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Angie Dudley, aka Bakerella, is credited with popularizing the cake pop with her book and blog. Many predict cake pops will be the next big dessert trend. And the Babycakes cake pop maker is a hot-selling item this holiday season.
The House of Representatives and the Senate have resolved a three-year battle over the future of two important federal initiatives to aid small businesses: the Small Business Innovation Research program and the Small Business Technology Transfer program.
A wrap-up of news in small business.
More puppies are sold at pet stores during the holiday season than any other time of year. Now the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other groups are stepping up efforts to stop these sales, saying many of these dogs come from puppy mills.
First things first -- your startup needs a name! This may seem a silly and frivolous task, but it may be the most important decision you make.
Medicinal cannabis is legal in 16 states and Washington D.C., but even in those areas, setting up a dispensary — and keeping one open — to make the product available to qualified patients is a constant battle. But dispensary owners say they continue to fight because they are passionate about assisting sick people in need of alternative treatments
Selling for a small firm is harder than selling for a large one. Your customer may never have heard of your firm, there’s probably not much sales support, and you likely can’t spend big money to develop and close an account. Nevertheless, it’s not just possible, but downright easy, to outsell the big guys.
A wrap-up of the day's small business news.
Small business reaction to the Fed's decision today to leave interest rates where they are was favorable, although owners say Washington needs to ease regulations in order for small businesses to be able to create the jobs needed to get the economy started again.
Since the downturn in 2008, many Americans have been forced to rethink their careers. Some have gone back to school to learn new skills. A lot of that training is taking place online. Among the most popular careers: wedding planner and gunsmith.
The IRS audits a higher percentage of businesses with assets below $50 million than businesses above that level, according to data from Syracuse University. With 2012 fast approaching, now’s a good time for small businesses to consider an end-of-year legal review to pinpoint and improve areas of potential risk, according to online legal-help company Rocket Lawyer.
Today, Facebook is verging on one billion users. Something that gets that much bandwidth and that is growing that fast deserves your attention.
You're an entrepreneur in the making, seeking the holy grail of working for yourself. What you need to focus on is what is going to drive your business. Or, more precisely, what product is going to drive it.
While optimism among small business owners is still not as high as it was in 2008 before the recession hit its full stride, things are looking up, reports the National Federation of Independent Business.
A wrap-up of news in small business.
For years Amazon has been at implicit war with local brick-and-mortar stores. Last week, Amazon began a promotion that encouraged customers to check out prices at local retailers and use a “Price Check” smartphone app to report what they found back to Amazon, in exchange for a discount on the merchandise.
With holiday shopping season upon us, it's a good guess your employees aren't just working when they're at work — they're increasingly shopping in the office.
a wrap-up of the day's news in small business.
Michelle Obama's stylish wardrobe choices can mean a big boost for fashion brands including those of lesser known small businesses.
Santas can make $6,000 to $10,000 a season in a mall and $100 per hour for appearances in homes or at company parties, Robert Mindte, owner of Santaforhire.com, which supplies Kris Kringles around the country, told CNBC's Carl Quintanilla.
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