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The Great Recession and its aftermath may have a lasting effect on entrepreneurship, as the rate of unemployed people starting businesses has hit an all-time low, according to a report by outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Honey Badger don't care. But its creator does — and he's hoping he can build a business around the most fearless mammal on earth.
Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are just scratching the surface of a big funding void. The Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act would let small, savvy companies tap into a large pool of small investors by selling them unregistered securities sold on the Internet, giving small businesss owners more access to capital, more quickly.
Many men and women across the nation claim that their spouse their best friend. In our case, as husband and wife, we’re not only best friends, but co-founders of a textile business. And we’re not the only ones — According to the National Federation of Independent Business, 1.2 million small businesses nationwide are owned by husband-and-wife teams.
The Small Business Optimism Index rose an ever-so-slightly 0.1 points in January, marking the the fifth increase in a row.
Small businesses that use mobile apps to help manage their operations are saving more than 370 million of their own hours and over 725 million employee hours annually, according to a study by the Small Business and Entrepreneur Council.
President Barack Obama's 2013 budget proposal, released today, follows through on some of the promises he made in his State of the Union address last month to help small businesses create more jobs, and reduce barriers to manufacturing in the U.S.
The co-working movement is has emerged as a viable happy medium between telecommuting and working in a traditional office space. And by using designated co-working spaces, small business owners can help their businesses to grow.
Neighborhood taverns, which for generations were cornerstones of Chicago's ethnic communities, are being squeezed out by the economy, gentrification, changing tastes and city regulations that make it more difficult to operate in residential areas.
Joel Rosenzweig was looking for something that would keep 140 kids entertained at his son’s bar mitzvah. The entrepreneur had been working on a idea — an LED light-up toy that special light effects — and decided to take advantage of this ready-made focus group.
About a month after the world started buzzing about the baby name Blue Ivy, parents Jay-Z and Beyonce are applying to get the moniker trademarked. An approved trademark could give them the rights to transform Blue Ivy from tiny baby into billion-dollar brand.
Along with being the star of one of the most popular procedurals on television, NCIS actress Pauley Perrette also found time to launch Donna Bell Bake Shop, featuring southern specialties from her mom's recipe files.
What if "getting old" wasn't really "getting old?" What if aging—at least the physical deteriorations that accompany it—was something that could be prevented? It's a lofty idea, but it's one that a new breed of biotech start-ups, scientists, and prominent investors are beginning to tackle.
LinkedIn hits the 150-million-users mark, with more small business owners using it to source leads and customers.
Many traders are entrepreneurs in other businesses outside of Wall Street and financial services. They're leading secret lives off the trading floor, creating new ventures in varied fields from mobile apps to real estate.
There has been an increased interest in entrepreneurs buying back their companies. The reasons usually seem straightforward: the companies are worth less now, other investments for the money you made offer little return, and for many people the desire to be back running a company is stronger than ever.
Ilyse Brainin, creator of Floppets, knew she had a hit toy on her hands when she sold one every minute during two days at the Chicago Toy Fair.
Proposed legislation would force online retailers to start collecting sales taxes in a growing number of states.
Ask most entrepreneurs about the policies that affect them most, and they’ll tell you it’s those made by states and localities. Sometimes they’re good ones. Sometimes, though, bad policies can inhibit entrepreneurship.
Sometimes friction is a sign that you’re doing something exactly right. And sometimes it’s a serious red flag. How can you tell the difference between an unhealthy and healthy business? These four “problems” may actually be signs of a healthy business.
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