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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,, 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 | 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...

Planet Fuel: Organic Juices that Empower Kids to Make a Difference

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

"You know, for us, it was never really an option to buy our kids products, like Capri Sun, that we felt were really loaded down with sugars and unnatu...

As JOBS Act Advances, Debate Explodes On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 03.24.2012 | Small Business

Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are dancing in the streets. Academics and regulators are grinding their teeth. Why? On Thursday, the U.S. Se...

10 Pinterest Tips For Small Business Pinners

Karen Leland | Posted 05.23.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

So how can a small business owner, book author, entrepreneur or expert make the most of this new marketing tool? Here are ten ways you can use Pinterest to promote with pictures -- all in a non-hype, customer-friendly, low-key, value-added way.

Senate Startup Bill Tweaks Could Cause U.S. Brain Drain

Kevin Lawton | Posted 05.23.2012 | Small Business
Kevin Lawton

Why on Earth, would we want to limit the amount that Americans can invest in their own country? Let's please not make the JOBS Act the "Suck America Dry Act."

It May Be Just Dirt to Some, but to Small Business Owners, It's the Essence of Our Lives

D.J. Wilson | Posted 05.22.2012 | Small Business
D.J. Wilson

Small business made this country great and we can do it again. We can, better than anyone, insure people will stay in their homes by hiring back our talented workforce that has and will continue to be our nation's greatest asset.

David vs. Goliath

Sen. Mark Udall | Posted 05.22.2012 | Denver
Sen. Mark Udall

Colorado small businesses are starving for credit, yet an unnecessary federal regulation is standing in the way, limiting the options available for small-business loans. My bipartisan bill would increase access to capital for small businesses.

Zach Carter

'We'll Fight This To The Death': The Vicious Capitol Hill Battle Between Banks and Credit Unions | Zach Carter | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In early February, Alabama Republican Spencer Bachus called for a meeting between two of the most quietly influential interest groups in...

Film Studio Marketing Tricks That Will Help Your Business: The Press Mailer

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.22.2012 | Small Business
Gordy Grundy

Every business owner knows of the importance of a 'leave behind.' It is that business card, brochure or gift that will continue to make an impression long after you have left the room. In Hollywood, the Press Mailer has long been a staple of every marketing campaign.

Pie Corps: Two Bakers on a Mission to Make You Love Pie (video)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

"We have a pie shape for every hunger level and every need." Meet Cheryl Perry and Felipa Lopez, the founders and bakers behind Pie Corps, an artisan...

A Tried-and-True Tool for Entrepreneurs: The Compounding Effects of Smart Cost Control

Frank Farwell | Posted 05.22.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Are you dozing off yet? See, that's the problem. Cost control sounds so one-dimensionally simple it barely seems worthy of managerial-level discussion. Maybe that's why it rarely gets the attention it deserves.

Michael McAuliff

Small Business Tax Cut Would Help Stars, Hedge Funds | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday unveiled a $46 billion economic stimulus bill that would cut taxes for small businesses -...

Nate C. Hindman

Google Problems? BrandYourself Helps You Control Your Search Results | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 03.22.2012 | Small Business

Peter Kistler used to have a Google problem. In college, he discovered a startling reason why so few employers were responding to his resume on jo...