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On Small Business: May, 2012

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 05/25/2012

How too much open-door can harm your business

Having too much transparency with employees can actually negatively impact the bottom line

By Dinesh Boaz  |  10:51 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Book Review: Here’s a sausage-making window for those with glitter in their eyes about entre­pre­neur­ship

Dave Ramsey offers would-be business people a blueprint to starting and growing their enterprises in ‘EntreLeadership.’

By V. Dion Haynes  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Get started ‘On’ April 30: Small business hiring declines, companies switching hands frequently

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Freelancer group creates “World’s Longest Invoice” of unpaid work

To shed light on the issue of getting stiffed by clients, the Freelancer’s Union has created an online tally of more than $7.5 million in unpaid labor.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Get started ‘On’ the weekend: Economic growth slows, small business tax cut claims deemed false

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Get started ‘On’ April 26: Federal Reserve declines new action, D.C. group launches youth entre­pre­neur­ship challenge

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Senate OKs Postal Service overhaul bill: What’s at stake for small businesses?

The Senate plan would save thousands of jobs, hundreds of post offices and service on Saturdays — but is it worth $33.6 billion? Business owners weigh in on the role of the USPS.

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:33 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, postal service

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Get started ‘On’ April 25: Small business owners back clean energy investments, Senate voting on Postal Service overhaul

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Get started ‘On’ April 24: Companies modestly increasing wages, credit unions pushing for business loans

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Get started ‘On’ Apr. 23: Government fund boosts local lending, men’s suits ranked worst business to start

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/22/2012

Which coupon service should a small business use?

What’s the best choice between the smorgasbord of online coupons?

By Olga Khazan  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/22/2012

What type of content should you put on social media channels?

Should you be writing a narrative, delivering company news or asking questions?

By Olga Khazan  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/22/2012

How do you use Twitter and Facebook for marketing?

How can you use social networks to sell more stuff?

By Olga Khazan  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Get started ‘On’ the weekend: South Dakota tops tax code rankings for start-ups, CEO pay keeps rising

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/19/2012

House Republicans send doomed small business tax cut bill to the Senate

The House approved the $46 billion tax cut measure, but the bill has virtually no chance of survival in the Senate or White House.

By J.D. Harrison  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  smallbusiness, taxes

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Get started ‘On’ April 19: White House threatens veto of small business tax cut, gas consumption drops

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Get started ‘On’ April 18: IMF forecasts modest growth, congressional commitees talking small business

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Franchise lending shortfall robbing the nation of jobs, economic output

The gap between the amount of loans franchise owners will seek and the amount they’ll actually receive this year will cost the economy an estimated 94,000 jobs and $12.9 billion.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, franchise, lending

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Get started ‘On’ April 17: Senate shoots down Buffett Rule; Dartmouth president tapped to lead World Bank

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 04/16/2012

More businesses say taxes are an administrative headache than a financial burden

A new report reveals how small businesses really feel about their taxes.

By Olga Khazan  |  08:11 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Get started ‘On’ Apr. 16: Corporate tax loopholes taking toll on small businesses, China’s economy slows

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Get started ‘On’ Apr. 13: Small business owners’ morale improves, unemployment claims edge higher

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Get started ‘On’ Apr. 12: Fed survey calms hiring fears, while BLS report exacerbates them

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Get started ‘On’ Apr. 11: Santorum suspends campaign, small business optimism drops

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 04/11/2012

The homeless entrepreneur, part 2: The importance of meeting people

We check back in with entrepreneur Kurt Varner, who is living in his car in Mountain View, Calif. while he works on a start-up.

By Olga Khazan  |  05:30 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Get started ‘On’ Apr. 10: Facebook buys Instagram, California ceiling maker wins Ex-Im award

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Get started ‘On’ Apr. 9: District’s elderly struggling to land jobs, big firms emerging stronger

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:53 PM ET, 04/08/2012

How do you measure the reach of your social media posts?

How do you know which Tweet went furthest or which Facebook post was most liked?

By Olga Khazan  |  08:53 PM ET, 04/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 PM ET, 04/08/2012

Should you use automated sharing tools?

Should you take the time to post to Facebook, Twitter and other platforms individually, or should you automate them?

By Olga Khazan  |  08:53 PM ET, 04/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 PM ET, 04/08/2012

How can businesses use infographics?

So you’ve got a big dataset that tells your brand story...do you give in to the temptation to just add a pie chart, some Helvetica and call it an infographic?

By Olga Khazan  |  08:53 PM ET, 04/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Get started ‘On’ Apr. 6: Retailers enjoy a sales spike, small firms vie for an office makeover

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Small business job growth hastens, but outlook remains gloomy

The NFIB’s latest report shows small employment picking up the pace, but the group’s chief economist says there’s little hope for a continued surge in job creation.

By J.D. Harrison  |  03:06 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, jobs

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Get started ‘On’ Apr. 5: Obama signs JOBS Act, Small firms add 100,000 jobs in March

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Get started ‘On’ Apr. 4: Romney moves closer to nomination, Fed remains in wait-and-see mode

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/03/2012

GSA scandal sheds light on small business contracting fraud

A spending scandal that rocked the federal agency also exposes one of the top problems facing the nation’s smallest employers.

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, GSA, contracting

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Get started ‘On’ Apr. 3: Small business employment, manufacturing picked up the pace in March

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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