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Denied Business Credit? Work on These Five Things

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 03.17.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If your company recently applied for business credit and was rejected, it's not alone.

Downton Abbey Needs A Real Heir... And So Do You

Gene Marks | Posted 03.13.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Like business, everything about Downton Abbey is about change. Changes in society after World War I. Changes in manners and the way people behave. Changes in wealth.

The Incontrovertible Business Case for Clean Energy, Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

"If we leave it to the market, as imperfect as it is, in due course we will transition away from dirty dangerous fossil fuels, and achieve an economy based on locally available clean energy. There will come a realization in which business and government join together to defeat this crisis."

WATCH: A New Take On Freshly Baked Cookies

Liza de Guia | Posted 03.12.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

I had never seen fresh baked frozen cookies marketed in the freezer aisle before and I was intrigued (maybe a little skeptical), but I'm so glad I tried 'em.

Elevator Pitch Evolution

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 03.11.2013 | Small Business
Hilary Sheinbaum

Despite playing therapist and being exposed to sufficiently uncomfortable stories, my ability to approach unfamiliar faces been more beneficial than not.

Bickering Is Bad for Business

Brian Hamilton | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Brian Hamilton

The message to Congress is simple: Adapt. Figure it out. Make the tough choices. It's what business owners do every day, and it's what Americans have done for centuries.

Catherine New

Disaster-Struck Joplin Rebuilds And Grows | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2013 | Small Business

In the late afternoon of May 22, 2011, Kip Johnson stopped by his new business to complete some finishing touches. After two years of planning, Johnso...

13 Little Things You're Doing to Sabotage Your Success

Brent Beshore | Posted 03.11.2013 | Small Business
Brent Beshore

Regardless of age, stage, or profession, it constantly amazes me the little things people do to sabotage their future success.

"Too Big" Is Hollowing the Middle Class, Killing the American Dream

Rob Kall | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Rob Kall

He's looking for a job with a big company that operates chain stores, or a property management company (who do you think bought up all those foreclosed homes?)

Restaurant Defends Its Racist T-Shirt As 'Witty And Comical'

Posted 01.09.2013 | Small Business

Taco Cid, a Mexican restaurant in Columbia, S.C., is defending a controversial T-shirt it produced after a photo of an employee wearing the shirt made...

Mompreneurs: New Baby? New Business!

Women & Co | Posted 03.10.2013 | Small Business
Women & Co

The following three women not only started businesses that benefit the masses, they also used their pregnancy and maternity leave to hone their big ideas and transform them into reality.

Look: You Won't Believe What This Shirt Says

Posted 01.16.2013 | Small Business

Taco Cid, a Mexican restaurant in Columbia, South Carolina, is under fire for serving up tacos with a side of racism. A photo posted to Twitter on ...

Shoe Designer Is A Billionaire?!

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 01.04.2013 | Small Business

Tory Burch, the fashion designer who popularized $200 ballet flats, is officially a billionaire. The 46-year-old designer added nine zeros to her ...

Why The Fiscal Cliff Resolution Is Good for Puppies

Gene Marks | Posted 03.05.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Look for more business owners, senior managers and titans of industry to be cuddling their puppies over the next few months. Henceforth, this deal is good for puppies.

How to Combat the #1 Killer of Productivity So You Can Easily Achieve Your Goals in 2013

Denise Gosnell | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Denise Gosnell

I tend to be a perfectionist by nature. It is my natural instinct to keep working on a project until it is as good as it possibly can be. Maybe you ca...

Why Your Boss Is Dreading Pay Day (And Why You Should Be Too)

Posted 01.04.2013 | Small Business

Bosses around the country are dreading pay day thanks to the fiscal cliff deal brokered by Congress on Tuesday. As part of the deal, politicians le...

The Worker Self-Directed Enterprise: A "Cure" for Capitalism, or a Slippery Slope to Socialism?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Jerry Ashton

Based on our experience of these last few years, the 1 percent is more likely to set up the game so that you and I of the 99 percent will lose the house and the job. So, if it doesn't pay to work for "The Man," what hope do we have?

Small Businesses Face Slow Down

AP | Posted 03.04.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The erratic pace of borrowing by small businesses owners continued in November — a sign that they were still cautious about hiring...

Entrepreneurs on the 'Fiscal Cliff:' Get It Done

John Arensmeyer | Posted 03.02.2013 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Getting a bipartisan agreement on the fiscal cliff puts us on the path to a better future and will allow us to focus on finding smart, pragmatic solutions to these other important issues.

A Delicious Recipe for Successful Latina-Owned Small Businesses

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 12.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

Amelia Gonzalez and Arcelia Gallardo figured out how to combine the legacies of their Mesoamerican ancestors with a passion for Latino culture, arts and business.

A Busy Mom Tackles A Sticky Situation And Ends Up With A Yoga Empire

Posted 12.28.2012 | 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...

How to Prevent Work From Consuming Your Life: An Entrepreneur's Guide

Zach Cutler | Posted 02.26.2013 | Small Business
Zach Cutler

Long hours, short breaks, little social life and immense pressure are all assumed to come with the territory of getting a business off the ground. But getting consumed by your work isn't good for you or your business. Working too hard can be unhealthy, and your work will suffer as a result.

Mr. Boehner's Folly

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 02.26.2013 | Small Business
J. Kelly Conklin

I thought I'd take the opportunity for a quick lesson in remedial math on small business taxes. Fact-based explanations reveal Speaker Boehner's math-challenged rhetoric for what it is -- nonsense.

Dropping the Ball (or Not): 2013 New Years Musings

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
Nancy A. Shenker

Many of us head into the new calendar year with optimism, resolutions and business/career plans. But how do you ensure that you're not among the "resolution-breakers" for 2013? Here are a few practical tips.

Is It Time to Make a Bold Move?

Don McNay | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Although I am the son of a professional gambler and a lifetime, self-employed entrepreneur, I preach a gospel of being risk-averse when it comes to money. I want people to be secure and have a safety net before they roll the dice on an investment.