U.S. program helps African entrepreneurs

January 21, 2010

Ronald Mutebi can now do in three months what might have taken him a year. With his $100,000 share of a grant to benefit Africa, the entrepreneur will soon be sending solar ovens to his native Uganda.

Small Talk: Saluting veteran entrepreneurs

November 11, 2009

In honor of Veterans Day, today’s post looks at the entrepreneurial activity of our veterans.

Twitter-based shopping website seeks retailers

August 12, 2009

imshoppingBuying something online can be a frustrating process. The shear numbers of websites offering the same product can lead to endless hours of surfing to try to find the right deal. Consumers often become overwhelmed and end up not buying anything at all.

Summer camp, with a twist

July 30, 2009


We’ve all heard of summer camp, boot camp, even fat camp. But how about a camp for young women with a knack for business?

The down side of raised wages

July 21, 2009

Millions of minimum wage earners across the United States have circled July 24th on their calendars, marking the day a mandated pay hike will bump up their hourly wages to $7.25 from $6.55.

Introducing Reuters Small Business

May 18, 2009

Today marks the launch of Reuters Small Business, designed to provide entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to innovate and grow their businesses.

Free financing tool to help startups get legal ball rolling

May 1, 2009

MILKEN/Leave it to a savvy law firm headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley to develop an online tool that actually generates draft financing term sheets for startups using the simplicity of a web-based questionnaire.

Not just a bunch of fresh faces

May 1, 2009

Small businessThe belief that most startups are run by young entrepreneurs pining to build Google-sized companies before the age of 30 seems fairly widespread these days. And while that’s not surprising given the wealth of entrepreneurial talent spawned by younger upstarts in recent times (particularly in the tech arena), it’s also something of a myth.

Green shoots — where!?

April 27, 2009

Small business owners in the U.S. may be pleased to hear that some of their brethren are feeling a bit more optimistic about the future. The fresh sliver of positive news arrived in inboxes across the country Monday and shows confidence among small business owners in the U.S. appears to be headed up, albeit not entirely out of the gutter.