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Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The small business world has been called -- by President Obama, no less -- "the engine of job creation," and credited with contributing approximately ...

Department of Energy Loses Legal Battle to American Small Business League

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has lost a legal battle with the American Small Business League (ASBL) over subcontracting reports for contracts a...

A New Idea for President Obama: Do What You Said You Would Do

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

At a town hall discussion on jobs and the economy yesterday, President Barack Obama said he was looking for new ideas to help create jobs and expand e...

Small Business Jobs Act: Real Value to Small Manufacturers

Brandon Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brandon Edwards

Manufacturers with revenues under $50 million should pay close attention to the Small Business Jobs Act, particularly the elimination of the Alternative Minimum Tax barrier regarding business tax credits.

Strategy as Jazz vs. Symphony

Anthony Tjan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anthony Tjan

Two predominant modes for a firm to recognize are strategy as jazz and strategy as symphony. Which of these two types of strategy is required is driven by the stage of a company. Are you in an early proof-of-concept stage or ready to scale up to the next level?

Small Business Jobs Bill BLOCKED By GOP

nytimes.com | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Perhaps the last best hope of Democrats to pass legislation aimed at creating jobs before the November elections seemed to be crumbling ...

Obama, Billionaires Classified As Small Businesses In GOP Tax Argument

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If Mitch McConnell (R - KY) is taken at his word, then President Obama is a small business. In the debate over extending the Bush tax cuts for the wea...

Four Steps to Getting Your Product Out the Door -- Everybody Needs a Steve Bennett

Michele Colucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michele Colucci

It's hard to see who I am when there's so much I can become! Reality bites. The key here is that the capacity of the business has to match the reality of resources, development and bodies.

Friday Talking Points [139] -- Three Years Of FTP

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week was a busy one, and also a pretty good one for Democrats, all around. But we'll get to all of that in a moment. First, though, we simply mu...

Jobs Bill Should Include Language to Increase Contracts for Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

In February of 2008, Barack Obama promised small businesses that if elected president he would, "end the diversion of federal small business contracts...

Brooks: Anti-government Ideology Threatens American Greatness

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jesse Jenkins

By Devon Swezey and Jesse Jenkins It is fashionable these days to paint the government as a useless yet ravenous institution, the expansion of which ...

Pelosi Asked to Remove Loophole for Fraudulent Contractors

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On behalf of America's 27 million small businesses, the American Small Business League (ASBL) asks Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to remove languag...

Can't Get A Job? Better Get Used To It

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Tucker

WASHINGTON D.C. -- "Joblessness is here to stay. One current assessment rates the chances a laid-off worker will ever regain his or her income level a...

Department of Homeland Security Sued Over Data on Lockheed Contract

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Homeland Security is being sued by the American Small Business League (ASBL) for refusing to release subcontracting data on a contra...

Obama Small Business Task Force Ignores Biggest Problem for Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today, President Barack Obama's Small Business Task force released a series of 13 recommendations to "remove barriers to participation by small busine...

Paula Deen Was Unemployed and Frustrated. What Saved Her Could Save You Too

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

In this job market, many people are in a panic and believe they should just take any job. The last thing on their mind is pursuing a passion. However, focusing on your passion now is a great way to alleviate your stress and energize you.

Obama Jobs Bill Could Be Job Killer for Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The president's small business jobs bill contains a dangerous loophole that could encourage billions of dollars in fraud in small business contracting programs, and protect fraudulent companies from prosecution.

10 Hot Startups to Watch

Aaron Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Shapiro

Imagine if you had gotten an early heads up that platforms like Twitter and YouTube would become powerhouses. You'd be a hero. And the secret to being this psychic? Paying attention to startups.

George Voinovich and the Republican Stampede

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Republicans may give lip service to being the Party of Business, but when it comes time to actually show it, those lips are blowing raspberries.

What's Happened to America? Huffington's Third World America Warns of the Worst and Offers Solutions

Leslie Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Leslie Grossman

I'm reading Arianna's latest book Third World America. If you have been impacted by this recession, after you read this book you will be compelled to join your fellow citizens to shout out to the politicians who have abandoned this country.

The Johanns Amendment is Making Us Sick

Larry_Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry_Cohen

Sometimes people's choices show you a lot more about what they don't know than they know. That is certainly the case with the Johanns amendment, up fo...

Will Voters Listen? Obama vs. GOP on $180 Billion Tax, Infrastructure Plan

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

In two major speeches this week, President Obama sharpened the contrast with the GOP's obstructionism over the economy with his proposals to spend $50...

New Credit Card Restrictions Can Hurt Small Business Owners

nytimes.com | JACK STACK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just as banks are beginning to loosen up the reins a bit, the credit-card companies have been ratcheting up their restrictions -- something that can h...

From Trash to Cash - How Two College Students Made a Fortune

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Many people are starting their own businesses, despite this difficult economy. Stories like Omar's and Nick's are inspiring to entrepreneurs of any age.

Evolutionary Leaders Call for Consciousness Evolution

Paul David Walker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul David Walker

Increased levels of consciousness is the answer to most of our problems, from the way we deal with the changing environment to our own personal happiness.