At a time when unemployment is the key political issue and when virtually everyone in politics is struggling to find ways to reduce the ranks of the unemployed, why doesn't some smart politician realize that the arts are one way to help solve this problem?
Small businesses can get overwhelmed trying to figure out which social networks or new types of communication should be added to your communication toolbox. So what trends do you need to be paying attention to -- and acting on -- in 2012?
If the President and Congress are really serious about ensuring a fair tax code, they'll take action on the tax and other policy changes that level the playing field for the foundation of the American economy: the self-employed.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin were once computer science nerds trying to find their way in a world without Google -- but they quickly got to work on what would later become the algorithm behind the world's most heavily trafficked search engine.
President Obama is one of the most anti-small business presidents in U.S. history and his policies have devastated the middle class economy. His policies have forced millions of small businesses to close their doors and millions more people to lose their jobs.
Success in the startup world has more to do with skills than with ideas. The best approach as a new entrepreneur is to try and fill the glaring gaps in your skill set, so that if your startup fails, at least it will be failing for an interesting reason.
What if you have an idea for a company that is not technology-related, is not going to revolutionize the way people socialize, communicate, shop, or -- gasp -- is an actual brick and mortar business? Can it be done and do you have a shot?
Within a matter of months, if Obama's proposed merger is successful, small businesses will once again be unrepresented on the president's cabinet, and even worse -- they will no longer have a federal agency to assist them.
Life is a dream when you love your job and it's a nightmare when you hate it. So what can you do if you are living a nightmare? Leave that job behind, according to two young entrepreneurs who found their passions in their second careers.
The Small Business Administration shouldn't be in the business of telling us how to run our business. There are plenty of highly qualified professionals out there to provide this kind of help. The SBA should be in the business of helping us do business with the Federal government.
Raising capital can be a challenging process, especially in an economic environment marked by so much uncertainty and risk. But entrepreneurs often make the process harder on themselves by committing several common mistakes. Here are five pitfalls to avoid.