Voices on Small Business

Small businesses, representing 99.7 percent of U.S. businesses, face many challenges that make it difficult for them to grow: affordable health care, access to capital, bureaucratic red tape and an onerous tax code, to name a few. Watch what experts and business owners have to say.

Bruno Perrault
Senior Vice President, MasterCard

I think any time is a good environment to be starting a business if one has the right product or service....Watch »

Tony Shure
Co-founder of Chop't Creative Salad Company

It's typically a recipe for disaster when you go into business with your best friend....Watch »

David Netto
Founding Partner and Creative Director, Netto Collection

The important part of entrepreneurialism that has served me well is fearlessness....Watch »
Laurel Touby: Founder of mediabistro.com
"The best customers are happy customers, right? I never want a customer to pay if they're not happy. So I made that my policy very early on.... "
Jeremy Levine: Partner, Bessemer Business Partners
"Venture capitalists' help, while important at times, is marginal compared to the role of the entrepreneur.... "
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