Exclusive: Small business backs Obama, not Democrats: poll

September 20, 2011

The Obama administration has hurt small businesses but the president still leads in backing among current 2012 election candidates, a new survey found.

Honest Tea founder on being owned by Coke: “It’s a dual identity”

May 20, 2011

Seth Goldman, co-founder of Bethesda, Maryland-based organic beverage company Honest Tea, said his company maintains a small business culture, even though parent Coca-Cola Co increased its minority stake to full ownership in March.

from Tales from the Trail:

Former “start-up” Obama wouldn’t mind being as popular as…SpongeBob

April 21, 2011

obama_sanfranHe's been president of the United States for about two-and-a-half  years, but Barack Obama still remembers being a "start-up" -- and he wouldn't mind being as popular as SpongeBob SquarePants.

Small business prominent in State of the Union

January 26, 2011

OBAMA-SPEECH/President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was peppered with references to small businesses and other Americans who he applauded for living the “American Dream.” Following is a roundup of excerpts from the speech where he mentions small business.

from The Great Debate:

Obama fails small businesses

November 12, 2009

georgecloutier1-- George A. Cloutier, a graduate of Harvard Business School, is the founder and CEO of American Management Services, one of the nation’s largest turnaround and management services firms specializing in small and mid-size companies. The opinions of George Cloutier are his own and do not represent those of the United States Conference of Mayors or Partner America. --

Small Talk: Jobs data contradictory

November 10, 2009

Over the last week there have been some wins and losses for small businesses in terms of new job data.