Entrepreneurial

Small business owners feeling glum about economy: poll

October 18, 2012

President Barack Obama called them the “engines of growth” in a debate this week against Mitt Romney, but small businesses are feeling decidedly glum about the broader economy and more than half of them have no plans to hire anytime soon.

from Paul Smalera:

Brad Feld’s four ingredients for thriving startup cities

June 26, 2012

BOULDER, Colo. -- One of the most resonant talks I heard at last week's Big Boulder conference was also one of the shortest. In about twenty minutes, Brad Feld, who is without exaggeration the godfather to the Boulder startup community, explained exactly why it is that Boulder feels like a town on the verge, and why it's teeming with startups. A lot of it has to do with Feld himself.

7.5 million reasons not to call your rival the Taliban

By Guest Contributor
November 4, 2011

– Cynthia Hsu is a contributor to FindLaw’s Free Enterprise blog. FindLaw is a Thomson Reuters publication. This article originally appeared here. –

Is ‘Occupy Silicon Valley’ next?

By Guest Contributor
October 6, 2011

– Connie Loizos is a contributor for PE Hub, a Thomson Reuters publication. This article originally appeared here. The views expressed are her own. –

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.

6 tips for startups to take advantage of the recovery

By Guest Contributor
March 30, 2011

– Chris Lynch is vice president of economic development at the Irvine Chamber of Commerce. The views expressed are his own. –

Access trumps ownership in 2011

December 22, 2010

– Lisa Gansky is the author of “The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing” and the Mesh Directory live. The opinions expressed are her own. –

Tax cuts for the rich bad for small business

By Guest Contributor
December 14, 2010

– Lew Prince is managing partner of Vintage Vinyl, an independent music store in St. Louis. He is also a member of Business for Shared Prosperity, which has circulated a petition against extending the Bush-era tax cuts. The views expressed are his own. –

Extending tax cuts eliminates uncertainty

By Guest Contributor
December 14, 2010

– Kelly Phillips Erb is a small business owner and practicing tax attorney at the Erb Law Firm in Philadelphia. She is also the author of the popular Tax Girl blog. The views expressed are her own. –

Exclusive: Survey says small businesses upbeat about 2011

November 11, 2010

Small businesses are feeling better about the economy and are looking to grow in 2011, according to a new survey released this week by online marketing firm Constant Contact.