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5 'Lemonade Lessons' From 10-Year-Old Entrepreneur Vivienne Harr

5 'Lemonade Lessons' From 10-Year-Old Entrepreneur Vivienne Harr

Think like a kid and start with your heart

A 10-year-olds cause to stop child slavery has turned into a real company called Make A Stand. Read More »

7 Ways To Become Your Own Boss -- Profitably

7 Ways To Become Your Own Boss -- Profitably

None of them require start up cash or investors, either. Read More »

The Work Buzz: Job Market Forecast For 2013

The Work Buzz: Job Market Forecast For 2013

Employers are heading into the new year with cautious optimism. The economy has been growing at a gradual but steady pace and is poised to stay on this path in 2013, barring major disruptions. More employers are expecting to hire than in recent years, but the modest recovery, along with the weakened global... Read More »

'Undercover Boss': Steve Greenbaum, PostNet CEO, Discovers His Corporate Family

'Undercover Boss': Steve Greenbaum, PostNet CEO, Discovers His Corporate Family

Many bosses talk about the "team" working as a family. But how many executives really follow through on the rhetoric? For Steve Greenbaum, CEO of PostNet, the importance of family gained particular resonance as he appeared on the CBS series, "Undercover Boss," this past Friday. Read More »

Do Small Businesses Offer More Opportunities For Workers In 2012?

Do Small Businesses Offer More Opportunities For Workers In 2012?

By Heather Huhman "Would you rather be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a sea of water?" Weighing out the pros and cons of large versus small companies is not a foreign task for most of us. So, you have your chosen field, now which environment is right for you: a big corporation or a small... Read More »

5 Companies With Lots Of Job Openings, Too Few Applicants

5 Companies With Lots Of Job Openings, Too Few Applicants

Some small business owners say they're hiring but they can't find employees, despite millions being unemployed. The improving economy is hurting us. Owner: David Greenberg Company: Parliament Tutors LLC Location: New York City Annual revenue: Projected to be $600,000 this year We used... Read More »

Jobs Bill Bogs Down In Senate

Jobs Bill Bogs Down In Senate

By Jim Abrams WASHINGTON -- A small business investment bill that had appeared to enjoy wide bipartisan support was in danger of collapsing Tuesday after Senate Democrats and Republicans split over two attempts to amend it. Read More »

Popular Small Business Bill Hits Senate Obstacles

Popular Small Business Bill Hits Senate Obstacles

By Jim Abrams WASHINGTON -- It might seem like a recipe for success: Legislation to help small businesses raise capital passed the House last week with 95 percent of lawmakers voting for it and President Barack Obama's support. But in today's Congress, nothing comes easily. Read More »

Senate To Introduce Bill To Help Small Businesses

Senate To Introduce Bill To Help Small Businesses

By Jim Abrams WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is set to come out with its version of legislation to help small businesses raise capital, paralleling a measure that cleared the House in a somewhat different form last week by a large bipartisan margin. Read More »

Survey: Small Business Hiring Unchanged In February

Survey: Small Business Hiring Unchanged In February

NEW YORK -- Small companies did little hiring in February, according to a survey released Friday by a small business advocacy group. Read More »

9 Tax-Time Tips For Consultants And Contract Employees

9 Tax-Time Tips For Consultants And Contract Employees

By Justin Thompson Tax season is upon us, with less than two months to go until the April 17th deadline. Last year at this time I was a contract employee, and I remember the hassle of having to go through my taxes. I didn't know what I was getting myself into, but I did listen to my mother's sage advice... Read More »

Landing A Job At A Small Business: It's Who You Know

Landing A Job At A Small Business: It's Who You Know

By Donna Fuscaldo When it comes to getting a job at a small business, who you know is what really matters. Many small businesses won't turn to an executive search firm or post an advertisement on a job board, relying instead on referrals from friends, family and colleagues. Because of that, job seekers have... Read More »

The Truth Is That Small Businesses Are Not Good At Creating Jobs

The Truth Is That Small Businesses Are Not Good At Creating Jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - Mitt Romney says they're "job creators" and vows to come to their aid as president. Newt Gingrich visited them on his "jobs and growth" bus tour. President Barack Obama calls them "the engine of our economy." Read More »

Small vs. Large Companies: 10 Differences Between Working For The Two

Small vs. Large Companies: 10 Differences Between Working For The Two

By Donna Fuscaldo All businesses aren't created equal. What may be normal for a small company could be strange for a large one. But when deciding where to work, those distinctions matter. "There are a number of differences," says Kathleen Downs, a recruiting manager at Robert Half International. "I... Read More »

China Announces $2.5B Fund For Small Businesses

China Announces $2.5B Fund For Small Businesses

By Joe McDonald BEIJING (AP) -- China announced more help Wednesday for its struggling private business sector, unveiling a $2.5 billion fund to finance new small businesses and promising tax breaks and more lending for entrepreneurs. Read More »

What To Expect From The Job Market In 2012

What To Expect From The Job Market In 2012

By Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder In getting America back to work, the bottom line has been and will continue to be slow and steady growth. Recovery has been gradual since mid-2009, and it will persist in this way over the course of the next year. But that doesn't mean 2012 won't be positive for the... Read More »

Young People Love Big Business More Than Their Parents Do

Young People Love Big Business More Than Their Parents Do

Six in 10 Americans have a favorable view of major companies, according to a new survey. Despite the anti-corporate fervor of the young people spearheading the Occupy Wall Street protests, a whopping 71 percent of "Gen Y" (ages 18-34) expressed a favorable opinion of our country's greatest bastions of... Read More »

Fragile Recovery Keeps Small Business's Seasonal Hiring Plans On Hold

Fragile Recovery Keeps Small Business's Seasonal Hiring Plans On Hold

In recent weeks, many chain retailers have announced plans to hire hundreds or thousands of workers for the holiday shopping season. With the nation's economic recovery still uncertain, however, smaller employers, aren't as willing to commit to seasonal hiring. Lack of confidence that holiday sales will be... Read More »

Starbucks Seeks To Boost Small Business Employment

Starbucks Seeks To Boost Small Business Employment

The public image of corporations has soured during the financial crisis. The boom of the 1990s created a national climate in which corporate brands were held up as national icons. But once the bubble burst, and executives were seen as breaching the public trust in the interest of their companies' bottom line,... Read More »

Small Business Owners Are Getting More Pessimistic

Small Business Owners Are Getting More Pessimistic

NEW YORK (AP) -- When the country recovered from recessions in the past, small businesses were usually the first companies to start hiring. But smaller companies are so pessimistic now that they're not taking on their historical leadership position. Read More »

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