David Mammano At Inc.: Have you ever been an attendee at a conference and gone to the exhibit area? You know, where all those trade show booths are and the vendors are standing behind them, ready...
Management Issues: There are five common, and easily avoided, mistakes that companies tend to make when setting up teleworking or remote working programs. According to U.S employers' association Capital Associated Industries, remote working needs to be about...
Market Watch: MotherProof.com, the new-car automotive advice site written for moms, by moms, launched a revamped website today to deliver a better online experience to the fastest-growing segment of auto consumers: women. "The new site furthers MotherProof.com's...

Niche Biz: Wearable Airbags

A Japanese company says it has developed an airbag designed to protect elderly people from injury during a fall. A video is below. What do you think? Would you buy one of these for...
If you think your business idea might be a winner, put it to the test! 504ward is calling out to all entrepreneurs who believe they have a winning idea and inviting them to enter...
Whether you're an entrepreneur that also homeschools (like my family), or you would just like to teach your child the basics of starting their own business, the website Homeschool-Entrepreneur.com is a new and growing resource...
The New York Times: With small-business loans and second mortgages scarce these days, some middle-age entrepreneurs are starting companies using their retirement savings, a novel financing method that they say avoids loan payments and early withdrawal...
Daily Mail: There is a theory that the spark of genius lurks hidden within all of us. Now scientists are developing a 'thinking cap' that could turn that theory into practice and unlock the amazing potential of...
The Suncoast News: Like a lot of friends, Debra Medina and Leslie Barile often had we-ought-to start-a-business conversations during the seven years they worked together as counselors at Cody River Elementary School. The difference between them and...
The New York Times: Some small companies say they are no longer able to get loans from newly cautious banks as credit tightens across the country, and even those who do qualify are increasingly reluctant to...
The New York Times: Given the economic climate, small-business owners may be loath to make major purchases of new equipment or furnishings this year. But for those with money and an inclination to spend it, now...
Forbes: For two years, Eric Louie and brother Calvin pulled the virtual wool over scores of very real eyes. The duo ran several Web sites that sold access to companies looking to farm out scut work--say "data...
The New York Times: Evan Sheftel of New York knew he could grow his business of buying and refining old jewelry. All he needed was capital, and quickly. But he had exhausted his credit with conventional...
The New York Times: E-mail has become one of the dominant forms of workplace communication, but new research suggests it also may be the most deceptive. Researchers at Rutgers and DePaul Universities studied how e-mail influenced communication...

$100 Device Just For Email

Springwise: In a world populated by gadgets with increasingly varied and complex capabilities, there stand out a lone few that do just one thing really well. The iPod is one classic example, and earlier this month...
smSmallBusiness.com: Launching or maintaining a small business in this environment isn't easy. Access to start-up or growth capital is more limited these days. And many business owners expect increased economic hardships to come. According to the Buffalo...
Forbes.com: No matter what kind of business you choose to run, or where you choose to run it, making it on your own steam demands an abundance of forethought, tenacity, discipline and commitment. And, to be...
Vietnamenet: Shoemaker Thai Van Anh Hung says his father had foreseen that the traditional trade of making wooden clogs, which had lasted for more than 100 years in Binh Duong Province’s Binh Nham village, was doomed...
Sacbee: Local entrepreneur Mark Otero isn't flirting with success. He's found it with "Kiss," a new Internet tool that allows people to search popular Web sites like MySpace or Hi5 and plant virtual smooches on people...
I just posted this comment on the South Carolina Startup Blog, but I thought it would be useful to post here. In response to: Quite a few are franchise-based, which may not fit...