Oct 6, 2009
At a hearing on Capitol Hill, lawmakers will assess whether stimulus funds have helped to jump-start bank lending backed by the Small Business Administration. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Sep 25, 2009
This week, Inc magazine is celebrating entrepreneurial companies that have continued to expand in spite of the recession. After all, 75 percent of new U.S. jobs are created by small businesses. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Sep 14, 2009
New York is trying to give its entrepreneurs a leg up. Mayor Michael Bloomberg just opened the Big Apple's first city-funded startup incubator. Ben Calhoun reports.
Sep 4, 2009
California solar panel company Solyndra is set to receive over half a billion dollars in stimulus funds, which it plans to use by building a new factory. The project is expected to create as many as 4,000 jobs. Sam Eaton reports.
Aug 25, 2009
Cash for Clunkers has ended, but one savvy Oregon entrepreneur is trying to keep the ride going with his own two-wheeled variation on the theme.
Aug 12, 2009
A handful of venture capitalists will descend on a Philadelphia business incubator tomorrow, where fledgling entrepreneurs spent the summer honing their business plans. Now comes the moment of truth. Joel Rose reports.
Aug 5, 2009
As members of the House head home to gauge the mood of their constituents, one congressman is focusing on small business owners, who face lost credit lines, lower borrowing limits, and trouble even getting loans from some banks. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Jul 24, 2009
Congress is debating whether to allow government money to flow into firms backed by venture capitalists. Some argue start-ups can't make it without VC money, but that shouldn't cut them off from government funds. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Jul 23, 2009
Media buzz usually spotlights 20-something Ivy League grads who start the hottest new tech companies and social networks. But the average tech-company founder is 39 and entrepreneurs over 50 surpass the younger generation two-to-one. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Jul 22, 2009
The National Small Business Association releases its mid-year survey today, and everything from revenue to number of employees on payroll has gotten worse since December. Mitchell Hartman looks at what's challenging small businesses now.