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On Small Business: November, 2012

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

Get started: Small businesses discouraged by election results, fiscal cliff negotiations stall

Our daily blend of news, tips and trends for start-ups and small businesses.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Get started: Small businesses shy away from Groupon, USPS faces its own fiscal cliff

Our daily blend of news, tips and trends for start-ups and small businesses.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Entrepreneurship up 60 percent in U.S. since last year

Nearly one in eight adults are now involved in entrepreneurial activity, the highest level since 2005.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Forecasts

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Three immediate small business implications if Congress can reach a fiscal cliff deal

How will small businesses respond to the debt deal? A finance professor lays out the most likely scenarios.

By John Paglia  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, tax cliff, president obama, economy

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Google, Chamber of Commerce power career resource for veterans

The platform, called VetNet, features panels accessible to Google+ hangouts.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Get started: Businesses pull back on investments, support for small exporters increases

Our daily blend of news, tips and trends for start-ups and small businesses.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Obama consults small business owners on tax policy, fiscal cliff negotiations

The president sat down with employers to discuss his tax policies and their recommendations for avoiding the fiscal cliff.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, president obama, fiscal cliff, taxes, economy, politics

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Supporters spend $5.5 billion on Small Business Saturday

NFIB estimates that nearly 10 percent of Thanksgiving weekend’s $59.1 billion in sales were related to Small Business Saturday.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:48 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Small business advice: How to create a cybersecurity emergency plan

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:20 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, cyber monday, cybersecurity, business

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Should small business owners embrace or push back against BYOD?

Allowing employees to use their own devices for work is becoming increasingly popular. But is it wise?

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:02 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, cyber monday, sybersecurity

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Small business advice: How much capital should be invested in cybersecurity protection?

Entrepreneurs discuss how much to invest in online security and what factors play into that decision.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:45 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, cyber monday, cybersecurity

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Get started: Small retailers enjoy a boost from Small Business Saturday, turn sights to Cyber Monday

Our daily blend of news, tips and trends for start-ups and small businesses.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 11/23/2012

Social marketing becoming increasingly valuable for small businesses during the holidays

By Dawn Casale and David Crofton  |  03:58 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 11/23/2012

On SBS, show customers the benefits of shopping small

In order to compete with big retailers and online outlets, make your store a major part of the local community.

By Doris Crater  |  03:54 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 11/23/2012

Consistent marketing, creative selling are key to maximize holiday sales

By Mary Ardapple  |  03:53 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/22/2012

Using analytics to make holiday sales more effective

Mobile payment methods like Square can log sales data with each credit card transaction, allowing small businesses to track sales patterns.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Get started: Big corporations swiping small business contracts, employers okay with tax hikes

Our daily blend of news, tips and trends for start-ups and small businesses.

By J.D. Harrison  |  12:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Five tips to help you capi­tal­ize on Small Business Saturday

Search engines, smartphones and social media — tackle all three to lure shoppers to your store.

By Wiley Cerilli  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business saturday, business, economy, black friday

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Get started: Small business owners approve of tax hikes on rich, community banks fight regulations

Our daily blend of news, tips and trends for start-ups and small businesses.

By J.D. Harrison  |  01:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Washington small business owners expect to grow without borrowing in 2013

Report suggests a majority of local business owners expect payrolls and revenues to increase next year.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, local business, local, washington d.c., economy

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Obama emphasizes his plans for small business taxes, skilled immigrants during news conference

During his press conference, the president addressed two of the most pressing concerns for start-ups and small businesses.

By J.D. Harrison  |  03:10 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, economy, fiscal cliff, taxes, immigration

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Bank of America set to enter mobile payment space

The bank will compete with tech companies like Square, PayPal, Google and LevelUp for the small business market.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  11:58 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Get started: Small businesses poised to invest after fiscal cliff deal, start-ups short on capital

Our daily blend of news and tips for start-ups and small businesses.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Opinion: Small businesses need clarity and consistency in the tax code

When rates change every year, small employers have trouble planning for the future.

By Grafton Willey IV  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, taxes, fiscal cliff, spending, economy, debt

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Congress could learn a thing or two from small businesses

A small contractor says threats like the tax cliff and sequestration underline a lack of business prowess in Washington.

By ML Mackey  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, small business, taxes, deficit, business owners, economy, budget, obama

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Opinion: Regulations rival tax cliff among small business owners’ biggest concerns

The country is teetering on the edge of the fiscal cliff, but one employer is more worried about red tape.

By Keith A. Ashmus  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, small business, taxes, deficit, business owners, economy, budget, obama

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Get started: Black Friday expands into Thursday, Small firms awaiting the fiscal cliff

Our daily blend of news, trends and tips for small businesses.

By J.D. Harrison and Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:32 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Translating military service to entrepreneurship

A look at how military service often leaves veterans with the perfect skills to start their own businesses.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  04:24 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Forecasts

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 11/12/2012

A digital marketing guide to prepare for Small Business Saturday

Customers are expected to ‘shop small’ on Nov. 24. But to lure them in, you’ll need a big online presence.

By Heath Clarke  |  12:37 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business saturday, retail, economy

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 11/11/2012

Get started: Unemployment claims dip, small business owners weigh in on election

Our daily blend of news, trends and tips created specifically with small businesses in mind.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:00 PM ET, 11/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Georgetown undergrads’ business voted D.C.’s ‘Hottest Start-up’

Georgetown students’ online newsletter system allows non-profits to share staff stories with donors.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  11:12 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Get started: Obama wins reelection, Congress remains divided

Our daily blend of news, trends and tips created specifically with small businesses in mind.

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

Solopreneurs, freelancers hoping for more help from the election winner

The number of workers opting for self-employment is rising, but they face unique challenges that aren’t being addressed in Washington.

By Shane Snow  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, election, politics, barack obama, mitt romney

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Bracing for a social media explosion on Election Day

Less than 24 hours before polls open, both candidates will crank up their social media marketing to engage with voters.

By Ken Wisnefski  |  12:49 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Small business advice: When and how to take your company global

Going global poses hidden challenges.

By J.D. Harrison  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  exports, small buisness, barack obama, mitt romney, election, politics

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Entrepreneurs to elected officials: Here’s how you improve our access to capital

The JOBS Act might make the fundraising process more efficient for new businesses, but here’s what else elected officials can do to help.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:45 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, politics, campaign, election

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Get started: Candidates make one final push, contractors expect sequestration delay

Our daily blend of news, trends and tips created specifically with small businesses in mind.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Do tax rates really matter to start-ups?

Entrepreneurs dispute the significance of tax rates and which changes would spur growth and hiring by young companies.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, election, politics, small business, entrepreneurs

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 11/02/2012

5 takeaways from The Washington Post’s small business exporting event

Small business owners trying to expand your business should start by looking abroad, experts say.

By Mohana Ravindranath and J.D. Harrison  |  03:56 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, exports, economy

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Small business lending sinks to lowest level of 2012

More companies are falling behind on their loan payments even as the Federal Reserve tries to make it easier for them to borrow.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, lending, borrowing, election, economy

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Get started: Sandy reveals virtual economy’s limits, small businesses seek the digital savvy

Our daily blend of news, trends and tips created specifically with small businesses in mind.

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