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On Small Business: February, 2013

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Opinion: Congress must start considering the return on investment for every government expenditure

By Ted Kissel  |  08:30 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, budget, congress, economy, recession

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Opinion: Congress should employ basic small business principles to help balance the budget

One entrepreneur suggests a few small business principles that could help policy makers in Washington.

By Michelle Benjamin  |  07:20 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, business advice, budget, congress, debt, economy

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Opinion: Congress should adopt ‘no budget, no pay’ approach — just like small businesses

If business owners don’t create a budget, they don’t get paid. Why should it work differently in D.C.?

By Eric Basu  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, congess, budget, deficit, debt, budget deal, sequestration, economy

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Five takeaways from the Washington Auto Show’s energy efficiency policy summit

To kick off next week’s event, the auto show hosted a panel discussion from automakers and industry experts on energy efficient vehicles.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  10:51 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cars, washington auto show, dcauto, emissions, environment, dcautoshow

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Opinion: Washington’s immigration solutions must address shortage of computer developers, engineers

A number of founders explain why their young firms are in desperate need of immigration reform.

By Shane Snow  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, immigration, jobs, economy, start-ups, talent, congress

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Get started: U.S. economy shrinks, 192,000 private sector jobs added in January

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

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Get started: Small businesses hiring, firing and swapping hands at accelerating rates

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Get started: Senators unveil immigration reform plan, small firms to win big federal contract

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

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Small business weekly: Immigration, sequestration and beer operations

A look at some of the biggest small business stories of the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, small business weekly

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Small business optimism up, but concerns about healthcare and taxes persist

Small business owner optimism is up since November, but there are still plenty of areas of concern.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Get started: Women fall behind in contracting arena, NYC soda ban threatens small businesses

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Get started: House votes to suspend debt limit, IMF says global growth slowing

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

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Small business advice: How to capitalize on your competitors’ strengths

Rather than simply criticizing your rivals, try focusing on and learning from the things they do well.

By Mark Quinn  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, advice

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Get started: Small business owners think economy is on the wrong track, debt ceiling bill moving forward

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By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mall business, get started on

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013

SBA launches online marketplace for federal contracts

The SBA’s new site, called RFP-EZ, lets small business owners browse and bid for government requests online.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Small business weekly: Obamacare, Omaha and outer space

A collection of the biggest small business stories from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  09:20 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business weekly

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Small business advice: Five things to work on if your company’s loan application is denied

Credit denied? Here are the five areas where your company likely failed to impress the bank.

By Mary Ellen Biery  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, loans, economy, lending, banking

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Get started: Teen tech wizards take the spotlight, a new stock exchange for small businesses?

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Get started: Fed survey says economy picked up at end of 2012, new calculation for home-office tax

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

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 01/17/2013

IRS announces simpler home-office tax deduction

The new method lets people working from home offices deduct up to $1,500 from their taxes.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  05:30 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Get started: Initial public offerings killing innovation, World Bank pulls back on growth forecast

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Get started: Obama not negotiating debt ceiling, Google Fiber spurs start-ups in Kansas City

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

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Small business weekly: Sandy, Lew and Kickstarter

A collection of the biggest small business stories from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business weekly

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/11/2013

2.2M backers pledged $300M on Kickstarter in 2012

Only about 88 percent of the dollars pledged were actually paid out, but Kickstarter’s numbers hint at the potential success of crowdfunding.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Get started: Obama nominates chief of staff to lead Treasury, cloud computing posing challenges

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Get started: Small sports retailers celebrate hockey deal, small business confidence rising slowly

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Small business optimism up from November

Confidence increased slightly from November’s historically low optimism score, according to the NFIB.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  12:03 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/07/2013

SBA authorizes first venture capital firm to invest government-backed start-up funding

North Carolina firm is the first licensed to invest governement-backed capital to start-ups.

By J.D. Harrison  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Advice: Behind-the-scenes secrets to success for small merchants in 2013

When it comes to marketing, shipping and inventory, outsourcing can be key for small firms.

By Jason Hodges  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Get started: Crowdfunding moves ahead despite delayed regulations, next fiscal fight beginning

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 01/04/2013

December sees uptick in small business jobs

Small business job creation last month showed a tiny improvement over Nov., according to the NFIB.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  05:30 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Get started: Business leaders expected continued uncertainty after deal, Dodd-Frank under fire

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Get started: Congress steers clear of the fiscal cliff, deal a mixed bag for small businesses

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

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, get started on

 

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