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Small Business Owner To Obama: Take Down Your Ad

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

Another day, another small business owner dragged into Obama vs. Romney. Debra Krause-McDonnell, the owner of Krause’s grocery store in Cincinnat...

Evaluating the Effects of Accelerators? Not So Fast

Jared Konczal | Posted 10.13.2012 | Small Business
Jared Konczal

Many people conflate business incubators with accelerators. We need to make a distinction between the two.

Hello, I Am an Outsourceaholic

Gene Marks | Posted 10.13.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

In this political environment, it's embarrassing to admit my habit. I frequently hang out with other outsourcers. For many of us outsourcing is a quick high and a way to feel... oh, I don't know... cool and (dare I say it) profitable.

You Want Jobs? Do These 3 Things

Brian Hamilton | Posted 10.13.2012 | Small Business
Brian Hamilton

If President Obama and Congress want to get job growth going, they can do three things to help, but they can't wait until November. I'm already worried that businesses will write off hiring for the rest of the year because of the election.

Six Guideposts To Follow In Starting, Running And Growing A Small Business

Gene Lanzoni | Posted 10.13.2012 | Small Business
Gene Lanzoni

The paths that business owners take to start, grow and successfully sustain a business are as varied as there are types of small businesses.

Crowfunded Businesses May Not Be Exempt From Taxes

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When Julie Uhrman, chief executive of gaming start-up Ouya Inc, went looking for funding to launch a new video gaming console, she turned ...

In Iowa, Drought-Stricken Farmers Getting $170M Pay-Day From Feds

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Small Business

CHICAGO, Aug 13 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce on Monday that the Department of Agriculture intends to buy up to $...

Demystifying SEO for Your CEO

John Fox | Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology
John Fox

Once a small business CEO recognizes they can easily master the key elements of Google -- and even turn Google into their best salesperson -- they're empowered to do even more.

Seven Days of Creation

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 10.10.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Bespoke Post cuts it close It took several years and (and a few hundred million bucks) to make Kevin Costner's famously terrible Waterworld. Cult cla...

WATCH: Multilingual Customer Service Freefalls From the Sky

Greg Voakes | Posted 10.10.2012 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

While many startups have taken to the viral airwaves of YouTube and Facebook to pitch their products with clever and fun campaigns, it's still relatively rare for large so-called "enterprise" tech companies to take these sort of creative risks.

Candidates Hitting Sour Notes with Lack of Small Business Policy Details

Kristie Arslan | Posted 10.10.2012 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

Instead of turning a deaf ear to the needs of the self-employed, both candidates should cut the karaoke night routine and start answering these real questions with full-throated and direct answers.

Romney Hood, Obama Hood - How About The Middle Hood!

Nick Bassill | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Nick Bassill

Here are Six Policy Initiatives proposed by LaunchAmerica.org to the help the Middle Hood. Have some more?

Six Tips to Avoid Work and Family Burn Out

Melinda Emerson | Posted 10.10.2012 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

When your new business is firing on all cylinders, you may wonder how in the world you can be successful without neglecting your family. But you can do it.

iPhone Plug-In Does Amazing Thing

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.09.2012 | Small Business

Remember that episode of Portlandia, where the couple drive out to an organic farm to check-out conditions for the chickens? Well thanks to the fol...

Lisa Sharon Harper: 'Paul Ryan's Plan Breaks My Heart' (VIDEO)

Travis Reed | Posted 10.09.2012 | Religion
Travis Reed

I'm all for business, I own one, but "the market" is not righteous. No limits, profit-driven activity falls short Kingdom imagination-wise, needing have-nots and under abundance to drive it's model.

Clip It, Clip It Good

Bryce Longton | Posted 10.09.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

Reclipit knows when to hold 'em The good card shark sees things a step ahead of everyone else at the table. Cheryl Yeoh seems to share that instinct ...

10 Business Books You Should Read This Summer

Melinda Emerson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Summertime isn't just for swimming when you want to start and grow a profitable small business. Yes, you should recharge with a summer vacation, but you should also find ways to add to your pool of knowledge about your industry, your customers and your competition.

Key Economic 'Engine' Sputters During Downturn

Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

Small businesses, typically cited as the “engine of growth” for the American economy, shed jobs faster than larger companies in the past decade. B...

Hospital Building Accelerates in New Orleans After Homes Were Moved

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business
Susan Buchanan

At combined cost to build of more than $2 billion, the two hospitals in the area will be an economic shot in the arm.

Email Headlines With Emotional Value

Karen Leland | Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Anyone who has ever sweated over the phrasing of an email subject line has probably longed for a magical marketing solution that would tell them which combination of words would shoot their open rate through the roof. Well the wait is over.

Courting Latin Crossovers

Chris Johnson | Posted 08.08.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Hopefully your knowledge of our neighbors to the south is better than that of our benighted politicos, but still, we can all stand to learn more about this emerging tech power.

For Prosperity Economics to Work We Must Leverage America's Growing Diversity as an Asset

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices
Angela Glover Blackwell

Prosperity Economics provides an excellent policy platform for building an equitable and sustainable economy. The nation is now undergoing an unprecedented demographic transition, and it is time for policymakers to incorporate these solutions into national policy.

The 12 Most Valuable Startups

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Small Business

Despite concerns that Facebook’s disappointing IPO would hurt startup funding, investors continue to pump large sums of money into technology firms....

The Importance Of Time Management (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.08.2012 | Small Business

As small business owners spread themselves ever thinner -- tackling from three to six different roles, on average -- effective time management becomes...

The Launch Window Is Now Open

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Sometimes you don't need an itinerary. Rome, as we all know, wasn't built in a day. But nor was it built after a lengthy discovery process, endless rounds of designs, and a series of permit applications. Sometimes it's best to just build the damn thing.