Diana Ransom is the former deputy editor of Entrepreneur.com.
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Bank Loans and Microloans
The SBA's 90 percent guarantee on certain loans may be no more, but the borrowing outlook may be brightening.
As the economy recovers, will your employees want to stick around? Learn from the examples set by Patagonia, Google and Zappos.
When the economy got this flooring franchise down, it reengineered its approach to finding customers -- favoring knocking on doors and cold calling.
To find new customers through paid-search advertising, consider this advice.
Starting a Business
With the deadline to work out a deal on a 2011 budget fast approaching, small business owners find they have a lot at stake.
Compensation and Benefits
The Senate overwhelmingly voted to repeal a controversial provision within the health-care law.
Grow Your Business
Here's how one small Web company is using Facebook Connect to find new users.
See what tricks entrepreneurial companies have up their sleeves.
When it comes to using sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to find customers, persistence and focus are vital.
Slick slideshows and video conferencing merely scratch the surface of how entrepreneurs are using Apple's iPad for business.
Between landing sales and tracking customers, entrepreneurs are finding ways to leverage mobile networking to boost business.
SXSW shines a spotlight on firms that can help business owners connect with customers. Here's a look.
The American Red Cross is just one of many outlets for entrepreneurs interested in helping out the people of Japan.
Small companies aren't just waiting for someone else to help out the people of Japan, they're championing the cause.
Using social media can put your business in front of millions of potential customers. But it's up to you to draw them in.
A boutique direct marketer foundered serving too many markets, until the company found its focus.
The U.S. leaders who have done the most -- and least -- for entrepreneurs
The New Age author shares his views about what it takes to be an extraordinary leader.
On the flower industry's busiest day, small business owners share their crunch-time sales strategies.
Motivation and Retention
How can a struggling startup keep valuable employees from jumping ship -- especially as the job market thaws?
From dropped shopping carts to identity theft, running a web-only shop is fraught with challenges. Here's how to combat them.
As the competition for funding heats up, the likelihood of winning over VCs is declining. Here's how to get their attention.
Use these inexpensive design tips to set yourself apart from the competition.
Many employers remain concerned about whether they're getting the most from their remote employees.
Search engine marketing can be costly, get the most out of your efforts.
Compensation and Benefits
Socking away retirement funds is becoming more expensive for small-business owners and employees.