Online platforms have emerged in recent years to connect entrepreneurs with investors. They enhance traditional venture investing, but they won't replace it.
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Game mechanics are more than just a way to have fun with your customers -- they can also solve real problems. If you're not thinking of your customers as gamers yet, you're missing out on all the fun.
Small businesses grew less optimistic about the economy in March but raised prices for a second straight month, a potential warning sign about inflation, a survey showed on Tuesday.
What's the secret sauce for job creation? Step one is to identify who actually creates jobs (hint: entrepreneurs). Step two is to find the best way to stimulate them.
Both SBA and conventional lenders want to lien your home. In addition to securing your equity, lenders believe that you will work harder to make the business successful when your home is at risk.
With the creation of new here and now workplaces, the opportunity for on-demand collaboration and business innovation is limitless.
Fledgling solar power companies looking to grow beyond their venture capital roots are increasingly catching the eye of deep-pocketed corporate investors.
The Boston Beer Company, maker of Samuel Adams, is looking to distribute up to a million dollars in micro-loans this year, all through its Brewing the...
Microfinance is intended to help the poor. The poor are often the most affected by climate change. Yet, some microfinance programs actually further co...
A culture that doesn't encourage the support of new, young -- and yes, even crazy -- ideas is a moribund culture that will not keep up with rapid fire changes in the global marketplace.
I see so many startups rushing to just get stuff out, without thinking hard about "what that stuff is and why anyone would care."
Investing in high-growth companies creates jobs while generating more wealth for investors. The formula has worked for the private venture capital investment community. Unfortunately, no such active community exists in black America.
They were among the recession's most inspiring stories: laid-off workers who went on to start their own businesses rather than dropping out of the lab...
NEW YORK (Steven C. Johnson) - Growth in the vast U.S. services sector slowed last month and price pressures eased slightly, according to an indus...
How much of a role does art play in SEO? How much does the art of marketing contribute to success? Or, as some might claim, is it all science?
(Reuters) - Borrowing by small U.S. businesses grew in February from the year before for the 12th straight month, according to data released on Mond...
Today, there is once again enormous focus on entrepreneurship as the salvation for many things, with the naysayers starting to say "but it's a bubble" or some variant.
Today, American Express OPEN released The American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, a comprehensive look at the growth of women-ow...
I am negotiating a long-term deal with one of my vendors. What are some of the terms I should consider and include in exchange for signing this multi-year contract?
Beware of the blinding effect of social connections.
What really has to happen for employees to be empowered is they need to be involved, given responsibility, and pushed to grow in their job.
Follow these four steps to quantifying customer value and you'll be on the path to pricing like the pros.
Budget cuts can have a very real effect on our nation's smallest businesses and the organization's that serve them.
"If you're happy, the donuts are happy..."
Meet Fany Gerson, the 2011 James Beard nominated cookbook author and donut mastermind behind DOUGH, an i...
All the while I wrote about small businesses for the Denver Post and ColoradoBiz, people asked me: Why don't you go into business for yourself? My answer? I'd have to work too hard!
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