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America's Small Business Recovery: Yes, Obama Helped 'Build That'

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Obama, far from shying away from supporting small business, has emerged as its true champion. Why, then, would small businesses be so hostile politically to the president when they're starting to have it so good?

Kayaking, Makeup And Craft Beer: Which Business Should Get 50,000 To Open In Detroit?

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.31.2012 | Detroit

For the second time, Detroiters have a chance to help open a new business in Detroit, and all it takes is a vote. The Comerica Hatch Detroit conte...

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...

The Recession Killed This Many Small Businesses

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 07.26.2012 | Small Business

The economic downturn crushed the dreams of thousands of entrepreneurs. More than 170,000 small businesses in the U.S. closed between 2008 and 2010...

Collaboration and Networks: Catalysts for Innovation

Dominique Pahud | Posted 09.15.2012 | Small Business
Dominique Pahud

Access to experienced mentors, capital, customers and collaborators separate successful startups from those that fail. For startups, collaboration often takes shape in two ways: internal-facing activities and external-facing activities.

Kathleen Miles

PHOTOS: An End To LA Unemployment? | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.20.2012 | Los Angeles

A small-loans nonprofit that lifted thousands out of poverty in Tanzania, Bolivia and Uganda has now set its sights on reducing record-high unemployme...

Is Your Business Still Addicted To Paper?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 06.07.2012 | Small Business

Small-business owners often say they want to use cloud computing solutions or mobile technology to make their businesses more efficient, but they're n...

On Main Street, Resilience

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.06.2012 | Small Business

Four out of 10 small-business owners are reporting positive business conditions, nearly doubling since 2010, according to a new survey by Citibank. ...

Political Fodder? Act Accordingly

Evanne Schmarder | Posted 07.30.2012 | Small Business
Evanne Schmarder

Unless you are running a politically based operation, you and your digital marketing team would be wise to limit your social media comments to relevant business/industry topics.

Support Capital, Coaching and Connection

Claudia Viek | Posted 07.29.2012 | Small Business
Claudia Viek

The reality is that firms are starting smaller and staying smaller and that more people want to be their own boss. We need good strategies to help these businesses start and thrive. We need good strategies to help the unemployed create their own jobs.

Small Business Marketing: Grow Your Business the Easy Way -- Engage!

Gail Goodman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Small Business
Gail Goodman

Positive engagement is the social proof people need to do business with you, especially if someone they know is engaging with you, too. This social proof helps build trust, something you just can't buy with advertising.

This Guy Is Probably The Nicest Banker In America

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money

If you were going to sit down and design the opposite of a Wall Street banker, you would probably come up with someone like Patrick Cullen. Cullen ...

Congress Needs to Decide How Big a "Small" Business Is

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

I would imagine that 99 percent of people in America would agree, that whatever Congress decides a small business is, Fortune 500 firms and multi-billion dollar investment firms should not be allowed to fit into that definition.

10 Economic Indicators That Mislead Small Businesses

Gene Marks | Posted 06.18.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Being a small business owner I'm an eternal optimist. But small business owners need to pay close attention when the media says that something "increased" or "got better." Always say to yourself: "Better? Compared to what?"

Why We're Still Talking About Small Business

Gina Harman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business
Gina Harman

It's time for big business to help small businesses generate jobs. Through a fund called the Accion-NYSE Job Growth Fund, corporate donations can be transformed into business loans.

The Best Way for Congress to Help Small Businesses is to Not Close the Small Business Administration

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Small businesses are proven to be this nation's chief engine of economic stimulus and job creation but President Obama plans to close the only federal agency that exists to help America's 28 million small businesses.

Fueling Detroit's Economy With Micro-Grants

Posted 03.20.2012 | Detroit

A new, $2.4 million initiative to pump up the economy looks beyond the boardroom to train an unlikely group of entrepreneurs: Small-business owners in...

A Sense of Urgency

Tim Devane | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business
Tim Devane

Decision-making around a new company is thoughtful, creative and exhausting. But it doesn't need to take forever; in fact it shouldn't. If your idea is going to change the world, then make it change the world, now.

Tory Johnson With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 09.06.2013 | Home

Career expert Tory Johnson, the CEO of Women For Hire, shares her advice on everything from small business tips to what to do if you're fired. var s...

Is Our Destiny Pottersville or Bedford Falls?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business
Tom Gerdy

Small businesses have always been the backbone of the economy in America. The current leaders seem to have forgotten this piece of our economic puzzle.

Nate C. Hindman

As Daily Deals Evolve, Startups Look To Solve 'The Groupon Problem' | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Small Business

Consider it the daily-deal gold rush. First, there was Groupon's much-anticipated IPO in early November, which valued the market leader at $12.7 billi...

The Next Generation of Consumers: Building Brand Loyalty for Small and Medium Businesses

Ed Abrams | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology
Ed Abrams

In this era of short attention spans and exposure to myriad opinions from new social media sources, brand loyalty has become harder to sustain.

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.