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She Needed A Place To Stash Her Cash – And Now She’s Rolling In It

Posted 11.20.2012 | 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...

Three Keys to a Winning Attitude for a Service Business

George Bradt | Posted 01.20.2013 | Small Business
George Bradt

If you create value for your customer primarily through service or support, you must be responsive and flexible. Corporate cruise pioneers Joyce Landry and Josephine Kling get that, do that, and live that belief.

What The Elmo Sex Scandal Can Teach Us About Crisis Management

New York Magazine | Posted 01.20.2013 | Small Business

It is tempting to imagine a crisis breaking at Sesame Workshop the way a crisis breaks in a Muppets skit--panic, Grover running to and fro, slide whis...

Holiday Sales Tips for Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 01.20.2013 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

It doesn't matter if you've got a brick and mortar business or run a virtual store, you need a holiday sales plan. Don't make the mistake of not being prepared to deal with a high volume of shoppers this holiday.

How Surprises Make You Stronger

The Economist | Posted 01.20.2013 | Small Business

What is the opposite of fragility? Though not quite right, "resilience" and "robustness" are two words that come to mind. If fragility means something...

Shop Small on Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Karen Mills | Posted 11.19.2012 | Small Business
Karen Mills

By shopping small, we can help America's small businesses do what they do best: grow their businesses, create good jobs and ensure that our communities are vibrant.

3 Ways Smart Business People Will Profit Under Obama

Gene Marks | Posted 01.19.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

I supported Governor Romney in the election. He lost. It's over. President Obama is our president. He deserves our support. Or at the very least our respect. Because that's what smart business people do. They put emotions aside and run their businesses based on the facts.

Supporting Local Businesses Strengthens Our Communities

Kerry Sullivan | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Kerry Sullivan

We can't sit idle waiting for the economy to improve. Over the last few years, we've witnessed time and time again the positive impact that results from partnerships between businesses and nonprofits.

Why Cap Growth?

Steve Pociask | Posted 01.16.2013 | DC
Steve Pociask

Why can't small businesses get financing? Keeping the cap on credit union lending maintains an economic barrier to competition that protects banks that are "too big to fail."

Defying Gravity: High-Growth Entrepreneurship in a Slow-Growth Economy

Bryan Pearce | Posted 01.15.2013 | Small Business
Bryan Pearce

How do successful entrepreneurs defy the macroeconomic factors other companies find so challenging? Ernst & Young and the Kauffman Foundation uncovered eight key findings on how these companies defy gravity in a recent report.

Poll Finds Small Businesses Wary of Fiscal Cliff, Looking for Pragmatic Fix

John Arensmeyer | Posted 01.15.2013 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

According to a scientific opinion poll Small Business Majority released this week, strong majorities of entrepreneurs are concerned about nearly every fiscal cliff issue they were asked about.

Starting a Small Business

Ann DeOtte | Posted 11.14.2012 | Small Business
Ann DeOtte

I've learned that gradually building on past accomplishments can be a successful way to grow a business. This allows you to test your market, get operations working smoothly, and refine and strengthen your products or services.

One Major Concern For Small Business Owners

AP | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | Posted 11.14.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Small business owners who are worried about the so-called fiscal cliff are concerned beyond their own finances – they're also uneasy...

In Wake of Election, SMBs Expected to Serve as Engine of Economic Growth

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Ryan Caldbeck

Small businesses now must make some assumptions about policy decisions and move forward. They are too important to the country's economic recovery to remain in limbo.

Experts Reveal How Small Business Owners Can Develop Their Personal Brands

Erica Nicole | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

As the world population hits 7 billion, barriers to startup entry decrease, social technology usage multiplies, fragmentation of media consumption continues, and the movement of people and ideas increase -- can small business owners afford not to brand themselves?

Our Business Is Fun: Interview With Randy Hendrickson, Founder of Horizon RV Resorts

Evanne Schmarder | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Evanne Schmarder

Small business owner Randy Hendrickson, president and founder of Horizon RV Resorts, which offers a soup to nuts approach -- from feasibility studies to third-party management services -- to outdoor hospitality property owners and developers

LOOK: This Painting Is For Sale For MILLIONS

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.14.2012 | Money

Feel all warm and fuzzy remembering Bob Barker's legendary run as host of "The Price Is Right"? Well, come on down to eBay where you can score an e...

Oregon's Entrepreneur Environment Set to Explode

Mike Green | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Mike Green

Deep within Oregon's growing Silicon Forest is a quiet convergence of national and local policymakers, small business owners, corporate CEOs and entrepreneurs, investors and others all seeking local solutions to the economic challenges of job growth.

A Tiny Idea Grows Into A Deliciously Successful Business

Posted 11.14.2012 | 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...

Disrupting the Planet: A New Class and Generation of Entrepreneurs With a Bold Vision Without Borders

Michael Dadashi | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Michael Dadashi

In the new world economy there's a new universal truth. Job creation is the global equalizer and self-generating currency. What starts in innovation, results in jobs, and I think we can all agree, especially after the last election cycle, jobs are a really good thing.

Building Your Business by Expanding Your Network

Lauren Nevada Batchelder | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Lauren Nevada Batchelder

I began my small business, Lauren Nevada, like many owners: working a full-time job during the day and developing my business in the evenings and on the weekends.

Creating a Likeable Business: Q&A With Dave Kerpen

Heather Huhman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Small Business
Heather Huhman

In the age of social media, it's not enough to just be a good business -- you've got to be a likeable business.

Gelato: A Road to Sweet Success

Wes Jones | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Wes Jones

While our list of "teachable moments" (translation: "mistakes") seems to be endless, the lessons we have learned continue to help us evolve and improve.

Why Entrepreneurship and Crowdfund Investing Go Hand-in-Hand in Recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week

Jason Best | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Jason Best

Crowdfunding will be one of the most transparent, efficient and necessary investment channels in the future. Customers become investors and have a vested interest in the success of a company. This is only now possible because crowdfunding democratizes access to capital.

8 Tips for Writing a Great Press Release

Zach Cutler | Posted 01.13.2013 | Small Business
Zach Cutler

While the format for a press release is basic, the content of the release should be anything but. Follow these eight tips to write a great press release that will make your company look professional, accessible and attractive to writers looking for stories.