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How the JOBS Act Will Disrupt Funding for Small Businesses

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 06.18.2012 | Small Business
Ryan Caldbeck

The law eases restrictions for small businesses to raise capital, most notably through the introduction of equity based crowdfunding, the process of aggregating small individual investments to meet a larger financial goal for a small business.

In Sales -- and in Life -- Be a Go-Giver, Not Just a Go-Getter

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.17.2012 | Business
BJ Gallagher

I'd never heard the term "Go-Giver" before and it intrigued meso I got in touch with Bob Burg, who coined the term in his book, The Go Giver. I found Burg on Twitter and asked if I could interview him to find our more.

Bibliographies Made Easy

Bryce Longton | Posted 06.17.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

Making bibliographies used to be an gnarly battle involving ye olde card catalogue, thick citation manuals and reams of paper, but it is now an easy type-and-cite kind of deal thanks to online startup Easybib.

Who Is the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 06.16.2012 | Impact
Daniel Cubias

Studies imply that more than 80 percent of dropouts would have stayed in school if they believed it was more relevant to real life. Learning how to run a small business can help kids see how their core classes aren't just cruel tortures from adults.

The Audacity of Nope: Why Hearing "No" Can Help Salespeople Get to "Yes"

Andrea Sittig-Rolf | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Andrea Sittig-Rolf

If you position your introduction over the phone as an opportunity to meet in person so you can learn more about your prospect and their potential future needs, you may have better luck.

Early Predictors of Long-Term Survival for Startups

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Marty Zwilling

If you see a startup with these execution habits, that may be the horse you want to bet on, and ride to the finish line.

Dueling Tax Proposals Affecting Small Businesses, Millionaires May Be Doomed

Posted 06.16.2012 | Small Business

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The day before Americans' taxes were due, Senate Republicans defied President Barack Obama on Mond...

Breaking Free From Fear of Failure

Joanne Lang | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Joanne Lang

If you are not failing, you are not trying enough new things. When I look back at my previous corporate job, I realize that I never failed and I now wonder if that was really a good thing.

Spring Cleaning for a Speedier Economic Recovery

Joel Brokaw | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Joel Brokaw

With the U.S. economy beginning to rebound, it is high time for businesses both big and small to get proactive and clean house of wasteful and counterproductive practices.

Are You a Multiplier or a Diminisher?

Karen Leland | Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Do you drain intelligence, energy and capability from the people around you? Or do you use your intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of your colleagues?

The Rise Of The MBA Entrepreneur

Reuters | Mike Taylor | Posted 04.12.2012 | Small Business

(Mike Taylor - Reuters) When Chika Ekeji enrolled in the MIT Sloan School of Business' full-time MBA program, he was ambivalent about actually finishi...

Social Responsibility: You Don't Need to Be Big to Make a Difference

Janine Popick | Posted 06.12.2012 | Small Business
Janine Popick

My marketing company, VerticalResponse, was probably in business about five years before we put a stake in the ground and said, "We're going to help o...

New Crowdfunding Law Helps Small Businesses Find Investors

AP | Joyce M. Rosenberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Small Business

(AP - Joyce M. Rosenberg) Finding investors is probably the biggest challenge that business startups and small companies face. But small businesses ar...

Business Lessons From a Bookmaking Front

Don McNay | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business
Don McNay

There was one factor that made the dry cleaners a smart business decision. In its back room there was a bookmaking operation and an ongoing card game.

Startups Bloom In Wake Of Arab Spring

Reuters | Mirna Sleiman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters - By Mirna Sleiman) - Jordanian entrepreneur Majied Qasem waited three years before arranging outside funding for his start-up company, d1g.c...

The Numbers Behind Facebook's Acquisition of Instagram

Greg Voakes | Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

Facebook is dumping a whopping $1 billion for Instagram, a company that is less than two years old and has no revenue. Here are the numbers behind the purchase.

Nate C. Hindman

Vested Interest: Business Is Booming For Rick Santorum Sweater Vest Maker | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.26.2012 | Small Business

Rick Santorum made the sweater vest cool again. Campaign battle-cries like "fear the vest" and "sleeves slow you down" empowered high school history t...

It Ain't Over Till It's Over: How One Woman Got Over Getting Laid Off

Posted 10.18.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website,, is that I wanted a place where women could come together and dream. Women should know that t...

How to Profit From Your Hometown Baseball Team

Gene Marks | Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

How about a free item every time your home team wins a game? Or a 10 percent discount whenever there's a shutout? If you're bored, change the target every month. If your team starts losing, make it all about losing more.

Arthur Delaney

Newt's Unpaid Vendors: 'He Couldn't Care Less About The Small Businesses' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For a long time, Larry Scheffler maintained a hard policy at his Nevada printing company: no credit for politicians. But when a friend c...

Flyover Country? Not This Kansas City

Jason Grill | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Jason Grill

The City of Fountains has been praised as a great place to live, work and visit for many years, but recently it is becoming a hot bed for entrepreneurial investment, high culture and the innovations of the future.

How the Sharing Economy Is Helping Small Businesses Thrive

Leah Busque | Posted 06.09.2012 | Small Business
Leah Busque

Collaborative places like San Francisco's Citizen Space, Chicago's COOP, or global options like Loosecubes have popped up, making it easy for startups (particularly tech, nonprofit, and creative ones) to get off the ground without breaking the bank.

Conditions Are Right for GOP to Make Big Inroads with Hispanics

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

We so often hear that Republicans have lost ground with Hispanic voters. But the real story is that Hispanic voters feel like both political parties -- Republicans and Democrats -- are more interested in securing their community's votes than in solving their problems.

10 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Beat the Odds

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

Capitalism's Dirty Secret: Corporations Don't Create Good Jobs Anymore, They Destroy Them

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Lynn Parramore

The truth is that unfettered corporations are just about the worst thing for creating decent jobs. Here's a look at why, and where the good jobs really come from.