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How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 05.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

Yelp -- Is It Hurting Small Business?

Anne Phillips | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Anne Phillips

Big businesses are less likely to have to rely on Yelp reviews as people know who they are -- but small businesses may live and die by Yelp reviews.

Small Business Owners Are Having Self-Esteem Issues

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 08.09.2013 | Small Business

Small business owners' confidence in the U.S. economy is increasing considerably as the country gradually recovers from the Great Recession, according...

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.

Job Creation Is Coaching, Capital and Connection

Claudia Viek | Posted 04.15.2013 | Small Business
Claudia Viek

Despite the real trend toward self-employment and micro-business, most efforts to help entrepreneurs are focused on high growth businesses.

The Key to Brewing-Up Jobs: Innovative Partnerships Supporting Small Businesses

Jim Koch | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Jim Koch

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhile hard work and persistence allowed me to achieve my American Dream, there are many small businesses that have the same potential, but similar to my experience, are viewed as too risky by traditional lenders.

Small Businesses Face Slow Down

AP | Posted 03.04.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The erratic pace of borrowing by small businesses owners continued in November — a sign that they were still cautious about hiring...

The Saga of Sandy: No Small Businesses, No Jobs

Elizabeth Angrisani | Posted 02.16.2013 | Small Business
Elizabeth Angrisani

Hurricane Sandy hit our area of the Jersey Shore pretty bad, and I am worried about people overlooking the importance of helping local businesses rebuild. We face an economic decline if we don't support our greatest asset: small businesses.

Economic Myths 101: A Top Ten List

Diane Swonk | Posted 10.26.2012 | Business
Diane Swonk

When I was in graduate school at the University of Michigan, I got to work with the "Michigan Model," a statistical model of the U.S. economy that had gained national recognition for its accuracy and simulation capabilities.

Romney's Dubious Small Business Jobs Claim

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 10.23.2012 | Small Business

As the final presidential debate inevitably transgressed from foreign policy to the economy, Mitt Romney stated, "Two-thirds of our jobs come from sma...

Huge Share Of Small Business Owners Have No Health Insurance

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business

Obamacare won’t only affect employees of small firms. For a significant portion of small business owners, the new health care law will also affect t...

Small Business Growth Plummets: Report

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.05.2012 | Small Business

National employment may be on the rise, but Main Street is still paralyzed by uncertainty and weak demand, according to a new report. Private com...

Fact Check: Obama's Small Business Tax Cuts

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.05.2012 | Small Business

When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked President Barack Obama during last night’s debate for creating an environment in the U.S...

5 Things Romney And Obama Don't Want You To Know About Small Business

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.05.2012 | Small Business

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama said the phrase “small business” a combined 29 times during Wednesday night’s debate, repeatedly sparring over who ...

One Question for President Obama Could Boost the Economy

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If one journalist were to simply ask President Obama one question, it could kick off a firestorm in our government that could create millions of jobs.

This Could Cost Small Businesses Nearly 1 Million Jobs

Reuters | Andrea Shalal-Esa | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses in the United States could lose nearly 1 million jobs in 2013 if lawmakers do not avert $1.2 trillion in across-the-board...

Skin Care Entrepreneur Blasts French Laws

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 11.18.2012 | Small Business

PARIS (AP) — Europe needs jobs, and French entrepreneur Daniel Joutard wants to create them, hiring more employees for his skin-care products compan...

Janean Chun

'Least Desirable' Workers Catch A Break From The Scrappiest Companies

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 08.27.2012 | Small Business

Louise Batchelor was running a $1 million insurance agency when she was convicted of theft at age 55. After emerging from four months in prison, she r...

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 Key To Middle-Class Welfare

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Small Business

In case you had any doubts -- given the countless speeches in which U.S. politicians tout their commitment to Main Street, or the vicious battle betwe...

Small Businesses Struggle To Find Skilled Workers

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

A good man is hard to find, some women say. For small business owners, the lament also applies to good workers. Roughly one in three small business...

America Is Drowning The Little Guy!

Nick Bassill | Posted 09.22.2012 | Small Business
Nick Bassill

Everyone wants to use Steve Jobs as an example for entrepreneurs and startups. But could Steve Jobs, under today's regulations, open an electronics business in his garage? Not likely.

'Small Business' Hard To Define In Bush Tax Cut Debate

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Republicans blasted President Barack Obama on Monday for punishing small businesses with his push to let low tax rates on the wealthy expi...

Walmart: 50 Years of Gutting America's Middle Class

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

While the big-box business model Sam Walton pioneered half a century ago has been great for Walmart, it hasn't been so great for the U.S. economy.

One Broken Campaign Promise Could Cost Obama Election

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

There are common sense cures for the economy, so why aren't we doing more? And by more, I mean feeding the massive chunk of the economy that creates all the jobs.