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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, facing glitches in necessary computer systems, is delaying two online tools supposed to go live...

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Jorge C. Corralejo works to empower small-business owners

The gig: As the founding chairman and chief executive of the nonprofit Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles,...

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Alex Weiser of Weiser Family Farms has deep local roots

The gig: Alex Weiser, 49, of Weiser Family Farms grows some of the Southland's most sought-after fruits and vegetables on...

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Yelp Inc. was hoping to debunk misconceptions and ease business owners' concerns about the popular review website.

Dollar Shave Club co-founder Michael Dubin had a smooth transition

Dollar Shave Club co-founder Michael Dubin had a smooth transition

The gig: Michael Dubin, 35, is chief executive and co-founder of Dollar Shave Club, a subscription service that delivers...

Accountant Stan Ross has real estate all figured out

Accountant Stan Ross has real estate all figured out

The gig: After a long career as one of the country's most influential real estate accountants, Stan Ross is teaching and...

Small businesses struggle to manage online image

Small businesses struggle to manage online image

Restaurants, mom-and-pop shops and other small businesses often face an abundance of frustrating complications during start-up —...

Blaine Vess harnesses the Internet to help students succeed

Blaine Vess harnesses the Internet to help students succeed

The gig: A couple of weeks into his first semester at North Central College in Illinois...

How Mark Suster became a go-to guy for tech start-ups

How Mark Suster became a go-to guy for tech start-ups

The gig: Mark Suster is an entrepreneur, angel investor and managing partner at Century City venture capital firm Upfront...

 Beatriz Acevedo channels Latino viewers

Beatriz Acevedo channels Latino viewers

The gig: Beatriz Acevedo, 44, is founder and president of MiTu Network, which provides Spanish-language lifestyle...

Regulator wants to bar Anthem from small-business health exchange

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones wants industry giant Anthem Blue Cross barred from the state's new health exchange for small...

Blue Shield, Anthem owe small firms millions of dollars in rebates

Blue Shield of California owes $24.5 million in rebates to thousands of small-business customers, and rival Anthem Blue Cross will return...

How I made it: Mary Micucci, owner of Along Came Mary Events

The gig: Mary Micucci, 63, is the owner of Along Came Mary Events, one of Hollywood's leading catering and special events...

Emily Schuman whipped up Cupcakes and Cashmere in her spare time

The gig: Emily Schuman, 30, is the lifestyle maven behind the popular blog Cupcakes and Cashmere, a confectionary...

Sriracha hot sauce purveyor turns up the heat

The gig: David Tran, 68, founded hot sauce company Huy Fong Foods Inc. in Chinatown in 1980 and a few years later...

Todd Tucker is master of Illusion Industries, a movie makeup firm

The gig: Todd Tucker, 38, is co-founder and president of Illusion Industries Inc., a special effects makeup company in...

When work is a thrill ride

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