As Alibaba began trading on the NYSE Friday, founder of the e-commerce giant Jack Ma acknowledged the company's commitment to smaller merchants in a CNBC interview.» Read More
Guest columnist Ron Volper discusses how a well-thought out compensation plan can help retain your best employeees.
Most small and mid-sized companies have property policies that include some coverage for business interruption, but the unique risks of smaller companies mean it’s even more important for those businesses to assess the need for additional BI coverage.
America’s cars are getting older. And that’s good news for both auto supply chains and car dealerships, Phil LeBeau, CNBC Auto Reporter, told Squawk Box.
While the original intent of SOPA is to crack down on foreign websites that publish or stream copyrighted materials from the U.S., critics say the bill would give broad powers to the U.S. government to shut down domestic sites, and impede business.
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.
The Small Business Administration presented a webinar that recapped weather-related events of 2011 and shared advice on limiting financial losses in future events.
Just 18 to 24 months ago, mobile extension of business and customer management systems was still considered a luxury. Today, nearly 75 percent of U.S. small and midsize businesses plan to purchase tablets in the next 12 months. If you haven’t already, here are five reasons to make the jump to mobile or justify integrating it further into your business.
Giant e-commerce companies like Amazon are acting increasingly like their big-box brethren as they extinguish small competitors with discounted prices and free shipping. The little sites are fighting back with some tactics of their own, like preventing price comparisons or offering freebies that an anonymous large site can’t.
President Barack Obama today announced that the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Karen Mills, will be the newest cabinet member.
As employee dissatisfaction spreads through the financial-services industry amid waning profits, slashed bonuses and layoffs, New York's bustling world of tech startups is attracting fed-up financiers, offering them jobs, cash and a shot at creating empires of their own.
Advances in technology means one thing for franchise companies hoping to be successful in 2012 and beyond — they must adapt to a new way of communicating with franchisees and their customers.
The state director for the New Jersey branch of the National Federation of Independent Business issued a statement today urging Governor Chris Christie to resist raising the state’s minimum wage.
The business community must defend free enterprise in Washington if the country is going to achieve economic growth in 2012, said Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce.
With the economy still sputtering, small businesses are getting more creative not only about how to increase revenues but also about retrieving money owed them.
Among the stars promoting products at the Consumer Electronics Show are Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, who announced they are partnering with audio companies to design their own headphones.
On Thursday, a digital land rush kicks off that could produce a torrent of new Web addresses for the first time in more than a decade.
While many were surprised to learn that Beyonce and Jay-Z would name their newborn daughter Blue Ivy, perhaps no one was more surprised than Veronica Alexandra, who just happens to own an event-planning company called Blue Ivy.
Failure rates of new businesses are as scary as the current unemployment rate. So if you are thinking of starting the business, the best way to ensure success is to get industry experience before you commit to a new venture.
As Kodak's stock continues to drop and the threat of bankruptcy looms, people are wondering what happens to the city that depended upon the benevolent employer for so long. Rochester, N.Y. is doing just fine, thanks in part to Kodak refugees who have started small businesses over the past 20 years.
For the fourth time since September, and for the second month in a row, small-business optimism has risen, according to the National Federation of Independent Business Optimism Index.
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