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Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Business Of Supporting Your Spouse

Stephanie Penn | Posted 10.17.2012 | Black Voices
Stephanie Penn

Instead of following a career path filled with time sheets and supervisors, they've decided to create their own stream of income. These couples are committed to each other and they are living proof that two heads are better than one in love and in business.

Thank You, Mitt Romney (and President Obama)

Gene Marks | Posted 10.17.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Whoever is elected, his plan for improving the economy will directly impact my company. Which plan makes more sense? How does this affect a small business like mine?

Sharks Can't Hide From Floating Robot

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2012 | Small Business

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - A floating robot has been deployed to track great white sharks in the Pacific as part of efforts to u...

This Guy May Have Stumbled On A Solution To The Foreclosure Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

For two years Airbnb tried to sell itself as an innovative solution to America's foreclosure crisis. The strategy seemed little more than a distrac...

11 Reasons A 23-Year-Old Shouldn't Run Your Social Media

Inc. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business

Pardon the generalization: I don't mean to attack 23-year-olds specifically. Nor do I believe there are no young people capable of managing a business...

Facebook Director Backs Bizarre 3D Startup

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

Peter Thiel is cooking up some weird beef. The famed co-founder of PayPal--he also sits on Facebook's board--who’s known for his wacky investment...

What Warren Buffett Can Teach Us About Personal Finances

Todd Hills | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money
Todd Hills

Warren Buffet is one of the world's wealthiest men, but spends like a struggling middle class professional. Although we can't all be worth billions, we can all learn from his example of spending less than he earns.

Save Small Business Lending Programs from Expiring

Chris Hurn | Posted 10.15.2012 | Small Business
Chris Hurn

Next month two budget-neutral economic recovery programs for small businesses will expire unless Congress ends its election-year deadlock and extends them.

HUH!? Swedish Designers Invent 'Invisible' Bike Helmet

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.16.2012 | Small Business

Finally a bike helmet that won't ruin your hair. After 7 years of what appears to be intense technical research involving a lot of simulated car c...

What the Publishing Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Outside of 50 Shades of Grey, self-publishing a book is seldom lucrative -- but for entrepreneurs, executives and authors alike, it can also be an exercise that's well worth taking.

LOOK: Glass Coffee Table Is Video Game Controller

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.15.2012 | Small Business

Designers at a small shop in Venice, Calif. are selling a coffee table that looks like the original Nintendo controller. Cool idea. Oh, and also, t...

Is Franchise Ownership Right for You? Here's What You Should Know

Women & Co | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money
Women & Co

If you have the drive to be an entrepreneur, but have concerns about going out on your own, you may want to consider a franchise business.

Shuttered Pot Shop Dealt Another Huge Blow

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | San Francisco

* Court ruling denies business expense deductions * 17 U.S. states allow medical marijuana By Patrick Temple-West ...

4 Important Things Startups Overlook in Their Company Growth

Greg Voakes | Posted 10.15.2012 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

It's typically true that when a startup launches, they hit the ground running. More often than not, the rush to expand as quickly as possible can distract entrepreneurs from properly managing the necessities.

It's Gotten Harder To Get A Small Business Loan

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.15.2012 | Small Business

Allison O'Neill founded Bundle, an infant and toddler clothing store in New York City, in 2008. She is one of many entrepreneurs who have faced challe...

They Created A $20 Million Empire From Paint And Booze

Posted 10.18.2012 | MarloThomas

'People thought we were crazy to do this; they kept telling us that people didn’t have disposable income during a recession. But what we knew was that alcohol, movies and make-up don’t suffer during bad times.'

Obama Cost My Biz $25K!

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

When President Obama showed up Monday at the Iowa State Fair, Cookie Smith, a 16-year old manning a cinnamon roll booth asked the President if he want...

Management Wisdom: A Healthy Ego or Deadly Blind Spot?

Rob Asghar | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business
Rob Asghar

It's not easy to overcome these blind spots -- it will take many, many hours of honest self-reflection and willingness to receive feedback from friends, family and colleagues. But it will make all the difference in your legacy.

9 Of The Strangest Things Witnessed In An Office Elevator

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

Office life has its ups and downs and nowhere is that more evident than the work elevator. A new survey by CareerBuilder reveals some of the more c...


The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman and Drew Guarini | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

It's the kind of photo-op every presidential hopeful dreams of: Side by side with a mom and pop inside their shop. Voters look at such images and ...

If Business Didn't Need Government, Would There Be Lobbyists?

Larry Hirsch | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

It is ironic that Romney/Ryan are so emphatic about businesses not needing government help when the one area of government they want to grow is the one with the most contracts with business -- the defense budget.

Botched DEA Sting Leaves Truck Driver Dead, Owner Out Money

Houston Chronicle | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

The phone rang before sunrise. It woke Craig Patty, owner of a tiny North Texas trucking company, to vexing news about Truck 793 - a big red semi supp...

Everybody Is Having A Tough Time Hiring

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

WOODWARD, Okla. -- The local prison is so short on guards that inmates can sometimes just walk away. A gas station barely has enough cashiers to keep ...

Outlook On Main Street Dims

AP | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Small business owners' optimism sank again in July as they expected sales to weaken in the coming months, according to a survey released T...

A New Star In Silicon Valley

Reuters | Major Tian | Posted 10.14.2012 | Small Business

By Major Tian It may not sound as flashy as social media, but healthcare is becoming a new star in Silicon Valley. Driven by the promis...