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Small Business Hiring Hits Highest Level In A Year

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses created the most jobs in March in about a year, a survey showed on Thursday, bolstering expectations of a fourth straight...

After JOBS Act, Steve Case Turns To Immigration

Reuters | Sarah McBride | Posted 04.05.2012 | Small Business

* Immigration key to creating U.S. jobs, Case believes * Action by Congress this year is possible -Case * Case rules out run for political offic...

The Power of Microbusiness to Drive Job Creation

Connie Evans | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Connie Evans

In fact, if just one in three U.S. microbusinesses -- the smallest, local businesses that are intricately woven into the fabric of the American Dream -- hired a single worker, the United States could achieve full employment -- a boost that would be monumental to today's economy.

The Startup Fog

Bo Fishback | Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business
Bo Fishback

The tough part about building a company is much less about the effort required, and much more about the uncertainty and ambiguity surrounding every new twist and turn; you really don't know if it's going to work until after it does.

There's Money in Your Home Office! Here's How to Find It!

Ebong Eka | Posted 06.04.2012 | Money
Ebong Eka

If you're an entrepreneur or small business owner you are most likely working out of your home. Your home office can be a much-needed tax deduction.

Startup Minerva Project Seeks To Rival Ivy League

Reuters | Stephanie Simon | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Former Silicon Valley CEO Ben Nelson has two years and $25 million to transform higher education. The 36-year-old executive, who has ru...

10 Rules to Buying -- and Growing -- Your Competition Now

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

Have you been thinking about buying your competitor? Here are 10 rules I've learned during my career that can save you a lot of heartache -- and money.

Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Hosting Startup Party

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

When Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan's Flatiron District re-opened in January, there were a slew of stars and celebrities there to celebrate, includ...

Nate C. Hindman

E[nstitute], School For Entrepreneurs, Emerges From New York Startup Scene | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

Kane Sarhan first realized there was a gap between college and the real world as an undergraduate working part-time for the owner of a large bar and r...

It's a Good Time to Start a Business: Five Things You Need to Know

Brian Hamilton | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Brian Hamilton

Private company sales and profit margins are up and steadily increasing, GDP is growing and there are signs of life in the real estate markets. Now is the perfect time to employ yourself by starting a business.

Prospective Employees: Please Show Me Your Facebook Page

Gene Marks | Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

When someone applies to work at my company, I want to see what they're up to on Facebook.

5 Lessons Your Startup Business Can Learn From Oprah and OWN

Carol Roth | Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business
Carol Roth

As someone who has been busting myths around entrepreneurship for a while now, I am thrilled to have Oprah Winfrey as an ambassador to talk about the challenges of a new endeavor in our current competitive market environment.

Small Business Owners Say the Future Looks Bleak If Health Care Law Overturned

Walt Rowen | Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business
Walt Rowen

The Affordable Care Act is the first significant break small businesses have had regarding our health insurance costs. Without it, we'd be mired once again in a system that drains our coffers and hampers our growth.

Her Second Act: Building An Empire On Bloody Marys

Lori Weiss | Posted 04.04.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website,, was to have a place where women could come together and dream. Women should know that they ...

4 Ways Technology Can Boost Efficiency in a Small Business

Andreas Bernström | Posted 06.03.2012 | Small Business
Andreas Bernström

All of this can be done with the click of a button (or a tap of screen). But navigating the seemingly endless list of business tools on the market can become more of a time sink than an efficiency boost.

What Crisis? IPO Market Red Hot

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

The U.S. IPO market is in such a state of horrifying crisis that it just had what's arguably its best quarter in years. The total number of U.S. in...

Why 2013 Budgets Won't Cut It and the Untapped Treasury in Violence

Michael Shank | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

Politicians need to realize that in the pursuit of available funds, there are untapped dividends available where they may least suspect it. Increasing the peace not only improves quality of life but the economy as well.

Do You Really Think Your Vote Counts?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today, it doesn't really matter who the President is or who is in Congress because big corporations run our government.

The Hottest Industries To Start A Business In

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

There are, of course, many considerations to starting your own business. But if you've been wondering what fields might be fertile for a new business, a good place to start is the Bureau of Labor Statistics' new employment projections for 2010 to 2020.

Reporter Services Can Be Key To Media Coverage

Karen Leland | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Effective use of social media is key and critical to being found and written about by the press. But to score these PR points and get reporters to respond to you in the first place, it pays to be proactive by signing up for reporter services.

When To Quit

Patrick FitzGerald | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Patrick FitzGerald

Rarely do we think of failure when it comes to entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are repeatedly taught, told and counseled to never give up, the big "pivot" will happen soon and the light is surely at the end of the tunnel. Yet, each year, thousands upon thousands of startups fail in the United States. So the question begs, when should an entrepreneur quit?

How to Get Your Customers to Grow Your Business for You

Janine Popick | Posted 05.29.2012 | Small Business
Janine Popick

Spending money on advertising alone just doesn't work anymore. You are not the proud owner of your brand; your customers are. Listen to them and do whatever you can to make them happy, and watch your business grow - by leaps and bounds.

Her Grandmother's Dying Wish Changed Her Life

Posted 10.18.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website,, was to have a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't ...

9 Rules For Doing Business With A Jew Like Me

Gene Marks | Posted 05.28.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

I bet there are a bunch of things you didn't know about doing business with a Jew. And yet you probably have a lot of Jewish customers and vendors. Consider this to be my Passover gift to you. Let me share just a few simple rules that might help you profit with my people in the coming year.

Why Independent Employment Is Killing the Nine to Five Job

Leah Busque | Posted 05.28.2012 | Small Business
Leah Busque

The term "nine-to-five" has long symbolized a kind of drudgery that sucks up our lives and eclipses our identities, but it wasn't until the Great Recession that the pejorative phrase was crowned with an entirely new distinction: old-fashioned.