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Do The People The GOP Claims To Worry About Even Exist?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

Back in September, our own Christina Wilkie teamed up with Shawn Alff of Creative Loafing to talk with some small-business owners in the Tampa, Fla., ...

Another Shocking Fact About the Walmart Heirs

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

The six Waltons, heirs to Walmart founder Sam Walton, not only have a net worth equal to the combined wealth of the bottom 30 percent of Americans, but they also own and control nearly half of Walmart, the world's largest corporation. That's an astounding fact.

Nate C. Hindman

Business Owners Brace For Massive USPS Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 12.09.2011 | Small Business

"Grandma may soon have to get in the car and drive 100 miles for her medicine," worried Bill Snodgrass, the owner of a USave Pharmacy in a small Nebra...

E-Commerce Venture Capital Doubles This Year

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters - By Sarah McBride) - Consumers spent a record $1.25 billion on Cyber Monday, according to comScore, highlighting how much people love shoppi...

Facebook IPO: An Entrepreneur's Dream Come True

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2011 | Small Business

(By Alexei Oreskovic and Sarah McBride - Reuters) - Traveling to space or embarking on an expedition to excavate lost Mayan ruins are normally the stu...

Secret Sauce of Success

Jen Groover | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business
Jen Groover

Becoming an author was a dream of mine for over a decade. The interesting part of that dream was when the desire first came to me, I had no idea what...

3 Reasons To Use It Google Plus For Businesses

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2011 | Small Business

(By Andrew Chow - Reuters) Google Plus for businesses has finally opened its doors. The world's most visited website has announced the grand openin...

Bazinga! 5 Ways Washington Can Screw Up My Small Business In 2012

Gene Marks | Posted 02.05.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Look, I can do a great job screwing up my business on my own. I don't need any help this year. Especially from Washington.

Most Great Entrepreneurs Don't Drop Out of Harvard

Marty Zwilling | Posted 02.05.2012 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

The most successful entrepreneurs are those with multiple real-life experiences, who have personal exposure to markets where opportunities are being left on the table.

Rochester, MI: Owner Of Polish Restaurant Is Living The American Dream

rochester.patch.com | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home

"The customers know everything is from scratch and that's why we've been here 23 years."...

Morton Grove, IL: For Store Owner, The Magic Comes To An End

mortongrove.patch.com | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home

"Customers have to realize it's not just the bottom-line dollar."...

What Comes Next: Finding Signals From The Startup Noise

Christina Cacioppo | Posted 02.04.2012 | Small Business
Christina Cacioppo

Over the past few months, I've seen over 160 companies come through eight different accelerator programs. It's a skewed group, but it captures the zeitgeist of a certain segment of the tech industry.

The Power of the Black Purse: Making Our Voices Heard this Holiday Season!

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

The American recession has become the black community's depression, but we still have tremendous power. What would happen, if this holiday season, we only shopped at companies that were truly committed to giving us jobs and helping us thrive?

Finish Off Your Year With a Bang: How to Throw an Epic Office Holiday Party

Janine Popick | Posted 02.01.2012 | Small Business
Janine Popick

We throw epic office parties. Here's our recipe for success.

eBooks: The New Darlings of Small-Business Branding

Karen Leland | Posted 02.01.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

I still find that many small business owners are confused about the part eBooks play in their overall marketing plan. Here are the four most common questions I get asked about using eBooks to build a small business's brand.

M.B.A., But No Job? It's Time to Become an Entrepreneur

Frank Farwell | Posted 02.01.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Today's stark economy negates the working-for-yourself honeymoon and forces rookie entrepreneurs to pay absolute attention from day one. That's why today's entrepreneurs may have a leg up on us old-timers.

John Boehner Is a Bag of Hot Air

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

If Speaker Boehner and the GOP wanted to go above and beyond supporting small businesses, they would urge House Small Business Committee Chair Sam Graves to campaign to stop federal small business contracting fraud by supporting H.R. 3184.

A National Rural America Jobs Plan

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 01.31.2012 | Small Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

Global competitiveness through connectivity in underserved rural areas, supported by the U.S. government -- now that's an investment worth pursuing.

Why 'The PayPal Mafia' Is Killing It

Eric M. Jackson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Small Business
Eric M. Jackson

It was a unique combination of circumstances, talent, and audacity that would make PayPal an incubator for so many successful entrepreneurs.

The Government Is Trying Everything to Create Jobs Except the Only Thing That Will Work

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

For years I've been listening to pundits and politicians talk about job creation in America and I'm constantly stunned and frustrated because no one is talking about the single most fundamental issue related to job creation in America: small businesses.

Boomer Professionals Embrace Video Conferencing

Don McNay | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Don McNay

Video conferencing is not a new technology. But being able to do it easily and efficiently, with good quality, is new to me. It opens up new ways to communicate and grow my business.

A Street Closing in Queens Hurts Business but Unites a Community

Daniel Medina | Posted 01.30.2012 | New York
Daniel Medina

The customers are gone. Empty red steel chairs line rows of computer desks where they once sat. A tall stack of bills lies on a cracking, worn-out wooden desk that cannot be repaired until business is good again, if that is anytime soon.

Crowdfunding's Fraud Bogeyman

Kevin Lawton | Posted 01.29.2012 | Small Business
Kevin Lawton

The resistance to crowdfunding comes in the form of the "fraud bogeyman." Apparently, this phantom stalks only unregistered investments, waiting to emerge from the shadows and steal all of our money. Of course, fear is a potent tool, but wherever it's sold, one can usually find a lack of real arguments.

Startups Using Secondary Markets: 'It's Almost Like I'm A Mini-Public Company'

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2012 | Small Business

By Deborah L. Cohen CHICAGO (Reuters) - With IPOs out of fashion for many companies, Scott Painter, the CEO of TrueCar, did the next best thing. ...

Small Businesses Created 55K Jobs In November But Employees' Hours And Wages Dip

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - U.S. small businesses created 55,000 jobs in November but employees worked fewer hours and earned less money, according to a survey on Tue...