Small Business


President Obama asks Chamber of Commerce to hire

Feb 7, 2011
In exchange, the president offered American businesses a deal: Incentives like tax breaks, better infrastructure, and trade deals. But economists say it's not that simple.
Posted In: Jobs, Small Business

The power of a thank you note

Feb 5, 2011
It may seem old fashioned, but a showing of gratitude can go a long way for businesses.
Posted In: Small Business

New Small Business Administration rules help women

Feb 5, 2011
Agencies have to set aside some contracts up to $3 million for businesses that are majority-owned by women. The question is how that verification will be handled.
Posted In: Small Business

Can't get a job, start a business

Feb 4, 2011
The story of one family that traded unemployment for entrepreneurship. These 'rebound entrepreneurs' took a page out of history, literally, to stake their future on a new magazine.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs, Small Business

Creative businesses not snowed under

Feb 2, 2011
Many retail businesses -- particularly restaurants -- hope to avoid empty stores by offering snow day deals through social media and e-mail.
Posted In: Food, Small Business

Nonprofit center helps immigrants build business

Jan 21, 2011
Plaza Adelante in San Francisco has become a nonprofit hub that's helping the surrounding Latino neighborhood create and build their small businesses.
Posted In: Charity, Immigration, Small Business

Congress works to cut down business paperwork, at the expense of health care

Jan 21, 2011
Attempts to completely overturn health care reform aren't likely to succeed. But business is expected to score one victory in the process: the removal of a regulation that would have greatly expanded tax reporting.
Posted In: Small Business, Taxes

Obama: "Dumb" red tape for business must go

Jan 18, 2011
President Obama has ordered a review of regulations that might stifle economic growth. He wants to remove federal rules that are outdated, unnecessary, and "just plain dumb." But for small businesses, state and local regulations can be a big chill on hiring and growth.
Posted In: Small Business

The power of the online product review

Jan 18, 2011
Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission soft-launches its new online product database, which list product recalls and complaints about safety and health hazards. The content will be provided by consumers. Sally Herships looks into what this might mean for business owners.
Posted In: Retail, Small Business

Small businesses expand to overseas markets

Jan 14, 2011
President Obama wants to double U.S. exports over the next five years, and one key to that is the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The agency is now focusing on small business, getting owners involved in overseas markets. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Small Business