Small Business and Entrepreneur
It starts with a dream, but it takes a lot of late nights, hard work
and trial and error.
Jason Cohen, president of ILM Corp. in Fredericksburg, Va., will formally receive the award June 24
from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Richmond District Office.
A new training program called Startup Quest will give unemployed Northeast Florida residents with college degrees some real-life training in
turning cutting-edge research into marketable products.
The New Mexico State Investment Council has approved $10
million for Sierra Ventures of California, a Silicon Valley firm
that plans to set up a local office for investing in New Mexico startups.
Cambridge-based startup Bluetrain Mobile said today it has raised $1.53 million in seed funding led by several investors, including Polaris
Partners, Atlas Venture, Boston Seed Capital, LaunchCapital and private investors.
The Latino Coalition is presenting speakers and panelists to discuss health care, immigration and other topics of interest to the U.S. Hispanic small-business community on May 1.
President Obama offered his support for an Internet sales tax,
while eBay rounded up its troops to fight the legislation and Sen. Kelly Ayotte vowed to fight the "power grab."
Austin startup Wide Open Spaces is betting that if given the chance, hunters and anglers will become loyal social media shoppers.
Wayne Wudyka and Jeffrey Snyder, laundry barons of Michigan, want to
place rows of high-tech lockers inside every apartment building
and office complex in downtown Detroit.
Southern California is a hotbed of young and innovative companies, but venture-capital funding -- the lifeblood of startups -- has fallen sharply in the
region so far this year.
U.S. venture capital funds raised an aggregate $100 billion in 2000 amid an explosion in the number of VC firms, but many veteran VCs predicted that such a rapid expansion would not be good for the industry.
Business leaders must consistently up their game just to remain competitive in
today's increasingly demanding and global marketplace.
Venture capital investment in New Mexico companies fell by one-third
last year, reaching its lowest level since 2009, according to
a survey by the New Mexico Venture Capital Association.
Mehdi Yazdanpanah, CEO and founder of NaugaNeedles, has been named 2013 Kentucky
Small Business Person of the Year by the state office of the SBA.
A free workshop to help promote your business online is being offered
by the Daily Journal next week.