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Why Aren't Business Leaders Standing Up to the Tea Party?

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Business leaders should be standing up to the tea party. Their silence is not only bad for business; it threatens the stability of our economic and political system.

So... Now What?

Holly Sidell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Holly Sidell

It is scary and very raw for me to admit that I'm not able to support myself with my healing practice. Why would I be born with these gifts if I'm not able to use them to help people!?

Starting a Business Begins With Exit Planning and a Buy-Sell Agreement

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Charlie Spence's advice to prospective small-business owners is to visualize your exit before you start. But even if you are already in business, it is not too late plan your exit.

Do You Need A 'Partner Prenup' Before Starting A Company?

Mark K. Stutes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark K. Stutes

The ideas have been discussed, everybody has decided that the business concept is totally viable and the excitement is mounting. You can't wait to fil...

'Just The Facts' In TX-17

Nate Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nate Nance

Both candidates for the TX-17 congressional district spent a great deal of time in their only televised debate and in a live stream candidate forum arguing which was using "their own facts" and which was using the actual facts.

The Signs, They Are A-Fadin'

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lita Smith-Mines

Maybe there were bigger priorities than reenergizing the CHIN above the store that now proclaimed it sold ESE FOOD. If the cooks couldn't be paid, the restaurant would surely go under.

Congress to Investigate Pentagon Comprehensive Test Program

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Thursday, October 21, five members of the House of Representatives, lead by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) asked the U.S. Government Accountabi...

The Top 10 Political Cliches About Small Business (PHOTOS)

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

As the November 2nd elections near, every politician is suddenly small business' best friend. Every problem in small business is caused by the opposin...

Responsible Capitalists at Bishop Loughlin High School

Dal LaMagna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dal LaMagna

I agreed to teach an hour-long class to seniors at my Brooklyn-based high school alma mater, thinking I might inspire some young people to start and operate their own small business, as I myself had done at their age, and to do it responsibly.

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Gene Epstein, Founder of Hire Just One

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we'll be highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political...

Pennsylvania Representative Jason Altmire Named "Most Anti-Small Business Congressman"

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) has selected Representative Jason Altmire (D-PA-4) as the single most anti-small business member of Congress...

No Really, Be Honest

Mark K. Stutes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark K. Stutes

The challenge of starting a service oriented business or any small company is that you have no corporate work history, no client referrals, no resume with your company name on it. Often times you feel like a small fish in a very large ocean and no one even knows you're there.

Innovation: Leading The Great American Comeback

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

If we want a strong economy we need to do something about it. We need to reverse course and try another strategy. I suggest one based on innovation of entrepreneurs, rather than new federal spending on government jobs.

In Support of Women Entrepreneurs

Tory Burch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tory Burch

Unfortunately, 22 million people are currently unemployed in the U.S. We need to find ways to support the small business community so that they can create more jobs.

Running a Real Business? You Sure? Ask Bernie Buescher First...

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

There's a difference between expressing expertise and communicating condescension. And Colorado Secretary of State crossed that line during a debate with his opponent last Tuesday.

WATCH: White House Adviser Compares Bush Vs. Obama On Job Creation

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the White House's Council of Economic Advisers, and sometime stand-up comedian, has returned to his white board for anot...

Usher gives inner city youth 'New Look' on entrepreneurship, leadership, life

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike Green

Millions of music fans know Usher (Usher Raymond IV) as a phenomenal performer who has captivated the music scene for 15 years. With five Grammy Award...

In The Public Interest: Will Health-Care Challenges Help or Hurt Consumers?

Larry McNeely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry McNeely

Today, Judge Henry Hudson heard oral arguments in Commonwealth v. Sebelius, which asks the judge to issue a court order that would stop implementation of the entire health-care law. If that happens, consumers are in for a world of trouble.

Restoring Top Tax Rates Makes Sense for Small Business

Chuck Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chuck Collins

Expecting high-end tax cuts to trickle down as job creation is about as reasonable as pouring gasoline on your hood and expecting it to fuel your car.

With Bank Loans Scarce, Entrepreneurs Turn to Customers for Financing

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

The kind of grassroots financing we're seeing more of can be a good deal for consumers and businesses alike, bringing together entrepreneurs who need affordable loans and savers who are dissatisfied with today's ultra low interest rates.

Dispatch From Uganda: What Africa Needs Now

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Hope Bryant

What Africa needs now is a hand up, and not simply a hand out.

Federal Judge Denies SBA Move To Drop Case on PR Contract

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

United States District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong has denied a motion put forth by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to dismiss a lawsuit fil...

Imagining Peace: The Practical Advantages of an Israeli/Palestinian Final Settlement

Marc Gopin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Gopin

Generations, even centuries, of Arabs, Muslims, Christians, and Jews, did build prosperous relationships; it is time to recover their legacy.

The Importance of Generosity in the Connected Age

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

Generosity is intrinsic to the overall success of social networks, yet its role in your network presence plan may not be clear.

Can-Do Entrepreneurs Move Beyond Our Can't-Do Government

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

HuffPost is launching Small Business America, a new blog where entrepreneurs can exchange ideas, get advice, and keep up with the latest small business news. Check it out here.