The Wall Street Journal: Relief may be on the way for small businesses stuck with bad Web addresses. Next year, the organization that oversees the Internet will start selling rights to an unlimited number of new top-level...
The Columbia Daily Tribune: Jim Ries sits on the floor with his laptop and watches his 10-year-old daughter’s dance class rehearse. That is, he watches when he’s not working. Between applauding leaps and offering encouraging smiles, Jim responds...
Weekend Entrepreneur: Mark Burnett is the executive producer of shows such as Survivor and The Apprentice, and he most definitely has the Midas touch. If by chance you’ve watched any reality shows lately and wanted your...
Jacksonville Business Journal: The Small Business Administration is now offering Global Enterprise: A Primer on Exporting, a new online course that provides small businesses with information and guidance on exporting opportunities and international markets. Available at the...

The Accidental Entrepreneur

The New York Times: Henk van Ess, a Dutch consultant and speaker who trains media professionals in the use of technology, says he wasn’t looking to start a business when he sent out a note to...

Winners Sitting Pretty

Herald Sun: Two companies were honoured for their savvy and unique approach to business at the Telstra Business Awards in Sydney. Find A Babysitter, an online babysitter and nanny directory, won the national micro-business award, and the...

Becoming A Better Juggler

Rhonda Abrams: When someone asks me what I do for a living, as an entrepreneur, I should respond, “I’m a juggler.” Like all small-business owners, I’m busily dealing with one critical task after another–sales, new product...
Post-Crescent: In a time when more corporations are searching for ways to automate customer service, entrepreneurs who cater to people constantly on the go are filling a niche. The days of house calls are not over. Business owners...
AppScout: After the third and final presidential debate, "Joe the Plumber" might be the most popular man in America. No, not Joe Wurzelbacher, the Toledo, Ohio-based man who reportedly complained to Sen. Barack Obama about his...

Kisses Add Up To Big Bucks

The Sacramento Bee: People "just love to kiss." That's the conclusion of Sacramento entrepreneur Mark Otero, who's finding success with a new tool that allows people to search popular Web sites, like Facebook, MySpace or Hi5, and...
Shai Coggins At JustMakeMoneyOnline.com: One of the services that I’ve encountered during Blog World Expo was Commission Videos. The general idea is that they provide you with video content that’s relevant to your blog or site....

Low-Cost Startup Secrets

Entrepreneur.com: Starting a business doesn't have to mean emptying your pockets, draining your back account and maxing out your credit cards. Here a eight ways to cut your expenses when starting a business: 1. Get free advice...
sparkplugging: Is your business about just making a living or is it about making a difference? It’s an interesting thing to contemplate. Am I just running my business to make money or am I running my business...
Market Watch: Her friends may call her "Shell" but you won't find T-Ball mom Michelle Zafiropoulos lounging by the seaside as she launches LipstickforPitbulls.com, a website of products supporting Governor Sarah Palin and her quest to...
futurenow: Have you ever wished you were Bond? James Bond? Here are five ways to spy on your competitors’ web sites, without breaking any laws. 1. Statbrain - Using several sources, Statbrain’s algorithm computes the number...

Get On Oprah’s Radar

Inc.: Everyone knows the power of Oprah. Her following and influence make her the number one target of publicists, brand managers, and marketers alike. Her authority and persuasiveness is a cultural phenomenon. Everyone wants to be...
The New Entrepreneur: It looks like US entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to microloans, particularly now, as banks tighten lending standards. To be sure, microlending is a tiny, tiny piece of small business credit in the US. Microlenders...

Teaching Telecommuting

ZDNet: There is a cultural shift going on, no doubt, as more and more people telecommute. Rising gas prices, greater awareness of our carbon footprints, cost of living considerations, work-life balance, etc., all drive telecommuting. It occurred...
Yahoo! News: With women now owning 40% of all businesses (Center for Women's Business Research 2008), the "Mommy Track" left behind in the 1990's, advances in technology, and the increasing acceptance of telecommuting and working from...
A reader wrote: My name is Dana VanDen Heuvel and I’m reaching out to you on behalf of Life Meets Work and Ask Liz Ryan. We’re trying hard to reach small business owners to get...