Author: Scott Volpe

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Startups Strengthen MBA Job Market

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Startups Strengthen MBA Job Market

Providing another sign that the once-devastated job market for MBAs continues to improve, startups are increasingly roaming the hallways...

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Freshman Senator’s First Bill Would Prime Start-up Investment Pump

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Freshman Senator’s First Bill Would Prime Start-up Investment Pump

The first piece of legislation from a freshman Democrat in a contentious Senate is one that could appeal to senators on...

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Clock is Ticking on Google’s Popular AdWords Keyword Finder

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Clock is Ticking on Google’s Popular AdWords Keyword Finder

Although hardly a dinosaur, even by Google’s standards, the oldies but goodies still lose their legs. So it goes...

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Arizona Helicopter Instructor Named SBA Small Business Person of the Year

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Arizona Helicopter Instructor Named SBA Small Business Person of the Year

The Small Business Administration looked to the skies to find its 2012 National Small Business Person of the Year....

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Entrepreneurs Awash in New Customers after Exposure on “Shark Tank”

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Entrepreneurs Awash in New Customers after Exposure on “Shark Tank”

The many entrepreneurs who are convinced the best kind of business exposure is free exposure can count Ryan Frankel...

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Pinterest Growth Explodes

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Pinterest Growth Explodes

In the ongoing horse race for social media users, Pinterest has made a bold move for the lead in...

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Surveys Foreshadow Improved Climate for Small Business Lending

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Surveys Foreshadow Improved Climate for Small Business Lending

After years of small business lending sitting dormant at the roots of the recession, there are signs that the...

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Little Kiosks Drum up Big Business in America’s Malls

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Little Kiosks Drum up Big Business in America’s Malls

Many mall shoppers see the kiosk retailer as a small-time purveyor of cell phone covers, costume jewelry, sunglasses and...

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Lenders to Increase Business Lending for Vets through SBA Initiative

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Lenders to Increase Business Lending for Vets through SBA Initiative

Recognizing the difficulty and stumbling blocks that military veterans have encountered in obtaining working capital to start a business,...

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New Wave of Entrepreneurial Growth Takes Root in Detroit

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New Wave of Entrepreneurial Growth Takes Root in Detroit

No one will ever mistake the aged hull of a city on the shores of Lake Erie for the...

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Franchising a Trend to Keep Families Employed

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Franchising a Trend to Keep Families Employed

Business can make for strange bedfellows, but a bad economy can also make for familiar partners. And in increasing...

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The Un-Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurs Build Startup Communities

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The Un-Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurs Build Startup Communities

While the very idea of reliance and partnership may seem counter-intuitive to the rugged individualist, entrepreneurs have reached the...

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Social Media Training Drives New SBA Webinar Series for Small Business

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Social Media Training Drives New SBA Webinar Series for Small Business

Social media has been playing an increasingly important role in small business success, and quite often is a key...

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Female Veterans Make Their Pitch with Boost from New Organization

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Female Veterans Make Their Pitch with Boost from New Organization

In two weeks, a group of women entrepreneurs – many of whom teamed up to fight for their country...

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Success is All in the Family (Business)

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Success is All in the Family (Business)

With the economy still stuck in recovery mode, small businesses have been very hard pressed to survive, much less...

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Small Business Employment Gains Hit One-Year High

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Small Business Employment Gains Hit One-Year High

Small business employment saw its greatest gains in a year in the month of March. Signalling continued recovery in...

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Entrepreneurs, Investigators and Activists Find Their Niche in Crowdsourcing

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Entrepreneurs, Investigators and Activists Find Their Niche in Crowdsourcing

While crowdsourcing for startup business funding has been on the scene for years now, there is still room for...

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Bike Lanes Prove to be a Boon to Local Businesses

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Bike Lanes Prove to be a Boon to Local Businesses

A growing market of urban bicycle commuters is changing the way small businesses in many cities cater to customer...

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2013 Predictions of Small Business Budgets for Technology and Marketing

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2013 Predictions of Small Business Budgets for Technology and Marketing

MyCorporation.com recently polled 150,000 of its newsletter subscribers (who are also small business owners) to determine how they plan...

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Glass Ceiling of Venture Capital is Largely Unbroken

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Glass Ceiling of Venture Capital is Largely Unbroken

Recent studies have shown that small companies started by women, or headed by a woman, lag far behind their...

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Freelancers gaining ground as startup “employees”

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Freelancers gaining ground as startup “employees”

Small startups face a formidable uphill climb to profitability, and cutting corners on costs where possible is crucial to their...

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