Rob Reuteman

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Five Tips for Securing a Loan

One of the toughest tasks any small business owner will face is getting a loan. And nearly three years after the recession struck and the credit markets froze, the current economic situation remains quite challenging. 

Shark Attack Margaritas Make Big Splash in Liquor Market

The concept is simple: a frozen tube of margarita deliciousness that the over-21 crowd can enjoy. After overcoming numerous obstacles regarding regulations, distribution and production, sales for Shark Attack Margaritas took off. First Sam's Club called, followed by Wal-Mart. 

Snowsports Offer Opportunity to the Mom-and-Pops

Like most industry sectors, snowsports offer plenty of room for the little guys, especially when U.S. skiers and snowboarders are expected to spend a record $3.2 billion this winter on equipment.

Government Belt Tightening May Squeeze SBA

If the flurry of boisterous politicians currently floating federal budget-cutting proposals can be likened to a big party, the Small Business Administration is looking more and more like the Congressional piñata.

Does Made in the U.S.A. Spell R.I.P?

More and more small businesses are looking to bring manufacturing back home to the U.S., but they are running into problems getting financing to make the move. 

Fixing the Repair Business World

The business repair sector took a major blow during the recession as consumers pulled the purse strings tight. Here's a look at how some are tapping new markets to stop the bleeding.