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5 Tips for Entrepreneurs Starting a Business

Women & Co | Posted 07.04.2012 | Money
Women & Co

Linda Kempkin had a vision to help women entrepreneurs quickly secure a strong Internet presence for their new businesses. We thought it would be helpful to know what lessons she would share with readers who may be thinking about making the leap to entrepreneurship.

Expert Oddity: Sidetour Brings You Amazing Local Experiences

Chris Johnson | Posted 07.03.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Easily one of the more fascinating startups we've seen, SideTour curates small group experiences with local experts. Excursions range from dinner with a banker-turned-monk to a go-round of Little India in Queens with a writer who covers South Asian affairs for the New York Times.

Obama Visits Boost Local Businesses

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 05.03.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON -- Call it the Obama effect: A presidential visit can be good advertising for restaurants and businesses. Vermilion in Alexandria, Va., is...

Why Small Business Owners Are Hesitant To Hire

AP | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | Posted 05.03.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Ken Levien has no plans to hire more people for his real estate project management company in New York. He says his business has only abou...

8 Cardinal Rules for Enterprising Entrepreneurs

Women & Co | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Women & Co

Every day, at work and at home, we weigh competing demands and opportunities. It's not only difficult but can be overwhelming at times. Sound familiar? Try having a focusing question to create clarity.

What I Learned From Going Viral

Gene Marks | Posted 07.02.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

When you write or produce anything that you intend to be viewed by the public, make sure you really mean it. Make sure you're willing to defend it. Don't just put it out there.

Small Businesses to Get IOUs From Health Insurers

John Arensmeyer | Posted 07.02.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

By holding insurance companies accountable for how they spend Americans' premium dollars, the Affordable Care Act is improving upon the coverage market as we know it.

Small Business Lending Slips In March

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2012 | Small Business

(By Ann Saphir - Reuters) - Lending to small businesses in the United States sagged in March, supporting the view that economic growth is headed for a...

Students Who Mean Business Go to Harvard

Daneesha Murrain | Posted 07.01.2012 | Education
Daneesha Murrain

Taking the NFTE Business Class at my high school, I have become an entrepreneur. Recently, my class took a trip to Harvard to sit in an actual graduate business class. It further fueled my own determination continue with my own business.

The JOBS Act: IPO On-ramp or Public Company Off-ramp?

Brian Hamilton | Posted 06.30.2012 | Small Business
Brian Hamilton

What really separates a good company is the quality of the product -- not the money backing the company, which is why I encourage managements to spend most of the time discovering how to develop their great idea with limited capital.

Due Diligence: Seven Questions to Consider

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 06.30.2012 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

What is due diligence? What does it really involve? Larger companies typically hire lawyers, bankers and accountants to help with any due diligence. As a small business owner, you may not have this luxury, and may have to do this work yourself or with limited resources.

Hiring Slows On Main Street

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - U.S. small business hiring slowed considerably in the April and employees saw a reduction in their hours, an independent survey showed on ...

Romney, Potential Running Mate Discuss Fishy Business

Portsmouth Patch | Robert Cook and Dany Tuohy | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney made an appearance this morning at the Portsmouth Fish Pier with Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), who has been rumored to be a possible running m...

Young Entrepreneur Council: Quit Blaming the Economy for Why You're Not Making Enough Money

Scott Gerber | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business
Scott Gerber

The Young Entrepreneur Council promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment and underemployment and provides entrepreneurs with access to tools, mentorship and resources that support each stage of their business's development and growth.

Entrepreneurial Lessons From a 9-Year-Old Boy

Katie Hawkes | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business
Katie Hawkes

While we can't all invest in cardboard arcades and plan to make enough cash to pay off mortgages, student loans and/or bankruptcy fees, we can take a few cues from Caine.

Mompreneurs: Relying on Facebook to Grow Biz

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

There comes a time for many stay-at-home moms when they realize that they can turn their hobby into a business. This "lifestyle business" model has been life-changing for these two self-proclaimed "Facebook Mompreneurs."

6 TV Shows Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Gene Marks | Posted 06.25.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

There are good, quality, educational shows on TV about small business and entrepreneurship. In fact, I can name at least six shows that I regularly watch which teach me much about running my company and doing a better job.

Young Entrepreneur Council: How Small Business Owners Celebrate Big Milestones

Scott Gerber | Posted 06.25.2012 | Small Business
Scott Gerber

How do you really unwind after a big milestone or deal is closed?

We Should Be Wary of the IRS Preparing Our Taxes

Edward J. Black | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Edward J. Black

If the IRS starts preparing our taxes for us, that right will cease to exist. Even with its flaws, Americans would most certainly prefer our current tax filing system over putting their faith in the IRS to fairly do it for them.

A New Walmart Can Cost The Surrounding Community Millions

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Let's say a new Walmart is opening in your town. Should you be worried? According to recent research from a Seattle-area advocacy group, the answer...

How One Baker Is Cashing In On 'CookieGate'

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business

A Mitt Romney gaffe has brought a wave of customers to one Pennsylvania mom-and-pop. Bethel Bakery, a 57-year-old Pittsburgh staple, found itself i...

Tumblr's All Star Staffers

Bryce Longton | Posted 06.24.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

It's neither the office space nor the clever perks that make Tumblr such an of-the-moment place to work: it's the people.

John Celock

GOP Governors Blame Obama For State Economic Woes | John Celock | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Three Republican governors used a Tuesday morning press conference at a regional summit of the National Governors Association to blame President Barac...

Does Size Matter?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 06.24.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Privately held companies have a huge impact on the U.S. economy, and new data shows that sales and margin performance through the recession and so far in the recovery has varied, depending on the size of the company.

The Top 13 States For Startup Jobs (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Small Business

Startup fever is spreading. The number of startup jobs posted online in 2011 jumped 23.5 percent from the year before, according to