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Archived Since:November 22, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Today in Small Business: How Hackers Can Stick Businesses With Huge Phone Bills

Why businesses are pushing back against a travel ban. Why young graduates are headed to places like Buffalo and Cleveland. Does Amazon have too much power?

Today in Small Business: Business Travel and Ebola

How to transfer money through Twitter. How to get the most out of Yelp. Is this the hottest real estate start-up in New York City?

How Fast Are Small-Business Health Premiums Rising?

Many states are currently finalizing rates in the small-group market for next year. So far, the indications seem to be that the rate increases facing most employees insured through a small business will be considerably less than many predicted.

Today in Small Business: Why Amazon Must Be Stopped

Revolution is sexy. A contrarian developer is looking to buy properties in Atlantic City. A pioneer of hair products for black people dies at 82.

One Big Client Can’t Pay Us. Now, Another One Is Beating Us Up

We’ve run hundreds of thousands of parts for this customer, and fewer than six of them have been rejected.

Today in Small Business: the Rookie Cookie

A restaurant learns what happens when you tell customers to pay what God wants them to pay, Microsoft's chief executive says it's O.K. for women to ask for a raise, and new restaurants are making Detroit a "culinary oasis."

Today in Small Business: When Hashtags Backfire

Facebook has a new local mobile advertising play. J.C. Penney is in the midst of an e-commerce renaissance. And a family business uses witty adds to alienate people.

Learning the ABCs of Corporate Contracts

In 2012, several big utilities had multi-year contracts up for renewal, and Kristine Jones put everything she had into landing one.

A Start-Up Asks Friends and Family to Help Meet Holiday Demand

Because this is their first holiday season in business, the founders worry that if they run out of their product, they may not get a second chance with customers.

Today in Small Business: The Bacon Boom

The "most bountiful" holiday season in three years? The most innovative cities in America. Did Comcast retaliate against an unhappy customer by getting him fired?

‘Chanel’s Salon’ May Not Have Been the Best Choice for a Name

In two cases the lawyer handled, it took nine months to reach a settlement with the bigger brand, and the lawyer's clients spent well over $100,000 in legal fees.

Today in Small Business: A Perfect Yelp Response

Business travelers turn to Airbnb. Here are 10 productivity hacks from well known entrepreneurs. And have you considered the "spoiled boss hypothesis"?

Up for Discussion: the Merits of LinkedIn for Business Owners

One owner said that at least two LinkedIn features were time-wasters: recommendations and endorsements: "It’s embarrassing, I want to delete them all."

A Planning Tool to Help Start-Ups, Before They Start

The program, which is free, takes entrepreneurs through a series of questions about their business.

Today in Small Business: Is the S.B.A. Going Silicon Valley?

The "anti-luxury" trend. Should employers use credit checks when considering job candidates? An advertising agency devoted exclusively to marketing marijuana wants to re-brand the cannabis industry.

What to Do About Our Client Who Can’t Pay Us

I called the owner to discuss things. Until now I had been dealing with others in the company. He was prepared, I think, for an unpleasant conversation.

Today in Small Business: Hiring Picks Up

The marketplace for local services is booming. Good news for owners hoping to sell a small business. And the economic case for paternity leave.

Today in Small Business: The Coolest New Businesses in Brooklyn

Uber for Business. How to work from home more effectively. Is it legal for bosses to use social media tools to check backgrounds when hiring?

When Women Manage Men Who Don’t Respect Women

What really gets me is knowing that it may be fundamentally impossible to lead some people who cannot respect me because I am a woman.

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