Archives: February 2012

Growing Home Care Industry May Have to Raise Pay

Posted by: John Tozzi on February 28

The fastest growing jobs are also the least glamorous. The United States will add 1.3 million health and personal care aides by 2020, according to Labor Dept. projections released this...

Why Banks Won't Lend to This Guy's Profitable Business

Posted by: Nick Leiber on February 27

Turns out customizing video game controllers for gaming addicts who want to shoot faster can be a decent business. Tim Erven says his five-year-old venture, Custom Gaming in Whippany,...

Why Corporate Tax Cuts Won't Help Small Business

Posted by: John Tozzi on February 22

President Obama today proposed eliminating corporate tax loopholes and using the money to cut the business tax rate to 28 percent from 35 percent. The tax code "is unnecessarily complicated...

Making U.S. Visa Programs Work for Tech Entrepreneurs

Posted by: John Tozzi on February 22

Entrepreneurs, tech executives, and venture capitalists have long complained that America's visa rules keep aspiring entrepreneurs who lack U.S. passports from starting companies in the U.S. Now immigration authorities...

To Hire Seasonal Workers, 575 Pages of New Rules

Posted by: Nick Leiber on February 15

Employers who rely on low-skilled workers from abroad have a new set of rules to digest. On Feb. 10, the Labor Dept. issued 575 pages of regulations for its...

Small Business Exports Edge Up

Posted by: John Tozzi on February 02

Small businesses have increased their share of exports in the two years since President Obama set a goal to double U.S. sales abroad by 2015, according to new federal...

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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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