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Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Small business advice: What you need to know about new telemarketing regulations

Customers gave you their cell phone numbers? That no longer gives you the green light to call or text.

By Eric Holtzclaw  |  09:35 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, fcc, regulations, government, small business advice

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Small business weekly: In store for a slow holiday shopping season?

A review of the biggest small-business news last week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:15 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, obamacare, startups, economy

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 07:30 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Small business advice: How to protect your company and stay open during hurricane season

One expert offers tips to help small business owners make sure they stay open if severe weather strikes.

By Ray Sprague  |  07:30 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, hurricanes, business, small business advice, severe weather

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/07/2013

Small business weekly: Ongoing shutdown packs several punches for Main Street

A review of the biggest small business stories this week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, shutdown, congress, president obama, startups, economy

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Small business advice: Major league marketing on a minor league budget

It doesn’t cost a ton of money to start a conversation with your customers. Here’s where to begin if cash is tight.

By Eric Holtzclaw  |  10:30 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business advice, marketing, branding, social media

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Small business advice: How to count full-time and part-time employees under Obamacare

An attorney walks through the very complicated process of counting employees under the health care law.

By Lori Basilico  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, obamacare, health care reform, small business advice, health insurace exchanges

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Small business weekly: Government shutdown and Obamacare exchanges looming

A rundown of the biggest small business stories this week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, obamacare, SHOP exchanges, health care, government shutdown

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, 09/24/2013

Small business advice: Three reasons your company should completely ignore social media

One marketing expert suggests three reasons your small business should not invest time in social networking.

By Eric Holtzclaw  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups, social media, business, small business advice, facebook

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Small business advice: What the SEC’s new general solicitation rules mean for growing companies

The SEC just lifted an 80-year ban on general solicitation. Here’s why that’s important for small, growing firms.

By Judd Hollas  |  10:20 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups, general solicitation, jobs act, business, economy, sec, crowdfunding

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 07:00 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Small business advice: How to navigate new health information security regulations starting Monday

On Monday, new rules take effect that hold more companies accountable for protecting private health information.

By Michael Stovsky  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, health care, hippa, electronic health records, regulations

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Small business weekly: Obamacare scams emerge, hiring plans surge, loan program breaks down

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:35 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, hiring, economy, business, startups

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 05:00 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Small business weekly: On Obamacare, conflicting reports from Main Street and the White House

The biggest small business stories from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, health care, obamacare, white house

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Small business advice: How to start exporting

One small business executive shares four tips that helped his company expand its reach to 70 countries.

By Avram Saunders  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, exports, trade, business, small business advice

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 12:15 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Small business advice: How (and why) to push your employees to become hackers

One executive says hackers make the best employees. Here’s how to take advantage at your company.

By Michel Koopman  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, hackers, business

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Small business weekly: Super Bowl, SBA candidates and shrinking firms

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, economy, startups, super bowl

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Opinion: A federally funded venture capital program would revitalize entrepreneurs and the economy

One of ABC’s “Shark Tank” winners outlines a plan for a federally funded venture capital program.

By Stephan Aarstol  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  startups, small business, funding, government, business, economy

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Small business weekly: On Main Street, more mixed signals for Obamacare

The biggest small business stories from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:31 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, health care, congress, business, startups

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 09:20 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Small business advice: How to vet deals as an entrepreneur-turned-investor

One expert offers his tips for business owners who find themselves fielding their own investment requests.

By Jeff Leventhal  |  09:20 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurship, investors, business advice, capital

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Small business weekly: New pressure to find a new leader of the U.S. Small Business Administration

The biggest small business stories from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, startups

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 09:15 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Small business weekly: SEC moves closer to implementing the JOBS Act

The biggest small business stories from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  09:15 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups, business, economy

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Small business advice: How to avert payment fraud

Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to credit card fraud, but there are ways to protect your firm.

By Odysseas Papadimitriou  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, small business advice, credit cards

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

Small business advice: Costs to consider before jumping into crowdfunding

New crowdfunding portals bring a world of opportunity to entrepreneurs, but they bring some new costs, too.

