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Social Responsibility: You Don't Need to Be Big to Make a Difference

Janine Popick | Posted 06.12.2012 | Small Business
Janine Popick

My marketing company, VerticalResponse, was probably in business about five years before we put a stake in the ground and said, "We're going to help o...

New Crowdfunding Law Helps Small Businesses Find Investors

AP | Joyce M. Rosenberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Small Business

(AP - Joyce M. Rosenberg) Finding investors is probably the biggest challenge that business startups and small companies face. But small businesses ar...

Business Lessons From a Bookmaking Front

Don McNay | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business
Don McNay

There was one factor that made the dry cleaners a smart business decision. In its back room there was a bookmaking operation and an ongoing card game.

Startups Bloom In Wake Of Arab Spring

Reuters | Mirna Sleiman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters - By Mirna Sleiman) - Jordanian entrepreneur Majied Qasem waited three years before arranging outside funding for his start-up company, d1g.c...

The Numbers Behind Facebook's Acquisition of Instagram

Greg Voakes | Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

Facebook is dumping a whopping $1 billion for Instagram, a company that is less than two years old and has no revenue. Here are the numbers behind the purchase.

Nate C. Hindman

Vested Interest: Business Is Booming For Rick Santorum Sweater Vest Maker | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.26.2012 | Small Business

Rick Santorum made the sweater vest cool again. Campaign battle-cries like "fear the vest" and "sleeves slow you down" empowered high school history t...

It Ain't Over Till It's Over: How One Woman Got Over Getting Laid Off

Posted 10.18.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website,, is that I wanted a place where women could come together and dream. Women should know that t...

How to Profit From Your Hometown Baseball Team

Gene Marks | Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

How about a free item every time your home team wins a game? Or a 10 percent discount whenever there's a shutout? If you're bored, change the target every month. If your team starts losing, make it all about losing more.

Arthur Delaney

Newt's Unpaid Vendors: 'He Couldn't Care Less About The Small Businesses' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For a long time, Larry Scheffler maintained a hard policy at his Nevada printing company: no credit for politicians. But when a friend c...

Flyover Country? Not This Kansas City

Jason Grill | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Jason Grill

The City of Fountains has been praised as a great place to live, work and visit for many years, but recently it is becoming a hot bed for entrepreneurial investment, high culture and the innovations of the future.

How the Sharing Economy Is Helping Small Businesses Thrive

Leah Busque | Posted 06.09.2012 | Small Business
Leah Busque

Collaborative places like San Francisco's Citizen Space, Chicago's COOP, or global options like Loosecubes have popped up, making it easy for startups (particularly tech, nonprofit, and creative ones) to get off the ground without breaking the bank.

Conditions Are Right for GOP to Make Big Inroads with Hispanics

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

We so often hear that Republicans have lost ground with Hispanic voters. But the real story is that Hispanic voters feel like both political parties -- Republicans and Democrats -- are more interested in securing their community's votes than in solving their problems.

10 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Beat the Odds

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

Capitalism's Dirty Secret: Corporations Don't Create Good Jobs Anymore, They Destroy Them

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Lynn Parramore

The truth is that unfettered corporations are just about the worst thing for creating decent jobs. Here's a look at why, and where the good jobs really come from.

Nate C. Hindman

Silicon Valley Now Has Its Own Airline | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.06.2012 | Small Business

When David Eyerly earned a partial scholarship to attend a California flight school, he asked his older brother Wade for some advice. Pilot jobs were ...

Small Business Hiring Hits Highest Level In A Year

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses created the most jobs in March in about a year, a survey showed on Thursday, bolstering expectations of a fourth straight...

After JOBS Act, Steve Case Turns To Immigration

Reuters | Sarah McBride | Posted 04.05.2012 | Small Business

* Immigration key to creating U.S. jobs, Case believes * Action by Congress this year is possible -Case * Case rules out run for political offic...

The Power of Microbusiness to Drive Job Creation

Connie Evans | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Connie Evans

In fact, if just one in three U.S. microbusinesses -- the smallest, local businesses that are intricately woven into the fabric of the American Dream -- hired a single worker, the United States could achieve full employment -- a boost that would be monumental to today's economy.

The Startup Fog

Bo Fishback | Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business
Bo Fishback

The tough part about building a company is much less about the effort required, and much more about the uncertainty and ambiguity surrounding every new twist and turn; you really don't know if it's going to work until after it does.

There's Money in Your Home Office! Here's How to Find It!

Ebong Eka | Posted 06.04.2012 | Money
Ebong Eka

If you're an entrepreneur or small business owner you are most likely working out of your home. Your home office can be a much-needed tax deduction.

Startup Minerva Project Seeks To Rival Ivy League

Reuters | Stephanie Simon | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Former Silicon Valley CEO Ben Nelson has two years and $25 million to transform higher education. The 36-year-old executive, who has ru...

10 Rules to Buying -- and Growing -- Your Competition Now

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

Have you been thinking about buying your competitor? Here are 10 rules I've learned during my career that can save you a lot of heartache -- and money.

Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Hosting Startup Party

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

When Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan's Flatiron District re-opened in January, there were a slew of stars and celebrities there to celebrate, includ...

Nate C. Hindman

E[nstitute], School For Entrepreneurs, Emerges From New York Startup Scene | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

Kane Sarhan first realized there was a gap between college and the real world as an undergraduate working part-time for the owner of a large bar and r...

It's a Good Time to Start a Business: Five Things You Need to Know

Brian Hamilton | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Brian Hamilton

Private company sales and profit margins are up and steadily increasing, GDP is growing and there are signs of life in the real estate markets. Now is the perfect time to employ yourself by starting a business.