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Small Business Planning During an Uncertain Economy

Kristie Arslan | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Kristie Arslan

The self-employed and small-business owners of America encourage Congress to extend the payroll tax cuts for an entire year so there's one less thing we have to accommodate for in our plans for success.

You're Not Steve Jobs -- And That's OK

Patrick FitzGerald | Posted 03.04.2012 | Small Business
Patrick FitzGerald

Startup employees and new investors are looking for people they actually like who are insanely passionate about their ideas; not inflexible, uninspiring drones.

The Management Team While Building Product: Keep It Small

Fred Wilson | Posted 03.04.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

The first stage of a startup, what I call the Building Product stage, is management light. The team should be small.

Lessons From the School of Hard Knocks

Don McNay | Posted 03.04.2012 | Small Business
Don McNay

After nearly 30 years of helping people with their money, I figured out long ago that financial issues were rarely about rates of return or asset allocation. Money is usually about emotions. Most of the time, people are using money to buy something that is missing in their lives.

Is It Getting Easier To Get A Loan?

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2012 | Small Business

* Rising borrowing points to underlying economic strength * Loan delinquencies ebbing By Lucia Mutikani WASH...

Latino-Owned Businesses Increasing, Boosting Economic Growth

Posted 12.30.2011 | Latino Voices

There's no argument that 2011 was a tough year for Latinos but their might be a light at the end of the tunnel. Despite a stubborn unemployment rat...

Five Reasons New Grads Should Become Entrepreneurs

Maya Uppaluru | Posted 02.29.2012 | Small Business
Maya Uppaluru

Now is as good a time as any to notice the problems in your community and find a new way to solve them. I'm looking at you, humanities majors and creative types.

2011 A Year Of Recovery For Venture Capital, But Still A Ways To Go

Mahendra Ramsinghani | Posted 02.29.2012 | Small Business
Mahendra Ramsinghani

For venture capital, 2011 was a year of recovery. But even as the asset class climbs from its depths and ten-year average returns move into the black, investors continue to shun VCs.

Top 6 Reasons Obama's Economic Policies Failed in 2011

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Judging by his actions, it seems that Barack Obama is becoming one of the most anti-small business presidents in U.S. history. People need to stop listening to what he says and start watching what he does.

In 2012, Small Businesses Can Start Fresh

AP | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | Posted 02.28.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK — The arrival of the new year gives small business owners a chance to fix some of the problems that may have dogged them through 2011. ...

Can Crowdsourcing Disrupt Education?

Reuters | Deborah L. Cohen | Posted 02.27.2012 | Small Business

By Deborah L. Cohen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former teacher Alex Grodd is betting on social media to solve a big problem in education: how to...

8 All-Star Entrepreneurs Who Didn't Bother With A Master's Degree

Greg Voakes | Posted 02.27.2012 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

Believe it or not, it is possible to get filthy rich without spending half of your life in school.

What Did I Get for Christmas? More Taxes!

Gene Marks | Posted 02.26.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Like the in-laws, taxes are returning. So now that the relatives have packed up and gone home, maybe it's time to spend a few hours with someone even more important to you and your family: your accountant.

QR Codes: How to Get More From Using a Quick Response Code

Carol Roth | Posted 02.26.2012 | Small Business
Carol Roth

QR codes allow businesses to take their advertising and make it immediately actionable. Here are four ways to make the most of these bar codes on steroids.

The Social Entrepreneur's Dilemma

Patrick FitzGerald | Posted 02.26.2012 | Small Business
Patrick FitzGerald

In order to make a potentially game-changing idea a long-standing reality, it's highly recommended that social entrepreneurs look at their business model and ask a very simple question: Could my company be a profitable one?

Pushing Through and Making It Work

Kathleen Hyppolite | Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices
Kathleen Hyppolite

I wasn't always a floral designer. Yes, I love what I do and I can't imagine doing anything else but not very long ago, I was an event planner. I guess technically, I still am.

Not Jobs -- Create New Companies

Mickey Bergman | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business
Mickey Bergman

The solution to our unemployment challenge will not come from existing large companies hiring more employees. Rather, it will come from the creation of new small and medium businesses.

8 Ways To Successfully Start Your Own Business

James Marshall Reilly | Posted 02.26.2012 | Books
James Marshall Reilly

If we reframe high unemployment as an economic growing pain that will lead to a rise in startup companies that will create the jobs we need while simultaneously serving as a catalyst for the development of new products, it becomes clear what we should be doing. Starting companies.

The Top Industries For Independent Businesses In 2011

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

American small businesses' biggest wish this holiday season may be more revenue, but privately held firms saw sales increases in a number of industrie...

Obama to Approve a Series of Anti-Small Business Policies That Will Cheat the Middle Class out of Billions

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Obama administration has quietly adopted a series of anti-small business policies that will cost small businesses and minority-owned small businesses billions of dollars a month.

The Gift of Connecting

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 02.22.2012 | Impact
Jane D. Wurwand

I encourage you to find a philanthropic cause that provides meaning in your life. For Dermalogica, and for me personally, it has always been about women entrepreneurs.

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.

BYO for Business -- Is It Right for Your Company?

Brett Caine | Posted 02.20.2012 | Small Business
Brett Caine

According to global research, bring your own device is rapidly taking hold in business as employees prefer to use their personal mobile devices rather than standard-issue company ones.

Small Businesses Key to Recovery: Walsh

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 02.17.2012 | New York
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly Mayor Bloomberg has stated many times that small businesses are the chief engine of growth in New York City. However convincing entrep...

Entrepreneurs' Memoirs: A Gold Mine of Information for Self-Employed Wannabes

Frank Farwell | Posted 02.19.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Entrepreneurial memoirs are a treasure chest of information and entertainment and fit the bill perfectly for all the work-for-yourself wannabes on your holiday list