On Small Business: entrepreneurs


Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Small business weekly: Crowdfunding, contracting and another challenge to Obamacare

A review of the biggest small-business news from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:30 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, startups, economy, securities and exchange commission

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Small business weekly: Obamacare exchanges, an SBA backlog and surging employer confidence

A review of the biggest small-business news from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:30 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, business, economy, obamacare

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Small business advice: How to run a social enterprise

Here are three guiding principles to help entrepreneurs strike a balance between social priorities and profits.

By Jonathan Jackson  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, social enterprise, startups, entrepreneurs, small business advice, business

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Small business weekly: General solicitation, lending programs and health care exchanges

A rundown of the biggest small business stories this past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, entrepreneurs, startups, obamacare, economy

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Small business weekly: Disputes over loan access

A rundown of the biggest small business stories this past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:50 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, economy, business, entrepreneurs

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Small business advice: How to recruit against large competitors for top talent

A staffing expert offers an array of suggestions to help small business owners recruit the very best.

By Josh Howarth  |  07:15 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, entrepreneurs, jobs, economy

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Small business weekly: Obamacare coming into focus, with pros and cons for employers

The biggest small business stories from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, business, health care, economy, obamacare

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Small business advice: How thinking like a big company can help you become one

Sometimes, adopting the mindset of a larger company can help your small business become one quicker.

By Andrew Loos  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, small business advice

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Small business advice: How undervaluing your time can undermine your company

One expert offers a series of tips to help small business owners get the very most out of their time.

By Michelle Randall  |  09:15 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business advice, entrepreneurs

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Small business weekly: Senate approves immigration bill, House considers health-care changes

The biggest small business stories from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, business, immigration, senate, congress, obama, politics

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Small business pulse: Main Street firms show little interest in hiring new college graduates

Pulse: A new survey suggests college graduates should look for jobs somewhere other than Main Street.

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, hiring, economy, business, entrepreneurs

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Small business advice: Seven steps to help your company survive a natural disaster

One expert offers tips to help small business owners weather a natural disaster or other emergeny.

By Tony Pica  |  12:15 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, hurricanes, entrepreneurs, business

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Small business weekly: Hiring slows on Main Street, holding back economic gains

A review of the biggest small business news from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups, entrepreneurs, economy, hiring

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Small business advice: How to measure the success of your e-mail marketing campaign

Here are four metrics to watch to make sure your e-mail marketing campaign is getting results.

By Stephen Woessner  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Small business advice: How to create the perfect logo for your company

Can one symbol be simple, memorable and eye-catching?

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:15 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, startups

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 06/05/2013

How far should small business owners go to protect their brand?

Do you really need to purchase every domain name and social media handle similar to your own?

By J.D. Harrison  |  09:55 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Small business advice: How to choose the perfect company name — and should you ever change it?

Three entrepreneurs explain how they made one of the most important early business decisions.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, startups, business

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Small business advice: How to prepare your company now for potential growth later

Don’t wait until sales start soaring to prepare your company to handle a sudden expansion.

By Yosef Martin  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, startups, hiring

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Small business advice: How to land (and rock) meetings with potential big business partners

An expert shares a dozen tips for small business owners looking to partner with big businesses.

By Kelli Richards  |  07:45 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, entrepreneurs, advice

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Small business advice: Should you allow employees to work from home?

Offering flexibility has its drawbacks, but some entrepreneurs believe it helps them attract top talent.

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, economy, entrepreneurs

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Start-up founders ditch conventional dress codes

Three entrepreneurs explain why they threw out conventional wisdom when it comes to professional attire.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:20 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Small business weekly: Obamacare forms, online taxes and odorless shirts

The biggest small business news from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business owners, entrepreneurs, startups, business

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Small business weekly: Immigration reform, Internet tax and newspaper delivery drones

A review of the biggest small business and start-up stories from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Small business weekly: Employment and wages improve, but borrowing remains weak

A review of the biggest small business and start-up stories from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business owners, entrepreneurs, economy

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Bartering secrets: Entrepreneurs turn to age-old business strategy when money gets tight

Three business owners explain how they saved precious capital by bartering for goods and services.

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Small business weekly: Competition, contraction and cake pops

A review of the biggest small business and start-up stories from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Opinion: Congress should employ basic small business principles to help balance the budget

One entrepreneur suggests a few small business principles that could help policy makers in Washington.

By Michelle Benjamin  |  07:20 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, business advice, budget, congress, debt, economy

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Small business advice: 5 secrets to help you land contracts with corporate clients

One contract with a large company can change the game for a small business. Here are five tips to help you get your foot in the door.

By Angelique Rewers  |  10:31 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, selling, marketing

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Get started: On the edge of the fiscal cliff, a fall could pit big firms against small businesses

Our daily blend of news, tips and trends for start-ups and small businesses.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, tax cliff, taxes, congress, obama, boehner, biden, economy

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Get started: Entrepreneurs looking overseas earlier, unemployment claims dropping steadily

Our daily blend of news, tips and trends for start-ups and small businesses.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, exporting, economy, recession

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012

For a cash-strapped small business, holiday gifts get less expensive but more personal

By Mike Mitternight  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business advice, holidays, economy, entrepreneurs

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Small business savings: Employer giving extra paid vacation instead of holiday bonuses

One idea: Consider giving them an extra week of paid vacation instead of the traditional holiday bonus.

By Cynthia Kay  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business advice, holidays, economy, entrepreneurs

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Four inexpensive ways to show appreciation to your small business employees this holiday season

By Michelle Benjamin  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business advice, holidays, economy, entrepreneurs

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Small business secrets to help you create an employee-friendly workspace

Entrepreneurs offer a few inexpensive tips to help you create an environment where workers actually want to spend their time.

By J.D. Harrison  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, startups, the yec, economy, offices

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Small business perspectives: Do employees’ hours matter if they get the job done?

As performance metrics evolve, does it really matter whether your employees clock in and out?

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, economy

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Entrepreneurs: Here’s the secret to retaining your most talented employees

Now that you found that perfect person for the position, how do you make sure they stay put?

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  entrepreneurs, small business, business owners, economy

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Entrepreneurs to elected officials: Here’s how you improve our access to capital

The JOBS Act might make the fundraising process more efficient for new businesses, but here’s what else elected officials can do to help.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:45 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, politics, campaign, election

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Do tax rates really matter to start-ups?

Entrepreneurs dispute the significance of tax rates and which changes would spur growth and hiring by young companies.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, election, politics, small business, entrepreneurs

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Study: Shortage of skilled workers vastly overstated

New research challenges calls for easier immigration paths for highly skilled, foreign-born workers and entrepreneurs.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, immigration, politics, entrepreneurs

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 07/30/2012

The most useful social networks that most small business owners haven’t heard of yet

Most business owners are familiar with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. But which other tools could help your company?

By J.D. Harrison  |  12:01 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, advice