Opinion

OPINION: For Employers, Obamacare Penalties Abound
Finance

OPINION: For Employers, Obamacare Penalties Abound

When it comes to the increased trend of adding part-time jobs under Obamacare, what looks like a 'win-win' is actually a 'lose-lose' for businesses.
Ray Hennessey
In Turkey, a Strange Dance Between Government and Entrepreneurs
Finance

In Turkey, a Strange Dance Between Government and Entrepreneurs

Turkish startups receive substantial support from the government, yet many entrepreneurs disagree with state policies, writes Case Western's Michael Goldberg.
Michael Goldberg
Growth Strategies

Arctic Melting Won't Kill Your Business

You may have read that the recent acceleration of Arctic melting will lead to $60 trillion in global economic losses. Don't believe it.
Ray Hennessey
Six Flags as Regulator: Why It Matters
Growth Strategies

Six Flags as Regulator: Why It Matters

In a single move, Six Flags Entertainment could usher in a new era of smart regulation or set the free markets back decades.
Ray Hennessey
The Real Demon of Detroit (Opinion)
Starting a Business

The Real Demon of Detroit (Opinion)

An anti-business mindset is the real reason the Motor City finds itself in bankruptcy court. A federal bailout would be further evidence of its bad bets.
Ray Hennessey
Growth Strategies

Don't Force Businesses to Pay Interns (Opinion)

Business strategist Carol Roth argues that forcing businesses to pay interns ignores both the costs incurred by the host business and the value interns receive.
Carol Roth
Entrepreneurship Is a Midlife Game (Opinion)
Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship Is a Midlife Game (Opinion)

Contrary to popular opinion and the media's fascination with young entrepreneurs, baby boomers are more likely to run their own businesses than 20-somethings.
Scott Shane
Jesse Jackson: Turn Big-Company Tax Dodging into Small-Business Funding (Opinion)
Finance

Jesse Jackson: Turn Big-Company Tax Dodging into Small-Business Funding (Opinion)

The liberal activist recently proposed using multinationals' overseas cash to fund U.S. small businesses.
Scott Shane
Delay in Crowdfunding Rules Hurts Foreign Entrepreneurs (Opinion)
Finance

Delay in Crowdfunding Rules Hurts Foreign Entrepreneurs (Opinion)

Startups in emerging markets like Vietnam want to tap U.S investors, but capital won't flow until crowdfunding moves forward, writes Case Western's Michael Goldberg.
Michael Goldberg
We Need Smarter Business-Owner Retirement Plans, Not More (Opinion)
Finance

We Need Smarter Business-Owner Retirement Plans, Not More (Opinion)

Small-business owners' optimism often hinders their retirement planning. Behavioral economics has some ideas about what it would take to get you to plan for your golden years.
Scott Shane
It's the Uncertainty, Stupid (Opinion)
Finance

It's the Uncertainty, Stupid (Opinion)

Washington policy makers would like nothing more than for small business to boost hiring and investment. The best thing they could do is come to some agreement on the deficit and enact rules about all the laws they've passed.
Scott Shane
Are Small-Business Owners Going to Spoil the Mood? (Opinion)
Growth Strategies

Are Small-Business Owners Going to Spoil the Mood? (Opinion)

Despite the headlines about rising consumer confidence, the U.S. economy isn't looking up. Business owners' pessimism remains a drag on the recovery.
Scott Shane
Love Obamacare? Get Ready for More Health-Care Legislation
Growth Strategies

Love Obamacare? Get Ready for More Health-Care Legislation

Most Americans don't like the 'market solution' to the problem of escalating health-insurance costs. The best option for employers and employees alike is to push for government policies that lower the cost of care.
Scott Shane
Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)
Ready To Launch

Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

Targeted minority-lending programs have had only limited success in encouraging new-business creation among minorities. Could crowd-funding help close the startup gap?
Scott Shane