Small Business
Small Business

Your Neighborhood Needs More Bars

How NIMBY stupidity is stifling urban bars and restaurants—and blocking a major opportunity for small-business growth.

Feb. 8 2013 2:21 PMSmall Business Owners Are Really Gloomy About the EconomyBut don’t worry, they don’t know what they’re talking about.
Dec. 26 2012 10:30 AMThe End of Parking MiseryParking Panda, the new company that wants to unlock the hidden potential of America’s millions of unused parking spaces.
Oct. 17 2012 2:16 PMStop Talking About Small Business and Income Tax Rates!Taxing the rich won’t kill small business hiring, but nothing Obama’s proposing will help it either.
Oct. 10 2012 1:37 PMThe Real Jobs-Numbers MistakeIt’s much more likely that we’re undercounting job growth at small businesses than overcounting it.
July 20 2012 1:22 PMSwipe Fee RevolutionA new legal settlement reducing credit card fees won’t help consumers much but is good for the economy anyway.
July 11 2012 3:15 PMTax IgnoramusesHouse Republicans exploit Americans’ confusion about marginal rates to sow fear about Obama’s proposed tax hikes.
July 5 2012 4:49 PMAmerica’s Patent CrisisHow a new law encouraging more efficient patent processing could further stifle innovation.
Jan. 18 2012 2:17 PMWhy Should We Stop Online Piracy?A little copyright infringement is good for the economy and society.
Jan. 9 2012 6:59 PMSmall Companies, Big Credit ProblemsHow banks’ reluctance to make small-business loans is a major driver of sluggish recovery, and what to do about it.
Oct. 14 2011 7:18 AMWhy You Can’t Invest in My Awesome Start-Up    
The dumb SEC rule that prevents small businesses from getting “crowd-funding” from investors.
Oct. 10 2011 7:22 AMLittle Banks vs. Big BanksThe Bank of America debit-card-fee debacle reveals why more Americans should be banking at smaller banks.
Sept. 19 2011 7:15 AMWhy Small Businesses Aren't InnovativeEveryone says small businesses are dynamic, market-shaking, job creators. But new evidence suggests that's not true.
June 13 2011 10:59 AMRent-an-ExpertThe fascinating new business that allows you to buy personal advice from a Nobel Prize-winning economist or a poker champion.
Nov. 10 2010 11:41 AMGive Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Entrepreneurs …Why the U.S. needs a new visa for foreigners who want to start businesses here.
Oct. 5 2010 11:57 AMLadybug, Ladybug, Fly Away HomeHow an ecology app for sharing nature photos built a community—and became a business.
Feb. 1 2013 6:30 AMStarting a Business Is a Huge PainI’ve been to three offices, filed five forms, spent $200, lost a day of work—and I’m not even close to getting the simple license I need.
Dec. 19 2012 9:45 AMPlease, Do Not Tip Your ServerWhat happened when a worker-owned co-op restaurant ran afoul of the Department of Labor.
Oct. 12 2012 4:26 PMWho’s the Boss?New research shows the huge economic value of effective supervisors and the surprising ways they make workers more effective.
Oct. 3 2012 4:24 PMForget High-TechLocal governments spend way too much effort encouraging tech startups. They should encourage other kinds of startups instead.
July 11 2012 5:53 PMI Want It TodayHow Amazon’s ambitious new push for same-day delivery will destroy local retail.
July 6 2012 3:15 PMSouthern Europe’s Small-Business ProblemWhy corruption and poor regulation cause Greece, Italy, and Spain to have way too many workers at small firms.
July 2 2012 12:22 PMShould Small Businesses Really Fear Obamacare?The official plaintiff in the Obamacare case was the main small-business lobbying organization. In fact, the new health care law should be a boon to entrepreneurs.
Jan. 13 2012 4:20 PMSmall Is Still BeautifulThe trendy—and wrong—new argument that because big businesses innovate better, we should let them become monopolies.
Nov. 1 2011 7:32 AMI'm Here To ServeWhy catering is the best first New York job you can have.
Oct. 11 2011 4:58 AMTake Our Free Money, Please!Why Obama’s $30 billion small-business loan program has flopped.
Oct. 5 2011 6:32 AMNiftttyA cool online tool that allows you to link together your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, weather, Gmail, and practically everything else you use on the Internet.
June 15 2011 3:57 PMThe Pawnshop Craze Finally Comes to the InternetCan Pawngo attract swanky, cash-poor clients with its new, Web-only pawn operation?
Nov. 24 2010 12:43 PMAhead in the CloudAmazon's cloud computing has revolutionized American small business, but can Amazon beat rising competitors?
Oct. 18 2010 2:24 PMThe Biotech AdvantageWhy women start biotech firms at higher rates than they start other kinds of high-tech firms.
Sept. 22 2010 9:57 AMSmall ChangeWhy the small business jobs bill won't create that many jobs.