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Cafe Owner Irks Officials After Cleaning 'City-Owned Cesspool'

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 11.21.2012 | Small Business

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There's a lot of trouble brewing next to a coffee house in a fast-developing neighborhood. Ori Feibush, a real es...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #6, Reformed Health Care

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business
Bernard Whitman

Most Americans support the individual elements of the health reform law, but many don't understand that without the individual coverage mandate, none of this would be possible.

Build Brand Awareness With a Survey

Karen Leland | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

In today's crowded media landscape, businesses are continually on the lookout for ways to stand apart from their competitors. Enter surveys, a cost-effective method to promote brand awareness.

Paul Ryan Rallies Amid 'Augmented Reality'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

A Florida mayor used a rally this past weekend with Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan to push a new advertising technology on the GOP tic...

Bullets And Booze? Gun Range Approved To Serve Alcohol

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.21.2012 | Small Business

Bullets and booze: What could go wrong? A gun shop in Powder Springs, Ga., has received permission from local officials to open a firing range that...

Richest Self-Made Women In America

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business

Women have helped build some of the biggest companies in America, and they have the bank accounts to show for it. A look at some of the nation's femal...

Steakhouses: Where Have All The Wall-Streeters Gone?

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.20.2012 | Small Business

For the latest economic indicator you could burrow through a Wall Street analyst’s forecast, or you could peek inside his firm’s favorite steak jo...

From Start-Up to Success Story: How President Obama's Clean Energy Policies Had a Real Impact on My Business

Laura A. Hutchings | Posted 11.20.2012 | Denver
Laura A. Hutchings

As the CEO of Populus, a growing company in the residential energy efficiency industry, I am grateful for President Obama's policies and initiatives that have encouraged the growth and success of my business.

The Customer's Not Always Right

Evanne Schmarder | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business
Evanne Schmarder

Let's face it, not every interaction or transaction will go off without a hitch. However, the way you handle these opportunities in disguise will be a driving factor in customer loyalty and return/referral business.

14 Things You Should Do On Your Lunch Break

Forbes | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business

How do you spend your lunch break? Do you quickly chow down a sandwich at a nearby deli with your eyes glued to your Blackberry? Do you devour a salad...

The Ultimate Time-Wasting Mistake to Avoid

CBS News | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business

(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY My 5-year-old has started to get into board games. I've never been a board game person, so when he suggests playing a game, I ...

This Could Cost Small Businesses Nearly 1 Million Jobs

Reuters | Andrea Shalal-Esa | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses in the United States could lose nearly 1 million jobs in 2013 if lawmakers do not avert $1.2 trillion in across-the-board...

Private-Company Sales Growth Slows to 5.4%

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

The rate of annual sales growth among privately held U.S. companies is slowing significantly. And while 5.4 percent is still a faster rate of growth than the broader U.S. economy is experiencing, it's the slowest rate since November 2010.

It's Not What Romney Said, It's Where He Said It

Gene Marks | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

When you're the boss, be it the CEO, the president, the VP of Sales, you're always being watched. Or recorded. Or videoed. They don't say things to small groups of people unless they're prepared to say them to their entire community. They do the reverse of what Governor Romney did.

Google Maps Takes You Inside The Stores On Main Street

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.20.2012 | Small Business

Sure, it's fun using Google Street View to take a virtual walk down Main Street, but what about getting a look inside the shops? On Wednesday, Goog...

Total Matchmaking Fail

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Small Business

UPDATE: Oct. 5: The lawsuit filed against Kelleher & Associates has been dismissed with prejudice by the Superior Court of California, according to co...

After the Funding, Trouble Brews For Kickstarter Projects

The New York Times | Posted 11.19.2012 | Small Business

PORTLAND, Ore. — An effort to build a sleek aluminum charging dock for the iPhone generated fervor online when it was announced last December. The p...

And Your Four Hatch Detroit Finalists Are..

Posted 09.19.2012 | Detroit

What do Detroiters want more of in their city? Kayaks, Spanish small plates, meatless comfort food and pie, that's what. The Comerica Hatch Detr...

How One Woman’s Bucket List Is Lifting A Community Out Of Poverty

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. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Which Party Is Truly a "Friend" of the Self-Employed?

Kristie Arslan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

In fact, the Republican and Democrat party platforms are suspiciously interchangeable when it comes to promises to America's small businesses. Don't believe me?

Is Working From Home the Best Choice for Your Small Business?

Melinda Emerson | Posted 11.18.2012 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

By starting at home, you can get your company off the ground while saving money for when you can afford to hire help and moving into professional office space. But, is working from home the best choice for your small business?

Skin Care Entrepreneur Blasts French Laws

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 11.18.2012 | Small Business

PARIS (AP) — Europe needs jobs, and French entrepreneur Daniel Joutard wants to create them, hiring more employees for his skin-care products compan...

Restaurant Cancels Gay Wedding Because It Would Be 'Bad For Feng Shui'

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.18.2012 | Small Business

A New York restaurant refused to host a same-sex couple’s wedding rehearsal dinner because the owner’s son said gay parties are bad for “feng sh...

Small Businesses Take DC

John Arensmeyer | Posted 11.18.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

As we move beyond the recession, it becomes increasingly apparent that our smallest businesses are the ones putting America back to work.

How Temperature Effects Your Workers

Fast Company | Posted 09.18.2012 | Small Business

Some years back, the Campbell Soup Company stumbled upon a marketing insight worthy of Don Draper. If you want to predict when people will buy soup...