OSB HEADLINES

Small business recovery in one chart

Small business recovery in one chart

Sales are down. Hiring remains weak. Still, there’s reason to believe small firms have turned a corner.

SBA expands access to loan programs

SBA expands access to loan programs

New rules implemented Monday are intended to simplify the process for small-business borrowers.

Venture capital’s ‘unsexy’ truths

Venture capital’s ‘unsexy’ truths

Our exclusive Q&A with Paul Singh, the founder of 500 Startups and now Crystal Tech Fund in Arlington.

An entire week lost to tax season

An entire week lost to tax season

Owners now say the administrative burdens of tax season pose a bigger chore than their actual tax bill.

Why we’re starting fewer businesses

Why we’re starting fewer businesses

And why analysts say the decline may actually bode quite well for the economy.

New venture fund launches in N.Va

New venture fund launches in N.Va

Venture capitalist and 500 Startups founder Paul Singh is shifting focus away from brand-new start-ups.

Obama’s new start-up ambassadors

Obama’s new start-up ambassadors

Some of the entrepreneurs behind LinkedIn, Zillow and Chobani are teaming up to help the White House.

Should your firm buy in to Bitcoin?

Should your firm buy in to Bitcoin?

A Congressional hearing examined the potential benefits and inherent risks for small merchants.

THE ROUNDUP

More diversity among business buyers

More diversity among business buyers

Our weekly review of the biggest small-business and start-up news.

SMALL BUSINESS ADVICE

How to compete for top talent

How to compete for top talent

Don’t have the recruiting budget of a multinational corporation? Not a problem. Here are some tips.

Small business, big mistake (Ep. 4)

Small business, big mistake (Ep. 4)

Red Mango’s founder on lettting his investors handpick his management team — and why he regretted it later.

Seven last-minute tax tips

Seven last-minute tax tips

It’s not too late to take a second look at your returns — and it’s never too late to start planning for next year.

How to prepare for retirement

How to prepare for retirement

A financial advisor offers several long-term investment tips to small employers eyeing retirement.

Small business, big mistake (Ep. 3)

Small business, big mistake (Ep. 3)

She went into business with her best friend but no exit plan. She still has the store — but not the friend.

How to mitigate currency risks

How to mitigate currency risks

Many small firms are now engaged in cross-border commerce — and that opens them up to unique risks.

How to sustain early momentum

How to sustain early momentum

So, your new company hit the ground running with a successful launch. Great. What’s next?

How to tell your company’s story

How to tell your company’s story

Lyn Graft has built a career telling other entrepreneurs’ stories, and he shared some of his secrets at SXSW.

Come out ahead on your taxes

Come out ahead on your taxes

A tax attorney walks us through several important rules and credits that have change since last year.

OSB MEDIA GALLERIES

Businesses to start in 2013

These 10 sectors are primed for rapid growth this year.

Origins of start-up lingo

Ever wonder where the word “entrepreneur” comes from?

America’s innovation hubs

Where can you find the most high-tech professionals?

Business tips in movie quotes

Entrepreneurs explain which lines offer the best advice.

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

A corner cafe, crippled by health-care uncertainty

Owner Jody Manor has big plans for his cafe and catering company, but looming health-care changes are holding him back.

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.

Campaign for immigration reform gains momentum

Entrepreneurs are shifting attention toward a comprehensive deal rather than the smaller, targeted proposals.