By Bob Carbone  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups, crowdfunding, jobs act, business

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 06:30 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Small business weekly: U.S. celebrates Main Street

The biggest small business stories from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, startups, economy, hiring

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 05:00 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Small business weekly: On immigration and capital formation, regulatory delays stifling entrepreneurs

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:00 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups, politics, immigration, jobs act, congress

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 09:20 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Small business advice: How small companies can harness the power of big data

Big data analysis was once reserved for large corporations, but not any longer. Here’s how to get started.

By Colin J. Paris  |  09:20 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, big data

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 07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Small business advice: Social media success requires learning the nuances of each site

An effective tweet doesn’t always make the best post on Facebook. Here are the nuances to know.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, social media

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Small business advice: Should entrepreneurs respond to harsh criticism via social media?

Should you respond or simply ignore negative feedback on social media?

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Small business advice: Which social media sites are worth the time and energy?

So many social media sites out there today — which ones should you use and which should you skip?

By J.D. Harrison  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups

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, 05/20/2013

Small business weekly: GSA’s struggles, Obamacare’s rules and Bono’s investment

The biggest small business news from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups, business, irs, immigration, obama, bono

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Opinion: On its own, E-Verify places too heavy a burden on small businesses

Three employers explain why the system should be mandated only if part of a broader immigration deal.

By David Borris, Cristina McNeil and ReShonda Young  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, immigration, business, e-verify, politics, congress, gang of eight

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 07:00 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Small business advice: Should employers offer workers unlimited vacation time?

Our panelists do not see eye-to-eye on the benefits of giving workers as much time off as they want.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, startups

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Commentary: To succeed in business, act like a child

One entrepreneur explains why business owners should take a few lessons from his six-year-old.

By Matt Hunt  |  08:15 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Small business weekly: Internet sales tax, increased lending and immigration controversy

The biggest small business news from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups, economy, business, congress

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, 05/02/2013

Small business advice: How to keep your corporation or LLC in good standing with the government

Own a corporation or LLC? Here’s a checklist to make sure your company remains in good standing.

By Deborah Sweeney  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, economy, government

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Opinion: At two-month mark, sequestration’s toll on small businesses only beginning

Small business owners will start to feel the effects of the government cuts in the coming months.

By Fred Graziano  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, sequestration, business, government, politics

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Small business weekly: STEM scrutiny, sales tax and smartphone breathalyzers

The biggest small business news from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, immigration, business, economy, hiring, startups, congress

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Small business owners bracing for online sales tax

Internet giants like Amazon support the proposed tax changes, but small business owners are wary.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  12:08 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, sales tax

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Advice: Overstaffing can break your small business — here’s how to know when to fire someone

Overstaffing can break your small business. Here’s a guide to help you decide when to let someone go.

By Drew McLellan  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, economy, hiring, jobs, business

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Commentary: New credit card surcharge rules offer opportunities, challenges for small businesses

There are ways your company can take advantage of the new rules without angering your customers.

By Odysseas Papadimitriou  |  09:15 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business owners, credit cards, credit card surcharge, processing fees, retailers, business, economy, customers

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/16/2013

IRS auditors targeting small business owners — but there are ways to protect your company

A new report suggests the agency may set its crosshairs on small business owners this year.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, irs, taxes, audits, government

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Small business advice: How to run a successful crowdfunding campaign

One expert offers a series of tips to help you run a successful campaign, including the perfect video pitch.

By Alon Goren  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, crowdfunding, jobs act, business

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Small business weekly: Hiring woes, Obamacare delays, and NASA research

The biggest small business news from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Small business advice: How to trim your tax bill

April 15 is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to trim your tax bill. Start with these eight suggestions.

By Tony Pica  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, taxes, economy

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 05:30 AM ET, 03/27/2013

How to breed big innovation inside a small business

Small firms don’t have the same opportunities to innovate as big corporations — they have more.

By Drew C. Marshall  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, innovation

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Small business weekly: Cannons, crowdfunding and the central bank

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, economy, health care, hiring, congress, politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/22/2013

March Madness: The productivity myth and why small business owners should love office pools

Productivity loss? A total myth, says one entrepreneur. Here’s how to make office pools beneficial.

