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What the last-minute tax deal means for small businesses

In the spirit of the holidays, there’s a Tiny Tim way to look at the deal, and a Scrooge way to look at the deal.

OSB HEADLINES

SBA evolving under new leader

SBA evolving under new leader

Striving to stay relevant and shed its antiquated reputation, the agency is seeing a cultural and strategic shift.

Common ground on Main Street?

Common ground on Main Street?

Outgoing House Small Business chairman urges both parties to start making life easier for entrepreneurs.

Congress approves small business bills

Congress approves small business bills

The annual military spending budget has become an awfully handy tool for small business lawmakers.

An unlikely weapon against Ebola

An unlikely weapon against Ebola

Justin Li’s start-up set out to help athletes. Now he has his sights set on health-care workers in Africa.

Optimism levels back to normal

Optimism levels back to normal

Come New Year’s, don’t be surprised to see small-business owners partying like its 2006.

Hiring surging at small businesses

Hiring surging at small businesses

Small employers continued to add jobs at a rapid clip last month, even as larger firms let up on the gas.

Scant interest in new Healthcare.gov

Scant interest in new Healthcare.gov

Glitches fixed? Check. Cheap rates? Check. So why are small employers steering clear of the Web site?

Mixed results on Small Biz Saturday

Mixed results on Small Biz Saturday

Shoppers were out in droves, but they didn’t spend as much — the same trend reported by large stores.

SMALL BUSINESS ADVICE

Six lessons from craft beer’s rise

Six lessons from craft beer’s rise

Unique recipes and strong marketing aren’t the only secret to craft brewers’ collective success recently.

Curbing ‘cart abandonment’ online

Curbing ‘cart abandonment’ online

Nearly $4 trillion in goods are ditched in online shopping carts every year. Don’t abandon those potential sales.

The health law’s hidden hurdles

The health law’s hidden hurdles

Some rules for small employers have been discussed over and over. Others are still lurking out of sight.

How to prepare to sell your company

How to prepare to sell your company

An investment expert offers tips to aging business owners, likening the process to a pre-flight checklist.

How to avoid e-commerce blunders

How to avoid e-commerce blunders

A marketing expert explains the likely reasons for Walmart’s “Fat Girl” gaffe and how to avoid similar gaffes.

Small business, big mistake (Ep. 9)

Small business, big mistake (Ep. 9)

Her company specializes in risk management. However, she forgot about the risks facing her own firm.

How to take off after you launch

How to take off after you launch

After selling his start-up to Monster, Kazanjy shares important lessons he learned about sustaining momentum.

What to know (and do) about Ebola

What to know (and do) about Ebola

An attorney suggests five steps employers can take to prepare for a potential infectious disease outbreak.

OSB MEDIA GALLERIES

Businesses to start this year

These 10 sectors are primed for rapid growth in the near future.

Origins of start-up lingo

Ever wonder where the word “entrepreneur” comes from?

Business tips from movies

Entrepreneurs explain which lines offer the best advice.

Nations built on small firms

The ten countries with the most small business professionals.

Best cities for small business

PHOTOS | See where your hometown ranks in this list of 25.

Capital Business

Our fresh take on the local business scene.

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Entrepreneurial studies taking root at black colleges

Driven by a recession that hit minorities the hardest, HBCUs are launching programs to help students create their own jobs.

Adapting on the fly to new crowdfunding laws

One crowdfunding platform is keeping close tabs on the latest SEC proposals and adjusting its business plan accordingly.

U.S. entre­pre­neur­ship headed in the wrong direction?

American entrepreneurship may suffer a massive offshore migration if Congress cannot agree on a remedy.