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Making Co-Working Spaces Work For Your Business

Amanda Schneider | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business
Amanda Schneider

Co-working spaces can be a genuine boon to the often lonely pursuit of one's entrepreneurial dreams.

Guess Who Funded This Small Business Group's Anti-Obamacare Message

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.15.2013 | Small Business

The insurance industry helped one of the nation's leading small business groups to push its anti-Obamacare message with a hefty financial donation, th...

How to Recognize a Leader

Neal Jenson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Neal Jenson

Make sure you don't focus so much on the appearance of leadership that you miss the true leaders in your company. These are some qualities to look for in finding a good leader.

Getting Paid for Your Passions: 5 Top Tips for Creative Entrepreneurship by Artist Robbi Firestone

Candace Walsh | Posted 07.14.2013 | Small Business
Candace Walsh

During a recent Seattle University tele-seminar, artist Robbi Firestone fielded questions from a bright mix of art students, Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers preparing for second careers, and call-in listeners. Here are some of the highlights.

Moms Can Be CEOs Too

Tara Chklovski | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Tara Chklovski

Although these two environments (parenthood and running a startup) are starkly different, there are carryover skills. What I have learned is that if you are cognitively aware of the parenting ninja skills you possess, then you are able to recognize similar situations in the startup environment and apply those skills.

5 Reasons Business Owners Are Scared of Obamacare

Gene Marks | Posted 07.10.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Really... no one should be "scared" about health care reform. But there are some scary things about this legislation. And the scariest things have to do with cost.

The Long Now: Challenges and Benefits of the Virtual Office

Michael Drew | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business
Michael Drew

Digital tools upend time. We can exist in a continuous present, and work-hours exist when we create them.

Small Business on the Grow in the Big Easy

Kevin Price | Posted 06.10.2013 | Small Business
Kevin Price

According to the Small Business Administration more than 65 percent of all jobs are created by small businesses. With that, it should be no surprise that there are events designed to celebrate and contribute to their success.

Why the Internet Sales Tax Increase Is a Dream Crusher for Small Business

Steven Power | Posted 07.08.2013 | Small Business
Steven Power

While the future of the legislation remains uncertain, it's time for our government to take a deeper look into the real impact this legislation will have on the little guys. U.S. small businesses are millions and millions strong and growing at astonishing rates.

10 Oddball Businesses That Actually Exist

CNBC | Daniel Bukszpan | Posted 05.09.2013 | Small Business

CNBC: The Snuggie. The Flowbee. The Whoopee Cushion. The history of commerce is marked by small businesses that provoked skepticism in the exper...

How to Have the (Second) Career of Your Dreams

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 07.07.2013 | Fifty
Irvin G. Schorsch III

One of the main points I stress to my clients in developing their encore career is that staying actively engaged will help you physically, mentally, and emotionally. It's not just good for your finances; it's good for your mental and physical health.

Confidence Helps Women Business Owners Take Flight

Nell Merlino | Posted 07.06.2013 | Women
Nell Merlino

A friend of mine who teaches people how to fly told me there is a big difference between her male and female students. Male students almost always need to get their skill level up to their confidence level, while female students inevitably need to get their confidence level up to their skill level.

Empowering Ourselves Through Others

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Faisal Hoque

We need to make sure our people are ready for any changes, including the most unexpected, even unprecedented challenges, which have become the norm in a rapidly changing global marketplace and society.

The Business of Teaching Yoga

Ira Israel | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Yoga Teachers will sink or swim together. The sooner we figure out a sustainable win-win business model regarding how to freely share the benefits of this rich tradition, the sooner we will all prosper. Ommmmmmmmmmm.

3 Ways Thoughtful Content Will Benefit Your Small Business

Blake Landau | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Blake Landau

If you're a small business, social media should be part of your marketing strategy, but not the only part. Social media is not going to save a bad business model.

Citizenship: A Pathway to Economic Recovery

Noel A. Poyo | Posted 07.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Noel A. Poyo

Too much emphasis has been put on immigration reform as a social policy that will benefit immigrants, and not enough has been done to highlight the positive economic impact that immigration reform will have on entire cities and regions.

Mother's Day Lessons for Small Businesses

Marta Segal Block | Posted 07.03.2013 | Small Business
Marta Segal Block

An important person whom you want to please, but who won't tell you how to do so, and they won't tell you if you've messed up -- sounds like a nightmare or a typical day for most small business owners.

Fäviken: The Meal as a Ceremony

Dark Rye | Posted 07.03.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

Chef Magnus Nilsson, of Fäviken - arguably the most isolated, serious restaurant on the planet -takes hyper-localism to an almost absurd level. What he doesn't forage, he grows in a lantern-lit root cellar and his own vegetable garden.

Why the Sequester Is Working

Gene Marks | Posted 07.03.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The sequester, which went into effect on March 1, is reality. And believe it or not, it's working too. It is forcing our government to make hard choices and, like generations before, we are being asked to make sacrifices. And this is a good thing. Why?

Not Becoming an Oldies Act

Don McNay | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Don McNay

It's more than not being afraid. It's the confidence to follow your gut instincts and vision, no matter what is the prevailing or conventional wisdom.

18 Business Lessons in 18 Years

Fauzia Burke | Posted 07.02.2013 | Small Business
Fauzia Burke

Take time off and unplug. Took me a long time to realize that I was more productive, more creative and more enthusiastic about my work when I took regular unplugged breaks.

Community Is the New Currency

Thom Ruhe | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Thom Ruhe

For entrepreneurs considering where to start a company or how to engage the assistance of others, there is some value to "the Village," but in an emerging way that may be redefining what we expect from the communities in which we engage.

Money Alone Doesn't Guarantee Success: Why Most Venture-Backed Companies Fail

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Money doesn't guarantee success; only effective execution can deliver that goal. I believe improving the odds for venture-backed companies requires better execution.

Solving Poverty: What South Africa Needs Now Are Jobs

John Hope Bryant | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

What (South) Africa needs now is a new generation of bottom-up entrepreneurs, small business owners and self-employment projects for those ages 25 and below.

Angie's List Founder Discusses Company's Success

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

With millions of subscribers and ubiquitous TV commercials and radio ads, business is booming for Angie's List, the online and phone company that help...