Female entrepreneurs report not being able to find funding at all, which could also be linked to gender bias. U.S. women who seek first-year financing receive about 80 percent less capital than men, according to research funded by the Kauffman Foundation.
Financing can be "a poisoned gift. You really need to spend a lot of time in mentoring [women] and make sure they understand how they're going to make that money back."
The Senate-passed immigration bill would help foreign-born entrepreneurs through a proposed new program called the INVEST non-immigrant visa, which would allow 10,000 qualified entrepreneurs and investors to stay in the U.S. -- but the price tag to do so is high.
When Roya Mahboob found out she was on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world she thought it was a mistake.
Going into business with the person that you married may seem like a great idea but it doesn't always end up in happily ever after. Some recent high profile divorces and business splits may make you think twice before you tie the co-working knot.
Thirteen percent of all women-owned firms are held by women born outside the U.S. This "quiet revolution" translates into income, jobs and tax revenues.
One of the major challenges facing small business owners is growing their companies -- which are often self-funded -- while keeping costs down.
Problems can be opportunities -- if you look for them that is. For small business owners, there's been plenty of soul searching as a result of the great recession.