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On Small Business: December, 2012

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Get started: On the edge of the fiscal cliff, a fall could pit big firms against small businesses

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, tax cliff, taxes, congress, obama, boehner, biden, economy

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Get started: Entrepreneurs looking overseas earlier, unemployment claims dropping steadily

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, exporting, economy, recession

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Profiting from publicly available data

A new crop of start-ups mines the Web for certain types of people, and sells their public data to others.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  11:45 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 12/25/2012

Get started: Fiscal cliff clock ticking down, small business committee pushes back against tax hikes

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By J.D. Harrison  |  10:30 PM ET, 12/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012

In crowdfunding, is there a difference between ‘customers’ and ‘investors?’

Pebble Watches raised money on Kickstarter and missed its holiday shipping deadline. So, what now?

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Franchise industry’s growth expected to slow in 2013, held back by uncertainty in Washington

Economists expect franchise job growth to slow next year due largely to political turmoil in Washington.

By J.D. Harrison  |  11:45 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, franchises, taxes, health care, economy, jobs

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Getting a return on employee rewards

Gogobot CEO Travis Katz wanted to simultaneously reward employees, refine his product, and instill confidence in his brand.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  08:30 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Get started: Obama and Boehner near cliff deal, SBA head pushing for jobless benefits for self-starters

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012

For a cash-strapped small business, holiday gifts get less expensive but more personal

By Mike Mitternight  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business advice, holidays, economy, entrepreneurs

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Small business savings: Employer giving extra paid vacation instead of holiday bonuses

One idea: Consider giving them an extra week of paid vacation instead of the traditional holiday bonus.

By Cynthia Kay  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business advice, holidays, economy, entrepreneurs

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Four inexpensive ways to show appreciation to your small business employees this holiday season

By Michelle Benjamin  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business advice, holidays, economy, entrepreneurs

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Get started: Federal Reserve takes bold new action, small businesses already slipping off fiscal cliff

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By J.D. Harrison  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Online sales tax legislation: How three bills could affect small retailers

A guide to three bills that are meant to level the playing field for online and brick-and-mortar retailers.

By Steven Aldrich  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, taxes, retail, e-commerce, economy, sales tax

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Opinion: Why a tax credit for small businesses goes underused — and what Congress can do about it

One expert explains why many small firms miss this opportunity and what Congress can do about it.

By Dean Zerbe  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, tax credits, congress, economy, taxes, research

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

How small business owners can avoid a holiday financing hangover

Many business owners will spend time on the opposite side of the cash register this month. Here are some tips to avoid financing woes.

By Odysseas Papadimitriou  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, retail, shopping, credit cards

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 12/11/2012

SBA OKs $156 million in distaster loans to small businesses hit by Superstorm Sandy

More than 2,500 homeowners, renters and businesses in the Northeast received loans.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  11:08 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Get started: Republicans embracing tax hikes, small business optimism sinks

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Ho, Ho, Hackers: How to protect your small business from holiday credit card scams

One expert provides four tips for small business owners ahead of an expected surge in scams.

By Rob Bertke  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, holiday shopping, cybersecurity, hackers, economy

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

Get started: Obama warns against new debt ceiling battle, D.C. start-ups scooping up LivingSocialers

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/06/2012

First Trade Union Bank partners with mobile payment start-up LevelUp

First Trade Union Bank is one of only a few financial institutions actively pursuing mobile payments.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/05/2012

The ups and downs of using your product to launch your product

Some event planning entrepreneurs use their own products to organize parties and raise interest.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Get started: Small business sales keep slipping, hiring decisions based on likability

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Kauffman Foundation elects new president and CEO

Board chairman Thomas A. McDonnell will take over as president and chief executive on Jan. 1, 2013.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  03:17 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Washington suburbs home to eight of the nation’s fastest growing small businesses

N. Virginia is home to some of the country’s fastest growing small businesses, most benefitting from their proximity to Washington.

By J.D. Harrison  |  02:55 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, economy, jobs, local, startups, hiring

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Small business secrets to help you create an employee-friendly workspace

Entrepreneurs offer a few inexpensive tips to help you create an environment where workers actually want to spend their time.

By J.D. Harrison  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, startups, the yec, economy, offices

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Small business perspectives: Do employees’ hours matter if they get the job done?

As performance metrics evolve, does it really matter whether your employees clock in and out?

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

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Get started: Republicans submit new plan to avoid tax cliff, low-wage firms uneasy about Obamacare

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Entrepreneurs: Here’s the secret to retaining your most talented employees

Now that you found that perfect person for the position, how do you make sure they stay put?

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  entrepreneurs, small business, business owners, economy

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Get started: Small business borrowing, hiring and wages on the rise, reports show

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By J.D. Harrison  |  10:31 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

 

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