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Small Business Regulations

It's Feast or Famine for U.S. Startups

Ray Leach | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business
Ray Leach

We cannot beg, shame or coerce venture capitalists into putting their money on the table in more diverse regions. But if we stay focused on building our own world-class entrepreneurial ecosystems, we won't have to. It will happen naturally.

To Get More Entrepreneurs, We Must Create Better Ecosystems

Ray Leach | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Ray Leach

As CEO of JumpStart Inc., a non-profit organization founded to address the lack of entrepreneurial growth in Northeast Ohio, I am sometimes called upo...

America's Lands of Opportunity

Hilary Gowins | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Hilary Gowins

As Texas, Florida and Tennessee have all proven in recent years, if you build it, they will come.

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...

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.

Cutting Regulations Is Not the Top Priority for Small Businesses

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 08.13.2012 | Small Business
J. Kelly Conklin

Small businesses like mine need regulations to balance our interests against those of powerful special interests -- and there is nothing naive about that.

Is Regulation Really Strangling Start-ups, and How Much Would the JOBS Act Do to Keep It Under Control?

Scott Bittle | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Scott Bittle

Whether regulation is hampering business and stymieing job creation is just as important as whether the public interest is being served and what would be lost if the regulations were rolled back or pruned.

Small Business and Politics

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.26.2012 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

But alas, in the real world even the smallest business owner needs to realize that we are in a co-dependent relationship with office holders in our cities, counties, states and even at the head office in Washington, DC.

Some Red Tape Helps Small Business

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 02.29.2012 | Small Business

What is hindering small-business owners' growth? While some politicians would have you believe it's “too much” government regulation, a recent pol...

Small Business Confidence Hits 3-Year High

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 02.02.2012 | Small Business

Seventy-five percent of small businesses are confident about the future of their business, according to the 2011 Year-End Economic Report by the Natio...

Bazinga! 5 Ways Washington Can Screw Up My Small Business In 2012

Gene Marks | Posted 02.05.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Look, I can do a great job screwing up my business on my own. I don't need any help this year. Especially from Washington.

Obama Approved Fewer Regulations Than Bush

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

President Barack Obama has signed fewer regulations than President George W. Bush had at this point in his presidency, but it's putting a bigger dent ...

World Bank: U.S. Regulations More Business Friendly Than Most

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

As U.S. politicians wrangle over the best way to create jobs and spur economic growth, one international agency is indicating that changing the regula...

Small Businesses See Green in Stiffer Clean Energy Laws

John Arensmeyer | Posted 11.21.2011 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Lawmakers continue to bang the anti-regulation drum. But what do the actual small business owners who are purportedly being crushed by regulations think? They think its hogwash.

Is The Startup America Initiative Moving Fast Enough?

Ray Leach | Posted 11.21.2011 | Small Business
Ray Leach

While I do wish that the macroeconomic situation in the country wasn't making it so hard for the Startup America initiative to generate outcomes more quickly, I actually couldn't be more impressed with the speed and the implementation of the White House's program.