Former SBA Chief on 3 Keys to a Better U.S. Entrepreneur Economy
High-growth firms have a huge potential for creating U.S. jobs. According to Karen Mills, there are three key components to getting there.
Buffett to Congress: Stop Using Debt Limit as Weapon
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.
Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans
As the government shutdown stretches on, some franchisees find themselves lacking customers and in need of frozen SBA loans.
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week, Oct. 11, 2013
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.
Starbucks CEO Launches Petition to End Government Shutdown
Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, will give customers the opportunity to sign a petition calling for an end to the government shutdown.
Restaurants in Federal Spaces Forced to Close Doors Amid Government Shutdown
Private businesses located on national parks and in federal buildings face substantial losses during government shutdown. How should owners react?
Starbucks' Free Coffee Promotion Isn't Actually About Ending the Government Shutdown
Starbucks appears to be sending a message about cooperation to lawmakers in Washington, but it's really just getting more customers into its stores.
Starbucks CEO Asks Business Leaders to Speak Out Against Shutdown
Outspoken Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is calling for business leaders to work to encourage compromise and end the government shutdown.
6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week
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.
With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses
In Day 4 of the federal government shutdown, many D.C.-area businesses are struggling to cope with reduced sales.
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week, Oct. 4, 2013
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.