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  • Wednesday Links: A Look at 2010
    Steve King spotlights 10 small business trends for the year ahead. Among them: The shift to contingent workforces, the rise of personal businesses,…
  • More Older Americans Chose Entrepreneurship
    The age distribution of American entrepreneurs shifted significantly from 2007 to 2008, according to the latest U.S. Global Entrepreneurship…
  • Why Do VCs Blog (and Tweet)?
    This is a post by guest blogger Jeff Bussgang. For decades, the venture capital industry was like a Yale Secret Society--very clubby, discrete, and…
  • Big Customers Can Be Riskier Than Small Ones
    Think big, established companies make less risky clients than small businesses? Not when it comes to getting paid on time, according to recent data…
  • Monday Links: Bringing Home the Bacon
    Entrepreneur Steve Blank parses the decision process between starting a scalable startup and a small business. (H/t VC Dispatch) Local businesses…
  • Big Ideas for 2010
    What big ideas will change small business and entrepreneurship in 2010? I'll start with two that are on my radar. New ways to finance social…
  • Negative Trends: Why Lending May Not Pick Up In 2010
    Small business owners expecting an easier time getting a loan or credit line in 2010 should watch out for two words: Negative trends. Bankers look…
  • Wednesday Links: Crossing State Lines
    Tips on doing business in multiple states, via Becky McCray of Small Business Survival. Ian Mount at The New York Times looks at seven businesses…
  • Tuesday Links: Bracing for 2010
    California small business owners are bracing for another hard year, Cyndia Zwahlen writes in the LA Times. Struggling farmers are increasingly…
  • The Top 10 Small Business Stories for 2009
    The ongoing effects of the recession meant another mostly blah year for small businesses, with entrepreneurs reporting slumping sales and…




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