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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.

Top 100 Business, Leadership and Technology Twitter Accounts You Must Follow

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Selecting the top 100 Twitter accounts that every business, technology, and leadership person should follow on Twitter was not an easy task. My criteria for selecting the very best accounts was based on three factors: Content quality, content frequency, and a willingness to engage.

5 Top Benefits Your Company Will Gain With PR

Zach Cutler | Posted 02.20.2013 | Small Business
Zach Cutler

Running a business involves putting out a great product or service -- but many products and services may not succeed due to a lack of infrastructure, planning and attention paid to the minutiae of day-to-day operations.

5 Useful Tips to Keep Your Startup From Getting Bogged Down

Zach Cutler | Posted 02.22.2013 | Small Business
Zach Cutler

In a perfect world, everyone would work at maximum efficiency every day, with no red tape to cut through or communication snags stunting progress. Unfortunately, thanks to the human capacity for mistakes as well as the imperfect reality of most business environments, getting bogged down is almost inevitable.

What Worries Businesses Most About the "Fiscal Cliff"

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 02.20.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Accounting and business advisory professionals say continued uncertainty is their clients' biggest concern when it comes to the so-called fiscal cliff, according to a recent survey by Sageworks Inc., a financial information company.

Entrepreneurs Reveal Seven Ways to Plan for Small Business Success

Erica Nicole | Posted 02.20.2013 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

In today's dynamic global business environment, with increased access to knowledge (by way of the Internet), collaborative resources and crowdsourced capital every entrepreneur can effectively plan for small business success.

How Small Businesses Can Overcome the Challenge of Expanding Their Employee Roster

Nick Friedman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Small Business
Nick Friedman

With the days of the "quick fix" behind us and the fiscal cliff rapidly approaching, two potential generators of growth remain: small business and job creation.

Seven Strategies for Doing Business in Times of Crisis

Fabienne Fredrickson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Fabienne Fredrickson

Did we do everything right in response to the tragedies? No. But we're learning and applying what we've learned to our Best Practices so that as a company we can continue to get better at what we do, continue to improve our service to our customers and clients, and to always, always put people first.

Cory Booker May Have Democratic Competition For U.S. Senate

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

While Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) continues to publicly consider whether to run for New Jersey governor next year or the U.S. Senate in 2014, Rep. Fr...

Uber's Fare Playing Field

Steve Roberson | Posted 02.18.2013 | Small Business
Steve Roberson

Licensing to insure safety and accountability makes sense. It's reasonable to expect the equipment is safe and well maintained and businesses are accountable. But when it comes to the taxicab sector, what we have in many cities is an industry micro-managed by local government.

How to Work From Home... And Actually Get Your Work Done

Nicole Williams | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Nicole Williams

What I've learned is that the motivated young woman I hired is no more likely to be playing Solitaire at home than she was at the office and as long as she's getting the work done, do I really care that she's doing it at 10 at night because she decided to go for an afternoon run?

A Wall Street Banker Survives Skin Cancer And Develops Groundbreaking Wrinkle Cream

Posted 12.20.2012 | 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...

5 Great Tech Companies To Watch In 2013

Kevin Ducoff | Posted 02.17.2013 | Technology
Kevin Ducoff

We've put together a list of companies to watch in 2013, both in enterprise and consumer technology. Whether you're a potential investor, an eager developer or a devotee of all things tech, these are the companies to keep an eye on.

The Post Office and the Dollar Store: A Common Sense Holiday Tale

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

Some lawmakers and people in big media have promoted the notion that since the U.S. Post Office is losing money, it must be privatized.

Entrepreneurs to Congress: Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts Now

John Arensmeyer | Posted 02.17.2013 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

For the good of our economy, lawmakers would do well to focus on a compromise that works for the majority of small business owners and American consumers. Small business owners and their customers need fiscal certainty right now.

The Saga of Sandy: No Small Businesses, No Jobs

Elizabeth Angrisani | Posted 02.16.2013 | Small Business
Elizabeth Angrisani

Hurricane Sandy hit our area of the Jersey Shore pretty bad, and I am worried about people overlooking the importance of helping local businesses rebuild. We face an economic decline if we don't support our greatest asset: small businesses.

Supporting Black Businesses

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 02.17.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

As we rapidly become a minority-majority nation, it's increasingly clear that businesses that fail to make diversity a major priority not only risk damage to their public image -- they also risk damaging the country's economic future.

Now Here's an Idea -- What if the GOP Was Really Conservative?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Linda Buzzell

The GOP no longer seems to care about what the majority of Americans might think or want, including their own base.

The Incentive of Building Local

Michelle Long | Posted 12.14.2012 | Small Business
Michelle Long

When communities spend scarce funds attracting jobs that don't exist, everyone loses. The taxpayer, schools, local and private sector employers are out millions of dollars and have nothing to show for it. Are there any alternatives?

How Corruption Is Strangling US Innovation

James Allworth | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
James Allworth

Netflix. Uber. Airbnb. Tesla. Fisker. Most economies would kill to have a set of innovators such as these. And yet at every turn, these companies are running headlong into regulation (or lack thereof) that seems designed to benefit incumbents.

Firing Your Sales Force -- Redefining Greatness

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Fifty years ago, you were remarkable if you could simply sell. Today, sales ability is a minimum standard, and is not quite good enough for companies seeking greatness.

What Drives Innovation and Who Owns It?

Robert F. Brands | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Most would agree that innovation is everyone's responsibility, but employees can't innovate unless their leaders empower them to do so. Innovation needs a champion within the organization to push them to take calculated risks.

The Future of Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

Almost every large company understands it needs to build an organization that deals with the need for continuous innovation, globalization and regulation. But there is no standard strategy and structure for creating corporate innovation.