more customers. There's just one small challenge: you don't have a big budget to get big attention. Fear not! Here are six tactics you can employ to get your business noticed right now.

Focus On The Total Package To Survive Economy

Matthew Appelbaum | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
Matthew Appelbaum

Boulder's focus on the total package is working because we're not just a job, or just a nice place to live. We're a diverse community focused on business retention, a culture of innovation that attracts entrepreneurs and pushing the envelope.

Small Business Lending Falls In June

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Lending to small businesses fell in June to the lowest level since October, a report showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy's recent ...

Pushing High-Income Tax Cut Under Small Business Guise: Not Good Fiscal Policy

John Arensmeyer | Posted 10.01.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

The argument for extending the tax cuts for earners with income exceeding $250,000 annually for the sake of small business survival is erroneous and misguided. The vast majority of small business owners simply don't make that much money.

Making Offices Cooler On The Cheap

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

A real page-turner full of vivid images comes out today. No, it's not another sequel to "Fifty Shades of Grey," it's the IKEA 2013 catalog, which offe...

How This Stay-At-Home Mom Became The Pasta Sauce Darling Of Whole Foods

Posted 08.01.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website was so that women could have a place to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to h...

The Key To Middle-Class Welfare

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Small Business

In case you had any doubts -- given the countless speeches in which U.S. politicians tout their commitment to Main Street, or the vicious battle betwe...

Making Offices Cooler On The Cheap

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.10.2012 | Small Business

A real page-turner full of vivid images comes out today. No, it's not another sequel to "Fifty Shades of Grey," it's the IKEA 2013 catalog, which offe...

Business Isn't the Enemy, Mr. President

Blanche Lincoln | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Blanche Lincoln

The president has a rare opportunity to lead this economy into a period of sustained growth. He can do it by sending a message to small businesses that, rather than making scapegoats of job creators, Washington will be a reliable partner.

Ciplex Impacts Job Market By Helping Over 300 Small Businesses Each Year

Ilya Pozin | Posted 09.30.2012 | Small Business
Ilya Pozin

While the current unemployment rate is certainly not desirable, there are plenty of opportunities out there if you know where to look.

Why Your Personal Brand Wants You to Take Time Off

Karen Leland | Posted 09.30.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

The next time you sit down to plan a weekend away or a summer vacation, remember: it's not just your body and brain you're rejuvenating but also your personal brand -- it deserves a holiday too.

Mitt Romney: Each Business Owner Must Build His Own Roads and Bridges

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

So let's connect the dots here. Governor Romney finds the whole speech, even when taken in context, to be "even more disconcerting." To my mind, the speech is little more than common sense to anyone who lives in the real world and is honest about how a business actually works.

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich Campaigns For Mitt Romney, But Also For Bill Clinton

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Newt Gingrich walks into a TV store on Leesburg Pike and cracks a joke. "Well I bet that both of you think that you're working," ...

Michelle Bachmann Still Owes $3,814 In Golf Cart Rental Fees

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Small Business

Michelle Bachmann spent $3,814 at Turf Cars last August for golf carts to schlepp her supporters around Iowa. Newt Gingrich reportedly racked up a hef...

The Evil of Misquoting

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.29.2012 | Media
Jeff Schweitzer

An honest debate about different world views is healthy in a democracy. But the GOP has taken us away from that legitimate debate by running against a candidate of their own creation, one not remotely resembling the real Obama.

Romney's Olympic Gaffes, Obama's Small Business Comments Mean 'Absolutely Nothing', Rendell Says

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) said Friday that Republican Mitt Romney's embarrassing gaffes in London this week during his trip to the S...

NYC Public Advocate Sues City Over Soaring Small Business Fines

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - New York City's public advocate, a Democratic mayoral candidate known for his liberal views, on Thursday sued the city to obtain data to d...