Happy Birthday Small Business Blog!

Today marks the first anniversary of the Small Business Blog on washingtonpost.com.

Thanks for reading the blog, offering me comments and suggestions and making me part of your small business community.

I've been a journalist for almost 20 years and this is my first venture into blogdom. It's taken me a while to get used to writing in a new format, although I've always loved working online since I became intrigued with digital media as a business reporter covering the Internet and the Web in the mid '90s.

Please keep those comments coming and send over story ideas to smallbusiness@washingtonpost.com. I recently set up a Twitter account, so if you'd like to "follow me," you can also find me at "postsmallbiz" at Twitter.com.

Here's a handful of my favorite Small Business Blog profiles from throughout the year:

Classic entrepreneur Alan Newman discusses how he became the "King Midas of Hippie Businessmen."

Jared Gurfein founds Viridian Spirits to get absinthe back on the market.

Two friends start a social networking site to showcase agents of change.

A Pittsburgh cupcake store opens a second location.

Harlan Lee moves way ahead of the pack with his green conferencing firm.

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Happy Anniversary! Keep up the good work!

Guy Timberlake
The American Small Business Coalition

Posted by: Guy Timberlake | July 9, 2008 3:12 PM

This blog has been a big help. Thanks for being there and happy birthday!

Posted by: Kris | July 10, 2008 7:40 AM

People often forget that if America is to pull out of our slump, if we are to innovate through this oil crisis, and if we are to push the economy and employ our workers - it will all be driven by small business. The backbone of America and Americas spirit..


Jeff White

Posted by: Jeff White | July 22, 2008 5:29 PM

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