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Why Women Make Great Entrepreneurs

Karin Kamp | Posted 05.15.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

As e-commerce grows as a category most e-commerce companies are focused on women because they are the decision makers and the consumers

Nate C. Hindman

The Segway And The Skateboard Just Had A Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 03.16.2012 | Small Business

AUSTIN, Texas -- The past month has been one wild ride for Ben Forman and Geoff Larson, the creators of a weight-sensing electric skateboard called th...

Big Businesses In Bind Over Supreme Court's Health Care Case

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Big business lobbying groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that fought hard against President Barack Obama's health care reform law want the Supre...

What About Fred?

Robert A. Berman | Posted 05.14.2012 | Small Business
Robert A. Berman

After all the Congressional testimony about small business, after all the talking heads retire to their New York co-ops, this remains: 99 percent of the small contractors in this country will never get -- or even bid on -- any part of the public work the most recent jobs bill creates.

Startup Bill Gains Steam In Congress

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | Small Business

(By Alexandra Alper - Reuters) - The Senate, eager to notch an election-year victory by boosting small business growth, is moving toward prompt passag...

Unleash America's Grassroots Investors With Crowdfunding

Patrick Ruffini | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Patrick Ruffini

By routing around traditional sources of seed-stage funding and raising money directly from friends or people who believe in your idea on the Internet, smart entrepreneurs in every community can have a shot.

Small Business Confidence Hits Year-High In February

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small business confidence rose to a one year high in February as more owners reported plans to rebuild stocks after 56 months of inventory...

360* Marketing, Part 2: Reach Your Market

Michael Picard | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business
Michael Picard

I used to hear a saying, which applies to business, "A mist in the pulpit is a fog in the pews." If you don't know your product inside and out, how do you expect your customers to?

Heads-Up for Entrepreneurs: Run Your Start-Up Through this Checklist Before You Take the Leap

Frank Farwell | Posted 05.11.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Start-up entrepreneurs today are often so eager to join the entrepreneurial arena that they fixate on an untested and probably "wrong" product. Why? They fall in love with their business plan and proposed product line without testing it against alternatives.

How the JOBS Act Stacks Up for Small Business

Carol Roth | Posted 05.09.2012 | Small Business
Carol Roth

Overall, the JOB act's steps to increase access to capital and decrease regulations are both welcome measures; however, once again, there is a predisposition for regulators to miss the point when it comes to what a small business is and what would truly help it.

What Worries Me About the Crowdfunding Initiatives

Tim Berry | Posted 05.08.2012 | Small Business
Tim Berry

While it's fun to talk of startup investments as the bonanza of a few big winners, like Facebook and Angry Birds, for every startup winner there are several hundred thousand losers.

JOBS Act: Small Business Bill Passes In Congress

Posted 03.13.2012 | Small Business

(By Alexandra Alper - Reuters) - In a rare display of election-year bipartisanship, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to m...

Don't Limit Your Online Marketing To Google: Smart Companies Use LinkedIn To Grow Sales, Membership And Influence

Christian Moritz | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business
Christian Moritz

In addition to Google and Bing, increasingly people are using LinkedIn as their search tool for products and services.

As Facebook IPO Nears, Universities Take Aim at Student Startups

Dylan Reid | Posted 05.08.2012 | Small Business
Dylan Reid

While Stanford's gain from Google is unusual, technology-transfer agreements have long been the primary means by which universities support and profit from startups. However, as Facebook illustrates, more student-founded companies are bootstrapping without university technology, leaving schools without any profit -- though that may be changing.

Main Street or Wall Street? Why Not Both?

Kristie Arslan | Posted 05.08.2012 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

If we're going to talk about tax reform, we need to be talking about reform across the board, not just for those who seem to command the most attention and action from Congress and the White House.

International Women's Day In The Participation Age

Premal Shah | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Premal Shah

"A rising tide of women in an economy raises the fortunes of all families and all nations ... we don't have a person to waste and we certainly don't have a gender to waste."

New York Declares War On Wine

Adam Morganstern | Posted 05.07.2012 | New York
Adam Morganstern

The most important wine region to New Yorkers isn't Bordeaux. It's New Jersey, where almost all the fine wine they drink is warehoused. An amendment before the New York Senate would end this practice.

How Spending At Black-Owned Businesses Can Help Reduce Black Unemployment

Daryl Williams | Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business
Daryl Williams

There is $850 billion moving through black consumers' hands each year, with 90 percent of that amount going to businesses owned and controlled by non-black businesses, according to James Clingman Jr. That is a vast amount of revenue that never makes its way to the African American community.

8 Things About The Economy That Scare Small Business

Gene Marks | Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Small business owners are scared. Which is why we're still not hiring and still not overly optimistic. What are we so scared about? I can name 8 things right off the bat.

And The Average Salary Is...

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.21.2012 | Money

If you're feeling poor you're not alone. We're bringing home less money now than when the recession began. According to a newly released report fro...

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowd (Funding)

Barbara Roper | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
Barbara Roper

Although the bills making up the JOBS Act are typically described as "non-controversial," they have been severely criticized by leading securities law experts and are opposed by investor advocates and unions, among others.

Finding Funding For Your Business, From Tory Johnson (WATCH)

Posted 09.05.2013 | MarloThomas

Financial expert Tory Johnson, CEO of Women for Hire, tells us how to gather the funds for starting a business. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com...

Santa Cruz, CA: 'Gently Used' Fashion Is The New New At Relove Clothing

santacruz.patch.com | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

"We want to supply the same product as high-end department stores but at a fraction of the cost with personalized service."...

Wilmette, IL: Building Bike Culture In The Suburbs

wilmette.patch.com | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

"People cut back on other expenses, maybe larger expenses, and a bike fits in."...

Niles, IL: How Local Car Dealers Survived, Thrived

niles.patch.com | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

“We were in competition with ourselves. We were all offering a different version of the same vehicle."...