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How to Show Veterans Our Appreciation

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
J. Kelly Conklin

Veterans Day was never a day celebrated in my home. No flags adorned our front door or appeared on our car bumpers. You would think I was raised by un-American pacifists. You'd be wrong.

7 Fastest Growing Franchises

MSN | Posted 11.13.2012 | Small Business

In good times and bad, franchises can offer a proven business model to people eager to run their own show. The trick is finding one that is right for ...

8 Ways Obama Can Help Small Businesses

CNBC | Posted 11.13.2012 | Small Business

President Barack Obama, congratulations on your victory. During the campaign both you and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sang the praises of...

Business Owners Were Cautious Before Election

AP | Posted 11.13.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK — Small business owners remained cautious in October as they awaited the outcome of the presidential election, according to a survey releas...

From Boot Camp to Business: How Small Businesses Can Benefit From Veteran Employment

Nick Friedman | Posted 01.12.2013 | Small Business
Nick Friedman

But despite the desirable business characteristics they possess, the number of post 9/11 veterans unemployed in civilian life is now above the national average. It's time for businesses, small businesses in particular, to reassess the way they view veterans and the skills they have to offer.

5 Tips to Sharpen Your Pitch for Funding

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 01.12.2013 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

The nature, extent, scope and tone of the pitch have numerous permutations and combinations depending on the scenario.

Handmade Sriracha May Challenge Our Loyalty To Original

Liza de Guia | Posted 01.12.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Meet Jolene Collins, the founder and artisan behind Jojo's Sriracha in Brooklyn, NY.

The UpRight Sleeper May Be The Dumbest Invention Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.09.2012 | Small Business

Judging by the market in napping-assistance products, Americans are getting really weird. First there was the Ostrich Pillow, a strap-on piece of u...

11 Social Media Mistakes You Don't Even Know You're Making

Heather Dugan | Posted 01.08.2013 | Small Business
Heather Dugan

Navigating social media is no "one and done" endeavor. It's all fair game and enlightening information is generally available to all. Privatizing the personal is basic good sense, but consider the following tips as well.

'We Decided to Take Control of Our Lives'

Allyson Tolbert | Posted 01.08.2013 | Small Business
Allyson Tolbert

We found ourselves with an idea that we were really passionate about but with pretty much no knowledge of how to make it come to fruition. How do two theater majors start a business in an industry they've never worked in?

Veterans, We Want You! (To Start a Company)

Kate Maxwell | Posted 01.08.2013 | Small Business
Kate Maxwell

Historically, many veterans taking off the uniform have chosen a bold path to start and grow new businesses. Yet that is not currently true. We all must step up our efforts to encourage, teach, fund, mentor, and celebrate the next greatest generation of veteran entrepreneurs.

8 Things the President Can Do to Win Over the Business Community

Gene Marks | Posted 01.08.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Short of suggesting a lot of patience and even more heavy drinking, I really don't have much advice to offer for you there. But I do have eight ideas for how you can win over the business community during your next term.

Jeffrey Young

Off Life Support: Obama's Health Care Law Survives Final GOP Assault. What Now? | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama’s reelection removes questions about the survival of the health care reform law bearing his name, meaning that over the next ...

I Fought the Law (And I Won)

Chris Johnson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

In 2009, the founders of San Francisco startup Getaround had an industry-tilting idea: Since the average car is idle most of the day, it would be more efficient for people who only need cars for short periods of time to rent from existing owners.

Why It Takes Heart to Innovate

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 01.07.2013 | Small Business
Tiffany Crawford

Interconnected, interdependent but definitely not independent -- four ways of looking at one thing: What you're bringing to this world.

Romney Should Have Exposed Obama's Track Record With Small Businesses and Minorities

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

Romney could have concentrated on President Obama's lackluster record, but instead, he didn't even mention the documentable facts about the Obama administration that would have shocked even the most passionate Obama supporter.

The New SEO: How to Build an Online Presence Google Will Love!

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 01.07.2013 | Technology
Penny C. Sansevieri

With all the changes to Google many Internet gurus have predicted the end of SEO. Well, it's not the end per se, but rather a change from the way we used to market online.

When Press Kills Your Product

Chris Johnson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Sidecar's founder swings by the Warby Parker bus Companies will go to any lengths to get press. Think Taco Bell's '96 April Fools' stunt (and New Yor...

Protesters Expose the National Federation of Independent Business' Bus Tour in Orlando

Ellen Bravo | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

When the National Federation of Independent Business rolled into Orlando, they ran into some unexpected company: a crowd of 70 local business owners, community leaders and Orlando voters who rejected the group's claims to be a legitimate representative of small business.

Deer Goes Wild In Pittsburgh Carpet Store

AP | Posted 11.07.2012 | Small Business

CASTLE SHANNON, Pa. -- This deer wasn't caught in the headlights. It was called on the carpet. A Pittsburgh-area carpeting store has been cleaning up...

15 Best-Kept Secrets to Make Business Travel a Breeze

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 01.07.2013 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

What's your best little-known tip for making business travel less stressful?

Small-Business Disaster-Loan Demand Soars After Sandy

Reuters | Deborah Cohen | Posted 01.07.2013 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When Superstorm Sandy immobilized companies throughout the Northeast last week, entrepreneur David Greenberg scrambled to shift work in th...

Can Embracing the Equity Upside Transform the Old Continent?

Davor Hebel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Davor Hebel

Most of the world's wealth creation is done through equity and to transform Europe we need as many equity owners as possible.

5 Ways to Get Your Startup in the Press

Zach Cutler | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business
Zach Cutler

One of the most important strategies of a public relations campaign is obtaining press coverage. But getting an article written about your company can be difficult. Fortunately, there are five concrete steps you can take to get your startup covered by the press.

Should We Send Federal Relief for Hurricane Sandy to Beverly Hills?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

What percentage of the American people would agree that Fortune 500 firms and other corporate giants should not be receiving federal small business contracts? I'm guessing somewhere in the vicinity of 100 percent. So why has this gone on for more than a decade?