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The Fastest Growing Company in the U.S. Scores New Digs

Bryce Longton | Posted 11.12.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

In fashion, fit is everything. Those jeans might be made of the finest denim ever created, but if they make your legs look like little sausages, you're out of luck. Flash-sale site ideeli has found that fit is essential not just in clothes, but also in office space.

Joe Van Brussel

SLIDESHOW: Entrepreneurs Create Solutions To America's Job Crisis | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.12.2012 | Small Business

Patrick Dowd is organizing train rides across America to mobilize the Millennial generation. Bill Cunningham fills empty space in trucks to lower ship...

How Opening the Mail Is Fueling BirchBox

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 11.12.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Birchbox finds unlikely success on YouTube There's nothing quite like a good reveal -- that moment a magician pulls the very card you were thinking o...

Strip Club Ordered To Forbid Exposed Backsides After Judge Saw 'Too Much Tokus'

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.12.2012 | Small Business

An X-rated strip club in Houston is about to go PG. At the behest of District Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan, patrons of Treasures Strip Club must tu...

President Obama Is This Close To Donning A Beer Helmet (Photos)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.12.2012 | Small Business

From bar visits to the release of the White House's official home brew recipe, President Obama seems ever-ready to knock back a beer in public. The...

Small Business Owners Gloomy On Economy, Report

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Small business owners are losing confidence as they see the economy weaken, according to a survey released Wednesday that is at odds with ...

She Struck Gold By Turning An Office Building Into An Oasis

Posted 09.25.2012 | 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...

Nut Company Slams Starbucks

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Small Business

A family-owned food company is blaming Starbucks for its downfall. Mellace Family Brands claims Starbucks caused it to go bankrupt after terminatin...

Tips to Sustaining Happiness in Work and Life

Women & Co | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

Very often, businesses are born from a passion for what we love. And as driven self-starters, it's not long before we start wearing many different hats to get the job done. We dive in with optimism and zeal, believing we can do it all.

Jeffrey Young

97 Percent More: Health Insurance At Work Costs Almost Twice As Much As In 2002 | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

Health insurance costs workers almost twice what it did in 2002 even though premiums have grown more slowly since 2007, according to a new survey of m...

Good News On Main Street

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment rose in August for the first time in four months as more owners anticipated better bus...

Five Secrets of Successful (and Happy) CEOs

Melody Stevens | Posted 11.10.2012 | Small Business
Melody Stevens

I realized that while these leaders had very specialized skills, experience, and talents that enabled them to effectively (and happily) lead, they had also cultivated their level of mastery in business by learning from setbacks and staying in the game.

Early Bain Disputes Cast New Light On Its Business

ProPublica | Jesse Eisinger | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business

ProPublica: It was one of the "quickest big hits in Wall Street history," as the Wall Street Journal put it at the time. In 1996, an investment ...

Maine's Free-Market Health Care Dream Turning Into Nightmare for Many

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

What happened in Maine is a sobering reality check on the oft-repeated myth that getting rid of ObamaCare and other consumer protections is the answer to our health care problems.

How Many Times Has President Obama Cuts Taxes On Small Business?

AP | Posted 09.10.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says his administration has cut taxes on small business 18 times over the past four years. In an interview broad...

Startup City: Chicago

Chris Johnson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

If the startup ecosystem requires something like this -- abundant universities, a massive homegrown startup, real presence by a tech giant, and attainable workspace -- then Chicago's dancin'.

After Increased Crackdowns, Medical Weed Hits The Streets

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business

As federal regulations tighten on medical marijuana growers and dispensary owners, some may find their best bet for business is to bring the product b...

9 Weird Products That Came Out This Year

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.04.2012 | Small Business

July offered a shimmer of good news for a stagnant U.S. economy. Consumer spending, a driving force of the economy, was up 0.4 percent in July, the hi...

Joe Van Brussel

Persevering Entrepreneur Weathers Dot-Com Bust To Find Success | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.07.2012 | Small Business

First-time entrepreneur Charlie Kroll opened the doors of his startup, Andera, in June of 2000 -- two months after the Nasdaq stock index reached its ...

Political Parties Try to Appeal to Small Business Owners & Minorities

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 11.07.2012 | Small Business
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Tokenism is not restricted to the GOP; the Democratic party has also been guilty of tokenism as well, according to the 2012 study "The Diversity Paradox: Parties, Legislatures and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America."

Economist: 'Existing Small Businesses Are Unlikely To Expand Before The Election'

AP | Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses created no jobs last month, according to a survey released Thursday by the National Federation of Independent Busin...

Hotel Hell For Conservative Media At DNC?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarni | Posted 09.06.2012 | Small Business

With thousands of visitors flooding Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention -- filling 15,000 hotel rooms spread across 150 hotels, according...

How to Lose Weight, One Small Business at a Time

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Elisberg

If you like stories with a twist, this one is for you.

Entrepreneurs Are Job Creators

Zach Cutler | Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business
Zach Cutler

As Americans from all walks of life look for work, the long-term answer resides in creating brand new jobs in brand new companies, as it has always been.

Joe Van Brussel

Detroit-Area Entrepreneur Breaks Down Michigan's Job Crisis | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.06.2012 | Small Business

In a region known for its automotive industry, it is only fitting that a local entrepreneur found a solution while analyzing car parts. While inte...