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  • Workers Feeling More Confident About Job Market: Survey Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 7:59 AM ET
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    As the unemployment rate continues to drop, however slowly, employees are feeling more confident about their prospects — that creates a new dynamic for workers and their employers.

  • Amazon.com

    Amazon is back in the news as the Goliath that is taking business away from local shops.

  • To Grow Business, Don't Fear Failure Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 1:56 PM ET
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    Despite all their passion and long hours and great ideas, find themselves stuck in terms of their ability to grow. While every business owner's needs are different, there are some things all business owners can do to grow their business.

  • FICA: The Tax Business Owners Should Fear Most Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 1:14 PM ET
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    Millionaire tax? Forget it. Higher brackets? The most dangerous tax for business owners is one nobody talks about, FICA.

  • Job Market Looking Up for New College Graduates: Study Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 10:27 AM ET
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    This year's college graduates will find a more active, and potentially lucrative, hiring market, new data show.

  • Facebook's Timeline Means Changes for Marketers Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 12:38 PM ET
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    Now that all Facebook brand pages have migrated to Timeline, marketers, there are a few things that are important to know as you become familiar with the new look and functions of Facebook.

  • Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland

    With Opening Day around the corner small businesses in big league cities with downtown ballparks eagerly await the arrival of their teams from spring training, drawing hordes to the area.

  • Is the Bacon Coffin Another 'Taco Liberty Bell?' Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 1:43 PM ET
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    Buried in bacon? A company says it has a bacon coffin for sale. It wouldn’t be the first time a company was inspired to pull an April Fool's Day prank on its customers.

  • Students Sell Their Faces to Pay Off Debt Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 1:36 PM ET
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    Calling all debt-ridden students: Would you consider turning your face into a billboard to help pay off your loans? This is not a joke, but rather a business plan envisioned by two indebted students in the U.K.

  • Gen Y Seeks Work-Life Balance Above All Else Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 11:17 AM ET
    Young Employees

    Millenials want to have their cake and eat it, too. A survey show that gen Y feel they should be happy in their workplace, have flexible hours, and eventually be their own boss.

  • WiFi With Your Oil Change? Dealerships Go Upscale Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
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    In the United States, the auto industry has been transformed. It's no longer about expansion. It's about making existing dealerships more welcoming and more profitable.

  • Small Business Decides 'Clash of the Titans' Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 4:37 PM ET
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    Is the economy getting stronger or pulling back? Two members of CNBC's Small Business Council weigh in.

  • Tax refund

    More people are filing their taxes digitally than ever before, but they're still dragging their feet to do it, the head of Intuit told CNBC Thursday.

  • Stop Talking About Entrepreneurship Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
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    Everyone is an entrepreneur. It's become meaningless. And entrepreneurship with a big E is a pain in the neck.

  • Where Crowdfunding Goes, Taxes May Follow Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 11:20 AM ET
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    Crowdfunding websites are likely to pop up quickly to connect start ups and investors as soon as the SEC issues regulations to implement the JOBS Act, now awaiting President Obama’s signature. All this could tempt young entrepreneurs to envision a frictionless, friendly world of virtual finance where money would flow in as easily as “Likes” on Facebook. Think again, caution small business advisors.

  • Employees Reveal How Stress Affects Their Jobs Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 10:27 AM ET
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    Stress is a factor in evreyone's life, and on the job stress can lead to decreased productivity and health concerns. Though stress will remain a  constant their are ways employees and employers can help alleviate it.

  • Reaction to Three Days of Mandates and Broccoli Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 5:27 PM ET
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    Whew. Three days of Supreme Court hearings on health care, and you’d think “mandate”, “severability” “buying broccoli” are the only topics that anyone cares about. Well, small business owners do care, and they react to the past three days of hearings.

  • On Her Birthday, Gaga Has Her Cake and Tweets It, Too Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 3:03 PM ET
    Singer Lady Gaga during an announcement of her long term partnership with Polaroid as the brand's creative director on a speciality line of imaging products.

    As Lady Gaga turns 26, we are reminded of how the mega-entrepreneur is a master of social media.

  • Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 12:24 PM ET
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    Research shows that consistently working more than 40 hours a week is simply unproductive.

  • What Workers Really Do on 'Sick Days' Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 11:28 AM ET
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    A survey by theFIT finds that when most employees are taking sick days they are actually telling the truth.

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