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Micro Business

My Body, My Business and My Journey to Thriving!

Andrea Callanan | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Callanan

I'm taking time off, delegating more, and allowing myself to be more authentic as a woman in my approach to leadership, ambition and company growth. Thank you, Arianna, for being an inspiring role model. For being wise and brave and for personally answering your email -- I salute you!

Will You Support Your Favorite Small Business?

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 07.13.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

The bottom-line: America's small business community continues to play on an unfair and unequal field when contrasted with their corporate counterparts.

Encouraging Self-Employment Should Be a Focal Point of the New Small Business Administrator

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 06.18.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

Our nation's smallest businesses -- the self-employed and micro-businesses -- represent the heart and soul of America's middle class. Yet, America's small businesses face critical challenges that prevent them from opening, growing and expanding.

Instead of Inequality for All, Entrepreneurship for All

Claudia Viek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Claudia Viek

Now the conversation about wealth inequality has moved to the big screen; I hope that the national conversation moves forward from the same, old game about inequality to new innovative solutions to the problem.

Micro-Business Is the Backbone of the U.S.

Claudia Viek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Claudia Viek

Investment in the micro-business field is less than 3 percent of what's invested by venture capitalists. Most efforts to help entrepreneurs are focused on high growth businesses.

Small Merchants: Getting Noticed Among "Big Box Noise"

Ed Jay | Posted 08.14.2013 | Small Business
Ed Jay

Smaller or emerging merchants might be intimidated by today's business landscape, especially when considering they don't have the resources to outspend larger, more established brands in marketing, or provide rock bottom prices. So how are small merchants expected to draw customers to their local, independent locations?

New Poll of Micro Businesses: Who They Are and What They Do for the Economy

John Arensmeyer | Posted 12.11.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Despite being one of the most respected constituencies in the country, small businesses are a group that many people understand little about -- the very smallest ones, especially. Micro businesses are vital contributors to the economic recovery ahead.

A Platform for Micro-Businesses

Phil Simon | Posted 09.30.2012 | Small Business
Phil Simon

I recently sat down with Ron Daniel, founder and CEO of SohoOS. The company's vision is nothing if not ambitious: it aims to "establish a new global micro-economy."

Extending the Payroll Tax Cuts Into 2012

Kristie Arslan | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business
Kristie Arslan

As 2011 comes to a close, so does the payroll tax cut for millions of Americans. If Congress does not come to an agreement, we'll start out 2012 by paying higher taxes.

Own a Small Business? Say Hello to Your New Best Friend: IRS Form 1099

Kristie Arslan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kristie Arslan

Deep within the new health reform law is a little known provision that will increase tax regulation on all of America's businesses beginning in 2012. Who will be hardest hit? You got it... small business.

America's Self-Employed: Not So "Bunny"

Kristie Arslan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kristie Arslan

The Obama Administration is trying desperately to create jobs and boost our sluggish economy. But the public increasingly thinks the President's econo...