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On Small Business: November, 2012

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Business owners urge ‘constructive passion’ as politics enters the workplace

Promote voting, not a candidate.

By Brittany Hodak and Kim Kaupe  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, politics, advice, election, barack obama, mitt romney

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Small business owners forced to walk a political tightrope around employees

Small business owners should educate their employees but remain neutral about the candidates.

By Gloria Berthold Larkin  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice, politics, election

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Get started: Sandy slams small businesses, Startup Weekend Next shoots for 10,000 new firms

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Small business slammed by Sandy? Here’s where to find help

By J.D. Harrison  |  04:08 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, hurricane sandy, disaster relief, loans

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 10/30/2012

The big pitch: Selling ideas to D.C. investors

Entrepreneurs from across the Mid-Atlantic region came to Washington last week hoping to sell their fledgling business ideas to local investors.

By Mohana Ravindranath and J.D. Harrison  |  03:30 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Students get a chance to pitch business plans during DC Entrepreneurship Week

As part of DC Entrepreneurship Week, high schoolers presented their idea to potential investors.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  03:14 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  First Family, Parties

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Opinion: Keep political views to yourself at work

Save those debates for other settings.

By Shrita Sterlin  |  02:22 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, politics, election

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Get started: Hurricane Sandy hammers East Coast, disaster loans available for small businesses

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Get started: Small business owners disappointed in candidates, frustrated with tax filing regulations

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Get started: Small banks spearhead small lending, OSB celebrates our first birthday

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Study: Shortage of skilled workers vastly overstated

New research challenges calls for easier immigration paths for highly skilled, foreign-born workers and entrepreneurs.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, immigration, politics, entrepreneurs

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 10/23/2012

SBA loans to small exporters increasing

Loans to exporters exceeded $923 million this year, supporting $1.7 billion in small business exports.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  08:30 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Get started: Obama and Romney deadlocked, holiday sales expected to surge this year

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Entrepreneurship advice: How to decide between coworking spaces, accelerators and incubators

Then again, there are also coworking spaces. So which one is right for your young company?

By J.D. Harrison  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Small business advice: How to make office meetings more enjoyable and more effective

Don’t dread the site of your conference room. Meetings can be both enjoyable and efficient.

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:35 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/22/2012

How business owners can avoid succumbing to email overload

Entrepreneurs offer their tips for managing an often overwhelming stream of messages.

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Business-for-sale transactions on the rise

More firms swapped hands during Q3 of 2012 compared to the same time last year, continuing a gradual increase since the recession.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Global Entrepreneurship Week explained in 3 minutes

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  startups, entreprneurship, small business

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 10/17/2012

SBA sponsors program connecting inner city entrepreneurs to investors

This year, the program will take on 180 inner-city companies for its training workshop in Detroit on Oct. 24.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  07:30 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Get started: Small Business Lending Fund falling short of expectations, jobless claims surge

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:35 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Opinion: Small businesses lose when the government picks winners

Small firms are often left holding the bag when elected officials change their minds on industry investments.

By Thomas E. Secor  |  02:35 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 02:34 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Business owners to candidates: How will you alleviate fear and uncertainty?

By Danielle Smith and Ryan O’Neal  |  02:34 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business

Posted at 02:18 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Opinion: Campaigns neglecting the needs of disadvantaged businesses

By Grant Haber  |  02:18 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Get started: Small business capital access improving, unemployment claims plummet

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Romney leads, but Obama gains in new small business poll

Mitt Romney still leads, but the president is closing the gap among small business voters.

By J.D. Harrison  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, barack obama, mitt romney, election, politics

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Get started: Housing leads economic recovery, new small businesses may skew employment data

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

Google launches credit-card program for small businesses

The cards can only be used toward Google’s search-engine advertising technology, “AdWords”.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  07:30 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Get started: Wal-Mart tests same-day delivery; small business owners pessimistic

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By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Get started: What an online sales tax could mean for small business, iPad mini rumors

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By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Get started: Unemployment rate falls to 7.8 percent, small business hiring slows

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By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Get started: Federal Reserve debated risks of new stimulus, Women thriving in VC-backed firms

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Venture-backed companies with female execs more successful, study says

The presence of female executives in a start-up could influence its financial success, according to a new study.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  02:40 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Developers of education-related apps oppose changes to children’s online privacy laws

Industry group says costs of complying with proposed COPPA changes could stifle app creators.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Small businesses front and center in the presidential debate

Right from the opening statements, Obama and Romney battled repeatedly over which policies benefit small business owners.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:40 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, debate, politics

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Get started: Romney takes Round 1, American wealth gap widens

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/02/2012

SBA and AARP hold Mentor Day for older entrepreneurs

Oct. 2 is National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day, a networking event for entrepreneurs over the age of 50.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Defense contractor looking abroad to fill holes left by depleted government spending

Army contractor says her firm is already looking abroad to fill holes that would be left by depleted government spending.

By Kimberly Brown  |  05:00 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

D.C. at DEMO: High school CEO introduces Hallway

Sean McElrath is taking a few days off of school to showcase his start-up to some of the most influential players in the Valley.

By J.D. Harrison  |  04:10 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  smll business, startups, business, technology

 

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