By Clay Hebert  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, march madness, business, ncaa tournament

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 03/18/2013

Commentary: New tax credits and deductions could help small businesses expand this year

A few tax breaks and deductions make this the perfect time to take your business to the next level.

By Deborah Sweeney  |  09:01 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, economy, taxes, tax season, irs

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 03/18/2013

Five tax season tips for small business owners

By getting organzied early, small business owners can take most of the pain out of tax season.

By Brian Sutter  |  08:33 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, economy, tax season, taxes

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/18/2013

Small business advice: How to alleviate audit anxiety

Don’t wait until the IRS comes knocking to get all your documents and information in order.

By John Nealon  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, taxes, economy

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/18/2013

Small business weekly: Bold accusations, tax proposals and an Alzheimer’s predictor

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, economy, congress, hiring

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 07:00 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Advice: How to find the best service providers for your small business

Online reviews? Business referrals? Where should you look to find the best commercial service firms?

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business help

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Small business advice: Which tasks to handle internally and which to outsource to experts?

Business owners explain why they have found it more efficient to outsource some tasks to outsiders.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:15 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business advice

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 09:31 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Small business weekly: Sequestration, soaring gas prices and a crowdfunded Academy Award

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  09:31 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business news

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Opinion: Congress must start considering the return on investment for every government expenditure

By Ted Kissel  |  08:30 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, budget, congress, economy, recession

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 05:30 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Opinion: Congress should adopt ‘no budget, no pay’ approach — just like small businesses

If business owners don’t create a budget, they don’t get paid. Why should it work differently in D.C.?

By Eric Basu  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, congess, budget, deficit, debt, budget deal, sequestration, economy

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 02/18/2013

Small business weekly: State of the Union, Startup Act and sales bumps

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business weekly

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, 02/13/2013

Get started: State of the U.S. small business improving slowly, Fed staying the course

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 02/11/2013

SBA administrator Karen Mills stepping down

Her legacy will include record loan support and new online resources for minorities and women.

By J.D. Harrison and Mohana Ravindranath  |  11:21 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, sba, karen mills

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Small business weekly: 854 regulations, 11 states and 1776 launches

A look at some of the biggest small business stories of the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business weekly

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 02/04/2013

The hottest sectors for start-ups this year? Entrepreneurs make their predictions.

A trio of entrepreneurs say they expect a surge in some industries, including education and healthcare.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:21 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, yec

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Health care regulations, crowdfunding rules among entrepreneurs’ top policy priorities for 2013

Many will be keeping a close eye on new crowdfunding rules and health care regulations.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:06 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, yec

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 02/04/2013

The next big thing? Entrepreneurs predict which new technologies will soon be vital business tools

If your business isn’t yet mobile, it’s time to rethink your strategy, according to these entrepreneurs.

By J.D. Harrison  |  09:38 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, yec

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Opinion: Washington’s immigration solutions must address shortage of computer developers, engineers

A number of founders explain why their young firms are in desperate need of immigration reform.

By Shane Snow  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, immigration, jobs, economy, start-ups, talent, congress

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Get started: Small businesses hiring, firing and swapping hands at accelerating rates

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Small business weekly: Immigration, sequestration and beer operations

A look at some of the biggest small business stories of the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business weekly

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Get started: Women fall behind in contracting arena, NYC soda ban threatens small businesses

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Small business advice: How to capitalize on your competitors’ strengths

Rather than simply criticizing your rivals, try focusing on and learning from the things they do well.

By Mark Quinn  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Small business weekly: Obamacare, Omaha and outer space

A collection of the biggest small business stories from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  09:20 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business weekly

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Small business advice: Five things to work on if your company’s loan application is denied

Credit denied? Here are the five areas where your company likely failed to impress the bank.

By Mary Ellen Biery  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, loans, economy, lending, banking

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Get started: Teen tech wizards take the spotlight, a new stock exchange for small businesses?

