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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.

Health Care Co-Ops: In the Heartland, Bread and Butter Trumps Ideology

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

When it comes to the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, apparently there is no end to partisan political sniping in Washington even when the casualties include one's own voters beyond the Beltway. Last month, five senior Senate and House Republicans fired a broadside at a heretofore relatively noncontroversial provision of the Affordable Care Act, one that provides federal start-up loans to qualified organizations across the country to establish health insurance cooperatives. The co-ops could be an appealing nonprofit alternative for individuals and small businesses, many owned, it is reasonable to say, by Republican-leaning entrepreneurs. These small-business job creators, lacking the bargaining power of big companies, have been saddled with double-digit health- insurance rate increases in recent years by for-profit insurance companies.

Contingent, Transient and at Risk: Modern Workers in a Gig Economy

Richard Greenwald | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business
Richard Greenwald

This transformation of the American workplace will be as profound for 21st century as the Industrial Revolution's shift from farms to factories was for the 19th century.

Yao Ming, Venture Capitalist

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

Yao Ming, the 31-year-old, 7-foot 6-inch former NBA star forced into early retirement from injuries, is now trying to make a splash as a venture capit...

Rocky Start, How More New Businesses Get Started

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Small Business

A lousy economy apparently has one upside: It inspires entrepreneurs, says a new report. Fifteen percent of entrepreneurs launched their own ventur...

Some Employers and Republicans Want to Lower the Minimum Wage -- Here's Why They're Completely Out of Touch

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Parisian

It seems that some minimum wage employers are trying to pay their workers less -- and to even make it legal to do so. It seems unfathomable that anyone would consider the minimum wage -- which, for a full-time worker, provides a yearly salary that is thousands of dollars below the poverty line for a family of three or four -- to be too high.

The Biggest-Seller On The Fastest-Growing Ecommerce Site Is What!?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.22.2012 | Small Business

Fab.com is only a year old, but the gay social network turned flash sale site already has 5 million users who have purchased 1.8 million items for a ...

Scanbox Turns iPhones Into Portable Scanners

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.21.2012 | Small Business

Few have illustrated the agony of owning a printer quite like Matthew Inman did in his comic titled “Why I Believe Printers Were Sent From Hell To M...

Healthcare Reform? Supreme Court? Doesn't Matter To Me

Gene Marks | Posted 08.21.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Our health system will still be far from perfect. But whatever the case, my small business is really just a bystander to the whole event. So go ahead Justices, rule as you see fit. It's not going to make much of a difference to me.

Bossless Company, Where Employees Run The Ship

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.20.2012 | Small Business

For some people, an office environment without a boss is like a football team without a quarterback. But for certain companies, like game developer Va...

Toothbrush With A Built-In Fountain: Brilliant or Useless?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.20.2012 | Small Business

The electronic toothbrush already has made dental care more efficient and more hygienic, but the lazy may demand more -- like, say, not having to cran...

SBA Budget an Icebreaker?

Robert Schwab | Posted 08.20.2012 | Denver
Robert Schwab

It would be ironic if the U.S. Small Business Administration 2012-2013 budget could break the partisan gridlock in Congress, but House Republicans have offered the Obama administration and Senate Democrats just that opportunity.

Inventor Takes Water Out Of Showering

Reuters | Enos Phosa | Posted 08.20.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - With inspiration from a friend too lazy to take a shower and a few months of research on the Internet, South African university student Lu...

The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

Posted 10.18.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website was so that women could have a place to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hol...

Refrigerator Becomes Transparent As You Approach It

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.19.2012 | Small Business

In kitchens across the world, nearly everyone does it. Indecisive eaters stand in front of refrigerators with the door ajar, debating what their next ...

Jeffrey Young

One Woman Struggles To Keep Health Care For Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.20.2012 | Small Business

Health care costs are squeezing America's small business owners, leading more of them to drop coverage for their workers. But not Nancy Clark. Cla...

Vacuum-Powered Suction Mat Is The Ultimate Floormat

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.19.2012 | Small Business

For most people, stomping your feet quickly on a generic floormat before entering a room or a house is plenty enough. For everyone else, there’s a $...

Even Mark Cuban Got Burned By Facebook IPO

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Small Business

Even Mark Cuban got burned by Facebook’s IPO. Less than a month after Cuban bought Facebook shares on the open market, the billionaire investor a...

Jewels of Wisdom: Good Earth Founder Anita Lal's Story of Passion and Perseverance

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 08.18.2012 | Small Business
Marissa Bronfman

What began as a passion project for a housewife who simply wanted to sell beautiful things has since grown into a fabulous and formidable global brand that boasts gorgeous shops in four different Indian cities.

Dudepins: Another Pinterest Clone Wants More Testosterone

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.18.2012 | Small Business

Pinterest is massively popular and now massively valuable, with more than $1 billion in total value for shares and reports that it may be more effecti...

Many Small Business Owners Are Going Without Pay

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.18.2012 | Small Business

Although optimism among small business owners has been in high in recent months, many owners have been making notable sacrifices and changes to stay a...

This Woman's $20 Million Franchise Started In Her Living Room

Posted 08.17.2012 | Women

At Marlothomas.com, we're always talking about how important it is for women to continue dreaming, no matter how impossible their goals may seem. Shan...

The 10 Best States For Immigrant Entrepreneurs

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.16.2012 | Small Business

A new report from the Fiscal Policy Institute has found that more and more immigrants in America are showcasing their inner entrepreneur and running b...