With small businesses turning to alternative lenders, some watchers wonder if we're recreating a backdrop that set up the 2008 financial crisis.» Read More
Two recent surveys say demand for loans among small businesses is up. If small businesses are borrowing, they must be spending. We asked members of our Small Business Council to fill us in on whether they are planning to spend in 2012, and if so, what they plan to buy.
By knowing exactly what cash you have coming in and going out and when those transfers occur, you ensure you have enough cash to continue operating from day to day. At its most basic level, cash-flow forecasting helps a business survive.
ADP announced that 170,000 jobs were created in the month of January, and that growth was largely driven by small business hiring.
A California start-up is turning car sharing into an easy way to make a few extra bucks.
In an era when teenagers can tap the latest songs off the web in seconds and store entire music collections in devices the size of a wristwatch, young fans are also gravitating to vinyl records.
Guest columnist Barbara Weltman explains how smart planning can optimize tax opportunities to minimize the impact on your cash flow.
Loan demand from small businesses is at its highest level since 2005, according to a new Fed survey out today. Overall, banks classified loan demand as “somewhat stronger.”
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.
Princess, the star of New Jersey's Popcorn Park Zoo, has correctly picked the winner of five of the last six Super Bowls. She went 14 and 6 predicting regular season and playoff games this year, and has a lifetime record of 88-51. Her pick this year: The New York Giants.
In honor of the Year of the Dragon, a Vancouver hot dog vendor going by the handle Dougie Luv created the Dragon Dog. The price: $100.
Lady Gaga isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. The 'Bad Romance' star recently helped her dad, Joe Germanotta, set up a restaurant, Joanne Trattoria, in New York.
Former NBA player Kevin Willis is expanding his Willis & Walker clothing line — a line he started 24 years ago when he was playing forward for the Atlanta Hawks — from bespoke suits to the mass big and tall market.
Kowing which industries are in growth mode can give you ideas for new products, services or partnerships that could help you start or expand your business.
Residents are supposed to declare and pay sales tax on goods they buy from out-of-state retailers, but few do, which deprives states of tax revenue and gives Internet retailers an advantage over physical stores. Caught in the crossfire of the nationwide fight are a large but rarely examined part of the Internet economy, affiliate marketers.
Many roadside attractions were small, conventional businesses that grew into legendary, multi-generational family concerns over time. Here are some of the more outrageous ones!
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina told Squawk Box today that the playing field isn't a level one for small business, but higher taxes are not the answer.
There is no shortage of surveys among companies servicing small businesses. Yet another survey was released preferences for presidential candidates. And, like the Republican primaries, each one tells a different story.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on CNBC’s Squawk Box that the president's State of Union speech did not ease the minds of small business owners looking for fewer taxes and regulation.
Walmart's Get On the Shelf contest is about garnering publicity and social-media hits for the retailer. But for the winner , it's a chance to go from a virtual unknown to a distinguished product sold with roughly 150,000 others at more than 3,800 Walmart stores nationally.
One California-based technology company, TeamLogic IT, is offering veterans not just a job, but an opportunity to own a franchise, and potentially hire fellow veterans.