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GOP Congressman: Small Businesses 'Literally Should Be Paying No Taxes'

La Mesa, CA Patch | Ken Stone | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter told a packed room Monday morning that small businesses "literally should be paying no taxes."...

Zach Carter

Small-Business Owners Don't Like Ryan's Tax Math | Zach Carter | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joseph Rotella is president and owner of the Spencer Organ Co., a small business with 10 employees that specializes in rehabilitating pi...

Financial Fascism: Who Wins and Who Loses in the Economic War?

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

So many people around the world support you. As your movement grows, it becomes the movement of ALL of us and the support is only growing. It is the humanity in the stories and the outrage which is beyond justified which is our strength.

President Obama's Jobs Plan Has Three Major Problems

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

The first problem is that $300 billion is much too small to stimulate an economy the size of the United States. The federal government bailed out AIG, one company, for approximately $150 billion.

Businesses Increasingly Pessimistic About Future Economic Conditions

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

Optimism for the American economy continues to evaporate, even as President Obama readies a supposedly major jobs plan to be unveiled in a speech befo...

5 Ways Firing People Can Suck Less

Robert Levin | Posted 10.24.2011 | Small Business
Robert Levin

Not firing someone, or even waiting too long, has drastic consequences and in some cases can jeopardize the livelihoods of other employees. In light of this, here are five pieces of practical advice for finally firing those employees who should go.

Regaining California's Leadership Role as America's Opportunity Capital

Gavin Newsom | Posted 10.22.2011 | San Francisco
Gavin Newsom

A troubling perception has taken hold across the financial landscape that California's economy is now stuck in a state of permanent stasis, that we've somehow lost our mojo.

Lucas Kavner

Leading 'Afropreneur' Says: No More Aid for Africa, Please | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.04.2011 | Impact

While speaking with Idris Bello and hearing about his numerous accomplishments, one begins to feel a bit lazy in comparison. Though he only just gradu...

Small Business Borrowing Rises By Record 26 Percent In May

Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (Ann Saphir) - Borrowing by small U.S. businesses rose at a record pace in May, data released by PayNet Inc on Thursday showed, a sign tha...

Zach Carter

Small Businesses Bash 'Tax Holiday' Plan For Corporate Titans | Zach Carter | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Debra Ruh runs TecAccess, a small business that works with large companies and the federal government to help make their tech products a...

Spin-Doctors Aim To Kill Small Business Healthcare Tax Credits

John Arensmeyer | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
John Arensmeyer

Opponents, including groups that claim to represent small business, are taking aim at the small business tax credit in the Affordable Care Act.

More Than Spare Change: How NYC Scams City Street Vendors

Afton Branche | Posted 07.26.2011 | New York
Afton Branche

NY is home to 10,000 street vendors, the majority of whom are immigrants. The job for these workers is inherently tough. But the web of rules regulating the industry makes it even more difficult to get ahead.

Bernanke: U.S. Economy Needs Time To Heal

AP | By JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 06.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Mark Felsenthal) - The U.S. economy is not fully recovered from its deep recession, with housing still weighing on growth, Federal ...

William Alden

Shutdown: Economic Support Systems Would Continue, Even As Housing, Small Businesses Take Hits | William Alden | Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

If the federal government shuts down tonight, much of the apparatus that has helped prop up the faltering economy will remain in place. The Federal...

Cultivate Urban Students in Becoming Entrepreneurial

Randy Miller | Posted 06.01.2011 | Education
Randy Miller

Many of our urban students express that they feel marginalized and shut out from the "American Dream. Why are we not teaching them to become more entrepreneurial?

Giving Back: How You And The Food Community Can Help Struggling Families

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marcus Samuelsson

Imagine the economic impact it could have in our neighborhoods if we dedicated just a portion of our monthly expenditures to buying local.

Why Entrepreneurs Can't Solicit Funds Via Facebook And LinkedIn

Scott Edward Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Edward Walker

As a corporate lawyer for entrepreneurs, I am frequently asked if it's okay to raise funds on Facebook or LinkedIn. The short answer is no. Here's what you should know.

Small Business Programs On Chopping Block In 2012 Budget

CNN Money | Catherine Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Like the rest of the federal government, the Small Business Administration is going to get the squeeze in 2012, according to President Obama's budget ...

A Fresh Start For Urban Innovation

Thomas M. Menino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Thomas M. Menino

If other places are to learn anything from Boston's experience, it should be that successful urban innovation requires a deliberate strategy and a concerted effort across sectors.

WATCH: How To Run New York's Largest Rooftop Garden

Huffington Post | Damiano Beltrami | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Traditionally, farmers take it easy in the winter. But urban farmer Ben Flanner has never been so busy. He is trying to get more New York rooftops rea...

'The Truth Behind The Jobless Recovery': Startups Can't Find Funding

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as the nation lacks the jobs to employ millions of workers, one crucial source of job-creation is being squelched: New businesses, which, accordi...

Dear Entrepreneur, Get To Know Your Market

Dave Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Lerner

This is part of my ongoing Series on Getting From Zero to One. You have been refining and cultivating your map almost daily by now. The exercise has ...

Tax Cut Package Offers Big Savings For Small Businesses

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (By Deborah L. Cohen) - A few weeks ago Ed Knox was scrambling to close the sale of a $2.2 million promotions business before the end of the ...

When Should You Think About Price?

MIT Entrepreneurship Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
MIT Entrepreneurship Review

A few years ago, I worked with a product manager for a medical device company who had a burning question for me. His game-changing product was ready t...

Video: Getting a Look at Intuit's GoPayment System

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

The smartphone market seems to be plagued with chaos. Fortunately, this chaos is market-controlled. Yes, that is an oxymoron -- controlled chaos. Products and services relish in this formless state.