Entrepreneurial

from Reuters Money:

1099 tax rule may bring big pain to small business

By A. G. Newmyer
October 20, 2010

The new rules on 1099 forms, which were attached to the health care bill and are set to go into effect in 2012, call for all businesses, no matter how small, to file 1099 forms for goods as well as for services. That sounds like a technicality, but it’s got small business up in arms.

from PopTech:

Does our economy make us happy?

October 19, 2010

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By Lisa Gansky

The opinions expressed are her own.

Does our economy make us happy?

The crash-and-burn of the financial system, a prolonged recession, and high unemployment obviously cause us enormous distress. We are forced to ask ourselves, “What can we afford now?”

from PopTech:

The future of microfinance?

October 19, 2010

The way Ben Lyon sees it, the finance world is in the middle of a revolution, and the simple text message is at the heart of it.

from Reuters Money:

Tax rule change causes big small-business ruckus

October 18, 2010

In the big tax fights of this year, the coming changes to who must get 1099 forms would hardly seem to rate. But for the vast majority of small businesses, these new rules will hit far harder than the estate tax, despite political posturing on that front.

New payroll app targets small business

October 15, 2010

Making payroll has always been a bit of a fraught experience for Shelley O’Sullivan and her husband at their five-employee construction firm located just north of San Francisco. But a simple mobile app has reduced that anxiety.

Will Momzelle appeal to nursing mothers?

October 8, 2010

Christine Poirier designed her own nursing top to help her feel less insecure about breastfeeding in public after the birth of her first child. Her invention turned into a business and now she faces the challenge of expanding her Toronto-based apparel company, Momzelle, into the U.S.

Can VCs be value investors?

October 8, 2010

– Jeff Bussgang is a general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School. He is also the author of “Mastering the VC Game”. This article originally appeared here. The views expressed are his own.  –

Would you let a robot care for your mother?

By Michelle Owusu
September 30, 2010

Michelle Owusu is a contributor for Reuters.com

The idea of sticking their parents in a nursing home weighs heavily on many Baby Boomers. Martin Spencer has a solution: robots.

Small business bill passes, now what?

September 27, 2010

As President Obama gets set to sign off on the $30-billion small business lending bill, people want to know one thing: how will it help me?

Is paint product a game changer?

September 22, 2010

IdeaPaint co-founder Jeff Avallon insisted his product has a real “wow factor” and that was supported by our experts, who felt the coating that turns any surface into a dry-erase whiteboard had great consumer upside.