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For Prosperity Economics to Work We Must Leverage America's Growing Diversity as an Asset

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices
Angela Glover Blackwell

Prosperity Economics provides an excellent policy platform for building an equitable and sustainable economy. The nation is now undergoing an unprecedented demographic transition, and it is time for policymakers to incorporate these solutions into national policy.

The 12 Most Valuable Startups

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Small Business

Despite concerns that Facebook’s disappointing IPO would hurt startup funding, investors continue to pump large sums of money into technology firms....

The Importance Of Time Management (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.08.2012 | Small Business

As small business owners spread themselves ever thinner -- tackling from three to six different roles, on average -- effective time management becomes...

The Launch Window Is Now Open

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Sometimes you don't need an itinerary. Rome, as we all know, wasn't built in a day. But nor was it built after a lengthy discovery process, endless rounds of designs, and a series of permit applications. Sometimes it's best to just build the damn thing.

Why Does Obama Dislike Small Businesses So Much?

Chris Hurn | Posted 10.07.2012 | Small Business
Chris Hurn

Up until last month's now-infamous "somebody-else-made-that-happen" speech, I wasn't ready to completely throw in the towel on President Obama when it comes to small business.

What Does Washington Have Against Small Businesses?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

It drives me crazy to watch the parade of politicians on mainstream media talking about the economy, job creation and small businesses. It's almost unheard of for any of them to mention the fact that small businesses create the overwhelming majority of net new jobs.

Big Data: Good for Business, Useful for You

Michelle X. Zhou | Posted 10.07.2012 | Technology
Michelle X. Zhou

My husband and I like to go to our local library and will occasionally borrow movies. But without a way to search beyond general categories in alphabetical lists, it's hard to find something we want to watch.

9-Year-Old Joshua Smith's Lemonade Stand Raises $3K For The City of Detroit

hiphopwired.com | Posted 08.07.2012 | Black Voices

He came, he saw, he conquered. Joshua Smith had a one goal: to raise money to help the city of Detroit. In less than a week of selling lemonade, other...

Rupert Murdoch Blasts NYT: Paid Sick-Leave Rules Will Kill Small Businesses

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Small Business

Rupert Murdoch doesn’t care if you’re feeling under the weather. The billionaire head of News Corp. on Sunday came out against a proposed New ...

3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas

Erica Nicole | Posted 10.06.2012 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

What can small business owners learn from the young Olympian's journey to gold? Here are three lessons that every entrepreneur can medal in!

What the London Olympics Taught Me About Business

Gene Marks | Posted 10.06.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The British have taught me a few things this week. And I plan to take these lessons back to my business in America.

SEO: 2 Things You Simply MUST DO First

John Fox | Posted 08.06.2012 | Technology
John Fox

Ever wonder why so few people visit your website? It might be your fault.

Retail Revolution: What Do Consumers Want? Retail Rules Keep Changing

Andy Monshaw | Posted 10.18.2013 | Technology
Andy Monshaw

These days, the big box chains aren't the only ones using social media to drive sales.

Small Employers Who Offer Health Care: Check Your Mailboxes

John Arensmeyer | Posted 10.03.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Insurance companies across the nation owe Americans $1.1 billion, collectively, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. And based on an initial report, 28 percent of small employers offering benefits in 42 states will see part of that money. Those aren't bad odds.

WATCH: The Most Terrifying Ice Cream Commercial Ever

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business

Hungry for some ice cream? You probably won't be after watching this advertisement. Philadelphia-based ice cream shop Little Baby's Ice Cream recen...

U.S. Economy Added Jobs, But Small Businesses Cut Workers

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.03.2012 | Small Business

Even as the overall economy managed to add jobs in July, small businesses continued cutting employees, numbers from the National Federation of Indepen...

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 10.03.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Siegal just graduated from NYU and is giving Samplrs a full-time go. All the better that the company has a year of history, a growing customer base, and some nice media exposure.

The 5 Golden Rules of an Outstanding Sales Team

Stuart Wall | Posted 10.03.2012 | Small Business
Stuart Wall

As we grow our internal sales force at Signpost, we constantly focus on building an efficient, healthy work environment that delivers results. Here are a few lessons we've learned along the way.

The Most Effective Economic Stimulus Plan For Today's Economy Was Passed By Congress In 1953

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The federal government has squandered upwards of $2 trillion taxpayer dollars trying to stimulate the economy. I don't think we've gotten our money's worth. Let's try complying with existing federal law and direct existing federal infrastructure spending to small businesses.

Success: Another Definitional Problem

Job Creators Network | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Job Creators Network

To indicate a collectivist achievement in personal accomplishment diminishes the individual and the efforts expended and, more importantly, the risks taken.

Where the Streets Have No Name: Mapping Uncharted Territory at HopStop

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 10.02.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Columbus did not anticipate hitting Costa Rica. Hell, we didn't expect that mariachi band on the A train this morning. As HopStop adds products and utilities, its staff has had to do its own on-the-move rerouting.

Tips From the Rock 'n' Roll CEO No. 6: Busk Your Way to the Top

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Jared Gutstadt

The network in question, in a knotted tangle of red tape, delays, and confusion, turned me down. It was corporate bureaucracy at its finest and it stung, but only for a moment. Rejection. But did I accept my fate? No way. I took stock of my position... my advantages.

Businesses Should Be Cautious With Crowdfunding, Experts Say

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2012 | Small Business

When President Obama signed the JOBS Act in April, it opened the door for entrepreneurs to fund their businesses via crowdfunding websites, a digital-...

SEO Doesn't Matter...To The 1%

John Fox | Posted 10.01.2012 | Technology
John Fox

We just finished analyzing 1 million home pages of the top 1 percent of all 141 million active websites on the internet. We found that just 9.6 percent had all three basic web page elements correct.

Six Tactics For Women To Generate Exposure For Your Small Business

Tory Johnson | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Tory Johnson

You have a phenomenal product or service -- and you're eager to attract more customers. There's just one small challenge: you don't have a big budget to get big attention. Fear not! Here are six tactics you can employ to get your business noticed right now.