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Small Businesses Remain Optimistic But Aren't Hiring

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.01.2012 | Small Business

Small businesses remained optimistic in May, but few had plans to hire more workers, according to a poll released Thursday by online payroll services ...

Enabling Small Business Job Growth: An Entrepreneur's Counter-Proposal to President Obama

Donna Childs | Posted 07.30.2012 | Small Business
Donna Childs

The Obama administration's current proposed programs are incompatible with the dynamism that enables small business job growth. But with a more flexible approach, President Obama could deliver a winner.

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 Week Wrap-up: A Reminder to Keep Our Entrepreneurs Top of Mind All Year Long

John Arensmeyer | Posted 07.29.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

By passing the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act, lawmakers can give entrepreneurs some well-deserved relief. It would not only better financial conditions for them, but for the economy overall -- and that means for each and every one of us.

Why Small Business Owners Are Hesitant To Hire

AP | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | Posted 05.03.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Ken Levien has no plans to hire more people for his real estate project management company in New York. He says his business has only abou...

Hiring Slows On Main Street

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - U.S. small business hiring slowed considerably in the April and employees saw a reduction in their hours, an independent survey showed on ...

Small Business Hiring Hits Highest Level In A Year

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses created the most jobs in March in about a year, a survey showed on Thursday, bolstering expectations of a fourth straight...

Small-Business Compensation, Hours Hit Two-Year High

reuters.com | Posted 03.30.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Small businesses increased hours and compensation for employees in March by the most in more than two years, according to a...

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.

Small Business Hiring Edges Up In February

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Hiring at small U.S. businesses edged higher in February as the number of firms laying off workers fell to its lowest since 2007, although...

Small Businesses 'Not A Big Source Of Job Creation,' Say Economists

AP | By BERNARD CONDON and MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 02.20.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Mitt Romney says they're "job creators" and vows to come to their aid as president. Newt Gingrich visited them on his "jobs and growth" bu...

Alicia Ciccone

By The Numbers: How Are Small Businesses Doing State By State?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 02.10.2012 | Small Business

Are some states more popular than others when it comes to starting and running a small business? With many entrepreneurs still fighting to keep their ...

Number Of Small Businesses Planning To Hire Hits Four-Year High

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 02.08.2012 | Small Business

Twenty-two percent of small-business owners plan on increasing the total number of jobs at their company in the next year, according to a new Wells Fa...

Republican Candidates Are Ignoring America's Chief Job Creators

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.11.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If anybody running for president really wants to create jobs and bolster the economy, they're going to need a plan that involves America's 28 million small businesses.

Small Businesses Add 55,000 Jobs in December

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 01.04.2012 | Small Business

Small businesses added 55,000 new jobs in December, according to the latest Intuit Small Business Employment Index. The report surveyed 72,000 emp...

Small Businesses Created 55K Jobs In November But Employees' Hours And Wages Dip

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - U.S. small businesses created 55,000 jobs in November but employees worked fewer hours and earned less money, according to a survey on Tue...

To Increase Small Business Loans, Revive What Has Already Worked

Steve Grossman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Small Business
Steve Grossman

The Small Business Administration's loan incentive program worked brilliantly, and it will work again. Washington should act -- and act now -- to provide another $2 billion to help small businesses, their workers and the taxpayers.

Small Business Lending Rises: Paynet

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2012 | Small Business

(By Ann Saphir) - The growth of borrowing among small U.S. businesses moderated in September but the overall level still registered a 14th monthly dou...

Obama To Speed Government Payments To Small Businesses

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2011 | Small Business

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Steve Holland) - President Barack Obama will announce plans on Wednesday to accelerate payments to small businesses with governm...

Startup America Is Moving 'Too Slowly'

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen) - Last winter, President Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and a small posse of White House officials made a big...

How Entrepreneurs Can Help The Job Market

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 11.09.2011 | Small Business

With the latest Department of Labor statistics revealing no net increase in jobs for the first time in 11 months, the Kauffman Foundation has released...

Will Small Business Put America Back To Work?

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 11.06.2011 | Small Business

Despite the general gloom and doom about jobs, almost half of small businesses say they're planning to hire within the next six months, outpacing thos...

Small Businesses Cut Jobs For Third Straight Month In August: Survey

Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

U.S. small business owners trimmed jobs in August for the third month in a row, though the rate of decline continued to moderate, a survey release...

Small Business Hiring Slows In August

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Hiring by small businesses slowed in August and employers reduced hours, an independent survey showed on Sunday, suggesting the recent sto...

Peter S. Goodman

Getting Back To Real Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 10.17.2011 | Small Business

For those of us who follow the business world, recent times have proven jarring and disheartening. A multitude of huge companies have so assiduously p...