But while many squabbled about the timing, the format, and the lineup of speakers, the bigger question is: With Goldman Sachs, Warren Buffett, and JP Morgan Chase stepping up lending to small businesses, does small business still need this help?
When Donenfeld moved to New York City to attend Barnard College she simultaneously immersed herself in the City's vibrant culinary scene. Just three days after graduation she began writing her business plan.
After garnering quite the following in NYC and the Hamptons, The Dish's Dish went bi-coastal in the fall of 2009--offering its services to Los Angeles residents too. Now only 25, Donenfeld's mission is to cultivate personal satisfaction and healthier living through home cooking.
Entrepreneur recently sat down with Donenfeld to chat about pursuing her passion, creating a brand and her decision to expand in the middle of a down economy.
In 90 countries around the world, events will be held to mentor, teach and stimulate the next generation of entrepreneurs. More than 3 million people are expected to participate in over 5,000 events.
Then I started reading news stories about how small-business healthcare plans were all having their rates jacked up to the sky...and I finally got up the nerve to open the envelope. Then I about fell over.
What if credit cards could work the same way for small businesses--a flat fee per month for all you can charge? In a thought-provoking article on the retail-tech/e-commerce site Storefront Backtalk, Focus Brands vice president of information technology Todd Michaud opines that there could be. The credit-transaction business, he argues, is ripe for a disruptive new model that would radically lower costs for merchants.
Occasionally, there's an exception to the grind--a chance for a few outstanding small businesses to step into the spotlight and enjoy some national recognition for what they've built. One of those opportunities is coming up.
Why should you care? It means bigger businesses would still qualify for SBA loans and other federal assistance to small business.
Now, is that a good thing or a bad thing? I'm of two minds.
Can LinkedIn's recent cap hurt entrepreneurs? Pick a side.
The film repeatedly asks the questions: How will we rebuild the American middle class? Where will tomorrow's living-wage jobs come from?
Created last December on a whim by Luke Knowles of free-shipping coupon site FreeShipping.org, Free Shipping Day was designed to help retailers on the last day when virtual shops can guarantee delivery before Christmas. Apparently, online shopping starts to decline around Dec. 12, as customers get nervous about whether packages will arrive, and Knowles thought this might help keep the online sales going.
If you're hoping to connect with venture capital firms to pitch your company story, a new contest may help--but you'll need to be ready to catch a plane to Seattle.
This year at Northwest Entrepreneur Network's signature networking event, Entrepreneur University, six lucky companies will get to make their pitch before a media panel and conference attendees. How do you qualify? A Twitter contest.
A recent study shows more small-business owners are contemplating doing just that -- dipping into their own funds to keep their business going. The Discover Small Business Watch survey of 750 small-business owners found nearly two-thirds--61 percent--of owners thought it likely they would tap into personal assets to stay afloat within the next year.