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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.

Prospective Employees: Please Show Me Your Facebook Page

Gene Marks | Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

When someone applies to work at my company, I want to see what they're up to on Facebook.

5 Lessons Your Startup Business Can Learn From Oprah and OWN

Carol Roth | Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business
Carol Roth

As someone who has been busting myths around entrepreneurship for a while now, I am thrilled to have Oprah Winfrey as an ambassador to talk about the challenges of a new endeavor in our current competitive market environment.

Small Business Owners Say the Future Looks Bleak If Health Care Law Overturned

Walt Rowen | Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business
Walt Rowen

The Affordable Care Act is the first significant break small businesses have had regarding our health insurance costs. Without it, we'd be mired once again in a system that drains our coffers and hampers our growth.

Her Second Act: Building An Empire On Bloody Marys

Lori Weiss | Posted 04.04.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website, MarloThomas.com, was to have a place where women could come together and dream. Women should know that they ...

4 Ways Technology Can Boost Efficiency in a Small Business

Andreas Bernström | Posted 06.03.2012 | Small Business
Andreas Bernström

All of this can be done with the click of a button (or a tap of screen). But navigating the seemingly endless list of business tools on the market can become more of a time sink than an efficiency boost.

What Crisis? IPO Market Red Hot

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

The U.S. IPO market is in such a state of horrifying crisis that it just had what's arguably its best quarter in years. The total number of U.S. in...

Why 2013 Budgets Won't Cut It and the Untapped Treasury in Violence

Michael Shank | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

Politicians need to realize that in the pursuit of available funds, there are untapped dividends available where they may least suspect it. Increasing the peace not only improves quality of life but the economy as well.

Do You Really Think Your Vote Counts?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today, it doesn't really matter who the President is or who is in Congress because big corporations run our government.

The Hottest Industries To Start A Business In

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

There are, of course, many considerations to starting your own business. But if you've been wondering what fields might be fertile for a new business, a good place to start is the Bureau of Labor Statistics' new employment projections for 2010 to 2020.

Reporter Services Can Be Key To Media Coverage

Karen Leland | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Effective use of social media is key and critical to being found and written about by the press. But to score these PR points and get reporters to respond to you in the first place, it pays to be proactive by signing up for reporter services.

When To Quit

Patrick FitzGerald | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Patrick FitzGerald

Rarely do we think of failure when it comes to entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are repeatedly taught, told and counseled to never give up, the big "pivot" will happen soon and the light is surely at the end of the tunnel. Yet, each year, thousands upon thousands of startups fail in the United States. So the question begs, when should an entrepreneur quit?

How to Get Your Customers to Grow Your Business for You

Janine Popick | Posted 05.29.2012 | Small Business
Janine Popick

Spending money on advertising alone just doesn't work anymore. You are not the proud owner of your brand; your customers are. Listen to them and do whatever you can to make them happy, and watch your business grow - by leaps and bounds.

Her Grandmother's Dying Wish Changed Her Life

Posted 10.18.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website, MarloThomas.com, was to have a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't ...

9 Rules For Doing Business With A Jew Like Me

Gene Marks | Posted 05.28.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

I bet there are a bunch of things you didn't know about doing business with a Jew. And yet you probably have a lot of Jewish customers and vendors. Consider this to be my Passover gift to you. Let me share just a few simple rules that might help you profit with my people in the coming year.

Why Independent Employment Is Killing the Nine to Five Job

Leah Busque | Posted 05.28.2012 | Small Business
Leah Busque

The term "nine-to-five" has long symbolized a kind of drudgery that sucks up our lives and eclipses our identities, but it wasn't until the Great Recession that the pejorative phrase was crowned with an entirely new distinction: old-fashioned.

Small Business Confidence Rises To Highest Level In A Year

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small business confidence rose to its highest level in a year in the first quarter with more firms planning to ramp up hiring as the econo...

Buyer Beware: 5 Steps to Consider Before Hiring a Small Business Consultant

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 05.27.2012 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

Many entrepreneurs turn to small business experts or those who offer small business consulting services. But beware of the small business consultant, for you do not want to be creating a money pit where your dollars disappear into a black hole.

Small Business and Politics

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.26.2012 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

But alas, in the real world even the smallest business owner needs to realize that we are in a co-dependent relationship with office holders in our cities, counties, states and even at the head office in Washington, DC.

Anti-Small Business Corporate Giants Want the Small Business Administration Closed

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Make no mistake -- anyone that talks about closing the SBA is anti-small business and is simply marching to the beat of the Fortune 500 firms that unfortunately have tremendous control over Congress.

Michael McAuliff

Dems: We've Got A Better Tax Cut Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the battle to claim the mantle of responsible tax-cutters, Senate Democrats offered a plan Monday that competes with a House Republic...

WATCH: You Won't Believe These Crazy Walmart Product Ideas

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

Walmart's latest must-have item may be chosen by shoppers like you. Walmart's "Get It On The Shelf" campaign, a competition allowing anyone from am...

Don't Equate Wealthy With Job Creators

Martin Sullivan | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Martin Sullivan

The burning policy question at the center of all this is what effect will an increase in the top individual tax rate have on small business job creation. Democrats say not much. Republicans say a great deal.

JOBS Act: The Winners And Losers

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 05.26.2012 | Small Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

This pending law is a game-changer for the biggest risk-takers in American Capitalism: the entrepreneurs who are creating jobs by starting and growing companies and the investors who provide them with the financial resources to do so. I'm one of the winners of this bill -- but that doesn't mean I'm not attuned to the losers.

Big Dipper Baby Food: Not Afraid To Feed Your Babies Fresh Bone Marrow Or Duck Liver (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

"Raising kids is really hard work, and if we can make it a little easier for parents to feed their babies better, then I think we're doing the right t...