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The Ridiculous Thing One Congressman Said About Self-Driving Cars
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Recent comments from a congressman in New Jersey are an example of how some regulatory schemes are downright scary.
November 25, 2013 in News and Trends
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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Why Twitter has staying power, a progressive pitch in NYC, play with your pet remotely via Petcube, putting the iPad Air through the ringer, why small businesses should love Bitcoin. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
November 8, 2013 in News and Trends
Former SBA Chief on 3 Keys to a Better U.S. Entrepreneur Economy

Former SBA Chief on 3 Keys to a Better U.S. Entrepreneur Economy

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High-growth firms have a huge potential for creating U.S. jobs. According to Karen Mills, there are three key components to getting there.
October 28, 2013 in Business Management
Buffett to Congress: Stop Using Debt Limit as Weapon

Buffett to Congress: Stop Using Debt Limit as Weapon

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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says the threat to not raise the nation's debt limit is a 'political weapon of mass destruction' both sides need to resist.
October 16, 2013 in Starting a Business
Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans

Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans

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As the government shutdown stretches on, some franchisees find themselves lacking customers and in need of frozen SBA loans.
October 15, 2013 in Franchises
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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RoboRoaches for sale, iBeengo wants you to go too, a MBA for entrepreneurs, the war on working from home, Burberry CEO on the future of retail and design, A tech writer goes on a social-media diet. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
October 11, 2013 in News and Trends
Starbucks CEO Launches Petition to End Government Shutdown

Starbucks CEO Launches Petition to End Government Shutdown

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Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, will give customers the opportunity to sign a petition calling for an end to the government shutdown.
October 11, 2013 in Leadership
7 Consequences of the Potential Debt Default

7 Consequences of the Potential Debt Default

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What will happen if the U.S. defaults on its debt obligations? Here are 7 possible outcomes -- and they don't look good.
October 10, 2013 in Money
Restaurants in Federal Spaces Forced to Close Doors Amid Government Shutdown

Restaurants in Federal Spaces Forced to Close Doors Amid Government Shutdown

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Private businesses located on national parks and in federal buildings face substantial losses during government shutdown. How should owners react?
October 9, 2013 in Franchises
Starbucks' Free Coffee Promotion Isn't Actually About Ending the Government Shutdown

Starbucks' Free Coffee Promotion Isn't Actually About Ending the Government Shutdown

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Starbucks appears to be sending a message about cooperation to lawmakers in Washington, but it's really just getting more customers into its stores.
October 9, 2013 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
Starbucks CEO Asks Business Leaders to Speak Out Against Shutdown

Starbucks CEO Asks Business Leaders to Speak Out Against Shutdown

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Outspoken Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is calling for business leaders to work to encourage compromise and end the government shutdown.
October 8, 2013 in Public Relations
6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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Austin Startup Week kicks off with a battle of the bands, the Shutdown threatens to thwart D.C.-area businesses, great minds connect at the Inc. 500|5000 awards. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
October 7, 2013 in News and Trends
With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses

With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses

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In Day 4 of the federal government shutdown, many D.C.-area businesses are struggling to cope with reduced sales.
October 4, 2013 in News and Trends
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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In the category of epic role reversals, the New York Daily News makes big companies pitch to startups and other need-to-know stories from this week.
October 4, 2013 in News and Trends
Government Shutdown: What You Need to Know

Government Shutdown: What You Need to Know

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Confused about the government shutdown? Here's a look at which agencies are affected and what you can expect from Congress in the days and weeks to come.
October 1, 2013 in Management & Operations
What Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and Other Entrepreneurs Tweeted About the U.S. Government Shutdown

What Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and Other Entrepreneurs Tweeted About the U.S. Government Shutdown

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Politics and business don't always mix but these owners spoke out about the shutdown.
October 1, 2013 in Social Media

Most Federal Workers Will Keep Working Through Shutdown

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Of the 4.1 million people who work for the federal government, about 80% will still be expected to show up for work. Here's a look at who they are.
October 1, 2013 in Hiring Center
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

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As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold.
September 30, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
How a Government Shutdown Could Affect Small Businesses

How a Government Shutdown Could Affect Small Businesses

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With the deadline to work out a deal on a 2011 budget fast approaching, small business owners find they have a lot at stake.
April 7, 2011 in Starting a Business

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