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U.S. workerswant to be successful, and some even want to be the boss one day. What they overwhelmingly don't want to be are corporate executives.
Even with high unemployment rates, finding the right talent can be a major challenge for CEOs. That's the finding of a new poll, which found that while 47 percent of CEOs expect to see growth in the next three years, only 30 percent of CEOs feel they will be able to hire and retain the right talent needed to handle that growth.
The spouse of an entrepreneur reports that when someone decides to start a company, they take the entire family along for the ride.
On Tuesday, the USPS launched a new marketing campaign to promote “Every Door Direct Mail,” a shipping service for small businesses with postage rates starting at 14.5 cents per piece.
Business people are prone to many of the same unhelpful behaviors and mindsets as underperforming athletes, which prevent both groups from being at the top of their game.
If you are looking for one more indication that consumers are spending again, consider this: Hair salons are seeing an uptick in business as people schedule more haircuts — and we’re not talking the Greek bondholder kind.
Many entrepreneurs fall into the trap of thinking that no one can do a job as well as they can. But a business can't grow without successful delegation. But delegating often turns out to be easier said than done. There are three common mistakes that entrepreneurs can make when delegating.
Another South by Southwest Interactive has come and gone. The scores of entrepreneurs, investors and technologists who migrated to Austin, Texas, for five days in mid-March offered up loads of insight, including this: Don't launch at SXSW.
Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. own smartphones, and 30 billion apps have been downloaded globally. But, does that mean that every business needs its own app to bring in customers?
You show up at a bar, wait in line and finally make it past security, only to find that the place is wall-to-wall people — none of them your type. What if you could take the guesswork out of going out?
SylvanSport founder Thomas Dempsey learned last summer that a product similar to one he'd patented was being made in China when a customer sent him a link to a Chinese company's website.
A century ago, Brooklyn had 48 breweries within its borders. But they slowly moved out of the borough, with the last two breweries closing their doors in 1976. Then, in the mid-1980s, beer came back to Brooklyn.
The myth of SXSW's ability to turn startups into business powerhouses grew along with the crowds. For small businesses and startups who want to use the event to launch a company or impress investors, is SXSW a worthwhile investment or just a cool place to hang out?
This year, voters chose 10 shops from across the country to receive the Best Brew Award. Find out who the winners are.
A handful of big-name players within the cupcake industry are betting that America’s cupcake obsession will continue as they embark upon ambitious expansion plans.
Groupon, LivingSocial and other daily deal Web sites have by most accounts been a mixed blessing for small businesses. Can a new service, called SaveLocal, offer the benefits of online deal promotion while minimizing the costs?
It's no secret that people bet on sports at work, but a new poll reveals that's not the only thing they're betting on. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, employees have also admitted to making all manner of work-related wagers.
Small business "has been the sweet spot" for online bill paying service PayPal and its parent eBay from the beginning, eBay CEO John Donahoe told CNBC. Now the company is introducing a new form of PayPal to businesses with "offline channels," he said.
Michael Salzhauer, a Miami cosmetic surgeon and small-business owner, has a nose for inviting controversy. The so-called Dr. Schnoz has produced a rock video about rhinoplasty called "Jewcan Sam," and it's a hoot if you like your advertising on the broadly ethnic side.
The discipline mid-size companies have developed since the financial crisis to maintain and grow cash reserves bodes well for future growth. That’s one takeaway from a new American Express/CFO report, which surveyed 325 senior finance executives about their top financial challenges.