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Women-Owned Businesses On The Rise

Open Forum | Posted 06.02.2011 | Business

Today, American Express OPEN released The American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, a comprehensive look at the growth of women-ow...

How To Negotiate Vendor Contracts

Scott Gerber | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business
Scott Gerber

I am negotiating a long-term deal with one of my vendors. What are some of the terms I should consider and include in exchange for signing this multi-year contract?

Your Friends Could Be Bad For Business

Michaël Bikard | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
Michaël Bikard

Beware of the blinding effect of social connections.

Take Care of Your Employees and They Will Take Care of You

Dal LaMagna | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
Dal LaMagna

What really has to happen for employees to be empowered is they need to be involved, given responsibility, and pushed to grow in their job.

4 Steps To Pricing Like A Pro

Jim Schuchart | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Jim Schuchart

Follow these four steps to quantifying customer value and you'll be on the path to pricing like the pros.

Budget Cuts Threaten America's Smallest Businesses

Elaine Edgcomb | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Elaine Edgcomb

Budget cuts can have a very real effect on our nation's smallest businesses and the organization's that serve them.

Artisan Donuts: A Far Cry From The Usual

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.29.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"If you're happy, the donuts are happy..." Meet Fany Gerson, the 2011 James Beard nominated cookbook author and donut mastermind behind DOUGH, an i...

8 Fault Lines on the Road to Entrepreneurship

Robert Schwab | Posted 05.28.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

All the while I wrote about small businesses for the Denver Post and ColoradoBiz, people asked me: Why don't you go into business for yourself? My answer? I'd have to work too hard!

Venture Capitalist: 'Entrepreneurs Have A Lot Of The Power'

Reuters | Deborah L. Cohen | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

You find people talking about the democratization of entrepreneurship and innovation. It's really a time in which entrepreneurs have a lot of the power.

Our Ability: Web Portal for People With Disabilities

John Robinson | Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact
John Robinson

People with disabilities have very few mentors or ways to connect with other people with disabilities. I want to help solve this problem.

Nate C. Hindman

New Breed Of Student Entrepreneurs Want To Do Good From The Start | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Some of the world's most business-savvy college students flocked to Wall Street last Saturday to pitch startups they dreamt up in their co...

America's Job Surplus and the College Completion Crisis

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
John Bridgeland

How can it be that today, 53 percent of employers -- and 67 percent of small business employers that create most new jobs -- find it difficult to find qualified workers?

Cutbacks Give Rise To Health Care Entrepreneurs

Rod Shrader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rod Shrader

The new health care legislation's provisions are far reaching and will usher in enormous change in the way health care is delivered in this country. To an entrepreneur, change means opportunity.

Stanford's Hottest Startups Weigh Value Propositions

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

Week three of the class and our teams in our Stanford Lean LaunchPad class were hard at work using Customer Development to get out of the classroom and test the first key hypotheses of their business model: The Value Proposition.

Trymaine Lee

Internet Entrepreneur Bypasses High-Tech For Low-Priced | Trymaine Lee | Posted 05.29.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- The numbers that fill Warner Johnson's head shake him from sleep most nights. There are phone numbers and area codes and long-distanc...

9 Steps To Greening Your Small Biz

Massimo LoBuglio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Massimo LoBuglio

Consumers are justifiably skeptical about green claims, but once your results start to pile up, you'll have a solid basis from which to tell a great story and excite others toward your cause.

Why Helping Only 'Main Street' Won't Fix The Economy

Greg Becker | Posted 05.26.2011 | Business
Greg Becker

All small businesses are not the same. Until this is registered and embraced by our legislators, this country will not succeed in its efforts to promote economic growth through innovation or unleash our full capacity to compete globally.

Nate C. Hindman

Timothy Geithner: Small Firms 'Waiting Longer Than Ever To Go Public' | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Treasury assembled investors, bankers and entrepreneurs Tuesday for talks on how to provide small companies in high-growt...

5 Great New Social Media Strategies

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anne Hill

For the past several years, conventional wisdom has been that having a blog was the most important tool for your business. But blogs are not for everyone, nor are Facebook Pages, and now they don't have to be.

Kauffman's Guide To Navigating The Startup Game

Nick Seguin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nick Seguin

While the active and messy life-cycle of company building is far from being boiled "down to a science," entrepreneurs will be a step ahead if they focus on people, strategic financing and iteration.

Mother's Truth Inadmissible at Republican Show Trial

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Instead of creating jobs and growing the economy, the Republicans are re-fighting the battles of a year ago and trying to take us back to the days when insurance companies had a stranglehold on our health care.

Startup Ideas From Two Cafes

Robert Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

When you start a small business, your first transactions are not conducted in dollars and cents but in the idea you have for the business: you have to convince people your idea will make money.

Steve Blank On The Democratization Of Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

The barriers to entrepreneurship are not just being removed. They're being replaced by innovations that are speeding up each step, some by a factor of ten.

Two Beer-Loving Girls Take On Crappy Bar Snacks

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"So our passions totally melded because we, both forever since we were in college, wanted to run a food company, and we just needed to find the right ...

Who Says Business Isn't Personal?

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carolyn Ziel

Remember the scene in You've Got Mail when Tom Hanks tells Meg Ryan, "It's not personal, it's business"? I love her response: "What is that supposed t...