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On Small Business: July, 2012

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Get started: Relief offered to small businesses choked by drought, rival lawmakers working to avoid shutdown

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Get started: Failed campaigns stiffing small businesses, House to respond on taxes

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:12 AM ET, 07/30/2012

What to look for when hiring a social media specialist

Nearly every young job applicant understands the basics of social networking. So how do you identify an expert?

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

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

Small business advice: How to respond to harsh criticism on your social media pages

Here are a few helpful hints for handling negative reviews and angry messages on your social media pages.

By J.D. Harrison  |  12:01 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 07/30/2012

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

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

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

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/27/2012

Get started: Recession wiped out 200,000 small firms, Obama remark divides business owners

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 07/26/2012

House approves measure to block new business regulations until unemployment recedes

Legislation would prevent government from imposing new rules until the jobless rate falls back to 6 percent.

By J.D. Harrison  |  03:09 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/26/2012

An isolation solution: How to conquer the most common peril of working at home

There are a number of drawbacks to working remotely. One long-time remote worker offers remedies for each one.

By Barbara DeGray  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Get started: Senate OKs tax hike on wealthy, small business audits increasingly turning up nothing

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Small business owners, beware of BYOD

Letting employees use their own devices for work could save time and money. But it could also cost you a great deal of both.

By Eric Yaverbaum  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice, mobile

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Get started: Credit unions lobbying against lending caps, Facebook revamps small business page

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Get started: Big business lending grows as small business lending slips, firm apologizes for Aurora gaff

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Entrepreneurship advice: How to tune out the pessimists and naysayers

By Brittany Hodak  |  04:55 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurship

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Opinion: Women business owners must lose the “us-vs.-them” gender mentality

By Amber Peebles  |  04:05 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012

How to kickstart the women-owned business engine

The rules that govern Women Business Centers don’t necessarily foster the growth of firms beyond a certain point.

By Julie R. Weeks  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Opinion: Government must help women-owned firms break into contracting market

The staffs committed to helping women break into the procurement market remain understaffed.

By Doña Storey  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, contracting

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Get started: Small businesses opting out of tax breaks, venture capital firms coming out of the shadows

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Opinion: Health-care reform puts power of coverage back in small business owners’ hands

One business owner says the tax credits will let him invest in new technology and prepare for an initial public offering.

By Kenneth Wisnefski  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, health care

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Get started: White House wants your help identifying bad regulations, unemployment claims surge

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Get started: Romney rips Obama’s business remark, House to vote on new regulation freeze

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Get started: Bernanke warns that recovery is slowing, budget cuts expected to eliminate 2 million jobs

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Get started: Obama, Senate Dems divided on investment tax, women-owned firms remain tiny

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By J.D. Harrison  |  04:55 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Get started: Retail sales slide again, investors giving contractors the cold shoulder

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By J.D. Harrison  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Business tips: How to hunt for talented job candidates using social media sites

Many employers now use the sites to vet applicants. But they can also be used to actively seek out promising candidates.

By J.D. Harrison  |  12:01 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

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

#Fail: The most common Twitter mistakes by business owners

Entrepreneurs explain which nine common blunders can wreck your tweeting strategy.

By J.D. Harrison  |  12:01 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Get started: Unemployment claims hit four-year low, credit card fraud plaguing small businesses

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Marines, SBA join forces to help returning soldiers launch new businesses

The agency launches a new pilot program to help service members start their own businesses after returning home.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:55 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Small business branding lessons from Zappos

Culture is everything for the online commerce company, which can offer several valuable lessons for small businesses.

By Susan Waldman  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Get started: National trade deficit slims, Kickstarter moving across the pond to U.K.

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/11/2012

An online password guide for small business owners

Online banking, social media, computer networks — all in need of a different password. So how do you keep them straight and keep your company secure?

By J.D. Harrison  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Get started: Senate moves ahead on small business tax credit bill, Obama and Romney deadlocked

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

Get started: Obama urges extension of tax cuts, new start-up crowdfunds political ads

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

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Get started: Black Americans’ credit scores bludgeoned, small business votes still up for grabs

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Thunderclap: The next invaluable social media tool for small business?

A new web service could help small businesses go viral online. But there’s some controvery surrounding the model.

By Eric Yaverbaum  |  07:30 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/04/2012

Marketing a new niche: How to promote the new without ousting the old

The meteoric rise of e-books offers an important lesson about marketing new, disruptive products.

By J.D. Harrison  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/04/2012

Get started: Entrepreneurs sign Declaration of Internet Freedom, IMF warns of future recession

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/03/2012

Get started: American manufacturing production shrinks, Facebook use at work declines

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Get started: Immigrants punching above their weight in small business ownership, health-care job market booming

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