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On Small Business: October, 2012

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Small contractor: Sequestration calls for planning, not panic

But if cuts take place, one contractor says the sector may lose its top talent to more promising industries.

By Eric Basu  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 AM ET, 10/01/2012

D.C. job-search start-up launching at DEMO in Silicon Valley

The firm’s job-sharing platform aims to make the search more efficient for both employers and job seekers.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  04:13 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Get started: Business investments tapering off, Case warns against entrepreneurial cockiness

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Get started: Obama nabs lead in swing states, health insurance costs climb higher

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 09/26/2012

How to make the best crowdfunding pitch

Your crowdfunding pitch can’t be the same as your VC pitch, CEOs say. Here are their tips.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  05:30 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 09/25/2012

NFL referee debacle illustrates the importance of building a powerful business brand

When customers are irreversibly hooked on your product, bouts of adversity can appear awfully trivial.

By Kenneth Wisnefski  |  01:55 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, nfl referees

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Small business lessons pulled from Romney’s ‘47 percent’ fiasco

Business owner suggests a few crisis-management tips that could help the Republican candidate.

By Shrita Sterlin  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, mitt romney, politics

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012

How small businesses can locate and lure new customers through Foursquare

The location-based platform can be a valuable tool for business owners, especially ones who are willing to trade deals for check-ins.

By J.D. Harrison  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Entrepreneurs share their promotional ‘swag’ secrets

Stickers and t-shirts are popular giveaways. But something outside the box might work even better.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

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

Business tips: How to get the most out of your online advertising dollars

Google AdWords, Facebook ads, promoted tweets: Which options work best for small businesses?

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 12:28 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Get started: Banks fulfilling a small business promise, Romney charting aggresive new course

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By J.D. Harrison  |  12:28 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Get started: SBA adds new support for Hispanic-owned businesses, Canada beckons foreign entrepreneurs

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Get started: Social media especially critical to small businesses, U.S. lags in economic freedom

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Opinion: Small businesses need to be stimulated, not merely stabilized

Capital needs to be efficiently focused back into the small business sector to reduce unemployement.

By Scott Sklar  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Get started: NASA beckons small businesses, U.S.-China trade relationship sours

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Small business owner: QE3 is a good start, but hardly enough

An immobile economy needs new jobs, and the best sources are start-ups and businesses.

By Paul Mandell  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Fed action a welcome move for small businesses

By Sharon Jenkins  |  05:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 09/17/2012

D.C. food trucks lobbying to change outdated ‘ice cream truck rules’

Truck owners have been pushing for new regulations, which could be implemented as soon as next month.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:30 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, food trucks

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Get started: Small business health insurance costs rising, candidates turn back to the economy

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Small business owners’ most common misconceptions about FDA compliance

If your small business doesn’t handle food or drugs, you don’t need to be concerned with FDA regulations, right? Wrong.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:01 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Get started: Middle class shrinking, Obama’s small business lending aid falling short

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Get started: Mexico providing much-needed trade boon for American firms, consumer borrowing sinks

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Need a hand? How to build and promote an internship program for your business

Here’s how to build a program benefiting both the intern and your business.

By J.D. Harrison  |  03:15 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 02:45 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Home sweet home: How to find the perfect first office for your small business

Your office space should reflect the culture of your business — here’s how to find it.

By J.D. Harrison  |  02:45 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 02:16 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Entrepreneurs: Start preparing your business right now for the mobile payments movement

Is now the right time for your business to embrace the technology?

By J.D. Harrison  |  02:16 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

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

Get started: Microlending catching hold in the United States, Obama addresses ‘you didn’t build that’

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By J.D. Harrison  |  10:06 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Get started: Economy falls short on job creation, small businesses not helping

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Why simplicity should be at the heart of your small business marketing strategy

New research shows that simplicity, not engagement, encourages customers to buy from and return to your business.

By Patrick Spenner  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

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

Get started: Small business lending edges higher, American factories grinding to a halt

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Hurricane preparation tips for small business owners

Natural disasters can leave businesses without power, under water or wiped away entirely. But there are steps to take to mitigate the risks.

By Pete Appello  |  12:58 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, isaac

 

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