Small Business


  • Movers Holding Your Stuff Hostage? Not Anymore. Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 1:34 PM ET

    Help is on the way for people who think they've been scammed by moving companies, thanks to a new law signed by President Obama this month.

  • Presidential Campaigns Stiff Small Businesses Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 1:32 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) addresses the Blackhawk County Republican annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa.

    Despite pro-Main Street rhetoric, presidential candidates take a long time to settle up with businesses. See whose burning small business.

  • Five People Who Might Get You a Job Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    Now more than ever, informal recruiting is leading to new jobs and hires. Here are some strategies to ensure you're socializing the right way.

  • Why Fewer Americans Are Starting New Businesses Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 10:43 AM ET
    Small Business Owner

    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.

  • Four Fitness Startups Find Unique Workout Niche Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    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.

  • Using Reality TV to Raise Your Business Profile Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 2:04 PM ET

    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?

  • How Startup Popchips Conquered the Snack Market Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    See how startups are using game-like smartphone apps and labor strategies to conquer markets and motivate staff.

  • Social Media Builds Your Brand—Sort Of Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 9:39 AM ET

    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.

  • More Businesses Hire for Online Skills Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 3:26 PM ET

    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.

  • You, Too, Can Wear Sue Sylvester's Green Track Suit Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    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.

  • What Olympic Athletes Can Teach Entrepreneurs Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 12:16 PM ET
    Athlete and Businessman

    From negative thinking to burnout, entrepreneurs can take cues from Olympic athletes. What leadership skills can you learn from professional athletes?

  • How Three Niche Food Companies Made It Big Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    Some entrepreneurs are finding success in unique foods that are healthy, spicy or gluten-free. Is a niche food company right for you?

  • Franchises Oppose NYC Soda Ban Plan Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 10:05 AM ET

    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?

  • How to Compete With the Big Chains Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 4:38 PM ET

    While small businesses can't compete with larger players on price, there are steps specialty merchants can take to get an edge.

  • Does the Daily-Deal Industry Need Policing? Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 3:40 PM ET

    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?

  • Kinds of Colleagues You Need to Dump Now Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 1:58 PM ET

    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.

  • Small Retailers Open Up Storefronts on Facebook Pages Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:44 AM ET

    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.

  • Conversation That Makes Instant Connections Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    Whether you're interacting with employees, customers, or investors, communication is key to business success. Some tips for entrepreneurs.

  • Why More Businesses Are Using Cloud Computing Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    More small businesses are turning to cloud computing to trim costs. Is the new technology right for your business?

  • Nine Strategies of Successful Entrepreneurs Worth Copying Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 11:07 AM ET

    The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think—and why it works.

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