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Retiring Boomers Are Making Major Moves

AP | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | Posted 05.20.2013 | Fifty

NEW YORK -- Baby boomers preparing for retirement are driving a surge in small business sales, as they find more and more buyers confident enough in t...

Will Main Street ever trust Washington again?

Don McNay | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Don McNay

"You know you cannot trust them They know they can't trust you." -Steve Goodman (Jimmy Buffett) "Now Watergate does not bother me Does your conscien...

Grover Norquist is Right to Oppose Internet Sales Taxes

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

As most of us know, sales taxes are "regressive." That is, when sales taxes are "passed on," they fall harder on poorer customers than on richer ones.

What Does Simplicate Mean Exactly?

Cortney McDermott | Posted 07.17.2013 | Small Business
Cortney McDermott

With all that is available to us, what we really struggle with is what Clay Shirky calls filter failure. Where should we put our attention? After all, we are where our attention takes us.

The Tea Party? Here Are 13 Groups the IRS Should Be Targeting

Gene Marks | Posted 07.17.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

We know you've been doing it for years now, so why hide anymore? Instead, just tell the public what you're doing is yet another service you're providing, particularly if you concentrate on those groups that really make our lives worse.

Time's 100 Most Influential 2013: Afghani Entrepreneur Roya Mahboob

Karin Kamp | Posted 07.17.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

When Roya Mahboob found out she was on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world she thought it was a mistake.

Leaders Open Doors for Others

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Bill Treasurer is one of my favorite business authors - not just because his books are good - but because he reminds me of the Wizard of Oz - his work always offers three important elements: brains, heart, and courage.

Fired Amy's Baking Co. Employee Speaks Out?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.16.2013 | Small Business

It's been a rough week for the owners of Amy's Baking Company, featured recently on a May 10 episode of Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares"; but they...

Will the Marketplace Fairness Act Affect Your Small Business?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 07.16.2013 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

The Marketplace Fairness Act is supposed to level the playing field between traditional brick and mortar storefronts and online stores. A lot of online stores that were started years ago and are just now beginning to really pick up steam will be hit the hardest.

The Social/Digital Battleground: David Vs. Goliath

April Rudin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

Social media and small business were made for each other. These companies have little or no marketing staff. Social media offers the opportunity to reach millions of potential consumers through virtual channels. The cost savings are significant, and the reach is amplified, but business owners better bring their "A" game.

Sell More You By Selling Less You

Daniel Newman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

If you want to be able to genuinely help another person and build a meaningful relationship, you have to know enough about the person to actually help them.

Making Co-Working Spaces Work For Your Business

Amanda Schneider | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business
Amanda Schneider

Co-working spaces can be a genuine boon to the often lonely pursuit of one's entrepreneurial dreams.

Guess Who Funded This Small Business Group's Anti-Obamacare Message

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.15.2013 | Small Business

The insurance industry helped one of the nation's leading small business groups to push its anti-Obamacare message with a hefty financial donation, th...

How to Recognize a Leader

Neal Jenson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Neal Jenson

Make sure you don't focus so much on the appearance of leadership that you miss the true leaders in your company. These are some qualities to look for in finding a good leader.

Getting Paid for Your Passions: 5 Top Tips for Creative Entrepreneurship by Artist Robbi Firestone

Candace Walsh | Posted 07.14.2013 | Small Business
Candace Walsh

During a recent Seattle University tele-seminar, artist Robbi Firestone fielded questions from a bright mix of art students, Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers preparing for second careers, and call-in listeners. Here are some of the highlights.

Moms Can Be CEOs Too

Tara Chklovski | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Tara Chklovski

Although these two environments (parenthood and running a startup) are starkly different, there are carryover skills. What I have learned is that if you are cognitively aware of the parenting ninja skills you possess, then you are able to recognize similar situations in the startup environment and apply those skills.

5 Reasons Business Owners Are Scared of Obamacare

Gene Marks | Posted 07.10.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Really... no one should be "scared" about health care reform. But there are some scary things about this legislation. And the scariest things have to do with cost.

The Long Now: Challenges and Benefits of the Virtual Office

Michael Drew | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business
Michael Drew

Digital tools upend time. We can exist in a continuous present, and work-hours exist when we create them.

Small Business on the Grow in the Big Easy

Kevin Price | Posted 06.10.2013 | Small Business
Kevin Price

According to the Small Business Administration more than 65 percent of all jobs are created by small businesses. With that, it should be no surprise that there are events designed to celebrate and contribute to their success.

Why the Internet Sales Tax Increase Is a Dream Crusher for Small Business

Steven Power | Posted 07.08.2013 | Small Business
Steven Power

While the future of the legislation remains uncertain, it's time for our government to take a deeper look into the real impact this legislation will have on the little guys. U.S. small businesses are millions and millions strong and growing at astonishing rates.

10 Oddball Businesses That Actually Exist

CNBC | Daniel Bukszpan | Posted 05.09.2013 | Small Business

CNBC: The Snuggie. The Flowbee. The Whoopee Cushion. The history of commerce is marked by small businesses that provoked skepticism in the exper...

How to Have the (Second) Career of Your Dreams

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 07.07.2013 | Fifty
Irvin G. Schorsch III

One of the main points I stress to my clients in developing their encore career is that staying actively engaged will help you physically, mentally, and emotionally. It's not just good for your finances; it's good for your mental and physical health.

Confidence Helps Women Business Owners Take Flight

Nell Merlino | Posted 07.06.2013 | Women
Nell Merlino

A friend of mine who teaches people how to fly told me there is a big difference between her male and female students. Male students almost always need to get their skill level up to their confidence level, while female students inevitably need to get their confidence level up to their skill level.

Empowering Ourselves Through Others

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Faisal Hoque

We need to make sure our people are ready for any changes, including the most unexpected, even unprecedented challenges, which have become the norm in a rapidly changing global marketplace and society.

The Business of Teaching Yoga

Ira Israel | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Yoga Teachers will sink or swim together. The sooner we figure out a sustainable win-win business model regarding how to freely share the benefits of this rich tradition, the sooner we will all prosper. Ommmmmmmmmmm.