Pittsburgh Wants Your Business

CNN has us as first of 8 ‘cities’ that want your business: http://bit.ly/fwHNLK

Obama: More Tax Cuts for Small Businesses

Late last month, President Barack Obama signed legislation that will cut taxes and provide credit help for small businesses. It is yet another step that the government is taking to continue programs that spur job growth in the U.S. economy.

The Small Business Jobs Act is now the fourth jobs measure that Congress has . . . → Read More: Obama: More Tax Cuts for Small Businesses

Random Shots for June 2, 2010

Turning back the Clock on Global Monetary Policy

Sovereign risk and debt continues to mark the fault lines in the global macro landscape and thus the main discourse. In this context and although the technical recovery is still a reality the discourse has started to move into a decidedly bearish mood. I find . . . → Read More: Random Shots for June 2, 2010

How Efficient is the Traditional Indian Family-Run Business?

A perennial debate rages in India, about the merits of the traditional family-run business versus the knowledge of the fancy-pants consultant or MBA. A remarkable paper by a group of economists sheds new light on this question. I wrote a column in Financial Express today titled Are Indian family businesses well run? where I . . . → Read More: How Efficient is the Traditional Indian Family-Run Business?

Some Young Tech Companies Are Thriving

Small business is often referred to as the job-growth engine of the US. Particularly at times when the country is rebounding from recession, persistent innovators emerge as the next business cycle leaders.

An area’s laid-off workers frequently are just the catalyst for innovation, says Paul Jerde, executive director of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship . . . → Read More: Some Young Tech Companies Are Thriving

Starbucks Overdose

If you have ever been to the loop area of Chicago you have probably noticed that there are a fair number of Starbucks locations. OK, that was a slight understatement. I can’t think of a single location in the Loop that is not within sighting distance of a Starbucks. Given the scarcity of retail . . . → Read More: Starbucks Overdose