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Big Girl Cosmetics owes its glow to Oprah

May 7, 2012
Seven years ago Kiley Russell sold the car she received as a lucky audience member at The Oprah Winfrey show. Today, that seed money has grown into a thriving cosmetics business.
Posted In: Entrepreneur, Small Business, cosmetics, Oprah

'Popuphood' aims to bring new business to Old Oakland

Apr 30, 2012
A small business incubator seeks to revitalize a neighborhood in Oakland through a handful of pop-up stores that have no plans to close.
Posted In: Oakland, pop-up stores, Retail, Small Business

Credit unions push for bigger loans to small biz

Apr 12, 2012
Credit unions have increased small business loans in recent years. Now they want Congress to raise the cap on these loans.
Posted In: Small Business

What doesn't work in the JOBS Act

Apr 5, 2012
Today, President Obama signs the JOBS Act. The legislation could provide more investment for small business. But critics say the bill could rollback regulations.
Posted In: JOBS Act, Small Business

JOBS Act boosts startups through 'crowdfunding'

Apr 5, 2012
With the JOBS Act, small companies can now get off the ground by selling stock on the Internet to everyday people -- without going through the hassle of a stock exchange.
Posted In: Small Business, kickstarter, startup, JOBS Act

What health care reform means for small businesses

Mar 26, 2012
In the Supreme Court today, arguments over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's massive health care reform will be heard. The challenge is being brought by 26 states -- and also small business organizations.
Posted In: health care reform law, Small Business

The importance of small business hiring in the U.S.

Feb 16, 2012
Small business owners are slightly more upbeat about the economy than they have been recently, which sounds like good news for the job market, considering small businesses do a majority of the hiring in the country.
Posted In: Jobs, Small Business

'Our Black Year': One couple's challenge to shop black-owned businesses

Feb 14, 2012
Maggie and John Anderson started "The Empowering Experiment" to see if they could patronize only black-owned businesses. The results were surprising.
Posted In: Small Business, African American

Big government v. big business

Jan 19, 2012
Americans don't feel any love for either. So who do they love?
Posted In: big government, big business, Small Business

More professionals strike out on their own

Jan 6, 2012
Economists say today's jobless rate of 8.5 percent might have been higher if it weren't for more unemployed professionals starting their own home-based businesses.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Small Business

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