Citibank: Small business cautiously optimistic

February 24, 2011

Small business owners are showing increased confidence in the economic recovery, but they’re still not willing to pull the trigger on hiring new workers, according to a new survey by Citibank.

6 ways to make your small business look bigger

February 17, 2011

— Michael Hess is founder and CEO of Skooba Design, which develops and produces custom products for other companies, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. This article first appeared on BNET. The views expressed are his own. —

10 small business tax mistakes that will cost you

February 15, 2011

Donna Fenn has more than 20 years experience writing about entrepreneurship and small business trends. She is the author of “Upstarts: How Gen Y Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit From Their Success“. This article originally appeared on BNET. The views expressed are her own. —

Startup develops astrological algorithm to predict romance

February 14, 2011


If astrology can be used to predict such things as stock market crashes, surely it can help people make love connections. That was the thinking behind New York-based startup Moonit.com

What small business can learn from Jerry Seinfeld

February 11, 2011

John Spence is the author of “Awesomely Simple: Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas into Action”. He is an award-wining professional speaker and corporate trainer. The views expressed are his own. —

from Reuters Money:

Kill the mortgage deduction and give it to entrepreneurs

February 11, 2011

Prospective home buyer Jessica Doctoroff (C) visits a condominium for sale with her real estate agent Brenda Bremis in Medford, Massachusetts April 2, 2009.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder  Somehow I don't think President Obama had the home-mortgage interest deduction in mind when he mentioned the U.S. tax code before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week.

Business tips from “The Demon” Gene Simmons

February 10, 2011

Gene Simmons – rocker, reality TV star and self-styled marketing genius – may be the shrewdest businessman to have donned face makeup and six-inch heels.

Stockton small business rankled by Forbes list

February 9, 2011

Misery loves company but not when it comes to the Forbes magazine list of “America’s Most Miserable Cities.”

Egyptian-owned small businesses send aid

February 1, 2011

The way immigrant-owned small businesses sustain relatives back home is a testament to entrepreneurial ingenuity underscored as the political unrest unfolds in Egypt.