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A new study says the number of U.S. entrepreneurs has been on the decline for decades and the country is in danger of losing its entrepreneurial vigor. But not everyone sees the same collapse of American business.
Boutique health clubs are competing with established players by offering unique takes on breaking a sweat. Here are four businesses that are changing the way we exercise.
One show is putting a new spin on reality TV. "Everyday Edisons" gives entrepreneurs the chance to run ideas by investors. Do you have a winning idea?
See how startups are using game-like smartphone apps and labor strategies to conquer markets and motivate staff.
A new study shows tweets, likes and other social-media strategies only get you so far when building a business brand. Ideas for supporting you emerging brands.
Hiring for online talent grew in the second quarter, according to new research by online employment website Elance. See what kind of skills are in demand.
Wesley Tansey's idea for a business started when he tried to track down the sunglasses Kristen Stewart wore on "Twilight" to give to his girlfriend. The girlfriend's gone, but the business is thriving.
From negative thinking to burnout, entrepreneurs can take cues from Olympic athletes. What leadership skills can you learn from professional athletes?
Some entrepreneurs are finding success in unique foods that are healthy, spicy or gluten-free. Is a niche food company right for you?
As New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg cracks down on obesity and soda consumption, the franchise association this week jumped into the fray. What can businesses do to protect themselves?
While small businesses can't compete with larger players on price, there are steps specialty merchants can take to get an edge.
Thousands of daily deal, group buying, and flash-sale providers including Groupon have opened shop. But amid merchant complaints, is there need for a standard code of conduct?
There's a business adage that your business is as good as your team. As you tackle building or tweaking your work network, consider the types of colleagues to avoid.
More businesses are turning to Facebook merchant pages to raise their profile and boost sales. Here's how to effectively use social media for your business.
Whether you're interacting with employees, customers, or investors, communication is key to business success. Some tips for entrepreneurs.
More small businesses are turning to cloud computing to trim costs. Is the new technology right for your business?
The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think—and why it works.
Many business owners are too overworked to unplug—and too jittery to hire more help in this economy, according to a new survey.
Small-business Back Alley Waffles has shuttered, and its blaming the e-commerce site. While Groupon defends its deals, the complaint raises questions about cash flow bottlenecks.
Being an entrepreneur or running a small business means taking big leaps of faith. Some strategies for analyzing and reducing your business risk.