The South By Southwest music festival generates $100 million for the city of Austin and provides a valuable experience to indie musicians and entrepreneurs. Steve Chiotakis talks to Austin music journalist David Brown.
The National Reservation Economic Summit kicks off today in Las Vegas, where Native American businesses can network for clients. Ronni Radbill reports business owners are finding creative ways to stay afloat.
A business plan competition in San Francisco will award $25,000 in prize money and professional coaching to the entrepreneur with the winning idea. And with new venture capital in short supply, competition is fierce. Bob Moon reports.
When duty called, chiropractor Daniel Bordelon didn't turn his back. The Army National Guard colonel, who nearly drowned in Hurricane Katrina, gave up his practice at a huge loss to serve in rebuilding New Orleans.
Small business advocates say the government bailout doesn't address contracting fraud and abuse, which has diverted billions to large corporations. Ronni Radbill explores what the government is doing to curb the corruption.
Venture capital fundraising was down significantly in 2008 from the year before, and the trend is expected to continue into the new year. Part of the problem is money tied up in other start-ups. Mitchell Hartman reports.