AOL Buys Weblogs Inc.

PaidContent: Weblogs Inc, the blog media company founded by Jason Calacanis and Brian Alvey, is being bought by America Online, paidContent.org has learned from multiple sources. The deal is done and should be announced this...

2005 Small Business FAQ

Small business still drives the economy, and this FAQ, a PDF from the Small Business Administration, entitled SBA Office of Advocacy 2005 Small Business FAQ really illustrates why: Represent 99.7 percent of all employer...

PayGoose: PayPal Competitor?

PR Web: PayGoose.com, a new payment Web site set up to handle all kinds of Internet commerce, has announced plans to launch November 1st. PayGoose.com, similar to other payment sites such as PayPal, allows any...

Win A Home Office Makeover!

Work At Home Business Opportunities Weblog: BobVila.com, StartupNation, Overstock.com and Microsoft team up to offer a S.O.S. (Small Office Support) Home Office Giveaway. If your home office is selected a "home office makeover" worth up...
The Entrepreneurial Mind: A new study just released by the Kauffman Foundation finds that there are 500,000 new business start-ups in the US every month. If accurate, that means we are now seeing start-up...

MBA Blogs

Business Week: Want to discuss what the B-school application process is really like? Or share ways to boost your GMAT scores? Or even wax philosophical on management theory? Now, you can by signing up...
NY Times: The World Bank has concluded that New Zealand is the most business-friendly nation in the world and that Serbia and Montenegro made the biggest pro-business changes last year. In a study to be...

Best Entrepreneurs Under 25

Business Week: Some of the best business ideas are hatched over cold pizza in college dorm rooms. If you need proof, look no further than the Dell computer likely sitting on your desk. Considered a...

High School Startups

Geoff Cook: Highschoolstartups will not help you run your babysitting business or increase sales of your lemonade stand. We will not invent silly jargon or paint on overly optimistic picture of the brutal world...
Houston Chronicle: Small-business owners across the stricken Gulf Coast are expected to turn to the federal government for financial help in getting their companies running again. The Small Business Administration's disaster loan program is...
Secret Capitals of Small Business: Most business capitals shout their names from the hilltops–literally, in the case of Hollywood. Everyone knows which industry dominates that town, and which ones rule Detroit and Houston. But how...

Startup School

StartupSchool.org: Are you a hacker who has thought about one day starting a startup? Then you're invited to a free, one-day startup school this October 15 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Most hackers probably consider starting a company...
Business Plan Coach: I was reading the Inside Indiana and noticed that Purdue University is holding it’s 19th Annual Business Plan Competition. The university says this Fall it will offer six workshops to help prepare...
NY Times: Within months of James J. Maddix's departure for Iraq, his Big Daddy Taxi service in Kalamazoo, Mich., bit the dust. Big Daddy, which specialized in driving people home from bars, was bringing in about...

Older Entrepreneurs Booming

HispanicBusiness.com: However, the latest government figures indicate that the tide is turning toward more experienced individuals, many of whom may have lost their jobs during the three-year wave of job cutting, which has yet to...
The Herman Trend Alert: Early indications suggest that the Millennial Generation, born after 1985, has a strong orientation toward entrepreneurship. They feel confident that they can achieve great results--at least earn a satisfactory living---by going...
According to the New Scientist, a recent study of contestants on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? revealed that, as a group, they would have taken home more money if they'd...
NPR: Costco, the members-only discount retailer, is testing sales of individual health insurance policies. The pilot program launched last month in California. It targets mom-and-pop business owners, and those without a job or...

Brand With Ten Grand

4imprint, a promotional products company, has just launched an interesting contest called Brand with Ten Grand. Entrants are asked to choose three promotional products and describe how they'd use them. Four finalists will receive $500...
Entrepreneur Almost Daily: This notice is a little late, but hey, it's for $250,000. NASA is challenging you to come up with a flying car. I know, we were supposed to have these years ago,...