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Get started: Initial public offerings killing innovation, World Bank pulls back on growth forecast

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Small business weekly: Sandy, Lew and Kickstarter

A collection of the biggest small business stories from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business weekly

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Get started: Obama nominates chief of staff to lead Treasury, cloud computing posing challenges

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Get started: Crowdfunding moves ahead despite delayed regulations, next fiscal fight beginning

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Get started: Business leaders expected continued uncertainty after deal, Dodd-Frank under fire

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Get started: Congress steers clear of the fiscal cliff, deal a mixed bag for small businesses

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

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 10:30 PM ET, 12/25/2012

Get started: Fiscal cliff clock ticking down, small business committee pushes back against tax hikes

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:30 PM ET, 12/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Franchise industry’s growth expected to slow in 2013, held back by uncertainty in Washington

Economists expect franchise job growth to slow next year due largely to political turmoil in Washington.

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:45 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, franchises, taxes, health care, economy, jobs

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Get started: Obama and Boehner near cliff deal, SBA head pushing for jobless benefits for self-starters

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

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 05:00 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Get started: Federal Reserve takes bold new action, small businesses already slipping off fiscal cliff

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Online sales tax legislation: How three bills could affect small retailers

A guide to three bills that are meant to level the playing field for online and brick-and-mortar retailers.

By Steven Aldrich  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, taxes, retail, e-commerce, economy, sales tax

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Opinion: Why a tax credit for small businesses goes underused — and what Congress can do about it

One expert explains why many small firms miss this opportunity and what Congress can do about it.

By Dean Zerbe  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, tax credits, congress, economy, taxes, research

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/12/2012

How small business owners can avoid a holiday financing hangover

Many business owners will spend time on the opposite side of the cash register this month. Here are some tips to avoid financing woes.

By Odysseas Papadimitriou  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, retail, shopping, credit cards

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Get started: Republicans embracing tax hikes, small business optimism sinks

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Ho, Ho, Hackers: How to protect your small business from holiday credit card scams

One expert provides four tips for small business owners ahead of an expected surge in scams.

By Rob Bertke  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, holiday shopping, cybersecurity, hackers, economy

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

Get started: Obama warns against new debt ceiling battle, D.C. start-ups scooping up LivingSocialers

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Get started: Small business sales keep slipping, hiring decisions based on likability

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Washington suburbs home to eight of the nation’s fastest growing small businesses

N. Virginia is home to some of the country’s fastest growing small businesses, most benefitting from their proximity to Washington.

By J.D. Harrison  |  02:55 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, economy, jobs, local, startups, hiring

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 06:30 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Get started: Republicans submit new plan to avoid tax cliff, low-wage firms uneasy about Obamacare

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

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 10:31 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Get started: Small business borrowing, hiring and wages on the rise, reports show

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:31 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/30/2012

Get started: Small businesses discouraged by election results, fiscal cliff negotiations stall

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Get started: Small businesses shy away from Groupon, USPS faces its own fiscal cliff

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Three immediate small business implications if Congress can reach a fiscal cliff deal

How will small businesses respond to the debt deal? A finance professor lays out the most likely scenarios.

By John Paglia  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, tax cliff, president obama, economy

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Get started: Businesses pull back on investments, support for small exporters increases

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Obama consults small business owners on tax policy, fiscal cliff negotiations

The president sat down with employers to discuss his tax policies and their recommendations for avoiding the fiscal cliff.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, president obama, fiscal cliff, taxes, economy, politics

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Small business advice: How to create a cybersecurity emergency plan

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:20 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, cyber monday, cybersecurity, business

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Should small business owners embrace or push back against BYOD?

Allowing employees to use their own devices for work is becoming increasingly popular. But is it wise?

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:02 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, cyber monday, sybersecurity

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Small business advice: How much capital should be invested in cybersecurity protection?

Entrepreneurs discuss how much to invest in online security and what factors play into that decision.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:45 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, cyber monday, cybersecurity

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Get started: Small retailers enjoy a boost from Small Business Saturday, turn sights to Cyber Monday

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Get started: Big corporations swiping small business contracts, employers okay with tax hikes

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  12:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Five tips to help you capi­tal­ize on Small Business Saturday

Search engines, smartphones and social media — tackle all three to lure shoppers to your store.

By Wiley Cerilli  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business saturday, business, economy, black friday

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Get started: Small business owners approve of tax hikes on rich, community banks fight regulations

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  01:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Washington small business owners expect to grow without borrowing in 2013

Report suggests a majority of local business owners expect payrolls and revenues to increase next year.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, local business, local, washington d.c., economy

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Obama emphasizes his plans for small business taxes, skilled immigrants during news conference

During his press conference, the president addressed two of the most pressing concerns for start-ups and small businesses.

