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On gay rights bill, why the worry for small businesses?
J.D. Harrison
Republican leaders warn the bill could hit small firms particularly hard. Small business owners don’t seem nearly as worried.
Senate approves historic gay rights legislation
D.C. start-up hub kicks off global pitch challenge
Local entrepreneur builds a magical business
New small business contracts slated for next year
Stuck in Obamacare’s waiting area
J.D. Harrison
Health care exchange’s delays and glitches have left two local business owners in a very difficult position.
Many employers confused about the health law
On Main Street, health care confusion
J.D. Harrison
Many who think they understand the law are clearly overconfident about how much they really know.
SBA loan programs a vital lifeline
J.D. Harrison
As the recovery sputters along, the agency’s loan programs are helping entrepreneurs keep moving forward.
Shutdown leaves agency with application logjam
Critical SHOP feature again delayed
J.D. Harrison
White House officials had said the employer exchange would be fully functional at the end of this week.
Obamacare’s most common myths for employers
More part-timers under Obamacare?
J.D. Harrison
It was one of the common warnings from critics the health care law, but so far, is it happening? Yes and no.
Health law’s many small business definitions
SBA lending volume holds steady
J.D. Harrison
The agency backed nearly $30 billion in loans to more than 50,000 small businesses this past year.
Small-business lending decline started long ago
Will the shutdown hurt holiday sales?
J.D. Harrison
Small retailers are bracing for a slow shopping season, in part because of the recent disruptions in Washington.
Five ways the shutdown slowed down small firms
A primer on new crowdfunding rules
J.D. Harrison
Here’s a breakdown of the good and bad news for both entrepreneurs and investors in the proposed regulations.
SEC unanimously approves crowdfunding plan
SEC backs new crowdfunding proposal
J.D. Harrison
New rules would allow entrepreneurs to raise up to $1 million per year on new online funding portals.
Mounting frustration over crowdfunding delays
Small business weekly: A slow holiday shopping season ahead?
J.D. Harrison
A review of the biggest small-business news last week.
Navigating new telemarketing rules
Eric Holtzclaw
Customers gave you their cell phone numbers? That no longer gives you the green light to call or text.
How to build a loyal brand
Mohana Ravindranath
Brand experts discussed common problems and advised upstarts on connecting with customers.
How to survive hurricane season
Ray Sprague
One expert offers tips to help small business owners make sure they stay open if severe weather strikes.
Small marketing budget? No problem.
Eric Holtzclaw
It doesn’t cost a ton of money to start a conversation with your customers. Here’s where to begin if cash is tight.
How to count workers under Obamacare
Lori Basilico
An attorney walks through the very complicated process of counting employees under the health care law.
How to run an impactful social enterprise
Jonathan Jackson
Here are three guiding principles to help entrepreneurs strike a balance between social priorities and profits.
Social media — a waste of time?
Eric Holtzclaw
One marketing expert suggests three reasons your small business should not invest time in social networking.
A primer on general solicitation
Judd Hollas
The SEC just lifted an 80-year ban on general solicitation. Here’s why that’s important for small, growing firms.
Navigating new health care regulations
Michael Stovsky
On Monday, new rules take effect that hold more companies accountable for protecting private health information.
The secret to the investor pitch
J.D. Harrison
Mark Cuban and other renowned investors share the important do’s and don’t’s of pitching a startup.
Local Small Business News
More Helpful Hints
Businesses to start in 2013
These 10 sectors are primed for rapid growth this year.
Origins of start-up lingo
Ever wonder where the word “entrepreneur” comes from?
America’s innovation hubs
Where can you find the most high-tech professionals?
A corner cafe, crippled by health-care uncertainty
Owner Jody Manor has big plans for his cafe and catering company, but looming health-care changes are holding him back.
Adapting on the fly to new crowdfunding laws
One crowdfunding platform is keeping close tabs on the latest SEC proposals and adjusting its business plan accordingly.
Campaign for immigration reform gains momentum
Entrepreneurs are shifting attention toward a comprehensive deal rather than the smaller, targeted proposals.
Elsewhere in Business
Cellulosic ethanol is off to a delayed, boisterous start
Iran tests waters for Western investment in oil exports
US asks judge to order Bank of America pay nearly $864 million over Countrywide loans gone bad
Policy & Regulation
Diminished expectations
Sweet talk as budget conference gathers, but tax bogeyman lurks
The shutdown is over and default avertedIs Congress done fighting now?
Surface tablet, Windows 8 go on sale
Mobile trend trips tech titans
Web sites lose to Google in race for Obama, Romney campaign ads
Blogs and Columns
Rep. Amash: Congressional oversight of NSA programs is broken
The problem with Obama's strategy
A game changer for campaign reporting
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