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One Small Business Turns the Tables on a Union Campaign

One small business in Kansas has turned the tables on a local union’s aggressive campaign against it.<p>A Wichita, Kansas, carpenter’s union recently …

You Can Soon Apply For An SBA Backed Loan Online

Small businesses unable to obtain a loan through conventional means may try SBA backed financing. But even this option can take months. San …

12 Entrepreneurs That Sell Successfully on Amazon

Amazon is becoming an increasingly popular place for entrepreneurs to reach consumers. At first, it was mainly authors who found success selling …

7 Reasons to Incorporate Your Business Now

Not sure if you need to form an official business structure for your company now or just wait a bit until business picks up and you are ready to …

Entrepreneurship

What Do Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans Look Like?

Hidden among the large amount of data released regularly by the Federal Reserve is some valuable information about the terms of Small Business …

Big Banks Are Lending to Bigger Small Businesses

When JPMorgan Chase released its fourth quarter earnings for 2013, it announced that it had provided $19 billion of credit to U.S. small businesses. …

President pushes patent reform: showdown over trolls set for spring

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>President Obama offered new hope for America’s troubled patent system on Tuesday night, calling on Congress to “pass a patent …

Why I Think the Hype About Crowdfunding Is Too Good to Be True

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crowdfunding in one form or another has been around for years but has become a sexy buzzword of late. The majority of news articles about it are positive, to the point where many seem to view crowdfunding as a cure-all for small-business …

Small Business

The one reason why most startups fail

Most startups fail. No entrepreneur wants to think that it’s his or her startup that’s going to fail. But the reality is, as Chris Dixon of …

How to Shut Down Your Struggling Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In life, people remember how things ended. A couple may be fuzzy about the details of their courtship, for instance, but the particulars of a divorce are always starkly vivid.<p>As such, if the sun is setting on your startup, it's important …

Investing

Vesting: A Founder's Need to Earn Equity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Vesting is absolutely standard in venture deals. It is predicated on the notion that the founding and management teams must earn their equity ownership by contributing to value creation through so-called "sweat equity," or hard work. …

Venture Capital

Business Law Prof Blog

Aaron George at Under30CEO has a nice post on the top five legal mistakes made by startups. Not much new to those of us who are lawyers, but it's a …

Backed By $1.5 Million, Smile Mom Debuts A Mobile Community For Nearby Moms

Moms feeling guilty about baby-spamming Facebook with their child’s photos and their every precious moment now have a more private alternative for those updates, thanks to a new mobile social network called Smile Mom. The app, which is designed to connect moms with others nearby, has already grown …