By J.D. Harrison  |  03:10 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, economy, fiscal cliff, taxes, immigration

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Get started: Small businesses poised to invest after fiscal cliff deal, start-ups short on capital

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Opinion: Small businesses need clarity and consistency in the tax code

When rates change every year, small employers have trouble planning for the future.

By Grafton Willey IV  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, taxes, fiscal cliff, spending, economy, debt

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Congress could learn a thing or two from small businesses

A small contractor says threats like the tax cliff and sequestration underline a lack of business prowess in Washington.

By ML Mackey  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, small business, taxes, deficit, business owners, economy, budget, obama

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Opinion: Regulations rival tax cliff among small business owners’ biggest concerns

The country is teetering on the edge of the fiscal cliff, but one employer is more worried about red tape.

By Keith A. Ashmus  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, small business, taxes, deficit, business owners, economy, budget, obama

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 11/12/2012

A digital marketing guide to prepare for Small Business Saturday

Customers are expected to ‘shop small’ on Nov. 24. But to lure them in, you’ll need a big online presence.

By Heath Clarke  |  12:37 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business saturday, retail, economy

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 11/11/2012

Get started: Unemployment claims dip, small business owners weigh in on election

Our daily blend of news, trends and tips created specifically with small businesses in mind.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:00 PM ET, 11/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Solopreneurs, freelancers hoping for more help from the election winner

The number of workers opting for self-employment is rising, but they face unique challenges that aren’t being addressed in Washington.

By Shane Snow  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, election, politics, barack obama, mitt romney

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 06:30 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Get started: Candidates make one final push, contractors expect sequestration delay

Our daily blend of news, trends and tips created specifically with small businesses in mind.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

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 03:56 PM ET, 11/02/2012

5 takeaways from The Washington Post’s small business exporting event

Small business owners trying to expand your business should start by looking abroad, experts say.

By Mohana Ravindranath and J.D. Harrison  |  03:56 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, exports, economy

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Business owners urge ‘constructive passion’ as politics enters the workplace

Promote voting, not a candidate.

By Brittany Hodak and Kim Kaupe  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, politics, advice, election, barack obama, mitt romney

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Small business owners forced to walk a political tightrope around employees

Small business owners should educate their employees but remain neutral about the candidates.

By Gloria Berthold Larkin  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice, politics, election

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Small business lending sinks to lowest level of 2012

More companies are falling behind on their loan payments even as the Federal Reserve tries to make it easier for them to borrow.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, lending, borrowing, election, economy

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Get started: Sandy reveals virtual economy’s limits, small businesses seek the digital savvy

Our daily blend of news, trends and tips created specifically with small businesses in mind.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Get started: Sandy slams small businesses, Startup Weekend Next shoots for 10,000 new firms

Our daily blend of news, trends and tips created specifically with small businesses in mind.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Small business slammed by Sandy? Here’s where to find help

By J.D. Harrison  |  04:08 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, hurricane sandy, disaster relief, loans

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Opinion: Keep political views to yourself at work

Save those debates for other settings.

By Shrita Sterlin  |  02:22 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, politics, election

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Get started: Hurricane Sandy hammers East Coast, disaster loans available for small businesses

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Get started: Small business owners disappointed in candidates, frustrated with tax filing regulations

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Get started: Small banks spearhead small lending, OSB celebrates our first birthday

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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 06:30 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Get started: Obama and Romney deadlocked, holiday sales expected to surge this year

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Entrepreneurship advice: How to decide between coworking spaces, accelerators and incubators

Then again, there are also coworking spaces. So which one is right for your young company?

By J.D. Harrison  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Small business advice: How to make office meetings more enjoyable and more effective

Don’t dread the site of your conference room. Meetings can be both enjoyable and efficient.

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:35 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/22/2012

How business owners can avoid succumbing to email overload

Entrepreneurs offer their tips for managing an often overwhelming stream of messages.

