Entrepreneurial

How small businesses can hire the right people

November 15, 2011

Doug and Polly White have seen small businesses use all kinds of questionable hiring practices. There was the entrepreneur who hired anyone looking for work. Then there was the woman who hired and fired her sister twice. The list goes on.

Few small businesses plan to hire

November 9, 2011

Many small business owners in the United States are reluctant to hire more employees in the near term as economic uncertainty and sagging sales continue to put pressure on company balance sheets, the latest index on small business optimism from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) shows.

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.

Why the debt ceiling debate won’t stop America’s small businesses

By Guest Contributor
September 9, 2011

– John Krubski is an entrepreneur and the architect of The Guardian Life Index: What Matters Most to America’s Small Business Owners. He is currently working on his next book, “Cracking the America Code: How to Get US Back on Track”. –

The entrepreneur’s equivalent of “10,000 hours”

August 26, 2011

– Mark Suster is a former serial entrepreneur and a partner at Los Angeles-based GRP Partners. This article originally appeared on his blog “Both Sides of the Table”. The views expressed are his own. –

7 business mistakes you ought to avoid

August 24, 2011

– Neil Patel is a serial entrepreneur who blogs about business at Quick Sprout and is the co-founder of KISSmetrics. This article originally appeared here. The views expressed are his own. –

Silicon Valley recruiter on tech hiring frenzy: “Everyone’s desperate”

June 8, 2011

Robert Greene, the founder and CEO of Silicon Valley-based GreeneSearch Inc, specializes in recruiting hands-on talent for technology-focused companies, primarily startups. He provided his perspective on the current boom in technology hiring.

Small business at a crossroads

By Guest Contributor
June 7, 2011

– Jeff Stibel is the chairman and CEO of small business credit rating agency Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. The views expressed are his own. –

Small business seen emerging from “foxhole”

March 8, 2011

An improved economic outlook has many small business owners looking to grow now to gain a leg up on their competition.

Small businesses cheer midterm results

November 11, 2010

– George A. Cloutier is the founder and CEO of American Management Services and the author of the bestselling book, “Profits Aren’t Everything, They’re the Only Thing”. The views expressed are his own. –