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On Small Business: May, 2012

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 31: Obama reauthorizes Ex-Im Bank, small business revenues rising slowly

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 30: Cornell building island tech hub, cybersecurity jobs outnumber qualified candidates

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

Small business advice: The five keys to fighting fraud

Fast-growing firms are especially prone to falling victim, but here are five tips to prevent fraud.

By Mary Ellen Biery  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 29: Gas prices expected to fall, debt-sans-degree rate rises

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 05/28/2012

‘Chosen Beliefs’ that will lead to your dream job

I’m going to focus on how to stay hopeful and productive in the midst of all the bad news

By Susan Waldman  |  02:35 PM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 05/28/2012

P.R. job prospects improve in 2012

Tips to land a communications job in an increasingly interconnected world

By Shrita D. Sterlin  |  02:35 PM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 05/28/2012

Your best opportunity may be at a smaller entrepreneurial firm

The cost of hiring the wrong person is significant, so it’s important to get it right for both the employer and the potential employee.

By Cynthia Kay  |  02:35 PM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 05/28/2012

An internship is your greatest tool to finding a full-time job

New graduates should research the small businesses that are well-positioned for growth

By Lisa Firestone  |  02:35 PM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 05/28/2012

Don’t wear sweats to work, don’t use text-speak and take off those headphones

Don’t wear sweats to work, don’t use text-speak and take off those headphones

By Greg Bier  |  02:35 PM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 05/25/2012

5 financial metrics you should know

Here are the key financial metrics that can help you understand how you’re faring against competitors

By Mary Ellen Biery  |  10:40 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 25: Senate hits impasse on student loan bills, unemployment claims dip

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By J.D. Harrison  |  09:55 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Small business panel talks crowdfunding, contracting and cupcakes

Karen Mills, Scott Case, Robert Litan and others share their advice for entrepreneurs at Washington Post Live event on Powering Small Business.

By J.D. Harrison  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012

In some states, the unemployed can now use benefits to start a business

The Obama administration hopes to turn some job-seekers onto entrepreneurship

By Olga Khazan  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 23: Small business sales rising, little dairy farms disappearing

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Panda glasses are Toms shoes for your face

He decided to launch a charitable sunglasses line — then he realized he knew nothing about retail

By Olga Khazan  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 23: Senate bill takes aim at STEM shortage, generic drugmakers fight legal loophole

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Watch live: Powering small business

Join Washington Post Live for a conversation with U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills, Georgetown Cupcake founders Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne and more as they discuss the challenges and opportunities for small business owners today at 8:30

By  |  06:45 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 22: Ohio entrepreneur named SBA person of the year, Obama opposes increase of small business contracting goals

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Poll: Swing state small business owners leaning toward Romney

In what are expected to be the most hotly contested states, small business owners are keeping a close eye on each of the candidates’ positions on health care, taxes and regulations.

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, election

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Vaccine researcher is small business person of the year

Victoria Tifft of Ohio’s Clinical Research Management Inc. takes the top SBA prize.

By Olga Khazan  |  06:19 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 21: Happy National Small Business Week, G-8 shifts away from austerity ideas

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 05/20/2012

How do you use location-based networks for your business?

How can someone become a virtual ‘mayor’ of my business?

By Olga Khazan  |  09:06 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 05/20/2012

How can you make a video ‘go viral’?

Help my business create the next #Kony2012

By Olga Khazan  |  09:06 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 05/20/2012

How should a business use tagging across social media networks?

How can businesses effectively use hashtags on Twitter or on Facebook to get their message out?

By Olga Khazan  |  09:06 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 05/18/2012

The enduring Chuck Brown brand

The godfather of go-go was a D.C. original whose market approach offers lessons to entrepreneurs.

By Shrita D. Sterlin  |  11:12 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 18: Facebook IPO to yield $100B valuation, new Senate bill targets SBA’s entre­pre­neur­ship office

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 17: Federal Reserve considering additional stimulus, California teen wins national entre­pre­neur­ship award

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Call to Congress: Rescue the farm labor market by legalizing experienced migrant workers

An advocate for the farm labor force responds to a column published earlier this week.

By  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, farm labor

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Obama meets with Taylor Gourmet founders; urges Congress to pass small business tax cuts

Obama met with the founders of the D.C. sandwich shop in order to highlight his plans for small businesses.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:15 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 16: Senate OKs Ex-Im Bank reauthorization, workplace violence most prevalent at gov’t offices

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 15: Lightsquared files for bankruptcy, small business owners leaning toward Obama

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 14: Minority-owned small business contracts slip, Kickstarter suffers security failure

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 05/13/2012

E-Verify requirement would place another burden on small business

By Jennifer Carey  |  03:36 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 05/13/2012

Immigration regs for migrant farm workers need to be streamlined

By Charlene Turczyn  |  03:35 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 05/13/2012

Firms that hire undocumented workers pose unfair competitive advantage

By Michelle Benjamin  |  03:35 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 05/13/2012

Verification for job applicants is needed, but mandating E-Verify is not the answer

By Todd McCracken  |  03:35 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 11: U.S. trade deficit widens significantly, unemployment claims slide

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Rising gas prices crippling small businesses on a variety of levels

During a hearing in the House, a pair of small business owners explained how increasing fuel prices are hammering their bottom lines.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:30 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, gas prices

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 10: USPS abandons original overhaul plan, House reauthorizes Ex-Im Bank

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Study: Business owners seeing less trouble making sales but more trouble securing payments

Slow sales are still the most oft-cited challenge, but there’s a new thorn in the side of young businesses.

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:34 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, sales

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 9: Small business lending drops, Richard Branson’s head now cools beverages

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 8: Small business optimism edges higher, entrepreneurs clamoring to get aboard floating incubator

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 05/07/2012

LivingSocial, Chase put $3 million in grants up for grabs for small businesses

Living Social and Chase have teamed up to offer $250,000 grants to each of up to a dozen small firms across the country.

By J.D. Harrison  |  12:57 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 7: House lawmakers introduce small business international trade bills, Romney keeps attacking Obama’s business record

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:56 PM ET, 05/06/2012

Describe your most successful Twitter campaign

It’s all in the execution.

By Olga Khazan  |  08:56 PM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 PM ET, 05/06/2012

How do you use LinkedIn for business?

The network is more than just job leads.

By Olga Khazan  |  08:56 PM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 PM ET, 05/06/2012

How can you reach government officials over social media?

In Washington, many businesses attempt to influence government. But how can you do so over social media channels?

By Olga Khazan  |  08:56 PM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

The perks and perils of telecommuting

How to ensure employees actually work when they work from home

By Barbara DeGray  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/03/2012

How to use social media monitoring to keep tabs on your competition

Companies sometimes divulge information on their social networking pages that provide insights into their priorities.

By Shrita D. Sterlin  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/02/2012

United States’ new business formation rate continues dropping steadily

No jobs? Maybe that’s because there are so few new companies.

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  entrepreneurship, kauffman

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 2: Manufacturing kicks into gear, small banks charging big card fees

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Greek yogurt maker Chobani takes home 2012 SBA Entrepreneurship Award

The company has come a long way since it had one buyer, five employees and the remains of a shuttered plant in upstate New York.

By J.D. Harrison  |  01:51 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurship, chobani

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Get started ‘On’ May 1: Federal Reserve, small business owners agree: Banks are easing loan terms

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Which small businesses have recovered best from recession?

Professional services are a standout, construction still lags and, surprisingly, one high-performing sector has started to slow.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:51 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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