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Due Diligence: Seven Questions to Consider

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 06.30.2012 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

What is due diligence? What does it really involve? Larger companies typically hire lawyers, bankers and accountants to help with any due diligence. As a small business owner, you may not have this luxury, and may have to do this work yourself or with limited resources.

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 ...

Romney, Potential Running Mate Discuss Fishy Business

Portsmouth Patch | Robert Cook and Dany Tuohy | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney made an appearance this morning at the Portsmouth Fish Pier with Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), who has been rumored to be a possible running m...

Young Entrepreneur Council: Quit Blaming the Economy for Why You're Not Making Enough Money

Scott Gerber | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business
Scott Gerber

The Young Entrepreneur Council promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment and underemployment and provides entrepreneurs with access to tools, mentorship and resources that support each stage of their business's development and growth.

Entrepreneurial Lessons From a 9-Year-Old Boy

Katie Hawkes | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business
Katie Hawkes

While we can't all invest in cardboard arcades and plan to make enough cash to pay off mortgages, student loans and/or bankruptcy fees, we can take a few cues from Caine.

Mompreneurs: Relying on Facebook to Grow Biz

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

There comes a time for many stay-at-home moms when they realize that they can turn their hobby into a business. This "lifestyle business" model has been life-changing for these two self-proclaimed "Facebook Mompreneurs."

6 TV Shows Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Gene Marks | Posted 06.25.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

There are good, quality, educational shows on TV about small business and entrepreneurship. In fact, I can name at least six shows that I regularly watch which teach me much about running my company and doing a better job.

Young Entrepreneur Council: How Small Business Owners Celebrate Big Milestones

Scott Gerber | Posted 06.25.2012 | Small Business
Scott Gerber

How do you really unwind after a big milestone or deal is closed?

We Should Be Wary of the IRS Preparing Our Taxes

Edward J. Black | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Edward J. Black

If the IRS starts preparing our taxes for us, that right will cease to exist. Even with its flaws, Americans would most certainly prefer our current tax filing system over putting their faith in the IRS to fairly do it for them.

A New Walmart Can Cost The Surrounding Community Millions

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Let's say a new Walmart is opening in your town. Should you be worried? According to recent research from a Seattle-area advocacy group, the answer...

How One Baker Is Cashing In On 'CookieGate'

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business

A Mitt Romney gaffe has brought a wave of customers to one Pennsylvania mom-and-pop. Bethel Bakery, a 57-year-old Pittsburgh staple, found itself i...

Tumblr's All Star Staffers

Bryce Longton | Posted 06.24.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

It's neither the office space nor the clever perks that make Tumblr such an of-the-moment place to work: it's the people.

John Celock

GOP Governors Blame Obama For State Economic Woes

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Three Republican governors used a Tuesday morning press conference at a regional summit of the National Governors Association to blame President Barac...

Does Size Matter?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 06.24.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Privately held companies have a huge impact on the U.S. economy, and new data shows that sales and margin performance through the recession and so far in the recovery has varied, depending on the size of the company.

The Top 13 States For Startup Jobs (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Small Business

Startup fever is spreading. The number of startup jobs posted online in 2011 jumped 23.5 percent from the year before, according to StartupHire.co...

Enthusiasm and Entrepreneurship in Vietnam

Karen Leland | Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

As small business owners, we have become so overburdened and overwhelmed by the constant bombardment of our marketing to-do list and social media strategies, I think we sometimes forget that what should ultimately drive our small businesses is enthusiasm.

Entrepreneurs Find Cash In Trash

Reuters | Christina Hernandez Sherwood | Posted 04.23.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Some entrepreneurs across the country are building businesses based on the belief that garbage -- once destined to rot in a landfill -- ca...

Networking for Real

Nelson Davis | Posted 06.23.2012 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

Some people see a networking event simply as a hundred-yard dash to give and receive as many business cards as possible in one hour or less! And then they wonder why no meaningful connections have been made.

Drew Guarini

Still Spinning: How 'Record Store Day' Is Saving Independent Music Stores

HuffingtonPost.com | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.23.2012 | Small Business

Last year, the music industry finally had something to celebrate: a rise in record sales. But the celebration was probably timid. The increase was onl...

Two Places at Once: Divide's Merging Personal and Work Devices

Bryce Longton | Posted 06.20.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

This is the life at Divide, where multiple-personas are a reality of having such a global team.

If It Ain't Broke, Break It: The Crisis Congress Continues

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business
Rep. Keith Ellison

If the Republicans are serious about aiding small businesses, then they should be all about supporting the Export-Import Bank's mission.

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Small Business Tax Break That Helps Wealthy

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A $46 billion tax break that would go disproportionately to the wealthy and add to the deficit passed the House of Representatives on Th...

Inflation Threatens Small Business

AP | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | Posted 04.19.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Don't be misled by reports that inflation is tame. For small business owners, it's a threat to profits and expansion plans. An 8 percent ...

Taxing You Twice: Mitt Romney's Draconian Deduction Plan

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

By removing the deduction for state and local taxes, Gov. Romney's proposal would mean that the government taxes ordinary Americans twice, which seems a little hypocritical coming from such an ardent supporter of tax cuts for the wealthy.

Did A Startup Bubble Just Pop?

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Small Business

Venture capital financing fell 21 percent in the first quarter of 2012 to its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new report. That's ...