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Archived Since:November 22, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Today in Small Business: The Best Start-Ups of 2014

Why one business owner thinks "Shark Tank" is terrible for businesses. There will be no Internet sales tax for another year. And nine reasons business owners hate the holidays.

How Danae Ringelmann Built Indiegogo

She and her team were rejected by 90 investors before they managed to raise investment capital.

Does a College Degree Have Value for Entrepreneurs?

A senior in college, Daniel Fine is already managing a company with 10 employees.

Today in Small Business: ‘Um, I’m Selling the Business’

Why aren't these video stores dead? Amazon introduces a make-an-offer service. And a study puts a price on fake advertising clicks.

How Jimmy Beans Wool Is Learning to Use Instagram

As for driving revenue on the app, the company has set no goals. What it wants is to inspire "loves" and comments from its growing number of followers.

Big, Hairy Audacious Goals? Give Me Audacious Problem-Solving Instead

The last thing most entrepreneurs need as a new year begins is a set of goals that are really just soon-to-be broken promises. A better idea? Solve a vexing problem.

Today in Small Business: The Mistletoe Drone

Building a better jockstrap. Apple names its top apps of 2014. Could Philadelphia become an East Coast energy hub?

Documenting the Journey From Public Radio to Start-Up Owner

Alex Blumberg concluded that he had the skills as a producer to start a business and create shows for profit. He is chronicling his progress in podcast called "StartUp."

Why I Left the Vending Business

We had an offer on the table that I thought was acceptable — in fact, I accepted it. But it turned out I had a lot to learn about how businesses are sold.

Today in Small Business: Problems With Apple Pay?

A Detroit burger restaurant pays $15 an hour -- and makes money. How businesses can manage holiday parties. And how one business owner responded to an antigay request.

Walking Away From a Customer Who Demands a Discount

Over time, our pricing evolved into a tier system: Tier 1 is the higher profit work, Tier 2 is lower profit. Our discount-seeker is Tier 2.

Today in Small Business: The Best Jobs Numbers in Years?

Starbucks plans a new chain of coffee shops for those who thought Starbucks coffee was too inexpensive. Four studies show that the Affordable Care Act is working "incredibly well." And here is how to deal with a toxic employee.

Today in Small Business: Wages

Health care costs grew at the slowest rate in 2013 since 1960. There is $1.99 gas in Oklahoma City. And search engine optimization mistakes that are easy to make.

After a Disaster, a Winery Starts Anew — and Finds a Better Business Model

Delia Viader, who started her winery in 1986, had fire insurance but feared the payout would take months, if not years, and probably wouldn’t cover her losses.

How Important Is a Business Plan?

And an increasing number of entrepreneurs have concluded that business plans take too long to write and become outdated too quickly.

Today in Small Business: Pregnancy Discrimination

Private-sector hiring fell shy of estimates in November. There is big business in ugly Christmas sweaters. And the value of the world's largest truffle.

Today in Small Business: Advance Ticketing for Restaurants

A bakery in Ferguson, Mo., raises $250,000 through crowdfunding. How to avoid making rookie legal mistakes. And French business owners stage protests across the country.

Hiring When You Can’t Find the Person You Are Looking For

How do you hire the person who may one day be your advocate at a foreign hospital?

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