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So You’d Like to Start a Home-based Baking Business: Now What?

Mon, 2015-05-18 00:00

Martha Stewart famously entered the food service business with her basement-based catering company in the 1970s – but it takes hard work and lots of homework to make it that far.  While a home-...

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President Obama Honors Fallen Peace Officers

Sat, 2015-05-16 11:05

Yesterday morning, President Obama attended the National Peace Officers Memorial Service where he honored 131 peace officers who died in the line of duty this year and met with the families of the fallen law enforcement members. The National Peace Officers Memorial Service, held annually at the U.S. Capitol, is part of National Police Week and pays tribute to the men and women – beat cops, deputies, detectives, correctional and forest service officers, federal agents, and tribal police - who have put themselves in harm’s way so that others could live in safety.
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Weekly Address: Creating Opportunity for All

Sat, 2015-05-16 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, May 15, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Week In Review: A Commencement Address, Discussing Poverty, and a Business Spark

Fri, 2015-05-15 18:51

This week, the President traveled to Nike headquarters, welcomed entrepreneurs to the White House, sat down for a discussion on poverty in America, and took important steps to eliminate any ambiguity around the reforms that the Affordable Care Act calls for. The First Lady also had a busy week, which included delivering a powerful commencement address at Tuskegee University--the only university in America to be designated as a National Historic Site. 
Find out more about the past week in our latest weekly wrap-up.

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The President and Vice President’s 2014 Financial Disclosure Forms

Fri, 2015-05-15 16:30

Today, the President and Vice President released their 2014 financial disclosure reports.

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West Wing Week: 05/15/2015 or, “The 50th State!”

Fri, 2015-05-15 14:52

This week, the President visited Nike Headquarters, joined a panel discussion on combatting poverty with economists, welcomed the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to the White House, and congratulated the graduates of one of the top community colleges in the nation, where he crossed a certain geographical threshold only three other Presidents have done. That’s May 8th to May 14th or, “The 50th State!”

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On B.B. King: "The Blues Has Lost Its King, and America Has Lost a Legend"

Fri, 2015-05-15 10:58

BB King performs "Merry Christmas Baby" at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C.

December 9, 2010.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

"There's going to be one killer blues session in heaven tonight." 

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The Faces of Health Care: Siobhan F.

Thu, 2015-05-14 14:10

"It is because of ‘Obama Care’ and the revisions to prenatal coverage that we are able to both afford medical coverage for our family and grow our family."
— Siobhan F.

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Two Big Apple gatherings, One Objective - Increase capital formation opportunities for small businesses

Thu, 2015-05-14 00:00

New York City is the backdrop for this week’s two gatherings, one hosted by the Money Management Institute and the other by Capital Roundtable.  The folks in attendance are all part of the...

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Returning to the Nest: Is it Time to Leave Commercial Space?

Thu, 2015-05-14 00:00

The usual scenario has been for businesses to start in the owner’s home and grow to a point where commercial space is needed. However, this pattern doesn’t suit everyone; some owners are leaving...

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