Archives: January 2012

Small Business Share of Economy, Job Growth Shrinks

Posted by: John Tozzi on January 31

It's no secret that the years since the financial crisis have been tough on small business. What's more surprising, though, is that their role in the U.S. economy had already...

Obama Seeks 'On-Ramp' for More Startups to Go Public

Posted by: John Tozzi on January 31

The White House called for making it easier for small companies to raise money by selling shares to the public as part of a package of proposals intended to aid...

Demand for Small Business Loans Most Since 2005

Posted by: John Tozzi on January 30

Banks reported the greatest increase in demand for loans from small companies since 2005, the according to the Federal Reserve's survey of senior loan officers out today. That may be...

Building Startup Culture in New Orleans

Posted by: John Tozzi on January 27

Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has reinvented itself as a bit of an entrepreneurial hub, replete with incubators and accelerators and an Entrepreneur Week now in its fourth year...

Obama Makes SBA Chief a Cabinet Member

Posted by: John Tozzi on January 13

The government's top official charged with advocating for small business is now a member of the White House cabinet, President Obama announced today. Along with the move, Obama asked Congress...

Help Us Find America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs

Posted by: Nick Leiber on January 10

We're kicking off our search for businesses to profile in our fourth annual roundup of America's most promising social entrepreneurs. The idea is to find and report on business ventures...

Corporate America Pledges $1.2 Billion in Services to Boost Startups

Posted by: Nick Leiber on January 06

Steve Case (center) kicked off the Startup America Partnership at the White House last January. Steve Case and Scott Case dropped by the Bloomberg offices in New York yesterday...

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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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