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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...

The X Factor: The X PRIZE Meets HuffPost

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.01.2012 | Technology
Arianna Huffington

In a world of multiple crises, sub-optimal solutions, and a lack of urgency from our elected officials, the X PRIZE's mission of seeking bold answers to our biggest challenges is essential, inspiring, and -- hopefully -- contagious.

Access To Small Business Capital Is The Key To Creating Jobs

Pam Flaherty | Posted 08.29.2012 | Small Business
Pam Flaherty

Small businesses have been pivotal to private sector growth in the U.S. for decades. Stimulating the growth of small businesses can fuel job growth and contribute to vibrant communities.

Obamacare Repeal: Phase One of the Romney-Republican Assault on the Middle Class

Ethan Rome | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

You would think that the Supreme Court's ruling might end the debate about health care and allow Congress to focus on creating jobs. But it won't because GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the Republicans want to repeal it.

China Helps Local Entrepreneurs Expand Overseas

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Chinese entrepreneur Feng Jun tried five times to set up overseas branches to market his MP3 players and other consumer electronics goods....

Telly Time Is Money

Chris Johnson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Imagine if you'd been paid for all those years in front of the tube. You'd be load-ed. Well, now you can reap real benefits for your commitment, if not quite a paycheck. Viggle, a Union Square based startup.

Is 2012 The Year To Sell Your Business?

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Jim Angleton did not plan on selling his small financial services business this year, but when a foreign buyer approached with the right o...

How A Squirrel Turned A Stay-At-Home Mom Into A Millionaire

Lori Weiss | Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang...

Tip Top

Chris Johnson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

The quiet type here is a tech staffer with a fifth degree blackbelt in Okinawan karate at Everyday Health, where the team is generally fitness crazed.

Made in New York: Story's Story

Bryce Longton | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

Here's a startup and it's a store. A real, live brick-and-mortar number right there on 10th Avenue and 19th Street. Called Story, the shop runs like ...

Crowdfunding Isn't Legal Yet, Regulators Say

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Some entrepreneurs are becoming so anxious to sell securities in their companies through crowdfunding sites that they are courting investo...

Demystifying the JOBS Act: What It Means for Small Businesses

Mary Dent | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business
Mary Dent

The JOBS Act at least has initiated a shift from heavier regulation to smarter regulation -- regulation that strikes a good balance between protecting investors and stimulating a more robust, fluid, and effective capital market.

When Will Small Business Stop Complaining About "Uncertainty" Already?

Gene Marks | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

At what point did smart, independent, risk-taking small business people suddenly start blaming all of their problems on uncertainty? Isn't uncertainty an historical part of running any business? A big part?

Fire Your Boss!

Steve Strauss | Posted 08.27.2012 | Money
Steve Strauss

If you have a lousy boss (and I had a few, as have we all), if you are bored at work, if you are out of work, if you have a crappy job, I invite you to join us.

Small and Midsize Businesses Seizing the Cloud Opportunity

Andy Monshaw | Posted 08.26.2012 | Technology
Andy Monshaw

No matter how you look at, it's the cloud that is driving the way information and technology is being consumed -- changing the way we work.

Swedish Artist Creates Dishes From Radioactive Soil In Japan

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.26.2012 | Small Business

Inspired by the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, the reverberations of which are still being felt across the world, Swedish artist Hilda Hellst...

When Innovation Happens: Eyeying the Next Big Opportunity

Andy Monshaw | Posted 08.26.2012 | Technology
Andy Monshaw

Going to a brick and mortar record store is giving way to downloading music. Making a purchase with physical cash or credit cards is giving way to paying directly with your mobile phone.

For Fitness Entrepreneurs, Zumba Has Become Big Business

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Alberto Perez started out as a street performer and then an aerobics teacher in Colombia, making extra cash on the side teaching the wives...

Decorated Couches On The Move

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.26.2012 | Small Business

First festival-goers sought to improve the comfort and leisure available at large music events by bringing their own couches to sit on. Now, one Austr...

Ex-MySpacers See Their Risky Departure Pay Off

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.25.2012 | Small Business

Right after News Corp. bought MySpace for $580 million in 2005, some of the social network's earliest employees jumped ship. For some of those employe...

The Regulation Monster

Dean Baker | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

With rare exceptions, the media don't bother to tell their audience when candidates are making assertions that are utter nonsense.