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Food Court: Winners And Losers Of The Week

Food52 | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

In which Shelly Peppel and Fran Brennan, the editors of Food52 News, pass judgement on the week's top food news.   • Winner: The man...

Tips For Starting A Small Business, From Tory Johnson (WATCH)

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The Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank | Posted 12.07.2011 | Small Business
Steve Blank

While it's not clear yet whether the numbers of startups in Helsinki are sufficient to ignite, it feels like it's getting there (and given the risk-averse and paternal nature of Finland, that by itself is a miracle).

Innovation Plus Job Creation = National Self-Employment Initiative

Kristie Arslan | Posted 12.06.2011 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

Washington is awash in rhetoric about the importance of America's small businesses as engines of economic recovery, but there is little to no action coming out of the policy arena to help these businesses actually fuel economic growth.

Entrepreneur Takes On Former Employer After Firing

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen) - Bryan Van Noy got a pink slip in 2007. After dusting himself off, he set out to launch a business that would challenge traditi...

How Steve Jobs Has Screwed Up My Life

Gene Marks | Posted 12.06.2011 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Steve Jobs, now that you're gone, I wonder if the technology world will once again slip into mediocrity. Will people accept less quality and more difficult functionality, enabling service companies like mine to get back to work and make lots of money?

Shelby.TV's Reece Pacheco on TechStars, Startups and Company Culture

Ramon Nuez | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Ramon Nuez

NYC seems to be a fountain of startup talent. Zev and I have been incredibly lucky to be invited to speak with so many great companies. On our next stop, we pay a visit to one of New York City's hottest startups -- Shelby.TV. 

Growing your Business: Why you Don't Have to do it Alone

Nell Merlino | Posted 12.04.2011 | Women
Nell Merlino

Women who know they have a great business, who know they are ready to spread their wings and are smart enough to recognize that a little help from their friends goes a long way will do well.

Franchise Ownership: Should Unemployed Boomers Start Looking Into It?

Joel Libava | Posted 12.05.2011 | Small Business
Joel Libava

For those that were employed in executive-level positions, and have been out of work for a long-time, one increasingly popular option that's being looked at is franchise ownership. But is becoming the owner of a franchise business the answer?

A Taste of Change: Why Getting a Slice of the Beverage Business Isn't so Crazy After All

Porter Gale | Posted 12.05.2011 | Small Business
Porter Gale

Here was a woman in her kitchen, with no experience in the beverage category, and she decided to do what was seemingly impossible. The task? She was going to get a slice of the beverage industry.

White Lake, Mi: Kettle Corn Business Pops | Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

"I never worked this hard at any job in my life, but I really love it because we're working for ourselves," said Mike Heary, who left his manufacturin...

Great Board Meetings

Brad Feld | Posted 12.05.2011 | Small Business
Brad Feld

I've had a string of great board meetings lately. They all had several similar attributes.

Starbucks, General Electric Seek Cover In Arms Of Small Business

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Facing talk of "class warfare" in Washington and protest marches on Wall Street, some of the biggest players in corporate America are link...

States Agree on Exports

David Adkins | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
David Adkins

With the president's submission of three pending trade agreements to Congress, exports might also be one of the few areas where both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue can reach agreement.

No Exit In Sight: Venture-Backed IPOs Slip To 2-Year Low

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Just five venture-capital backed companies held initial public offerings last quarter, data from the National Venture Capital Association ...

Zaarly Founder: How To Tell If You're Actually On To Something

Bo Fishback | Posted 12.04.2011 | Small Business
Bo Fishback

When I left what I thought was my dream job to launch a start-up, I truly believed I was onto something huge. Initially, I was following my instincts; however, looking back, some key indicators reinforced my gut feeling. Think you're on the precipice of the next big thing? Ask yourself these questions first.

5 Things Michael Jackson's Doctor Taught Me About My Small Business

Gene Marks | Posted 12.03.2011 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The story behind the death of Michael Jackson taught me a lot. Not just about Propoful or the danger of sedatives. But, if you can believe this, about the decisions I make when running my ten person company.

Rocky Point, NY: Rising Costs Are Tough For Pizza Maker To Swallow | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

"A product like mozzarella has gone up $1.50 per pound in the last few years. That affects the cost of a slice. If we absorb the increase we lose, if we charge too much we lose, so we keep the price at $2.25; we just can't have the same profit margin," said Vincent Prestigiacomo, who owns Pompei Pizza in the Kohl's Shopping Center in Rocky Point, N.Y.

For Maryland Small Businesses, A Lost Four Years

Patch | Posted 12.03.2011 | Small Business

There have been days when Julie Upchurch has stood in the middle of her Gambrills flower shop and asked, “Why am I doing this?” Five years ago,...

Entrepreneur-Friendly Policies (Finally) Showing Promise -- But Leadership Required

Jeff Bussgang | Posted 12.03.2011 | Small Business
Jeff Bussgang

Despite the partisan rhetoric and bickering, the last few months have seen substantial progress amongst policy makers in the areas of helping the startup economy thrive.

The Predictable Flood Of Politics-Oriented Web Startups

Brad Feld | Posted 12.03.2011 | Small Business
Brad Feld

While I have no doubt that some people can make money creating web services for helping candidates get elected, especially those that include mobile, real-time data, and geo-location, I have no real interest in investing in companies that have the singular goal of helping politicians get elected.

Small Business Borrowing Makes Big Month-By-Month Jump: PayNet

Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (Ann Saphir) - Borrowing by small U.S. businesses jumped in August, a bright spot in an economy whose weaknesses are so pronounced that th...

Small Business Borrowing Jumps: Paynet

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2011 | Small Business

(By Ann Saphir) - Borrowing by small U.S. businesses jumped in August, a bright spot in an economy whose weaknesses are so pronounced that the Federal...

Starbucks To Collect Donations To Spur U.S. Job Creation

AP | By SARAH SKIDMORE | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Starbucks hopes customers will be willing to pay at least $5 more when they stop in for their morning cup of Joe. Starting Nov. 1, ...

Fair Lawn, NJ: Former Analyst Casts Sopranos Actor To Pitch Deli | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home

"I may not be making as much money. Yet. But I'm coming to work with a smile on my face every day. I'm happier."...