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Today I’m pumped to share the unusual story behind how Marc Ecko turned his love of street art into a billion dollar clothing company. Read More
Small business advocates frequently complain that the companies that need credit can’t get it. Three years ago, President Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act into law, in part to help finance ventures that banks won’t touch. (To be clear, we’re talking about the law containing a collection of Read More
Like their larger counterparts, small retailers are already gearing up for the holiday shopping season, which can bring in 20 percent to 40 percent of their annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation. While official holiday sales forecasts are due out soon, early estimates based on i Read More
For small business owners such as Lewis, Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the federal government means a fresh helping of uncertainty. Contractors will have to manage cash flow as payments for government work may be delayed or canceled outright. Companies hoping to expand their busine Read More
How often do you say thank you? Not a robotic thank you, but a REAL thank you. To see how it can help your business, watch this video. Read More
The best sales pitches follow a proven framework. A framework YOU can use. Learn it by listening to this podcast with Derek Halpern and Mike Del Ponte Read More
Most entrepreneurs know how venture capital works, but tech startups with low overhead often need people more than cash early on. Laurie Zorn, Equitive’s managing director, says her “human capital” venture firm sought to address that gap when it launched in May. “We’re piloting this concept now wit Read More

How to Make a Small Brand Look Big - Businessweek

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From http://www.businessweek.com 3004 days ago
Made Hot by: Digitaladvert on September 18, 2013 12:35 pm
Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon.com (AMZN), now owns the Washington Post. Many observers are pontificating about whether Bezos intends to influence the paper’s editorial positions. Much more relevant to those of us in business is his apparent interest in bringing Amazon’s high Read More

What Do Small Businesses Need Banks for, Anyway? - Businessweek

What Do Small Businesses Need Banks for, Anyway? - Businessweek - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by sundaydriver under Finance
From http://www.businessweek.com 3004 days ago
Made Hot by: deanuk on September 18, 2013 1:56 pm
At the end of June 2008, just months before the collapse of Lehman Brothers prompted credit to seize up, there was $327 billion in small business loans outstanding, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Five years later, the value of small business loans had fallen 12 percent, to $289 bi Read More

Collateral Damage for Small Business Credit - Businessweek

Collateral Damage for Small Business Credit - Businessweek - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by sundaydriver under Finance
From http://www.businessweek.com 3004 days ago
Made Hot by: mikehartman1 on September 18, 2013 1:57 pm
September 15 marks the fifth anniversary of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, an event that many see as having catalyzed the passage of Dodd-Frank. While small business loans were not a cause of the financial crisis, the regulatory response to the crisis has made small business credit more difficu Read More
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