Archives: November 2011

Sizing Up Small Business Saturday

Posted by: John Tozzi on November 28

President Barack Obama visits Kramerbooks for shopping with his daughters Sasha, and Malia, right, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in Washington. This year's Small Business Saturday promotion appears to have...

Regulatory Thicket: Barrier to Small Business, or Political Bogeyman?

Posted by: John Tozzi on November 23

We often hear about how much government regulation hurts business, and small business in particular. For example, here's GOP Rep. Eric Cantor over the summer calling for repealing "job-destroying...

Training More Women to Be Angels

Posted by: Nick Leiber on November 17

A year ago we profiled Pipeline Fund Fellowship, a boot camp program for women who want to learn the ins and outs of angel investing. Its goal is to increase...

British Government Eyes Lending Directly to Small Businesses

Posted by: John Tozzi on November 16

Since the 2008 financial crisis, the British government has been much more aggressive than the United States in getting the banks it bailed out to lend to small businesses. Through...

Improving Minority Entrepreneurs' Access to Angel Capital

Posted by: Nick Leiber on November 14

Last night CNN aired Soledad O'Brien's "Black in America: The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley," which follows eight black tech entrepreneurs trying to raise equity capital in Silicon Valley. As...

Fact-Checking Small Business Jobs Numbers

Posted by: John Tozzi on November 08

There's been a lot of healthy debate lately about whether small businesses or startups create jobs. I just saw this post at Entrepreneur that says: Businesses with between $10,000 and...

Americans Trust Small Business on Job Growth: Gallup

Posted by: John Tozzi on November 04

Startups may or may not create jobs. Established small businesses almost certainly create fewer than most people think. But Americans trust small business owners the most in terms of their...

Paving the Way for Crowdfunding

Posted by: John Tozzi on November 03

The federal government is moving swiftly (by government standards) to make it easier for small businesses to raise capital in ways that haven't been possible before. Less than two months...

Up or Out: How Startups, Not Small Businesses, Create Jobs

Posted by: John Tozzi on November 01

A new paper from Bloomberg Government advances the notion that new ventures, rather than established small businesses, drive job creation. From the report by BGov economist Ian Hathaway, who analyzed...

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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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