The Best Lemonade Stand in America

Last year, 11-year-old Grace from Pennsylvania won the grand prize -- a $1,000 savings bond -- in our annual contest, which recognizes entrepreneurial kids ages 5 to 12. With their stand, Grace and her friends (right) raised more than $4,000 for cancer research. If you know any kids selling lemonade this summer, have them log on, upload a photo, and tell us why they deserve to win.
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Blog: The Browser

Who can possibly keep up with everything that gets written about entrepreneurship -- all the blogs, newspaper articles, magazine profiles, and TV reports? Mike Hofman can, so you don't have to.
On "chinese firms bargain hunting in u.s." (the los angeles times, may 5):
"Much has been written about American entrepreneurs setting up shop in China. But with inflation surging in China and the weak dollar, Chinese companies are now looking to America as a place where it is affordable and desirable to set up production facilities."
Turn tough times into opportunity. Some of the best business ideas happen almost by accident. A look at entrepreneurs who took adversity and half-baked ideas and turned them into wildly successful companies -- including the inventors of the Slinky; the team behind Movable Type software; and the kids who started Oh, and a guy who sells Brazilian bikinis.
Slideshow: The Accidental Millionaires
You'd think that the SBA would be backing more loans right now, in the middle of a credit crisis, but that's not what is happening. Find out why -- and what you can do about it.
SBA Guide Can't tell a 7(a) from a 504 loan? Our insider's guides explain the SBA's lending programs. Also, check out guides to the SBA's venture capital and microloan programs.
In-depth For more on the agency, read "Does the SBA Still Matter?" (May 2007).
Do you know a rising business star under the age of 30? Our annual search for the nation's coolest young entrepreneurs is under way. Send your nominations to

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