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President Barack Obama (center), National Economic Council Director Jeff Zients (left) and White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett meet with more than 40 company executives and their small business suppliers in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on July 11 in Washington

Corporations Promise Obama They'll Pay Small Businesses Faster

Payment times stretched out after the recession and never quite recovered. Twenty-six big companies now say they'll speed up payments to suppliers


  • The Softer Side of Male Entrepreneurs
    I often attend events for women business owners - such as those sponsored by WBENC, NAWBO or Count Me In - and so it's unusual for me to walk into…
  • Business Struggling? Take a Bike Ride
    For months, we've been reporting on creative approaches small companies across the country are employing to offset slipping sales, from layoff…
  • Are Incubators the Answer for Companies Looking for Funding?
    When Rod Underhill co-founded music sharing site MP3.com, he had venture capital calling him up before he even had office furniture. The company,…
  • Painting a Downturn
    The recession looks different for every community, as we discovered when we went across the country to find out how small businesses were faring in…
  • Advice for Student Entrepreneurs
    Some entrepreneurs who got their start during or shortly after college shared lessons learned this morning at a panel for New York Entrepreneur…
  • Venture Capital Funding Disappearing -- Will It Come Back?
    Venture capital investments dropped to the lowest level since 1997 in the first quarter, with just $3 billion invested, according to the MoneyTree…
  • Marketing to People With Disabilities
    This week I attended the Disability Matters Conference, the brainchild of Nadine Vogel, a former executive at MetLife who started her own company,…
  • Teaching Entrepreneurship
    NFTE's top Global Entrepreneurs Photo by Margaret Fox The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship held its annual awards ceremony last…
  • A Promising Sign for Small Business Loans
    It seems that the secondary market for Small Business Administration-backed loans may actually be thawing out a bit. Banks that make SBA-backed…
  • Bedroom Startups
    Michelle Conlin wrote about startup founders living together to save cash in the wonderful BTW section of this week's magazine. We're reposting her…




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