Small Biz Scene


May 2007


Get Ready for Emergencies

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Look out for Andrea. That's the message as hurricane season officially kicks off Friday. Still, more than half of small-business owners aren't worried about Andrea, or Barry or Chantal for that matter, the names of the first few storms this season, and 71 percent don't have any kind of plan,

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hurricanes
emergency planning

Setting Up Your Mobile Website

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You finally got around to putting together a website. But no, you can't rest now. With a growing number of people connecting to the Internet via BlackBerrys, cellphones, and other mobile devices, small-business owners now have to make sure that they set up a mobile website, too, says Jeff Grosman,

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internet
websites

Fighting Big Government for Small Business

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Last week, the National Small Business Association picked Scott Hauge as its 2007 Small Business Advocate of the Year. Hauge took over as owner of San Francisco-based Cal Insurance & Associates from his dad and transformed it into a shop focusing on small- and medium-size businesses. That led him ...

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small business

Pinkberry's Success Story

Failing at one business venture is enough to ruin most people, but not Shelly Hwang. The 33-year-old Southern California entrepreneur ran two unsuccessful franchises before hitting the jackpot with the wildly popular frozen yogurt shop Pinkberry. But before the shop even opened its doors more than ...

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Los Angeles
small business

Ruling on Patents Roils Companies

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Getting a patent got a little harder this week with the latest in a series of Supreme Court decisions. The case, in which KSR International challenged a Teleflex patent over an adjustable gas pedal, is likely to have the most impact on fields like biotechnology and software, where small firms play ...

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patents
Supreme Court

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