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On Small Business: June, 2013

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Perfecting the point-of-sale system

Square, Groupon and others are hoping merchants will replace cash registers with their apps.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 05/30/2013

D.C. art academy dabbles with crowdsourcing

ArtJamz’s Michael Clements found the Internet was a useful tool to guage interest in courses.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  11:50 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Small business advice: How to prepare your company now for potential growth later

Don’t wait until sales start soaring to prepare your company to handle a sudden expansion.

By Yosef Martin  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs, startups, hiring

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Small business advice: Social media success requires learning the nuances of each site

An effective tweet doesn’t always make the best post on Facebook. Here are the nuances to know.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, social media

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Small business advice: Should entrepreneurs respond to harsh criticism via social media?

Should you respond or simply ignore negative feedback on social media?

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Small business advice: Which social media sites are worth the time and energy?

So many social media sites out there today — which ones should you use and which should you skip?

By J.D. Harrison  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Donald Trump jumps into crowdfunding

The real estate mogul has launched FundAnything, through which he personally back some campaigns.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Small business advice: How to land (and rock) meetings with potential big business partners

An expert shares a dozen tips for small business owners looking to partner with big businesses.

By Kelli Richards  |  07:45 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, entrepreneurs, advice

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Small business weekly: GSA’s struggles, Obamacare’s rules and Bono’s investment

The biggest small business news from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups, business, irs, immigration, obama, bono

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Opinion: On its own, E-Verify places too heavy a burden on small businesses

Three employers explain why the system should be mandated only if part of a broader immigration deal.

By David Borris, Cristina McNeil and ReShonda Young  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, immigration, business, e-verify, politics, congress, gang of eight

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Groupon point-of-sale app challenges Square, Paypal

Since acquiring a mobile payment start-up in 2012, Groupon has moved beyond daily deals.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Small business advice: Should you allow employees to work from home?

Offering flexibility has its drawbacks, but some entrepreneurs believe it helps them attract top talent.

By J.D. Harrison  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, economy, entrepreneurs

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Start-up founders ditch conventional dress codes

Three entrepreneurs explain why they threw out conventional wisdom when it comes to professional attire.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:20 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, entrepreneurs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Small business advice: Should employers offer workers unlimited vacation time?

Our panelists do not see eye-to-eye on the benefits of giving workers as much time off as they want.

By J.D. Harrison  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, startups

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Commentary: To succeed in business, act like a child

One entrepreneur explains why business owners should take a few lessons from his six-year-old.

By Matt Hunt  |  08:15 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Small business weekly: Internet sales tax, increased lending and immigration controversy

The biggest small business news from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, startups, economy, business, congress

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 05/08/2013

SBA eliminates set-aside caps for women contractors

Government contracts reserved for women-owned small businesses can now be for any dollar amount.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  11:52 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/07/2013

D.C. dating start-up Hinge expanding to New York

Now that Hinge has 10,000 users in the D.C. area, its founders have set their sights on New York.

By Mohana Ravindranath  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Small business weekly: Obamacare forms, online taxes and odorless shirts

The biggest small business news from the past week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business owners, entrepreneurs, startups, business

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Small business advice: How to keep your corporation or LLC in good standing with the government

Own a corporation or LLC? Here’s a checklist to make sure your company remains in good standing.

By Deborah Sweeney  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, business, economy, government

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Opinion: At two-month mark, sequestration’s toll on small businesses only beginning

Small business owners will start to feel the effects of the government cuts in the coming months.

By Fred Graziano  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small business, sequestration, business, government, politics

 

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