Entrepreneurial

A healthcare proposal too big to succeed

By A. G. Newmyer
February 25, 2010

– A. G. “Terry” Newmyer is a serial entrepreneur and the former founding chairman of The Fair Care Foundation, a patient-advocacy group focused on health insurance. The views expressed are his own. –

Small Talk: Not out of the woods yet

February 16, 2010

These days everybody is talking about a financial recovery, but a new Wells Fargo and Gallup study shows small business owners remain skittish.

Yahoo can’t find buyer for small business unit

February 4, 2010

The sale of Yahoo’s small business unit, which had been rumored for months, has apparently found no takers and now the Internet firm has pulled the offer from the table, news website DailyFinance reported.

The state of small business

January 28, 2010

After spending most of his first year in office focused on Wall Street, President Obama tried to reconnect with disenchanted Main Street voters in his first State of the Union address.

Winning businesses will deliver meaning online in 2010

January 27, 2010

— Thomas Bonney is founder and managing director of CMF Associates, a financial consulting, staffing and recruiting firm based in Philadelphia, PA, that serves private equity, middle-market and small-cap public companies nationally. The views expressed are his own. –

High-end water filters a tough sell

January 15, 2010

Manuel Desrochers and his sister, Noemie, are the founders of Aquaovo, a Montreal, Canada-based startup that designs unique water filters, aimed at reducing the environmental hazard from billions of plastic water bottles filling up landfills (see original story here).

Holiday sales like “crack” for retailers

January 5, 2010

Over the last few years Black Friday and Boxing Day have become the two biggest sales days on the U.S. retail calendar, but some experts say it may actually be bad for business.

Is t-shirt advertising a sustainable business?

December 16, 2009
Jason Sadler in Times Square

Jason Sadler in Times Square

Jason Sadler makes a surprisingly good living wearing other peoples’ t-shirts – $84,000 since launching his one-man ad service last January – but our experts are doubtful he can grow it into a larger, more sustainable model.

Small business confidence taking a beating

December 9, 2009

All those pundits who declared the current recession dead and buried, obviously haven’t been talking to small business owners.

Small Talk: Parsing Geithner’s speech to small business

November 19, 2009

It appears the magic number for American small businesses is 10, as in the sudden urgency to help smaller companies after the U.S. unemployment rate jumped over 10 percent last month for the first time in a quarter century. After a year with Wall Street at the top of everyone’s agenda, Main Street is now taking center stage.