Growth Strategies

Why the Small Business Loan Fund is Falling Short
Growth Strategies

Why the Small Business Loan Fund is Falling Short

Many initially praised the small-business fund that would make $30 billion available to small banks to loan out businesses, but funds haven't yet been disbursed. Here are the reasons for the holdup.
Diana Ransom
Climbing on the Social Media IPO Bandwagon
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Climbing on the Social Media IPO Bandwagon

The latest tech companies to go public have seen their share prices sink. Here's what the trend means for future tech IPOs.
Mikal E. Belicove
100 Brilliant Companies 2011
100 Brilliant Companies

100 Brilliant Companies 2011

Entrepreneur's annual look at the brightest ideas, the hottest industries and the most insightful innovators
Indicators Point to a Small-Business Rebound (Infographic)
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Indicators Point to a Small-Business Rebound (Infographic)

Evidence is growing that the nation's small companies may be on a comeback.
Diana Ransom
How to Barter to Save Money Without Running Afoul Labor and Tax Rules
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How to Barter to Save Money Without Running Afoul Labor and Tax Rules

Here's what your business needs to know about volunteers and paying in barter.
Gwen Moran
Microfinance Hits Small Businesses Right Where It Helps
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Microfinance Hits Small Businesses Right Where It Helps

Here are three reasons why micro-borrowers do better than owners who've borrowed from a traditional bank.
Carol Tice
Insights: Tips for Better Business Travel
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Insights: Tips for Better Business Travel

'Pack things that all match,' says hotel entrepreneur Alex Calderwood.
Ameen Khwaja
Insights: On Business Partners
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Insights: On Business Partners

Look for partners who are like-minded and can add value to your brand, says Blik founder Scott Flora.
Ameen Khwaja
Did the Recession Skip Your Business?
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Did the Recession Skip Your Business?

A new study shows industries and states where business failure rates actually declined during the recession. See how your state stacked up.
Carol Tice
Big Businesses Horn In On Small Business Week
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Big Businesses Horn In On Small Business Week

To support their small-business customers, big businesses are offering freebies and discounts this week. Here's a small sampling of notable promotions.
Diana Ransom
How to Stage a Small-Business Comeback
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How to Stage a Small-Business Comeback

Three turnaround strategies to survive, and thrive, beyond the recession.
Jane Porter
Obama Asks for Input from High-Growth Entrepreneurs
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Obama Asks for Input from High-Growth Entrepreneurs

The White House's listening tour elicits surprising results from Boulder, Colo., entrepreneurs.
John Arnold