Barack Obama

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Shelly Sun on the Burden of Health Care (Opinion)
Growth Strategies

Shelly Sun on the Burden of Health Care (Opinion)

No matter who wins in November, our next president must work to get small-business health-care costs under control, writes Shelly Sun, co-founder of the BrightStar Care franchise.
Save for Tax Clash, Veep Debate Mum on Small Business
Growth Strategies

Save for Tax Clash, Veep Debate Mum on Small Business

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan touch on the role of small businesses in economic recovery but stop short of outlining entrepreneurship policies.
Catherine Clifford
Debate 1: Obama, Romney Spar Over How to Tax Small Business
Growth Strategies

Debate 1: Obama, Romney Spar Over How to Tax Small Business

In Denver last night, the candidates talked about their plans to cut taxes for small businesses. But they challenged each other's definition of what constitutes a small business.
Catherine Clifford
Romney Is Right on Foreign Aid (Opinion)
Finance

Romney Is Right on Foreign Aid (Opinion)

The Republican challenger delivered an important message for economic development at the Clinton Global Initiative. U.S. foreign aid, he said, should be linked to efforts to promote free enterprise in the developing world.
Scott Shane
Going Global: Where Obama, Romney Stand on Trade
Growth Strategies

Going Global: Where Obama, Romney Stand on Trade

In the U.S., exporting and improved trade relations have become economic bright spots for small-business owners. We look at each candidate's global views.
Diana Ransom
How 'Obamacare' Impacts Young Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

How 'Obamacare' Impacts Young Entrepreneurs

Just because your startup already offers employee-health insurance, doesn't mean you should ignore the new health-care law. Here, we parse the law's particulars that matter to young treps.
Eric Shapiro
Romney vs. Obama: Reigniting the Regulation Question
Finance

Romney vs. Obama: Reigniting the Regulation Question

When it comes to regulations, small businesses may feel the sting the most. Here, we parse how each of the candidates might alleviate those pressures.
Diana Ransom
What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama
Finance

What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama

How the presidential candidates view the Small Business Administration, the 59-year-old federal agency serving America's entrepreneurs.
Catherine Clifford
Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending
Finance

Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending

With the Presidential election nearing, we break down the candidates' stance on small-business contracting and how they plan to invest -- or not invest -- future federal dollars.
Diana Ransom
Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'
Growth Strategies

Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'

As paying for health care remains one of small-business owners' biggest burdens, we look at how the candidates would trim costs and tackle reform.
Diana Ransom
Obama vs. Romney: A Tale of Two Economic Plans
Finance

Obama vs. Romney: A Tale of Two Economic Plans

With the Presidential election just around the corner, we break down the candidates' stance on small business, jobs and the economy.
Diana Ransom
Tech Entrepreneurs Urge Presidential Candidates to Consider Internet Freedom
Technology

Tech Entrepreneurs Urge Presidential Candidates to Consider Internet Freedom

Members of 'Internet 2012' will hit the road next month to spread the word about bills they say could threaten free sharing of information online.
Jason Fell
Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?
Leadership

Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?

President Obama and Mitt Romney frequently suggest they're in touch with America's small enterprises. But often, they display a disconnect, Kelly K. Spors writes.
Kelly K. Spors
Making Apps for Political Junkies
Technology

Making Apps for Political Junkies

The 2012 Presidential election is the first one where people are tethered to their smartphones, and this fact hasn't gone unnoticed by scores of app makers.
Cheryl Winokur Munk