Entrepreneurial

from The Great Debate:

Obama fails small businesses

November 12, 2009

georgecloutier1-- George A. Cloutier, a graduate of Harvard Business School, is the founder and CEO of American Management Services, one of the nation’s largest turnaround and management services firms specializing in small and mid-size companies. The opinions of George Cloutier are his own and do not represent those of the United States Conference of Mayors or Partner America. --

Small Talk: Saluting veteran entrepreneurs

November 11, 2009

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

Small Talk: Jobs data contradictory

November 10, 2009

Over the last week there have been some wins and losses for small businesses in terms of new job data.

Small Talk: Healthcare debate heats up

November 9, 2009

The healthcare debate is just starting to heat up for small business owners. FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters sister publication, has a nice blog post titled “Healthcare reform & small business: 3 bills explained,” in which they break down Obama’s “Affordable Health Care for American Act” legislation, that was approved by a slim majority of 220-215 by the House over the weekend.

CIT bankruptcy could have domino effect

November 3, 2009

Small and medium-sized businesses are wild with concern that the bankruptcy filing of CIT Group will cut off the financing they use to pay employees and creditors, according to an attorney who has many apparel and retail businesses among his clients.

CIT = more bad news for small business

November 2, 2009

Just when it looked like President Obama was making some headway with small business, along comes the CIT bankruptcy train to derail everything.

Small business gets its bailout

October 30, 2009

(Note: The Recovery Act did not directly assign $15.5 billion in funds to the SBA, but $730 million that has so far supported $13.4 billion in SBA-backed loans to small businesses, according to the SBA.)

Startup faces tough odds in crowded New York rental market

October 9, 2009

Lee Lin had a full-time job, three rental properties and a problem: he had no time to find tenants to live in them. He tried advertising on free-listing websites like Craigslist, but found it too time consuming, so he created an alternative.

Supply-chain software startup eyes breakthrough

September 23, 2009

For many large companies, outsourcing is the norm as they seek cost savings at almost every level of production. Jason Tham, a former Kellogg’s employee, saw an opportunity to help reduce the risk of something going wrong at each outsourced step. His solution: to create software that would streamline the supply-chain process and reduce costs even further.

Mobile gaming firm MegaPhone seeks funding in a recession

September 9, 2009

MegaPhoneImagine being in the middle of Times Square in downtown New York and using your cell phone to play a video game on a giant screen against the throng gathered there. MegaPhone, a digital advertising company launched in 2006, does just that, providing its clients a unique way of interacting with consumers.