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On Small Business: August, 2012

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

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

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Get started: Small banks increasingly consolidating, consumer confidence falls

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/28/2012

The odd origins of common start-up words

Ever wonder where “entrepreneur” comes from? Where is all the silicon in that valley? Learn the history behind the start-up language.

By J.D. Harrison  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  startups, business, entrepreneurs, small business

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Get started: Small businesses’ online sales decline, presidential race deadlocked as parties gather

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Rough economy hits small business owners’ retirement dreams hard

By Susan Waldman  |  10:59 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Retirement poses emotional as well as financial concerns for entrepreneurs

By Michelle Thompson-Dolberry  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Route to retirement: Concentrating on crafting my business, rather than my retirement

By Michael Gilman  |  09:47 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 08/26/2012

Retirement plans put on hold as economic recovery slows

A slowing economy and falling revenues have distanced many small business owners from their retirement dreams.

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Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Will mobile payment fees reach zero?

As Mobile payment swipe-fees decrease, LevelUp’s free interchange could prompt a new area of competition.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  12:03 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Get started: Household income levels sink, Obama offers new options to young immigrants

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 08/23/2012

The small business benefits of focus groups, customer interviews and qualitative research

A little qualitative research can carry your small business a long way — if it’s done correctly.

By Jennifer LoBianco  |  05:45 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Get started: Economic toll of regulations hits new high, small business bankruptcies drop

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Get started: Entrepreneurial confidence declines with age, small businesses embracing tablets

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

Get started: Sequestration already weighing on contractors, investors abandoning new tech wave

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Get started: Unemployment claims fall, Square again shakes up small business’ payment options

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Should every entrepreneur learn how to code?

Learning the language behind the web can prove useful for some business owners but a waste of time for others.

By J.D. Harrison  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 08/15/2012

How to attract maximum attention to your small business press releases

When your company has news, you want to share it with everyone. But what tactics work best when wrangling the media?

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:15 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Get started: Small business confidence continues sinking, retail sales surprise forecasters

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Get started: Drought could cost taxpayers $10 billion, DC tops for start-ups on the East Coast?

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012

How to make Yelp work for your small business

Here’s how to elicit more customer reviews — and more importantly, how to respond once you get the feedback.

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Get started: Romney’s Ryan pick shakes up race, employment opens up at the bottom

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Get started: Small business owner angry to see her store in an Obama ad, unemployment claims rise

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Veteran tech CEO’s key to success is finding a “champion”

“Apprentice” winner Kelly Perdew shares tips for veterans who need help getting their businesses off the ground.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:23 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Contracting games only making matters worse for small businesses

Alaskan business owner explains why government services companies are struggling to break even on recent projects.

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

Get started: Employers post most jobs in four years, but small business optimism heads south

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

Despite downturn, don’t cut back on employee training

Employers often turn here when times are tough, but poorly trained employees will only hit harder at your bottom line.

By Michelle A. Benjamin  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/08/2012

In slow economy, small businesses must create their own revolution

For entrepreneurs, a recession can open as many doors as it closes — but you have to actively look for them.

By Faith Smith  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Get started: Hackers increasingly targeting small businesses, Olympics bring empty promise to London firms

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Get started: Government calls contractor layoffs premature, China’s small business ecosystem deteriorating

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By J.D. Harrison  |  10:30 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Get started: National unemployment rate inches higher, small business hiring fairs no better

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Get started: Congress nears deal to avoid shutdown, small business employment improves only slightly

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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