Diana Ransom is the former deputy editor of Entrepreneur.com.
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Legal Basics For Startups
Some tech entrepreneurs say more regulation is needed to keep the Internet open -- especially when it comes to wireless providers.
Payments & Collections
Failure to meet an agreement over reducing the nation's debts could trigger a spate of spending cuts that could carry implications for small businesses.
Former Army major turned entrepreneur describes why he thinks veteran-owned businesses are a worthwhile investment.
For the men and women of the U.S. military, starting a business in this economy can be tricky. Here are the government programs that aim to help veterans strike out on their own.
The Jobs Act didn't pass muster with Congress, so Barack Obama has issued some proposals without legislation. See what's in the works for small businesses.
Halloween is a booming business in the U.S. that's captured the imaginations of both children and adults. But that hasn't always been the case. We spoke with the president and CEO of Rubie's Costume C
From humble roots, Rubie's Costume Co., has grown into a global enterprise while staying family-owned -- thanks to ghosts, goblins and Lady Gaga.
President Obama announced a number of federal student loan reducing measures, which may also benefit entrepreneurs.
IPOs and DPOs
Call it a bubble or not, Groupon's lower valuation may throw a wrench in it.
SBA and Government Funding
The SBA announced a banner year in 2011 -- supporting a record $30 billion in loans. But come 2012, the agency's sights are $1 billion lower.
As banks start charging customers who use debit cards, many owners are wondering how this might hit their wallets.
Compensation and Benefits
Health-insurance premiums in the U.S. surged substantially in 2011. Here's how small companies can reduce costs.
When a tornado ravaged the town of Joplin, Mo., few businesses were left intact. Here's how one owner and his employees made it through the storm. And what you can learn from their story.
In a move to court business owners, Facebook today announced plans to offer up $10 million in free ad credits to 200,000 small businesses.
With 40 craft breweries and more than 50 in the metro area, Portland, Ore., has more craft breweries than any other city in the world. We spoke with brewery owners about how they're able to stand out
Before the paint even dried on her new shop in Montreal, one entrepreneur took to the Web to build a community -- and later, a record opening.
The age-old patent system is set to be reformed. Here's how the new law might change how or whether you get a patent.
The right mix of ingredients makes Portland's brew economy one of the biggest in the world.
Even as Congress considers which if any of the President's jobs measures to pass, some of his proposals are already gaining traction.
'Shark Tank' judge and investor Barbara Corcoran named a southern cake-making business as her best investment on the show. Here's how that baking entrepreneur's pitch stood out.
Between cutting payroll taxes and speeding up payments to federal contractors, the President's latest plan to boost jobs, if passed, would also give a lift to small businesses.
President Obama is expected to propose offering to trim the amount of payroll taxes employers pay. Here are five things business owners can expect if it passes.
A new reality TV series starring Ben Kaufman and his product development firm Quirky is debuting tonight.
Growing Your Business
The Obama administration's new effort to trim inefficient practices and wasteful spending might help small businesses the most.
To entice more users, small business credit cards have become even more rewarding.
President Obama announced a new plan to give hard-hit rural businesses a lift. But some wonder if it'll ever materialize.
Entrepreneur's Diana Ransom talks with David S. Rose, founder of New York Angels, about the best way to secure financial backing from angel investors.
The market's plunge could trip up already hobbled small businesses.