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Exclusive: Fewer small businesses shopping for credit: PayNet

June 6, 2011

When the financial crisis hit, panicked small businesses were scrambling to find credit. Nearly three years later it’s a much different story.

Wrongful termination law: Avoiding a lawsuit

By Guest Contributor
June 3, 2011

– Cynthia Hsu is a contributor to FindLaw’s Free Enterprise blog. FindLaw is a Thomson Reuters publication. This article originally appeared here. –

Hearty 2011 seen for restaurateurs

June 1, 2011

This year the restaurant industry is poised to put up its best numbers in four years, buoyed by an increase of roughly 2 million jobs since the depths of the recession and improved household income.

Small business credit cards not protected by CARD Act

By Guest Contributor
May 27, 2011

– Robin Enos is a contributor to FindLaw’s Free Enterprise blog. FindLaw is a Thomson Reuters publication. This article originally appeared here. –

Big banks see slow recovery for small business

May 27, 2011

Marc Bernstein’s response to reports of loan facilitators advising small business clients to avoid big banks: “It’s simply bad information.”

Honest Tea founder on being owned by Coke: “It’s a dual identity”

May 20, 2011

Seth Goldman, co-founder of Bethesda, Maryland-based organic beverage company Honest Tea, said his company maintains a small business culture, even though parent Coca-Cola Co increased its minority stake to full ownership in March.

Senate kills federal innovation research program

By Guest Contributor
May 20, 2011

– Robin Enos is a contributor to FindLaw’s Free Enterprise blog. FindLaw is a Thomson Reuters publication. This article originally appeared here. –

“Loan doctor” to small business: Avoid big banks

May 11, 2011

Large banks are making noise about lending more to small companies this year, but financing expert Ami Kassar is still advising his clients to steer clear.

Small businesses offer bin Laden specials

May 3, 2011

REUTERS/HO/RoadKillTshirts.com

As Americans took to the streets to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden, C. J. Grouse was rushing to print thousands of new t-shirts to take advantage of the occasion.

PeopleDeals offers its spin on group buying

May 2, 2011

It appears there’s no end to the number of startups the group-buying space can contain. The latest entrant offering a better mousetrap is PeopleDeals, which allows small and medium-sized businesses to create deals that increase in value the more they’re shared across social networks.