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Ten tips for obtaining financing for your small business

While new business ideas can abound, finding the proper financing to bring them to fruition is hard to find. According to Statistics Canada, small and medium sized businesses with one to four employees have the lowest loan approval rate. The challenge is that these businesses traditionally have …

4 Factors to Consider Before Starting a Business While Keeping Your Day Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s not unusual for people to ask, “Can I grow a business on the side while keeping my day job?”<p>The answer is, “Yes,” with this important qualification — it needs to be a semi-absentee business. So, what is a semi-absentee business?<p>In …

Small Business

The $100 Startup

• <b>Author:</b> Chris Guillebeau<p><b>In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living.</b> <br>Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations – …

2: Money Management 101 with Worksheet (Choose Your Choices: Finances)

<b></b> <b></b> This is the second week of our series dealing with our financial health. The first of the series can be read here.Even in the best of economic …

Personal Finance

Microsoft wins antitrust lawsuit brought by Novell

The US Supreme Court's decision to reject without comment an appeal from Novell signals the end of Novell's decade-long antitrust claims against Microsoft Corp. This follows an earlier ruling by the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals that also favored Microsoft. According to The Associated Press, the …

Microsoft boosts the IQ of its Bing desktop search tool for Windows 8

Just as Microsoft has been smartening up its mobile experience with the Cortana virtual assistant, it’s now making the underlying Windows 8 operating system more intuitive.<p>Today the tech giant said it has improved the operating system’s Bing-powered search function. The new search engine will bring …

Microsoft to help Windows XP users over browser bug

Despite withdrawing support for Windows XP last month, Microsoft will help customers still running the outmoded system, amid a threat from hackers.<p>The computer giant says people continuing to use the software will receive an emergency update to fix a bug in its Internet Explorer browser.<p>Microsoft …

Variety: Microsoft finds a co-op partner in Showtime for Halo TV series

It's been almost a year since Microsoft first announced its live-action <i>Halo</i> TV series, but the amount we know about it hasn't exactly changed that much. That stops now, as we've learned that Redmond and premium network Showtime are deep in talks to tag-team distribution, according toa recent <i>Variety</i> …

Bill Gates sparks debate over Microsoft selling off its Xbox business

For years, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has avoided tough questions about the software giant, explaining he was focused on his philanthropy work. After stepping down as Microsoft chairman in February and “substantially” increasing his time at the company, Gates has held one of his first TV …

The Creative Class | David Vivirido & Francesco Sourigues, Editors and Publishers

With more guts than experience, David Vivirido and Francesco Sourigues left London to start a provocative men's fashion magazine, Hercules. Eight …