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10 Tips From 10 Top Entrepreneurs

Porter Gale | Posted 11.26.2011 | Small Business
Porter Gale

In the spirit of collaboration (and entrepreneurship), I sent a quick email out to my successful self-employed friends and asked, "What is the best advice you have for business owners?"

U.S. Entrepreneurs Need A 'True Global Mindset'

Ted Zoller | Posted 01.14.2012 | Small Business
Ted Zoller

For entrepreneurs in the United States, and for all of us who support them, a wake-up call is in order. We need to work harder at learning and practicing the global game than we've done so far.

Buy Local -- How YOU Can Improve the Economy

Michael Salguero | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Michael Salguero

If you want to improve this economy, don't look to Washington. Try buying local, buy from independent store owners, craftspeople and artists. If each of us changed even a small portion of our purchasing habits, we could collectively dig our country out of this economic mess.

Greeks, Diners And American Entrepreneurs

Cynthia Kounaris | Posted 11.25.2011 | Business
Cynthia Kounaris

All big businesses started as small businesses -- from Ford to Apple, from General Electric to McDonald's. They were started by entrepreneurs, by people with a dream and the drive to make it happen.

Could a Simple Bill Save the World Economy?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.24.2011 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If President Obama really wants to create jobs and save the world economy, he will keep his campaign promise and support and sign the Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act.

What Makes a Good Venture Capitalist?

Mahendra Ramsinghani | Posted 11.22.2011 | Small Business
Mahendra Ramsinghani

Michael Arrington, editor of the popular tech startup news site, TechCrunch has decided to shift gears and become a venture capitalist (VC). Debates...

Bernanke and the War on Senior Citizens

Don McNay | Posted 11.23.2011 | Small Business
Don McNay

If you follow what the Federal Reserve is doing, all the moves are designed to protect Wall Street at the expense of Main Street.

Affton, MO: When A Tornado Destroys A 20-Year Old Auto Shop

affton.patch.com | Sally Tippett Rains | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

“The day of the tornado, all morning long I had been at the shop paying bills,” said Sharon Richey of Affton, Mo. “I let my employees off for Ne...

Golden Opportunity For Small Businesses

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen) - With the price of gold soaring, Mark Rich saw a chance to transform his family's struggling jewelry business into a moneymakin...

What's Your Small Business's Sound Bite?

Karen Leland | Posted 11.22.2011 | Small Business
Karen Leland

If you think sound bites are just for movie stars, politicians and the pundits on TV, think again. In today's get-to-the-point-centric world, your small business spin has power.

Startup Hires Autistic Adults

AP | By CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 03.20.2013 | Small Business

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. -- The software testers at Aspiritech are a collection of characters. Katie Levin talks nonstop. Brian Tozzo hates driving. Jamie ...

Speaking with Sam Tarantino CEO and Co-founder of Grooveshark

Ramon Nuez | Posted 11.21.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

One of the reasons why I love interviewing startups - especially in NYC - is that you never know who you are going to meet. I was invited to meet-up w...

Thoughts on Our Federal Government, Taxes, Small Business and More

Mark Cuban | Posted 11.21.2011 | Small Business
Mark Cuban

Our Congress has progressively lost the moral hazard of doing what is right for the country rather than doing what is right for the party and politician.

Is The Startup America Initiative Moving Fast Enough?

Ray Leach | Posted 11.21.2011 | Small Business
Ray Leach

While I do wish that the macroeconomic situation in the country wasn't making it so hard for the Startup America initiative to generate outcomes more quickly, I actually couldn't be more impressed with the speed and the implementation of the White House's program.

Is There A Recipe For Entrepreneurialism?

Porter Gale | Posted 11.20.2011 | Small Business
Porter Gale

Some people thought I was crazy when I announced that I had resigned as Vice President of Marketing, at Virgin America. Others applauded and sent kudos. It's time to try something new. Crazy? Maybe, but as the phrase goes, "we only live once." So, all systems go.

Corporate America Lends A Hand To Small Business

Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 11.19.2011 | Small Business
Rieva Lesonsky

Corporate America has long offered a variety of programs and products designed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners.

What It Means To Be 'Lean'

Fred Wilson | Posted 11.16.2011 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

To me, lean is a state of mind that a founder and team needs to have across all aspects of the business. The specific product and engineering approaches are at the core of the lean startup movement. But if you can apply lean to hiring, sales, marketing, customer service, finance, and everything else, you will be rewarded with a fast, nimble company.

Avoid Extremes to Solve Our Nation's Problems

Blanche Lincoln | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Blanche Lincoln

The sooner we remove incendiary politics from our nation's rulemaking process, the sooner we can restore the health of our economy -- and our political culture.

How To Work With A Website Designer

Karen Leland | Posted 11.15.2011 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Given the tight budgets most small businesses operate on, getting it right the first time with a web designer is critical. To save you some pain, here are just a few things to consider.

Groton, CT Patch: After Irene, Family Grocery Store Closes After 63 years.

groton.patch.com | Deborah Straszheim | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

The Universal Food Store has been owned by Frank Quaratella's family since 1947. But after it was forced to close during Hurricane Irene, the personab...

Why Glenn Beck Is The Ultimate Small Business Guy

Gene Marks | Posted 11.14.2011 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Let me be clear: I'm not a fan of Glenn Beck. But as a small business owner I respect what he's doing.

Obama To Speed Government Payments To Small Businesses

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2011 | Small Business

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Steve Holland) - President Barack Obama will announce plans on Wednesday to accelerate payments to small businesses with governm...

Enterprise Risk Management: Are We Ignoring the Segment With the Most Critical Need?

Jay Vadiveloo | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Jay Vadiveloo

Most of the current Enterprise Risk Management guidelines and principles are designed for large- and medium-sized organizations. Minimal attention is being paid to the largest, fastest growing and most important segment of the American economy, small businesses.

Ten Lessons from Ten Years of the Self-Employed Life

Mark Silver | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Mark Silver

It took me quite awhile to get into the groove of working from home productively. At this point, I can't imagine leaving the house for fifty hours a week to go work somewhere else.

U.S. Small Businesses Play Smaller Role Than In Other Wealthy Countries

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected. The idea of small businesses driving a broader jobs recovery in the United States is weakened by a simple truth: Smal...