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  • Retail's Changing. So Should You. Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    retail sales

    Small retailers are in serious trouble. All over America, they have been pushed to the brink of extinction. The assault began with mall stores and continued with big-box super stores, but the final blow may come from aggressive Internet merchants.

  • Fear Factor Decreases for Cloud Computing Services Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 2:43 PM ET
    Close up of someone typing on a laptop.

    Cloud computing services make it easier for companies to share, update and access files, both internally and externally. And small businesses are driving the move to the cloud.

  • Keeping up with the latest advances in the workplace isn’t easy. It’s not only workers who can fall behind. Entire businesses can, too. I know, because it happened to my company.

  • Why the Big Talk About Small Business Is Wrong Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Many believe that small business rides the nation's hope for lower unemployment and faster economic growth. But the work of several economists suggests that most small businesses are not particularly adept at creating jobs, at least not the best jobs, and their role in generating national wealth has been exaggerated.

  • The Year of the Health Tech Start-up Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    What’s with the focus on health? Given that the system in the U.S. is more or less a train wreck, there are simply a lot of problems that technology can fix — or at least that's what a new crop of entrepreneurs are hoping.

  • Mom and Pop Investors Propping Up Home-Buying Market Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    Rent

    Mom and pop investors are snapping up homes and condominiums to rent out all over the country. They're capitalizing on a confluence of events: depressed home prices, rising rents and strong rental demand. They buy cheap, collect rent to cover costs, and hope to cash out when home prices recover.

  • Startup Rate At Lowest Point On Record Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 10:03 AM ET
    Open sign in window

    The Great Recession and its aftermath may have a lasting effect on entrepreneurship, as the rate of unemployed people starting businesses has hit an all-time low, according to a report by outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

  • Building a 'Honey Badger' Empire Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
    Mario Lopez with Randall, Author of

    Honey Badger don't care. But its creator does — and he's hoping he can build a business around the most fearless mammal on earth.

  • 5 Ways Co-working Helps Small Businesses Succeed Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 12:58 PM ET

    The co-working movement is has emerged as a viable happy medium between telecommuting and working in a traditional office space. And by using designated co-working spaces, small business owners can help their businesses to grow.

  • FyrFlyz Lights Up New Toy Company Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 10:22 AM ET
    Marty Abrams

    Joel Rosenzweig was looking for something that would keep 140 kids entertained at his son’s bar mitzvah. The entrepreneur had been working on a idea — an LED light-up toy that special light effects — and decided to take advantage of this ready-made focus group.

  • Pauley Perrette's Southern Bakery a Hit in Manhattan Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 1:02 PM ET
    Pauley Parrette in NCIS

    Along with being the star of one of the most popular procedurals on television, NCIS actress Pauley Perrette also found time to launch Donna Bell Bake Shop, featuring southern specialties from her mom's recipe files.

  • Investing in the Fountain of Youth Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 12:02 PM ET

    What if "getting old" wasn't really "getting old?" What if aging—at least the physical deteriorations that accompany it—was something that could be prevented? It's a lofty idea, but it's one that a new breed of biotech start-ups, scientists, and prominent investors are beginning to tackle.

  • Ask most entrepreneurs about the policies that affect them most, and they’ll tell you it’s those made by states and localities. Sometimes they’re good ones. Sometimes, though, bad policies can inhibit entrepreneurship.

  • Can Anybody Be an Entrepreneur? Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    The short answer is that anybody can, but quite honestly, not everybody should. Becoming an entrepreneur has less to do with what you know and what your experiences are, and everything to do with what you are willing to do to succeed.

  • Hack Days: Not Just for Facebookers Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 11:08 AM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook's youthful founder, Mark Zuckerberg, penned a letter about the fundamental mission behind his multi-billion dollar brain child. "The Hacker Way," he writes is central to how Facebook does business.

  • Steve Case Talks Start-ups and Facebook IPO Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 11:16 AM ET

    After ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange today, AOL founder and Startup America chairman Steve Case spoke with Squawk on the Street about how the government can make it easier for entrepreneurs to create successful companies.

  • Steve Case: Investing in Startups     Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 9:35 AM ET

    Insight on Facebook's anticipated IPO and investing in startups to grow the economy, with Scott Case, Startup America CEO and Steve Case, AOL founder/The Case Foundation founder.

  • Making Millions With Marshmallow Shooters Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 2:24 PM ET

    How an idea for a toy marshmallow shooter prompted one man to leave his job and start a million dollar business.

  • Ex-Wall Streeter Dave Mayer, an avid Ironman and entrepreneur, will be featured on the season premiere of ABC's "Shark Tank" Friday.

  • In Tech, Starting Up By Failing Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 10:18 AM ET
    Fab.com sale

    Tech start-ups sometimes must pivot — choose an entirely new direction in the hopes of transforming a dud of a business into one that might have a shot at success.

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