U.S. small businesses took out fewer loans last month but borrowing was up from a year ago as firms ramped up investments in their operations.» Read More
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.
Perez Hilton is used to being called names. But the one thing he really doesn't want to be called is a "mogul." Hilton, the world's most famous celebrity gossip blogger, is not being humble. Instead, he recognizes the importance of remaining closely associated with his brand.
Private companies are losing government contracts federal agencies that employ cheap prison labor. Layoffs have resulted in lost contracts.
Beverage Industry Magazine predicts sales of juice smoothies and yogurt drinks will grow four percent a year through 2015, when annual revenues will reach $1.1 billion. Small businesses in this sector are growing quickly.
Cloud computing has the potential to become a greater generator of jobs in the U.S. than the Internet was in its early years, a new study says. In addition to creating very large business opportunities and hundreds of thousands of new jobs, cloud services could also save U.S. businesses billions of dollars.
Randy Truckenbrodt has just as many headaches as he does properties. His growing empire has become not an asset but a drag on his business as many of these properties are now underwater, with some vacant and others tied up in major disputes with banks.
14-year-old Willow Tufano just bought her first house for $12,000. Well, technically half a house. Her real estate agent mom owns the other half, but Willow plans to buy her out in about a year and a half with her share of the $700 monthly rental income.
A new study shows that nearly half of innovative startups are founded by "user entrepreneurs," firms created by entrepreneurs who developed innovative products or services for their own use and then went on to found firms to commercialize them.
After one too many times standing in the pouring rain holding one end of a leash while his dog lifted his leg at the other end, Tobi Skovron thought to himself, “there has to be a better way.” So he created one: the Pet Loo, which he markets as a "backyard in a box."
Small business owners are starting to spend, and could even ramp up hiring in some sectors over the next few months, according to a report from the National Federation of Independent Business.
Small business owners have to contend with one more tax form this year -- the 1099-K. Here's wy.
A new type of law firm — or rather, a law store — has opened inside the Boynton Beach Mall near West Palm Beach, Fla., right between American Eagle Outfitters and Victoria's Secret shops.
Politicizing gas prices fuels small business owner frustration.
Diners going to Smashburger restaurants expect to pay a little more for a meal that is made to order. Smashburger's potential franchisees can expect to spend a little more, too.
With plans on the table to cut thousands of military jobs in the coming months, new research shows the servicemen and women who could be forced out aren't optimistic about their prospects for future employment.
For entrepreneurs venturing into the small business territory, launching a franchise can offer security through national brand recognition, economies of scale and access to proven formulas for success. A new report lists six franchise industries with promising outlooks.
For many entrepreneurs, the aspiration is to get their product sold at a major retailer. It takes work to pry that distribution door open, but once in, it can be great. But don't forget the little customers that gave you your start.
Employers should brace themselves for a less-than-productive upcoming Monday. A study found that the annual shift to daylight saving time and its accompanying loss of sleep, drives workers to spend more time than normal surfing the Web, resulting in potentially massive productivity losses.
When visitors to the Energia Gym in Hadley, Mass., put their feet on the pedals of the Spin bikes, they are reducing their carbon footprint at the same time by generating electricity.
When was the last time you stopped by a pharmacy to pick up a pack of razors and did a double-take at the checkout counter? Here to help you shave some money off your monthly grooming budget: Dollar Shave Club.