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Don't Just DO the Numbers, Track the Numbers

Andrea Sittig-Rolf | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business
Andrea Sittig-Rolf

Like every salesperson, I have a set quota I'm responsible for meeting each month. The only difference is; it's self-imposed since I am my own boss! W...

Mompreneurs: Daily Cues to Stick to Goals

Sandy Abrams | Posted 07.11.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Some people know what their calling is at a very young age and that passion just sticks with them for life. Nancy Shapiro was born to teach. Now, she's turned that gift of helping others into a business.

Startup City Report: Las Vegas

Bryce Longton | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

With 300 sunny days a year, the Neon Museum, and a brand new airline shuttling desert dwellers straight to the beach, Vegas isn't looking like a bad bet.

The Path to Sustainable Economic Growth

Job Creators Network | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business
Job Creators Network

While the year started with some hopeful employment numbers, job creation is trending in the wrong direction.

Tax Credit Report: 7 in 10 Small Businesses Eligible for Combined $15.4 Billion in Healthcare Tax Credits

John Arensmeyer | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

The reality is, most small businesses operate within thin profit margins. And that means they're less likely than big businesses to be able to afford health coverage for their workers.

What Happens When You Don't Mail the Invites

Bryce Longton | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

You're up to your neck in cake, music, and photography and now it's the invitations. The lingo comes in like, caliper, grammage, and calligraphy, and that's before you even get to RSVP cards and return addresses. A lot to consider.

Nate C. Hindman

Fab Pivots From Gay Social Network To Online Retail Phenom | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- In December 2010, Jason Goldberg gave his investors the bad news first. Fabulis, the gay men's social network he started one year earlier ...

4 Key Tips for Creating a Stellar Advisory Board

Andreas Bernström | Posted 07.09.2012 | Small Business
Andreas Bernström

By clearly defining what obstacles, challenges or opportunities lay in front of you, you will have an advantage over competitors in being able to implement and create a strategy for long-term success and sustainability.

Two Big Ones, Off the Shelf

Lesa Mitchell | Posted 07.08.2012 | Small Business
Lesa Mitchell

We've done a pretty good job of harvesting research, but in an economic crunch, why not try to do more? To illustrate the upside, here are two stories of "shelf technologies" that got turned into startup companies -- and what it took to do it.

Take the Quantum Leap to Success

Eli Davidson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Eli Davidson

Sudden exponential growth is not just for physics labs and can occur in our business lives as well as our personal lives.

How About We Do Pushups

Bryce Longton | Posted 07.08.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

The clock turns to eleven and everyone hits the floor, palms flat or knuckles down, planking. Every hour, on the hour, the team gets down and sweats it out together.

Shop Main Street From Your Street

Bryce Longton | Posted 07.08.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

That jacket right there. That's the one you wore right out of the store in Tuscany. And those funky sunglasses? Bought from a street vendor in Seoul. ...

Teenage Whiz-Kid Raises $7 Million For Startup Payments Company

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | Small Business

(By Sarah McBride - Reuters) - Gumroad, a start-up payments company run by 19-year-old entrepreneur Sahil Lavingia, has raised $7 million in a funding...

Could Your Small Business Benefit From a Strategic Off-Site This Spring?

Karen Leland | Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

While off-site strategy and planning sessions are often considered the purview of Fortune 500 companies, small businesses can benefit tremendously from a focused foray out of the office.

Fresh Start For Seamless

Chris Johnson | Posted 07.07.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Founded in 2000, Seamless flourished in the post dot com era as a web-based food delivery service, was acquired six years ago, and then spun out again last year. The spin out came with new capital and a renewed focus on product (think mobile) and innovation (think more mobile). It's a fresh start -- a born again startup.

5 Tips for Entrepreneurs Starting a Business

Women & Co | Posted 07.04.2012 | Money
Women & Co

Linda Kempkin had a vision to help women entrepreneurs quickly secure a strong Internet presence for their new businesses. We thought it would be helpful to know what lessons she would share with readers who may be thinking about making the leap to entrepreneurship.

Expert Oddity: Sidetour Brings You Amazing Local Experiences

Chris Johnson | Posted 07.03.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Easily one of the more fascinating startups we've seen, SideTour curates small group experiences with local experts. Excursions range from dinner with a banker-turned-monk to a go-round of Little India in Queens with a writer who covers South Asian affairs for the New York Times.

Obama Visits Boost Local Businesses

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 05.03.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON -- Call it the Obama effect: A presidential visit can be good advertising for restaurants and businesses. Vermilion in Alexandria, Va., is...

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...

8 Cardinal Rules for Enterprising Entrepreneurs

Women & Co | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Women & Co

Every day, at work and at home, we weigh competing demands and opportunities. It's not only difficult but can be overwhelming at times. Sound familiar? Try having a focusing question to create clarity.

What I Learned From Going Viral

Gene Marks | Posted 07.02.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

When you write or produce anything that you intend to be viewed by the public, make sure you really mean it. Make sure you're willing to defend it. Don't just put it out there.

Small Businesses to Get IOUs From Health Insurers

John Arensmeyer | Posted 07.02.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

By holding insurance companies accountable for how they spend Americans' premium dollars, the Affordable Care Act is improving upon the coverage market as we know it.

Small Business Lending Slips In March

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2012 | Small Business

(By Ann Saphir - Reuters) - Lending to small businesses in the United States sagged in March, supporting the view that economic growth is headed for a...

Students Who Mean Business Go to Harvard

Daneesha Murrain | Posted 07.01.2012 | Education
Daneesha Murrain

Taking the NFTE Business Class at my high school, I have become an entrepreneur. Recently, my class took a trip to Harvard to sit in an actual graduate business class. It further fueled my own determination continue with my own business.

The JOBS Act: IPO On-ramp or Public Company Off-ramp?

Brian Hamilton | Posted 06.30.2012 | Small Business
Brian Hamilton

What really separates a good company is the quality of the product -- not the money backing the company, which is why I encourage managements to spend most of the time discovering how to develop their great idea with limited capital.