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Kim Kardashian Is Helping Small Businesses Thrive

Janine Popick | Posted 01.15.2012 | Small Business
Janine Popick

If you're a hater, so be it. As for me, I'm happy that Kim and her family turn to small businesses to keep their family fab.

5 Creative Ways To Bankroll A Dream Business

Second Act | Posted 11.14.2011 | Fifty

To start a business, you need two things: an idea and money. For many people, coming up with a concept is the easy part, especially if it's something ...

MI Dems Push Jobs Jolt

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.14.2011 | Detroit

Lansing Democrats are rallying behind legislation in the House of Representatives designed to spark growth for small businesses and hire out-of-work M...

To Skirt Visa Issue, Blueseed Wants To Build Immigrant Startups On International Waters

Mahendra Ramsinghani | Posted 01.14.2012 | Small Business
Mahendra Ramsinghani

Max Marty, a Silicon Valley founder, wants to build a "visa-free" startup incubator aboard a ship in international waters. How crazy can entrepreneurs get?

Apps for Entrepreneurs Looks to Accelerate Startups With Open Data

Alexander Howard | Posted 01.12.2012 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Over the last year, agencies have been trying to crowdsource their way out of problems. Now, the Small Business Administration is trying the mechanism.

Creating Paradigm Shifting Insights Using Co-Creation And Crowd Sourcing

Soren Petersen | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Soren Petersen

Coming up with creative ideas that can change mental and technical contradictions into progress and profit are among the toughest challenges in business today.

The One Sentence Solution To Job Creation

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

The executive order that I am suggesting would create an estimated 1.8 million net new jobs annually. It would require neither new spending nor spending cuts. It wouldn't even require new taxes.

Establishing Credibility as a New Business

Andrea Sittig-Rolf | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business
Andrea Sittig-Rolf

Being self-employed can be rewarding, but it's often challenging when you're starting out. To get a new business off the ground, you need customers, but customers aren't easily willing to put their trust in a newbie. It's a catch-22 -- and nobody wants to be the guinea pig.

Speaking Patents with Joe Meyer, CEO of HopStop

Ramon Nuez | Posted 01.10.2012 | Small Business
Ramon Nuez

It was great to pay a visit to the HopStop HQ last week. Joe Meyer and Alexandra Dao always make us feel at home. We first interviewed Alexandra and J...

U.S. Needs More Startups To Remain Competitive, Says Atlanta Fed

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business

WASHINGTON | Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:15am EST (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday the U.S. economy needs more start-up firms to re...

'Rigged To Work For The Big Guys'

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Elizabeth Warren spoke out today about the unfair advantage she says big companies have over small businesses in America, a playing field she declared...

Small Business Media Attention: 5 Ways To Get It

Dan Schawbel | Posted 01.09.2012 | Small Business
Dan Schawbel

One of the biggest challenges small businesses face is getting attention, in part because small businesses have no brand to leverage. Here are five ways to stand out from the crowd, get the attention you deserve, and build a follower base you're proud of.

Ben Bernanke Urges Banks To Put Small Businesses In Position To Create Jobs

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that small businesses are still struggling to get loans more than two years after t...

Incubating Entrepreneurship

David Schwartz | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
David Schwartz

Whether you were born an entrepreneur or strive to become one, there are a multitude of business plan competitions and incubation programs that provide potential start-ups with the tools and answers to everything it takes to begin your business.

Don't Forget To Bootstrap

Brad Feld | Posted 01.09.2012 | Small Business
Brad Feld

It's easy to get lost in the soup of "X company raised $Y" and forget that it's not about fundraising, but building a business.

Five Things Every Woman Entrepreneur Should Know

Belinda Parmar | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business
Belinda Parmar

You may be waiting for the "perfect" time to start your business, but the truth is, it probably doesn't exist. It will always be daunting. The economy might be crap. You're too young, too old or your children are too young or too old. You'll make it work.

Small Business Confidence Edges Up In October

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses in the United States grew more confident in the economy's future for the second straight month during October as their ou...

GOP Congressman: Small Businesses 'Literally Should Be Paying No Taxes'

La Mesa, CA Patch | Ken Stone | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter told a packed room Monday morning that small businesses "literally should be paying no taxes."...

Precision Toolmaker Wants To Keep Hiring

Robert Schwab | Posted 01.07.2012 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Pat Stacy is one of those small-business owners defended by Republicans who argue against any increase in taxes by saying it will keep small businesses from hiring. Yet Stacy plans to expand if only banks will help him finance the growth.

Your Employees Don't Have to Like You, But They Have to Love You

Robert Levin | Posted 01.07.2012 | Small Business
Robert Levin

There are times when an employee will not agree with a decision that you have made. If the employee is not thinking to him or herself, "well I don't agree with her, but I do believe in her so I will respect the decision," the employee's relationship is doomed to fail and until it does, it will be a painful one.

Watch Your Step: How Foursquare Can Get Customers in the Door

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business
Eric Yaverbaum

The ability to connect directly with their target customer is taking on a whole new meaning these days. Not only is social media a free marketing and promotional tool, it can be extremely useful if used appropriately and not in haste.

Looks Who's Leading Today's Entrepreneurial Resurgence

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 01.04.2012 | Small Business

When I started working at Entrepreneur magazine back in the 1970s, no one really knew what an entrepreneur was -- few could even spell or say the word...

Conferences: A Time To Work 'On' Your Small Business, Not 'In' It

Karen Leland | Posted 01.04.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

How can you make a professional conference worthwhile for your small business? Step back from working "in" your business and work "on" your business instead.

Tyler Kingkade

Small Businesses To Super Committee: Tax Large Corporations

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outraged by a new report about America's largest corporations dodging their taxes, small business owners are orchestrating a new campaig...

Who's The Best Republican Candidate For Small Business?

Gene Marks | Posted 01.04.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

It's time to "change my state." I must choose from among one of the Republican candidates who will run against President Obama. So who would be the best for my small business?