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writer, editor, freelance journalist of small biz and tech via @CrainsNewYork, @CNBC. Former staffer at Fortune Small Business, @TheStreet.

6 owners making millions from government work

cnbc.com — The federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, spending some $400 billion annually on everything from paper clips to fighter-jet training services. With its annual goal of setting aside 23 percent of the payout to go specifically to small businesses-about $80 billion or so-the government may seem like a dream client, an aspiration for the country's tiniest entities.

The government track to a million-dollar business

cnbc.com — With federal law dictating that the U.S. government award 23 percent of federal contracts to small business (that's roughly $80 billion to $90 billion each year for their products and services), landing agencies like the DoD, General Services Administration and the U.S.

8 biggest mistakes first-time homebuyers make

today.com — The housing market is hot, thanks to favorable interest rates and home prices that remain relatively low around much of the country. But along with a hot housing market comes increased competition. "There's not a high volume of home inventory out there," said David Norris, president and COO at non-bank mortgage lender loanDepot.

The Top 8 Errors of Today’s Newbie Homebuyers

thefiscaltimes.com — The housing market is hot, thanks to favorable interest rates and home prices that rem

8 biggest mistakes first-time homebuyers make

cnbc.com — The housing market is hot, thanks to favorable interest rates and home prices that remain relatively low around much of the country. According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales rose sharply in May, with lower mortgage rates and increased inventory pushing home sales upward in all four regions of the U.S.

Why the American Dream Now Includes Franchises

thefiscaltimes.com — The franchise model in the U.S.

8 little-known franchises making millions

cnbc.com — Eight owners of unsung franchises now generating more than $1 million in annual sales provide some lessons learned on building a thriving franchise.

The rise of the underdog million-dollar franchises

cnbc.com — The franchise model in the U.S. is thriving, and some of the biggest success stories are coming from smaller ideas. While much of the growth still revolves around big brands that mark many of our street corners and strip malls-think Dunkin Donuts, McDonald's and Subway-sectors across a wide swath of industries are blooming as the economy continues its slow rebound, creating opportunity for a new generation of million-dollar-plus businesses generated from little-known franchise concepts.

Trying to 'do good' and still make a profit

money.cnn.com — Will (left) and Chris Haughey in the Honduran countryside, not far from Tegu's factory. You have to search the fine print on Tegu's toy block set to find any hint of the company's plan to make one of Central America's poorest cities a better place.

Dancers pivot into a new role: entrepreneur

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Aug 20, 2014

RT @MLB: .@BryanCranston signed a baseball for Brian Wilson. It's wonderful on so many levels. pic.twitter.com/B3Cc3izec2

Aug 15, 2014

Important topic for most NFL players MT @CNBC The 49ers made a big move to help players manage their money cnb.cx/1oA2gwm

Aug 13, 2014

Good place for brainstorming, reflection: RT @NY1 Stonecrop Public Gardens Bring English Countryside to Hudson Valley ny1ne.ws/VhSvRv

Aug 12, 2014

Gimmicky or great for those days when you're the only one home, cheering on the big game? bit.ly/1mConfV via @TechCrunch

Aug 11, 2014

Ahhh, food gums! MT @ConsumerReports Remember the @walmart ice cream sandwich that won't #melt? So do we: bit.ly/1sOwuuZ

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