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New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches
Starting a Business

New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches

President Obama is expected to sign a new student loan bill into law today. While it stands to reduce costs for many in the near term, students could face higher costs down the road.
Diana Ransom
Why Obama Asked Amy Poehler and Jon Bon Jovi to the White House. Hint: It's Not a SNL Sketch
Entrepreneurs

Why Obama Asked Amy Poehler and Jon Bon Jovi to the White House. Hint: It's Not a SNL Sketch

For millions of young Americans who don't now have health insurance, the president is leaning on celebs to spread the word about signing up.
Diana Ransom
Obama's 3 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs on How to Live the American Dream
Starting a Business

Obama's 3 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs on How to Live the American Dream

During his commencement speech this past weekend, President Barack Obama provides tips on succeeding as entrepreneurs.
Andrea Huspeni
Lessons in Leadership From the Latest D.C. Debacle
Growth Strategies

Lessons in Leadership From the Latest D.C. Debacle

Of course, getting Congress to move in lockstep with the White House is obviously a challenge. But the latest impasse could offer some lessons for entrepreneurs in similar predicaments.
Adam Toren
The Power of Huge Goals -- And How to Achieve Them
Growth Strategies

The Power of Huge Goals -- And How to Achieve Them

As the President prepares to give his State of the Union address -- replete with outsize goals -- consider making your own ambitious wish list too.
Matthew Toren
Obama: American 'Initiative and Enterprise' Are Key to Future
Leadership

Obama: American 'Initiative and Enterprise' Are Key to Future

In President Obama's second inaugural address, he praised a national character of "hard work and personal responsibility."
Brian Patrick Eha
Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda
Finance

Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda

Barack Obama won his reelection bid last night. See what his second term holds for small businesses.
Diana Ransom
Young Entrepreneurs Weigh in on the 2012 Presidential Election
Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneurs Weigh in on the 2012 Presidential Election

It's often hard to pigeonhole a generation of business owners, but as a voting block they do seem to come together -- at least on one issue.
Eric Shapiro
Obama and Romney Get Tough on China
Growth Strategies

Obama and Romney Get Tough on China

In their final debate, the presidential candidates laid out aggressive stances on China in a debate Monday that focused on foreign-policy issues.
Catherine Clifford
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