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Small Businesses Are Still Struggling

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.23.2014 | Small Business
Marc Joseph

The lopsided failure rate of small businesses is a concern to every community. For our cities to recently jump in and realize this is a local issue that must be solved with "boots on the ground," reinforces that these entrepreneurs are not in this battle alone.

Not Fade Away: Rejecting a Quieter Life Keeps You Thriving

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Rebecca Tinsley

Retirement may be bad for you, a recent report suggests, but throwing yourself into meaningful pro-bono work offers a path to fulfilment and continuing vitality.

First Message From Space Added To National Registry

Posted 03.22.2013 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 03/22/2013 07:25 AM EDT on SPACE.com The first audio message to be relayed from outer space will be preserved ...

Creating A Symphony Out Of A City's Traffic

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 06.29.2012 | Home

Design student Mark McKeague has created a fascinating piece of music using synthesized sounds of London traffic. In the video below, McKeague simulat...

Is the American Dream Dead? Not if We Have Something to Say About It!

Nick Bassill | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Nick Bassill

Our young people and college grads need the inspiration and a renewed hope that they too have a chance that at the grass roots level, each has the opportunity to create a better life, to dream, and the possibility to create their financial freedom.

Welling Court: A New York Mural Block Party Like No Other

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The community mural: A time honored urban tradition rooted in local flavors and tastes. Every major city and many small towns have them and most peopl...

Tennessee's Teacher Evaluation System Is Reviewed

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) on Thursday released a report regarding Tennessee’s teacher evaluation system. The report com...

WATCH: Estefan Professes 'Everlasting Love' To Gay Club Scene

Posted 06.04.2012 | Miami

On Friday, Miami's one-woman sound machine Gloria Estefan showed up at Miami Beach gay club Score for the video release party for her new single, "Hot...

Ideas, Inventions and Patents are Worthless Without Knowing Who Will Buy Your Product

Jerry Chautin | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The Pulvers needed help with forming a legal entity, advice on marketing and on protecting their product against knockoffs. So Dick Fenster put together a team of SCORE volunteers that included a lawyer and two engineers with patent and marketing experience.

Friday Talking Points -- Ads Obama Should Run

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama should run a few ads right now which do not even mention the election. Instead of saying "vote for me!" these ads should say "pass my jobs bill" in as many creative ways as possible.

Merkley's Right: CBO Should Score Jobs

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This will force the public debate to cover the entire scope of the proposals being offered up, and it would do so by providing the data the public most cares about right now: how will this create or destroy jobs?

How To Get A Small Business Bank Loan: The Five Cs

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Capacity, capital, collateral, credit, and character are the "Five Cs" that loan offers learn in Lending 101. But to most small-business loan applicants in need of money, it is an esoteric and arduous exercise.

SBA's New Web Site Is a Clunker

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The U.S. Small Business Administration has a cadre of talented staff whose goal is to help small-business owners succeed. Yet, if there was ever a way to tell someone to not go into business, their newly redesigned website is it.

Business Peer Groups, Coaching and Mentoring Can Help Small Businesses Prosper and Create Jobs

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Peer groups, coaching and mentoring are playing important roles in growing small business and creating jobs.

When it Comes to Wine, Confidence Means Consumption

Tim Hanni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tim Hanni

Wine consumers are a curious lot and wine experts are even curiouser. What do people really want fer christsake?

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 16: How Do I Get Customers To Find My New Store?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz shares effective ways to communicate with customers and highlights some of the best sources for small-business tools....

MUSIC: The Secrets of Hans Zimmer's 'Inception' Score Explained

nytimes.com | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Having systematically picked apart the critical arguments for and against Christopher Nolan's film "Inception" and the many possible meanings of tha...

Grant Scams Abound -- But There Are Billions Available From The Federal Government for Technical Research and Development

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Yes, there are federal grants available to for-profit companies. But they are mostly limited to technical research and knowing which federal agencies need what you have to offer.

A Small-Business Bank with National Impact Has Died

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.26.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

I lost a friend last week. Innovative Bank of Oakland, Calif. is kaput. Just like with other bank failures, the regulators swooped down on the floundering bank after the stock market closed on Friday.

The Obama Administration is Discouraging Entrepreneurship by Preaching That Taking Risk is Evil

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

President Barack Obama and his risk-aversive legislators are sending the wrong message to America's entrepreneurs. They equate risk taking with wanton greed and evildoing.

Credit-Card Borrowing Is Hurting Small Businesses

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Once upon a time loans from friends and family ranked as the most prevalent way for entrepreneurs to fund business start-ups. Now, credit cards have jumped to the top of the list.

Stimulus for Small-Business Loan Programs is Inadequate and Time-Dated

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The on-again-off-again stimulus funding for small businesses is giving me a bad case of heartburn. The' lack of adequate funding for lending programs through the Small Business Admin. is myopic.

CIT's Bankruptcy Is Not Doomsday for Small Businesses

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

CIT has been a stalwart lender for small businesses. But there are alternatives if you look for them.

You Can Borrow Small Amounts of Business Capital Now

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Although small business, economic stimulus lending is being widely criticized, $5,000 to $25,000 is available to you if you have a reasonable credit score and meet basic underwriting criteria.

Volunteers will create One Million New Businesses

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The common denominator among SCORE volunteers is that they will be passionate about creating new jobs and helping their clients launch new businesses successfully.