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Start-up and small business reporter at the Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal's Small Business, Big Innovation competition — In July, the Journal invited entrepreneurs to share the ideas they've used to survive the downturn. The winner thrived by finding a new direction and new markets. Its story-and those of the other finalists-can be a model and an inspiration for small firms facing similar struggles.

Small Firms Aim to Raise Capital More Easily Under New Rules — Some entrepreneurs and business owners say they're preparing to raise up to $50 million in capital from investors, without facing the legal costs and financial reporting requirements of going public, taking advantage of new rules that kick in Friday.

After Obama Trade Setback, Small U.S. Companies to Put Overseas Plans on Hold — President , with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi , were unsuccessful in a last-ditch appeal to House Democrats to gain support for a key piece of legislation related to a trade bill that would ease trade barriers for large and small businesses. Reuters Many small U.S.

Man Settles With FTC Over Crowdfunding Case — A Portland, Oregon man has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges he used "unfair or deceptive acts" to raise $122,000 from more than one thousand online backers on Kickstarter, a popular crowdfunding site.

Small Firms Shift Toward Cloud-Based Software — Owners of small businesses, from clothing retailers to restaurants, are increasingly signing up for subscriptions to cloud-based software, representing a fundamental shift in the way they use technology. Businesses with fewer than 20 employees last year spent about $630 on software, up from $590 in 2013, a 7% increase, according to Intuit, the maker of the popular TurboTax tax-preparation software.

Small-Business Lending Is Slow to Recover — CARROLLTON, Ga.-Brandi Shirey wants to borrow at least $20,000 to expand the birthday- and wedding-cake business she started four years ago after leaving her job as a bookkeeper. Demand for the cakes, which sell for $150 to $500, overwhelms her home kitchen. Aims to ‘Get People Off the Internet’ — Every time members of Twin Cities Museum Meetup get together-to visit museums, galleries and historical sites-Scott Heiferman feels he has helped to make the world a better place. And every month, Mr. Heiferman's business,, collects a flat fee of...

Yelp Deal With Yahoo Has Small Businesses Crying Foul — A recent deal by Yelp Inc. to provide business listings for Internet searches on Yahoo Inc. is getting bad reviews from some small-business owners, who say years of positive feedback from customers have vanished from Yahoo. Colonial Hardwood Flooring of Lexington, Mass., amassed six years of mostly positive feedback on its Yahoo Local listing, says owner Dan Tringale.

A Startup Sours After A Falling Out — Investors often wield tremendous influence over a startup-and that can backfire if the relationship between investor and entrepreneur turns bitter. Just ask Virginia Barnett, of Lithia, Fla. Last year, she co-founded Gr8code, a business that offered bootcamp-style computer programming courses for beginners. A former Walt Disney Co.

Yelp Reviews Brew Fight Over Free Speech, Fairness — A closely watched Internet free-speech case is headed to the Virginia Supreme Court this month, with many businesses that live and die by online reviews rooting for the owner of a small, suburban carpet cleaner.
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Jun 26, 2015

Founder of nut-butter firm Justin’s adjusts to growth via @WSJ #startups

Jun 25, 2015

Study shows Americans are working more, sleeping more and watching more TV via @WSJ

Jun 25, 2015

Tap Your Phone, and a Designated Driver Takes You (and Your Car) Home via @WSJ #startups

Jun 25, 2015

Fast-Track’s Passage Sets Up Round Two on Obama’s Trade Agenda via @WSJ #smallbiz

Jun 25, 2015

Valuation of shared-office provider WeWork soars to $10 billion via @WSJ #startups

Jun 25, 2015

Trouble Brews for ‘Imported’ Beers Made in America via @WSJ

Jun 24, 2015

RT @mims: Imagine walking out the door with a watch and a phone and having, effectively, a laptop's worth of computing power distributed across you.

Jun 24, 2015

Team-building fail: Too many staff outings, meals and off-site events can be tough on a marriage. @WSJ #smallbiz

Jun 24, 2015

Why the U.S. housing rebound is leaving poorer neighborhoods behind via @WSJ

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