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More Wings, Please: Signs Small Business Is Improving

AP | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | Posted 03.21.2012 | Small Business

-- Some diners at Hurricane Grill & Wings had been limiting themselves to a small order of the chain's saucy chicken wings and a glass of tap water. ...

TweetMyJobs and Social Recruiting

2morrowknight | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business

As America climbs out of its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, many platforms are being created that connect businesses with the prospective employees who can complement and enhance their workforce. One such platform is TweetMyJobs.

Three Little Letters Bankers Hate the Most

Robert A. Berman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Small Business
Robert A. Berman

As much as they want your business, bankers dread even more a visit from the Office of Comptroller Currency.

Offering Advice for Young Entrepreneurs

Lauren Rotman | Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact
Lauren Rotman

Spill the Beans is a collection of short, candid and to-the-point interviews with extremely successful entrepreneurs, executives and CEOs. We aim to help young, intensely busy, budding entrepreneurs get a better insight into the habits and rituals of the ones who have "made it."

Conversations Every Entrepreneur Should Have

Patrick FitzGerald | Posted 05.21.2012 | Small Business
Patrick FitzGerald

You have an idea and you're quite sure it'll be successful. It might revolutionize the way people shop, eat, exercise, sleep, watch tv, you name it. What's next? Before you embark on writing that business plan or applying to business school, take some time to talk. To whom? Everyone.

Why Healthcare Reform Is Great (And Terrible) For Small Business

Gene Marks | Posted 05.21.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

For small businesses, healthcare reform is like eating a Big Mac. Many of us are enjoying the pleasure now. But we're feeling very guilty about the long term effects.

3 High School Alums From Different Worlds Find Sweet Success Together

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

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 ...

The Best Way for Congress to Help Small Businesses is to Not Close the Small Business Administration

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Small businesses are proven to be this nation's chief engine of economic stimulus and job creation but President Obama plans to close the only federal agency that exists to help America's 28 million small businesses.

The Three R's of Boosting Profitability

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.20.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If sales volumes aren't improving or are volatile, business owners can still grow profits. Here are three ways to generate more bang for the bucks your business brings in.

Mompreneurs: From Real Life Mom to Digital Doyenne

Sandy Abrams | Posted 05.20.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Kimberley Clayton Blaine is a national parenting expert, author and a licensed Family and Child Therapist. She's the executive producer of the Go-To Mom series and the producer of the branded entertainment show MommytoMommy.TV. She's also a mom to a 5-year old and a 10-year old. So, how did she go from real life mom to this digital doyenne?

7 Tools for Getting Your Startup Off the Ground

Grace Nasri | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Grace Nasri

If you're ready to take the leap and start your own Web company, the following tools will help get you on your way.

Can't Find A Product Or Service? Start A Company

E.J. Reedy | Posted 05.19.2012 | Small Business
E.J. Reedy

New research suggests that being a frustrated consumer or business user is a fairly common path toward entrepreneurship, especially more innovative entrepreneurship.

TAG You're It!

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Jane D. Wurwand

Our digital world creates distance instead of closeness, but this month can be an exception. "Tag" a friend with "#tagURit," and joinFITE will contribute $1 towards a microloan that will empower a woman entrepreneur.

$5 Per Gallon Gas is Coming; Where's Obama's Windfall Profits Tax on the Oil Industry?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.19.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama needs to keep his 2008 campaign promise and pass a windfall profits tax on oil and gas industry. It will help keep the price of gas down, boost the economy and raise revenue to balance the budget.

As Senate Vote On Crowdfunding Looms, A Call To Action

Kevin Lawton | Posted 05.19.2012 | Small Business
Kevin Lawton

We are on the precipice of a historical moment for entrepreneurs, and for America to set the precedent for innovation again. Crowdfunding is not only a win for the 99 percent. Allowing it is a veritable 1st Amendment for American business owners.

Nate C. Hindman

8 Crucial Takeaways From SXSW | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Small Business

Another South by Southwest Interactive has come and gone. Attendance this year soared to nearly 25,000, a 227 percent increase from 2009, organizers s...

Groupon Announces New Tool For Users

AP | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Groupon is launching an online scheduling tool so small businesses can let customers book appointments more easily. The tool launching Mo...

Your Top Tax Questions Answered

Bob Meighan | Posted 05.16.2012 | Money
Bob Meighan

To help make tax season easier and ensure you get every dollar you deserve back from Uncle Sam, here are the answers to the top the five most common tax questions from TurboTax.

A New Artisan Superfood Snack for Super Athletes: Chia Chargers

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

"We were so surprised there were no other products in the market incorporating chia seeds into a snack food." Meet Catherine Mangan Walsh, the co-fou...

WATCH: A Self-Proclaimed 'Bad Ass' Baking Company

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

Gillian specializes in modern takes on nostalgic items, reinventing recipes using high-quality ingredients for things you loved growing up: devils dogs, pop tarts, pies and bundt cakes. She has a beautiful story to tell.

Mompreneurs: The Story Of The Spontaneous Smiley Movement

Sandy Abrams | Posted 05.16.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

As a mompreneur, Ruth Kaiser has been in the trenches, learning by doing, running her business while running a home. She's one of those people who can't just sit still when they feel they were meant to do something.

Nate C. Hindman

SXSW Insight: Yipit And Ohours Founders On Learning To Code | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 03.16.2012 | Small Business

AUSTIN, Texas -- Got an idea for a hot new Web app and need a software developer to build it? You may want to consider an alternative: Do it yourself....

It's Time to Expand Credit Unions' Member Business Lending: If Not Now, When?

Fred R. Becker, Jr. | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Fred R. Becker, Jr.

The nation's credit unions and their nearly 94 million members want to know: If not now, then when will the Congress get serious about real efforts to create jobs and improve access to credit for America's Main Street businesses?

Don't BS a BS-er and 10 Other Things I Want From a Prospective Employee

Gene Marks | Posted 05.15.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Show your entrepreneurial side. Business owners like me are not looking for just another employee. We're looking for a partner.

New Jobs Bill Great Except For The Financial Fraud Thing

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Congress might soon pass a bill aimed at creating jobs. But there's a catch. Regulators say the bill -- known as the Jumpstart Our Business Startup...