Archives: June 2010

Chase Offers Small Business Borrowers Incentives to Hire

Posted by: John Tozzi on June 30

This is new: A bank offering companies incentives to hire. Today JP Morgan Chase announced that small businesses that open new business lines of credit can reduce their interest rates...

America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs: Readers Vote

Posted by: Nick Leiber on June 29

Three weeks ago, we posted profiles of 25 social ventures on this blog and asked readers to vote for the one they felt held the most promise. The profiles were...

Educating Customers

Posted by: John Tozzi on June 28

George Siemon, CEO of the Organic Valley Co-op of 1,600 farmers, is not worried that consumers trying to save money will abandon organic milk and other products for lower cost...

Seeking America's Best Young Entrepreneurs

Posted by: John Tozzi on June 23

We want your help finding America's best young entrepreneurs. In each of the last five years, we've profiled 25 companies run by men and women no more than 25 years...

Seeding New Farm Businesses

Posted by: John Tozzi on June 22

By many measures, the iconic family-owned farm seems endangered, at least as a sustainable business. The average farmer was 57 years old in 2007, and half of all current farmers...

Zappos CEO: Find Investors Who Share Your Values

Posted by: John Tozzi on June 11

What happens when entrepreneurs' values aren't aligned with their investors? Read Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's account of how his company sold to Amazon last year for $1.18 billion in stock....

Why Venture Capital Firms Need More Women Partners

Posted by: Nick Leiber on June 09

I moderated a panel yesterday at the inaugural We Own It Summit in downtown Manhattan. The daylong event, hatched through many meetings of the minds at 24 organizations including Astia,...

America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs

Posted by: John Tozzi on June 08

Social entrepreneurship isn't a niche corner of the business world anymore. The idea of using business to create social and environmental value alongside profits has reached nearly every sector of...

More Recognition and Capital for Inner City Business

Posted by: Nick Leiber on June 02

If you picked up a copy of this week's magazine, I hope you caught our story and Michael Porter's commentary about doing business in the inner city. The two pieces...

Fed: Small Business Credit Card Reform Not Worth Costs

Posted by: John Tozzi on June 01

Giving small businesses the same credit card protections that consumers now have is not worth the potentially higher costs and reduced credit, the Federal Reserve Board said in a report...

Setting the Record Straight on the Carried Interest Debate

Posted by: Nick Leiber on June 01

Personally, I'm willing to and expect to pay higher taxes. But having those higher taxes be levied against venture capital investments in small businesses strikes me as self-defeating when it...

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What's it like to run your own company today? Entrepreneurs face multiple hurdles new and old, from raising capital and managing employees to keeping up with technology and competing in a global marketplace. In this blog, the Small Business channel's John Tozzi and Nick Leiber discuss the news, trends, and ideas that matter to small business owners. Follow them on Twitter @newentrepreneur.

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