Whether hiking, biking or camping, many Americans love the outdoors. That has helped boost retailer REI to new heights of success.» Read More
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.
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.