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  • Woman selecting clothes from rail in shop

    An estimated 103 million Americans shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday, exceeding the pre-Thanksgiving projection of 89 million shoppers.

  • Government Regulation

    Most small business owners will tell you that their biggest challenge right now is lack of demand, not regulations, writes Vince CEO of New Resource Bank, in response to the House of Representatives passed the REINS Act.

  • Opinion: The Fed Can't Really Help Small Business Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 1:38 PM ET
    Interest rates

    No matter what the Fed decides, their actions won't reduce unemployment and induce job creation, writes William Dunkelberg, Economics Professor at Temple University.

  • An Offbeat Business: Lessons from the Pink Bunny Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 1:11 PM ET

    An adult boutique starts with the help of a local bank, a small business incubator, and members of her family.

  • Become A Franchise Owner! The Start-up Guide to Lowering Risk, Making Money, and Owning What You Do - by Joel Libava

    If you’re thinking of becoming your own boss, investing in a franchise business is one popular option that may be worth looking into.

  • Holiday Business: The View From the Kiosk Aisle Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 10:23 AM ET

    Few businesses are as small, with hopes as large, as the kiosks scattered along the midway of the mall. This holiday, some of those running carts are either first time entrepreneurs or businesses testing a mall presence for the first time.

  • Cheeky Wines and Tongue-in-Cheek Marketing Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
    CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of news in small business.

  • BBB Scam Alert: Email Contains Malicious Link Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 3:28 PM ET

    An email with the subject line "Complaint from your customers" may be a scam, according to an urgent scam alert issued today by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

  • 10 Last-Minute Tax Deductions for Small Businesses Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 12:50 PM ET
    J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2012

    A list of 10 things business owners can do between now and the end of the year to reduce their taxes.

  • Job Search

    Small businesses are the engine of job creation, creating more than half of the nonfarm private Gross Domestic Product, but most small firms are simply crushed by the onslaught of federal regulations.

  • Closing a Business Doesn't Have to Mean Failure Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 10:06 AM ET

    The decision to close a business can be one of the most painful experiences an entrepreneur can face. But if you learned from the experience and can take those lessons into your next business, that is success–not a failure, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of news in small business.

  • What's at Stake With Tax Reform Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    While Senate Democrats this week offer a new compromise  on U.S. tax cuts including an extension of the payroll tax cut, broader tax reform remains unresolved heading into next year’s presidential election. Small businesses especially have a lot at stake.

  • Big Search Companies Woo Small Businesses Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 12:46 PM ET
    Google Plus

    Small business owners, take heed. If you've ever thought about advertising your company on the Web, some tech giants are offering help, much of it free.

  • Cosmetics Company Gets a Cameo in 'The Artist' Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 10:59 AM ET

    Bésame's vintage-inspired cosmetics are displayed on a vanity table in “The Artist,” a film that was recently voted this year’s best movie by the New York Film Critics Circle and by many accounts is on the fast-track to an Oscar nomination.

  • CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of news in small business.

  • Why Start-Ups Need ‘Crowd-Funding’ Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 5:04 PM ET

    Crowd-funding is a new financing mechanism that can help strapped early-stage ventures, especially social enterprises, get off the ground.

  • Postal worker

    The U.S. Postal Service’s recent announcement that it will increase rates while cutting services got us wondering how business postage costs will affect smaller firms.We asked our always-thoughtful, opinioned Small Business Council members to tell us whether these changes will affect their operations.

  • Eccentric Wines from Unique Wineries Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 2:36 PM ET
    To stand out in the crowded, tradition-bound wine industry, independent wineries often invite visitors to their wineries where they can take a tour, get a taste, and take home a memorable experience – as well as a bottle or two (or 12). Quirky back-stories, historical locations and breath-taking scenery can all charm first-time buyers. And in some cases, it’s a virtual visit that hooks in a winery’s fans. Here’s a virtual tour of 10 unique wineries and the eccentric wines they’ve created. We’ll

    To stand out in the crowded, tradition-bound wine industry, independent wineries often invite visitors to their wineries to take a tour, get a taste, and take home a memorable experience...and a bottle or two (or 12).

  • Groupon

    Although a recent survey found 70 percent of small-business owners hate Groupon, consumers remain big fans.

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