In a blog post published yesterday, Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington officially announced the launch of a new section on the site called Small Business America.

The newly-profitable, left-leaning mega-site got its start covering and aggregating news about politics five years ago and has been branching out into other topics ever since.

Sponsored by FedEx, Small Business America aims to serve as a one-stop news source about small businesses and entrepreneurs, almost certainly from HuffPo's traditionally political vantage point.

While the new blog is not strictly technology-oriented by any means, it is starting this week out by featuring interviews and insight from some notable Web entrepreneurs, including Pandora founder Tim Westergreen and Mint founder Adam Patzer.

Writes Huffington:

Through the creative use of technology, social media, and a focus on community, this new wave of small businesses is making its mark in a true convergence of left and right. At the moment, our government may be can't-do, but more and more of our citizens are solidly can-do -- and irrepressibly American.

To turn a spotlight on this nascent movement and encourage its continued growth, HuffPost is launching Small Business America, a new blog sponsored by FedEx where entrepreneurs can exchange ideas, get advice, and keep up with the latest small business news. Small Business America's contributors will run the gamut from CEOs to mom-and-pop business owners to policy-makers, business writers, professors, and social media experts.

»Read the entire post here.