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Breaking Up is Hard to Do: How to Avoid Fatal Partnership Errors

Susan T. Spencer | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business
Susan T. Spencer

The euphoria of having a working partner to share the responsibilities, coupled with the cash to grow the business, evaporated in less than six months. By that time we were in court, the company had lost all its business and I was left with a nothing.

The 7 Deadly Startup Sins

Robert Sofia | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business
Robert Sofia

Because these seven mistakes are easy to make, it's vital for entrepreneurs to know what they are, why they are so dangerous and exactly how to avoid them.

Zach Carter

Small Businesses Bash 'Tax Holiday' Plan For Corporate Titans | Zach Carter | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Debra Ruh runs TecAccess, a small business that works with large companies and the federal government to help make their tech products a...

Involvement vs. Commitment in Small Business

Tim Berry | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

It's an old joke. Question: In the classic bacon and egg breakfast, what's the role of the chicken, and what's the role of the pig? Answer: the chicken is involved. The pig is committed.

Elise Foley

Senate Republicans Oppose Jobs Program They Used To Support | Elise Foley | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans filibustered a reauthorization bill Tuesday of a federal program that many had previously praised as a job creator, saying t...

Do Young Entrepreneurs And Gen X Need Eachother?

Ted Zoller | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business
Ted Zoller

Here's a message for my fellow Gen Xers: Be prepared to open doors that may have been closed to you, because the "Zucks" coming up are more prepared than you were at their age.

A 30-Year Old Artisan Kimchi Brand Ready For Non-Korean Palates

Liza de Guia | Posted 08.20.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"Arirang Kimchi, for 30 years, has been in Korean markets in the East Coast area. I decided to make it my responsibility to make the brand known to no...

Use Customers To Finance Your Startup

Fred Wilson | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

The most common way customer financing is done is you sell the customer on the product before you've built it or before you've finished it.

Got Health Insurance Through Your Employer? Maybe Not for Long (But Not Because of Reform)

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

The employer-based health insurance system has been crumbling for several years. And, with or without the Affordable Care Act, it's very possibly on its last legs.

Startup Visa Movement Gains Ground

Fred Wilson | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

We must stop telling foreign entrepreneurs to build their companies in other countries.

Small Businesses Plan To Cut Payroll As Confidence Wanes: Survey

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

Confidence might be essential for an economic recovery, but for the 77 percent of small businesses reporting that they were negatively effected by the...

Are You an Apple or Banana?

Kristofer Eisenla | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business
Kristofer Eisenla

Titles are about pecking order and perceived importance - big deals in PR and in the District. But, we all know it's not really about the titles - it's about the work we do.

Why The President Is Not Anti-Business

Gene Marks | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Gene Marks

Is President Obama anti-business? Writing as a small business owner and (hold on to your hats) a Republican I say: of course not.

Health Insurance Helps Small Businesses Stay Competitive

John Arensmeyer | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business
John Arensmeyer

Many small business owners offer their employees health insurance because it helps them hire and retain good employees and that, in turn, helps boost profits.

What American Idol Teaches Us About Business

Peggy McColl | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business
Peggy McColl

I was amazed at what successful business skills were reinforced simply by observing the show, the judges, the contestants, and their performances.

How To Know When To Quit Your Job And Launch A Business

Cynthia McCahon | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Cynthia McCahon

Should you throw caution to the wind and quit your day job to launch your business?

On The Verge Of Bankruptcy? 5 Tips To Survive

Susan T. Spencer | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business
Susan T. Spencer

If your company is struggling, face the facts about the health of your business, and then come up with a strategy.

How To Protect Your Company From A Data Hack

Todd Davis | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business
Todd Davis

The cost of data breaches continues to rise, and it's no surprise that many find themselves asking, "If the high-profile companies are at risk, what's the small business to do?"

Entrepreneurial Burnout? 17 Tricks To Get Over The Hump

Scott Gerber | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business
Scott Gerber

I think I'm experiencing entrepreneurial burnout. What can I do to get past this feeling and get back to being my creative and productive self?

Tech Startups Face A War For Talent

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (Deborah L. Cohen) - For entrepreneur Ash Bhoopathy, not even backing from Bill Gates gives his tech startup enough street cred to easily ...

There Is No Plan B: Interview With Women's Business Mentor Ali Brown

Eli Davidson | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
Eli Davidson

Are you a woman who owns a business or a woman who wants to? Hang on to your latte. This statistic may infuriate you.

Hit the Reset Button, Even in Times of IPO Plenty

Robert Jordan | Posted 08.07.2011 | Business
Robert Jordan

Say you are at the eleventh hour and 59th minute and about to run out of money. Even worse, everyone around you knows it. What do you do?

Making Our World An Economic Democracy

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 08.07.2011 | Impact
Jeffrey Hollender

We hold in our hands the key to building a sustainable economic future. By placing responsibility and ownership into the hands of employees globally, we have the ability to mold an economy that benefits us all.

Alex Wagner

White House Meets With Urban Entrepreneurs | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

As high unemployment rates continue to plague the country, America's urban and minority populations face a particularly grim jobs market: according to...

How To Use An eBook To Build Your Brand

Karen Leland | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business
Karen Leland

eBooks are now a viable way of building your brand and getting word out about your company and expertise