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While small business owners are increasing investments in their companies, overall growth in business is still slow. That’s according to the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, released today.
What is it about running a business that makes a person want to work an 18-hour day, wake up the next day and do it again? For some, that's just the way they roll.
Tech companies are offering new advanced ways for small business owners to find reputable and reliable overseas suppliers.
A new grocery store, in.gredients, is taking the concept of locally sourced, organically grown food a step further by requiring customers to bring in their own bags toencourage a package-free, zero-waste mentality for grocery shoppers.
In today's economy, formerly steadfast employees who would never think of committing fraud against their employers are more willing to take unlawful risks in order to have some extra money in their pockets. Here are some tips on how to spot — and prevent — fraud.
While it’s been a tough few years for the restaurant industry as consumers cut back on discretionary spending, it seems that smaller, independent restaurants have taken a bigger hit than chain restaurants.
With months to go before Election Day, the presidential campaign is proving to be a gold mine for local businesses, from pizza parlors to portable potties.
Rising gas prices can put a dent in a household budget. For small business owners, it can hurt — or even wipe out — profits. The recent rise in the price of gas is pressuring business owners to find ways to protect their earnings.
What's a cash mob? Think flash mob, only doing something more useful with one's time.
For would-be entrepreneurs, franchises offer built-in benefits, such as brand-name recognition and proven formulas upon which to build success.
Pinterest's millions of users create digital scrapbooks that display images under themes such as favorite foods, wanted wedding gifts and coveted handbags. As the site has grown in popularity, so has interest from firms that see it as a chance to boost brand awareness.
President Obama and the Treasury Department introduced a 23-page outline that seeks to overhaul the corporate tax code. The plan seeks to reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent, eliminate accounting loopholes, improve transparency and simplify the document for small businesses.
While actor and entrepreneur Greg Grunberg, best known for his roles as police detective Matt Parkman in the award-winning series “Heroes,” he is no stranger to the world of business.
Small business owners are looking to spend in 2012, according to the just-released Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index. The results are in line with our own — smaller — survey conducted earlier this month with members of CNBC's Small Business Council.
When an unhappy customer posts a complaint on a social media site such as Twitter, Yelp or Facebook, you are at an immediate disadvantage. The complaint, right or wrong — and, isn't the customer always right? — is out there for everyone to see.
When the boss is unhappy, everyone is unhappy. And when the boss goes to the gym, everyone in the office can breathe a sigh of relief. That’s the conclusion of a recent study, conducted by researchers at Northern Illinois University, that found that stress and abusive behavior can be diminished with moderate exercise.
Brand experts and trademark lawyers say the value of simple, easily understood brand names has escalated in the Internet era because consumers are more likely to find such products while doing searches on the Web.
Because of downsizing and outsourcing, small to mid-size companies lack the depth of resources and employees who possess the high-level competencies required for leading other people. Rarely does a small company look for leadership aptitude when they are hiring for technical roles.
Small retailers are in serious trouble. All over America, they have been pushed to the brink of extinction. The assault began with mall stores and continued with big-box super stores, but the final blow may come from aggressive Internet merchants.
Cloud computing services make it easier for companies to share, update and access files, both internally and externally. And small businesses are driving the move to the cloud.