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Election 2012

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In Contentious Debate, Obama and Romney Spar Over Small-Business Jobs

Sparks flew Tuesday as the presidential candidates parried over taxes, health care and other issues that impact how and when entrepreneurs hire.
Growth Strategies

Rob Foregger on Fixing the Debt (Opinion)

The presidential election is a wake-up call for the main event: Tackling America's out-of-control debt problem, the EverBank co-founder writes.
Ask Entrepreneur

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.
Growth Strategies

How to Avoid Workplace Political Spats

This election season, your employees may quarrel over candidates. Labor attorney Robin E. Shea offers tips, plus a free example of a harassment policy.
Franchises

For Franchises, All's Fair in Food and Politics

Ben & Jerry's, 7-Eleven and Pizza Hut use the 2012 election as a platform for marketing campaigns.
Growth Strategies

Steve Case on Fixing the Visa System (Opinion)

It's a global battle for the world's most talented immigrants. When it comes to visa reform, our next elected leader needs to get the job done, Case writes.
Technology

What You Can Learn About Social Media from Big Bird

The Sesame Street character became a social media sensation this week. Here's what entrepreneurs need to learn from the 8-foot-tall yellow bird.
Growth Strategies

Small-Business Owners Bunker Down Amid a Weak U.S. Economy

Business owners are grappling with continued economic uncertainty. One thing is for sure: They are going to hit the polling stations in November.
Starting a Business

Is Romney Right About Startup Rates Dropping? (Opinion)

Republican presidential candidate and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney set fact-checkers scrambling during this week's debate when he stated that new business startups were at 30-year lows.
Growth Strategies

Are Immigrant Business Owners Driving U.S. Growth? (Infographic)

Nearly one in five small-business owners in America is an immigrant. Here's a look at where they are finding success.
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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.
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...
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.
Growth Strategies

Obama, Romney Battle Over Immigration

It's a hot-button issue, and the Democrat and Republican candidates divide on the topic of illegal workers. The two come closer over foreign-born entrepreneurs.
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.