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Global Entrepreneurship Week explained in 3 minutes

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  startups, entreprneurship, small business

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Get started: Small Business Lending Fund falling short of expectations, jobless claims surge

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Posted at 02:35 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Opinion: Small businesses lose when the government picks winners

Small firms are often left holding the bag when elected officials change their minds on industry investments.

By Thomas E. Secor  |  02:35 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:34 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Business owners to candidates: How will you alleviate fear and uncertainty?

By Danielle Smith and Ryan O’Neal  |  02:34 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Get started: Small business capital access improving, unemployment claims plummet

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Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Romney leads, but Obama gains in new small business poll

Mitt Romney still leads, but the president is closing the gap among small business voters.

By J.D. Harrison  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, barack obama, mitt romney, election, politics

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Get started: Housing leads economic recovery, new small businesses may skew employment data

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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Get started: Federal Reserve debated risks of new stimulus, Women thriving in VC-backed firms

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Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Small businesses front and center in the presidential debate

Right from the opening statements, Obama and Romney battled repeatedly over which policies benefit small business owners.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:40 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Get started: Romney takes Round 1, American wealth gap widens

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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Get started: Business investments tapering off, Case warns against entrepreneurial cockiness

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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 09/25/2012

NFL referee debacle illustrates the importance of building a powerful business brand

When customers are irreversibly hooked on your product, bouts of adversity can appear awfully trivial.

By Kenneth Wisnefski  |  01:55 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, nfl referees

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Small business lessons pulled from Romney’s ‘47 percent’ fiasco

Business owner suggests a few crisis-management tips that could help the Republican candidate.

By Shrita Sterlin  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, mitt romney, politics

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012

How small businesses can locate and lure new customers through Foursquare

The location-based platform can be a valuable tool for business owners, especially ones who are willing to trade deals for check-ins.

By J.D. Harrison  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Entrepreneurs share their promotional ‘swag’ secrets

Stickers and t-shirts are popular giveaways. But something outside the box might work even better.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Business tips: How to get the most out of your online advertising dollars

Google AdWords, Facebook ads, promoted tweets: Which options work best for small businesses?

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:28 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Get started: Banks fulfilling a small business promise, Romney charting aggresive new course

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By J.D. Harrison  |  12:28 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Get started: SBA adds new support for Hispanic-owned businesses, Canada beckons foreign entrepreneurs

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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Get started: Social media especially critical to small businesses, U.S. lags in economic freedom

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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Opinion: Small businesses need to be stimulated, not merely stabilized

Capital needs to be efficiently focused back into the small business sector to reduce unemployement.

By Scott Sklar  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Get started: NASA beckons small businesses, U.S.-China trade relationship sours

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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 09/17/2012

D.C. food trucks lobbying to change outdated ‘ice cream truck rules’

Truck owners have been pushing for new regulations, which could be implemented as soon as next month.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:30 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Get started: Small business health insurance costs rising, candidates turn back to the economy

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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Get started: Middle class shrinking, Obama’s small business lending aid falling short

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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Get started: Mexico providing much-needed trade boon for American firms, consumer borrowing sinks

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Posted at 03:15 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Need a hand? How to build and promote an internship program for your business

Here’s how to build a program benefiting both the intern and your business.

By J.D. Harrison  |  03:15 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:45 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Home sweet home: How to find the perfect first office for your small business

Your office space should reflect the culture of your business — here’s how to find it.

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Posted at 02:16 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Entrepreneurs: Start preparing your business right now for the mobile payments movement

Is now the right time for your business to embrace the technology?

By J.D. Harrison  |  02:16 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Get started: Microlending catching hold in the United States, Obama addresses ‘you didn’t build that’

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By J.D. Harrison  |  10:06 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Get started: Economy falls short on job creation, small businesses not helping

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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Why simplicity should be at the heart of your small business marketing strategy

New research shows that simplicity, not engagement, encourages customers to buy from and return to your business.

By Patrick Spenner  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Get started: Small business lending edges higher, American factories grinding to a halt

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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Hurricane preparation tips for small business owners

Natural disasters can leave businesses without power, under water or wiped away entirely. But there are steps to take to mitigate the risks.

By Pete Appello  |  12:58 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Get started: Bernanke hints at new actions, Romney makes his case

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