Recent Trendwatch Articles

When Will Small Business Optimism Turn to Action?

SurePayroll's Michael Alter predicts how soon increased optimism will translate to a hiring boost.  Read more

Surviving Bankruptcy: What to Do Now

Ramez Toubassy, president of Brand Sense Partners and CEO of Shabby Chic, explains the steps he took to bring Shabby Chic out of bankruptcy.  Read more

Barbara Corcoran on How to Beat the 2012 Real Estate Market

The real estate entrepreneur and star of ABC's Shark Tank is optimistic.  Read more

No Joke. BustedTees Drives Holiday Sales

CollegeHumor co-founder Josh Abramson gets serious about his next venture: funny t-shirts.  Read more

Where to Start a Business in 2012

Sageworks CEO Brian Hamilton discusses which industries are hot and which are not in 2012.  Read more

More Reasons to Try Google+

Find out from the source;'s Eric Markowitz interviews Christian Oestlien, Google's chief of social advertising products.  Read more

Entrepreneurship at All-Time High

Despite a drop in venture capital investment in the third quarter, venture capitalist Jeff Bussgang says he is seeing a surge in entrepreneurial activity.  Read more

Could Groupon Revive the Halted IPO Market?

Inc.'s Burt Helm talks to Ernst & Young markets expert Herb Engert about the rocky road ahead he expects for initial public offerings.  Read more

Steve Case Spurs Entrepreneurship

Tomorrow AOL co-founder Steve Case will meet with Obama and his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Watch the video for a preview of his job-creation recomm...  Read more

Steve Case on Jobs's Legacy

In an interview with's Christine Lagorio, Steve Case chokes up about Steve Jobs.  Read more

TrendWatch: What Can You Make of the Economy?

This week's TrendWatch helps you weed through the economic indicators that matter to your small business.  Read more

TrendWatch: U.S. Patent Reform

How could upcoming patent law changes impact your small business?  Read more

TrendWatch: Jobs Jobs Jobs

Introducing TrendWatch, a weekly video series about the most important topics you need to know to run your small business now. This week: What Obama's jobs p...  Read more