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On Small Business: July, 2012

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 07/16/2012

How to seek out LinkedIn recommendations?

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Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Helping those with “Help Wanted” signs

As a result, employment services firms have enjoyed 21 percent sales growth in the past year.

By Mary Ellen Biery  |  10:47 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Opinion: U.S. needs to toughen trademark laws to discourage infringement

Trademark owners have the responsibility to police and protect their mark from infringement - and it isn’t always easy.

By Faith Smith  |  10:19 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Why the JOBS Act may encourage firms to go public before they’re ready

One consultant fears the new law could encourage start-ups to make the public leap before they’re ready.

By Steve Hobbs  |  10:06 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Small business opinion: Swipe fee changes doing little to help merchants

Consumers may start choosing credit over debit, which could erase any merchant savings from the Durbin Amendment.

By Odysseas Papadimitriou  |  09:53 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Opinion: Health-care law helps small businesses be socially responsible

Opinion: The law will also help small firms create a healthier, more efficient workforce.

By Shrita D. Sterlin  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Small business opinion: Health-care law imposes costs that will deter hiring

By Eric Basu  |  04:40 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Small business opinion: Ruling means companies can focus on growth, not coverage

By John Arensmeyer  |  04:08 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, health care

Posted at 03:47 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Small business opinion: Losing a job no longer means losing coverage

By Bram Kleppner  |  03:47 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Small business opinion: Jobs now, health care later

By Paul Mandell  |  03:39 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Video: Why women are having an especially tough time starting businesses

Kauffman Foundation researcher explains why women-owned firms are growing more slowly than their men-owned counterparts.

By J.D. Harrison  |  02:04 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  entrepreneurship, small business, women

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

Get started: Small business group vows to keep fighting health-care law, unemployment claims slide

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

Get started: Supreme Court upholds law that small business owners still don’t fully understand

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Get started: Consumer confidence dips again, Senate reaches deal on student loan freeze

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Klout: A litmus test for small business marketing and social media strategies

How the site can help entrepreneurs evaluate whether their social networking and Internet marketing efforts are working.

By Eric Yaverbaum  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

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

Get started: Facebook adds first woman to board, Supreme Court strikes parts of immigration law

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Get started: Health care ruling expected this week, Obama pressing student loan issue

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

Get Started: Fed extends Operation Twist, gas prices look primed to plummet

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012

How to mitigate the risks if your small business has dealings in Europe

If your small business has dealings in Italy, Spain or Greece, can you mitigate the risks? Absolutely.

By Guido Schulz  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, europe

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

Get started: Supreme Court decision a win for drug makers, small businesses shift to mobile marketing

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

Get started: Business owners forgoing paychecks, Army classifies Russian arms dealer as small business

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/18/2012

How to build a mobile app for your small business

Should you build your company’s software in house or partner with a professional?

By  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/18/2012

How to spread the word about your company’s Kickstarter campaigns

Entrepreneurs share advice on how to lay the foundation for a successful crowdfunding campaign.

By  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Get started ‘On’ June 18: Microsoft dealing for business social network, Facebook loses executive to start-up dreams

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 06/15/2012

How to maximize your marketing for Father’s Day

Father’s Day marketing ideas that can generate business for you and make sure dad gets some gifts he really wants.

By Shrita D. Sterlin  |  12:39 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Get started ‘On’ June 15: Obama and Romney duel on economy, small businesses split on health care law

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

Get started ‘On’ June 14: Retail sales dip slightly, developers playing lead role in smartphone wars

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

Get started ‘On’ June 13: Romney outlines health care alternative, FTC levies first penalty for selling social media data

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Hopes on hold: Small business optimism remains low in May

Even an increase in hiring plans is overshadowed by struggles to find qualified applicants, according to the latest reading from the NFIB.

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:52 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, optimism

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

Get started ‘On’ June 12: Recession wiped away two decades of wealth, GSA weeding out obsolete contracts

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

Get started ‘On’ June 11: Older workers slow to recover from recession, IPO market runs dry

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

How to leverage user-generate content on social media sites

Here’s how to encourage your customers to create new advertising and branding solutions for your company at no cost to the business.

By Eric Yaverbaum  |  05:30 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 03:24 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Vacation balance: A little bit of work and a lot of beach

By Luke Kempski  |  03:24 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 02:41 AM ET, 06/11/2012

How to turn business trips into mini vacations

Driscoll: Whenever possible, extend your bussiness trips into mini vacations.

By C. Cookie Driscoll  |  02:41 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Small business owners’ families deserve their fair share of time

By Michelle Thompson-Dolberry  |  02:34 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 02:25 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Take a working ‘staycation’ when revenue is iffy

By Cedric and Shellye Lyons  |  02:25 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 02:18 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Vacations can be stressful when you’re worried about the business

By Dan Galbraith  |  02:18 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 02:07 AM ET, 06/11/2012

I try to take a vacation but my business keeps interrupting

By Cynthia Kay  |  02:07 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 06/08/2012

You tell us: Should the United States welcome highly educated immigrants?

Congress is considering easing immigration rules for foreign-born graduates. We want to hear your thoughts on the legislation.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:29 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Get started ‘On’ the weekend: Republicans pounce on Obamas’s private sector remark, small lenders subjected to complex new standards

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Who you need to know when competing for small business contracts

Building relationships with these public figures can go a long way when vying for government work.

By Doña Storey  |  12:51 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Get started ‘On’ June 7: Small business spirits lifting, Napster founders team up again

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Study: Women-owned businesses have “turned the corner” in recession recovery

Many women-owned firms are starting to increase employment again, according to a new study.

By J.D. Harrison  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, women-owned

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

Get started ‘On’ June 5: Senate planning vote on women’s pay measure, AIG chief calls for higher retirement age

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

Get started ‘On’ June 4: Gaping security holes exposed at industrial control computers, euro drops near 2-year low

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

Social media advice: Who to target when building an online following

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

How to raise funds through social media channels

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

Optimal outreach for small businesses: How many social media posts per day?

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

Get started ‘On’ June 1: Smallest businesses slowly adding employees, Q1 economic growth initially overstated

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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