Entrepreneurial

Community lenders get a mini bailout

June 30, 2009

Timothy Geithner It’s considerably less than the multi-billion bailout the commercial banking sector received as part of President Obama’s Recovery Act legislation, but battered community banking institutions will gladly take it.

Starbucks and small business

June 24, 2009

The popularly-held belief that Starbucks kills mom-and-pop shops is a fallacy, says Temple University history professor Bryant Simon.

Betting the farm on your customers

June 17, 2009

Organic dairy farmer Dante Hesse is hoping the customers who lap up his milk by the quart at local New York farmers’ markets will also invest in his future.

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.

Google service helps small businesses

June 10, 2009

Web-challenged small business owners, take note. Google unfurled the latest in its long line of freebie services last week, this time offering a so-called “dashboard” aimed squarely at local businesses suffering from a weak online presence and lack of web know-how.

SBA announces new ARC loan guidelines

June 8, 2009

Today the U.S. Small Business Administration announced new lender guidelines for the America’s Recovery Capital (ARC) loan program it unveiled last month.

Competing for buzz and cash: Startup 2009 conference

June 3, 2009

It’s too late to get tickets for today’s Startup 2009 conference in NYC, but you almost don’t even need to be there. Event co-host Silicon Alley Insider, a NYC tech blog, is streaming the entire conference via live video now (watch below) and attendees inside are busy giving a blow-by-blow on Twitter.

Young entrepreneurs to watch in the tech sector

June 1, 2009

Bill Gates was 19 when he came up with the idea for Microsoft. Michael Dell was the same age when he started selling computers out of his dorm room. Who are the teenagers and 20-somethings trying to hatch the big tech and media ideas of tomorrow?

Idaho GM dealership survives cuts

May 20, 2009

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

Chrysler dealership meant more than new cars to Arizona family

May 19, 2009

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