Entrepreneurial

Experts weigh in on Twitter-based shopping site

August 11, 2009

IMshopping's Twitter pageYesterday we presented entrepreneur Prashant Nedungadi (read his entrepreneur journal) and his startup website IMshopping.com, which offers a platform whereby consumers can ask specific retail-related questions, through the website directly or via Twitter, and have them answered by an online community of retail experts. (click here to read Nedungadi’s pitch)

Free labor could pose problems for companies

July 13, 2009

USA-ECONOMY/As any small business owner knows, getting a new company off the ground requires a lot of work. And for those entrepreneurs not enamored with the idea of running their company as a one-person show, hiring employees is among the first steps along the way to actually making it happen.

A “silver lining” for entrepreneurs?

June 16, 2009

cloudsA new study shows that bear markets and recessions can actually be good times to start a new company.

VCs more risk averse as recession bites: survey

June 10, 2009

calculatorIt’s no secret that venture capital firms are tightening their belts in order to weather the current economic downturn, but a new survey depicts a larger realignment at work in the industry.

Recession benefits one Texas small business

May 18, 2009

This is part of a series of personal accounts about small business and the recession. The writers are contributors to Associated Content.

Lack of competition keeps small business afloat

May 18, 2009

This is part of a series of personal accounts about small business and the recession. The writers are contributors to Associated Content.

Networks promise recession victims entrepreneurial edge

May 7, 2009

USA/“So you’ve been laid off. That sucks. But it doesn’t have to.” Those are the first words of encouragement offered up to visitors upon landing at the website for The Runway Project, a new venture that helps recently laid-off individuals start their own companies. Call it small-business networking, recession-style.

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.

The recession won’t last forever — so get ready

April 24, 2009

cleaningIt’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when the economy is tanking, but recent headlines suggest that recovery isn’t so far off — and that means small businesses better dust themselves off and brace for a turnaround.