Entrepreneurs

You know entrepreneurism is going upscale when the Wall Street Journal and The Economist are covering it. The Wall Street Journal may have gone decades without writing about a company that wasn't publically owned, and The Economist has long prided itself on being above the fray...

Entrepreneurs are known for gaining inspiration from unexpected sources. Some even get it from a lump of Play-Doh. The Entrepreneur for a Day program that Springfield Technical Community College in Massachusetts brings to local elementary schools is about hands-on experience at its most tactile--and juvenile. As...

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said on Monday that it would try to ease a credit squeeze afflicting small businesses by buying up to $15 billion of securities that are linked to small-business loans. Speaking to an audience of small-business owners at the White House, President...

President Barack Obama is looking for some sector of the economy to lead the nation out of recession, and he's putting down a $730 million dollar bet Monday on small businesses. Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will announce a plan Monday to make it easier...

Sverre Roang follows up his look at a limited liability start-up by considering the "old standby" corporation and its two forms. It is critical to work with your legal and tax advisors when deciding which entity to use. The ultimate decision will be...

In a down economy, it might seem counterintuitive to try experimental mediums such as Twitter for marketing and customer outreach. After all, the more well-established Facebook has a documented 175 million active users, while estimates place Twitter (which doesn't disclose such figures) at around 5...

This is a question everyone seems to ask. The first step is licensing. You would contact the local Commissioner of Revenue’s Office or your local Town Office and ask about licensing a business. They have the required forms that have to complete to get a...

Small businesses could get more than tax relief from the federal economic stimulus plan, which will grant $730 million in funding to the U.S. Small Business Administration for financing programs. Herbert Austin, director of the SBA's Dallas-Fort Worth district office, said the funds will unlock more...