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Republicans Spotlight Entrepreneurs at Convention

Republicans Spotlight Entrepreneurs at Convention

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Small-business owners were front and center in Tampa, Fla., this week.
August 31, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Entrepreneur Becomes Lightning Rod in 'We Built It' Debate

Entrepreneur Becomes Lightning Rod in 'We Built It' Debate

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At the Republican National Convention, Sher Valenzuela stirs more controversy over the role of government in supporting small-business owners.
August 29, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?

Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?

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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.
August 28, 2012 in Leadership
Small Business Strategies for Managing Rising Health-Care Costs

Small Business Strategies for Managing Rising Health-Care Costs

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Ballooning premiums and shifting government regulations can make dealing with employee health insurance a nightmare, here's how to cope.
August 27, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
Making Apps for Political Junkies

Making Apps for Political Junkies

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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.
August 24, 2012 in Mobile
Proposed Rules for Private-Stock Sale Advertising Delayed

Proposed Rules for Private-Stock Sale Advertising Delayed

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The Securities and Exchange Commission pushes back its release of proposed rules on advertising private stock sales.
August 22, 2012 in Financing
From BBQ Pits to Badge Makers, Businesses Prep for Conventions

From BBQ Pits to Badge Makers, Businesses Prep for Conventions

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Entrepreneurs in Charlotte, N.C., and Tampa are hoping for a boost as Republicans and Democrats gather for the political season's big events.
August 22, 2012 in Growing Your Business
How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

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A new generation of pollsters is taking advantage of social media to analyze and aggregate public opinion of candidates.
August 22, 2012 in Innovation
3 Companies That Are Making Politics Cool Again

3 Companies That Are Making Politics Cool Again

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High-tech political junkies are finding new ways to reach voters.
August 22, 2012 in Innovation
Health Care, Taxes Top Political Concerns for Small Business (Infographic)

Health Care, Taxes Top Political Concerns for Small Business (Infographic)

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As the Presidential campaign takes center stage, here's a look at the issues entrepreneurs care about the most.
August 21, 2012 in Tax Center
What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners

What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners

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In choosing the conservative Congressman from Wisconsin, Mitt Romney makes a bold choice. But is it a good one?
August 13, 2012 in Money
Young Entrepreneurs: Not the Cure for What Ails the Economy (Opinion)

Young Entrepreneurs: Not the Cure for What Ails the Economy (Opinion)

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Interest is high in supporting youth entrepreneurship and often seen as a way to help create jobs and turn the economy. But a closer look at the issues shows that these notions may be little more than wishful thinking.
August 13, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Photos: 8 U.S. Presidents Who Started as Entrepreneurs

8 U.S. Presidents Who Started as Entrepreneurs

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Is a background in business essential to running the country? Here are several former presidents who transitioned from the boardroom to the Oval Office.
August 13, 2012 in Leadership
Why Everyone Should Talk About Politics While Networking

Why Everyone Should Talk About Politics While Networking

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But if you want to keep your business going, keep your mouth shut.
August 9, 2012 in Networking
Chick-fil-A in Gay-Rights Fracas as Supporters Line Up

Chick-fil-A in Gay-Rights Fracas as Supporters Line Up

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Proponents of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's same-sex marriage position keep the culture war going today with an unofficial "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."
August 1, 2012 in Franchises
Senate Bill Would Undermine University Tech Inventions (Opinion)

Senate Bill Would Undermine University Tech Inventions (Opinion)

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A proposed measure intended to encourage more high-tech startups is misguided, our columnist argues. Increasing academic research funding is the better route for fostering innovation.
July 30, 2012 in Inventing
The Twisted Logic Behind the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act (Opinion)

The Twisted Logic Behind the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act (Opinion)

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To spur job creation, Congress is voting soon on a moratorium on regulation. Columnist Scott Shane says it's not the answer to our business problems.
July 18, 2012 in Growing Your Business
Should the U.S. President Have Business Experience? (Opinion)

Should the U.S. President Have Business Experience? (Opinion)

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Why success in the private sector doesn't necessarily translate into an effective leadership.
July 16, 2012 in Leadership
How the U.S. Supreme Court's Ruling to Uphold 'Obamacare' May Affect Small Businesses

How the U.S. Supreme Court's Ruling to Uphold 'Obamacare' May Affect Small Businesses

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After the High Court moved to keep the individual mandate, economists expect lower insurance costs overall, yet some businesses may still get burned by the employer mandate.
June 28, 2012 in Insurance
In a PR Crisis, There's No Room for 'No Comment'

In a PR Crisis, There's No Room for 'No Comment'

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When a PR crisis erupts out of nowhere, put consumer interests first and speak up quickly with calm, caring and genuine statements.
June 21, 2012 in PR Basics
Democratic Lawmakers Question NFIB's Motives for Small Business

Democratic Lawmakers Question NFIB's Motives for Small Business

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The small business organization that is leading the case against President Obama's health care reform act is asked to disclose its donor list.
June 13, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
7 Reasons Small Business Supports Romney (Opinion)

7 Reasons Small Business Supports Romney (Opinion)

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Small-business owners overwhelmingly favor Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. Here are seven reasons why.
June 12, 2012 in Money
Why Congress Shouldn't Fund Business Incubators (Opinion)

Why Congress Shouldn't Fund Business Incubators (Opinion)

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Before spending money on business incubators, Congress should first figure out whether we really need more in the U.S. and whether they actually help create jobs.
May 31, 2012 in Startup Basics
Listen to Small Business: Don't Increase the Minimum Wage (Opinion)

Listen to Small Business: Don't Increase the Minimum Wage (Opinion)

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Business owners often oppose the minimum wage because it reduces their profits. But their position might be more helpful to low-skilled workers than the altruistic views of elected officials.
May 25, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
Happy Small Business Week: Time to Shine in D.C.

Happy Small Business Week: Time to Shine in D.C.

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National Small Business Week is a big deal for small business. Here's what you can expect.
May 16, 2012 in Growth Strategies

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