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DNC Is Killing Some Local Businesses

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business

When Berhan Nebioglu first heard the Democratic National Convention was coming to town, she pictured an influx of tourists flooding her small jewelry ...

Inspiration Breathes Life Into Branding

Karen Leland | Posted 11.05.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

One of the first things I do when I start working with new clients on their personal or business brand is to ask them to consider what mood or energy they consciously strive to bring to anything they do.

Why Volunteering Is Good for your Business

Michael Haberman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Michael Haberman

The facts are clear: promoting and providing employees with meaningful volunteer opportunities helps to attract top talent; engage, develop, and retain employees; boost public image; and improve the bottom line.

How A Missing Earring Led To A Million-Dollar Business

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

This all began with the hope that I could help one teenage girl fit in with her friends -- so that she wouldn’t be branded by her illness. And while I feel really fortunate, it’s important for people to know that success doesn’t have to be on a grand scale, it just needs to be something that fulfills you.

Fantasy Football Costs Employers A LOT Of Money

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.04.2012 | Small Business

Fantasy football is costing employers billions due to lost worker productivity, according to a study by Chicago-based outplacement firm Challenger, Gr...

Entrepreneurship Is Hard But You Can't Die

Steve Blank | Posted 11.04.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Everyone has events that shape the rest of their lives. This was one of mine.

Eva Longoria's Female-Friendly Steakhouse

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.04.2012 | Small Business

Eva Longoria wants to give a steak dinner some feminine flair. The actress best known for her work on "Desperate Housewives" is closing her Las Veg...

Joe Van Brussel

Sungevity's Solar-Powered Solution | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.04.2012 | Small Business

In California, one of the states hit hardest by the Great Recession, Danny Kennedy is working to spur growth and innovation by casting light on an oft...

Joe Van Brussel

OneMorePallet's Shipping Solution: 'Useless Empty Space Into Revenue' | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.03.2012 | Small Business

To help small businesses thrive in a struggling economy, Bill Cunningham found an opportunity not by cutting corners but by using them, specifically t...

Key to Success: Embrace Being Different

Don McNay | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business
Don McNay

It's an interesting American paradox. People with my personality start big companies. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are examples. Once the big companies get started, they never hire that same type of rebellious personality to work there. The few times I tried conforming, I failed miserably.

Inspiring the Next Generation of America's Entrepreneurs

Marie C. Johns | Posted 10.31.2012 | Small Business
Marie C. Johns

The SBA is working hard to make sure small business owners and entrepreneurs have the access to capital they need to start and grow their businesses.

LOOK: Rare Color Photos Of Main Street From The 1940s

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.31.2012 | Small Business

After recovering from the crises of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, the spirit of human ingenuity and American entrepreneurship found a way to...

Trouble Brewing For Kona Coffee

AP | Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Posted 08.31.2012 | Small Business

HONOLULU — A national grocer said it has changed its label on packages of Kona coffee blends, making good on a promise it made last year to a group ...

Small Vendors Not Allowed At RNC

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.30.2012 | Small Business

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has banned small vendors from setting up shop at the 2012 Republican National Convention, CBS San Francisco (KCBS)...

Store's Cheddar Cheese Is Worth How Much?!

AP | Dinesh Ramde | Posted 08.31.2012 | Small Business

MILWAUKEE — A recently discovered block of eastern Wisconsin cheddar cheese that dates back to the Nixon presidency will be sold for $10 per ounce. ...

Business Owners: Never, Ever Be Like Madonna

Gene Marks | Posted 10.30.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Madonna kept 20,000 people waiting because she's selfish and narcissistic and lives in her own egotistical bubble. Madonna chose to be late. Don't make that choice. By being late you're saying to your customer that you had other things to do that were more important.

Obama Explains How He'll Help Small Biz

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.30.2012 | Small Business

President Obama had the Internet buzzing on Wednesday with an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") session on social news website Reddit. The thread throttled ...

Gauging Your Organization's Innovation Training and Coaching Program

Robert F. Brands | Posted 10.30.2012 | Small Business
Robert F. Brands

Successful, sustainable innovation depends on a natural curiosity and open-mindedness from all members of an organization. To gauge your company's training and coaching program, ask yourself these questions.

Joe Van Brussel

'We're Trying To Change A Paradigm': ConnectEDU Reinvents College Admissions | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 08.30.2012 | College

Frustrated by the systemic inefficiencies faced by college-bound students and job-seekers, entrepreneur Craig Powell decided to step up and take actio...

Nate C. Hindman

Phil Archuletta, RNC's 'We Built It' Speaker, Built It With Some $1.5 Million From Uncle Sam | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Small Business

Is it that hard to find a small business owner who hasn’t relied on the government? Apparently for Republican National Convention organizers, it is....

10 Profitable Ways to Use Your Competitors (in a Nice Way)

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

The individual companies, the stronger the industry, the stronger the customers. And when customers are getting better advice and service, the more they buy.

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Crafting a Video Marketing Strategy

Michael Litt | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business
Michael Litt

What does video mean to my business? Will my customers actually watch my video? What will this cost me? Answering these questions should not leave you pulling your hair out; rather, it should push you to start developing that strategy.

It Ain't Over: Two Curious Moms Answer The Million Dollar Question

Posted 10.18.2012 | 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 hol...

5 Common Business Blunders Women Make

Women & Co | Posted 10.28.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

If you own a business, the saying goes, you're in sales. Gaining new projects and clients is how you grow and sustain your enterprise.

Nate C. Hindman

Anti-GOP Posters Taken Off Tampa Shop 1 Day Before RNC | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business

The city of Tampa spent millions of dollars sprucing up its neighborhoods ahead of this week’s Republican National Convention. But those efforts wer...