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  • When Should a Small Business Hire a Finance Chief? Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    At Quickoffice, which sells software that allows users to create and edit documents on mobile devices, Alan Masarek always enjoyed getting deep into the numbers of his business — almost as if he were chief financial officer instead of chief executive.

  • Starbucks Tries to Jolt the Economy Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 1:33 PM ET
    Starbucks

    The company’s microfinance initiative is an attempt to jump-start hiring where many say it matters most — on the small business level.

  • Help Wanted: Money That Is Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 5:50 PM ET

    The lack of female entreprenuers is not for lack of trying. But it may be because of lack of asking.

  • One Man, One T-Shirt, One Successful Company Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:23 PM ET
    Jason Sadler

    What can you do with an internet connection and a T-shirt? Create a few jobs, for one thing.

  • 15 Failed Celebrity Businesses Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    In recent years, multiple celebrities have attempted to extend their brand by venturing into the business world. Actor and comedian Will Ferrell found tremendous success with his website, FunnyorDie.com while Rapper Sean Combs (P Diddy) owns multiple businesses including a record label, a clothing line, a movie production company and more. However, despite all the successful celebrity ventures in the world, there are numerous examples of celebrity businesses that have gone bust. A celebrity name

    The following celebrities have learned the hard way that success in the business world doesn’t always come easily.

  • Businesses You Can Start for Under $5K Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 5:08 PM ET
    The biggest thing holding most people back from starting their own business is money. But the truth is, you don’t have to have a lot of money to start a business. “If I get one more stinking, whining email about how impossible it is to start a business without any money, I am going to explode!” entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz wrote in his book, “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.” In fact, Michalowicz argues that having the money could actually be bad when you’re starting a business. “The lack of mone

    The biggest thing holding most people back from starting their own business is money. But the truth is, you don’t have to have a lot of money to start a business.

  • America's Weirdest Restaurants Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
    Novelty and theme restaurants seem to be more common outside the U.S., especially in Asia, but we’ve uncovered 20 unusual dining experiences right here in the USA, serving cuisines from the aggressively unhealthy to whimsical works of art. Some meals come with shows and some with surprises; some of the restaurants transport diners to another time, and one to another planet. It’s a rare diner who will want to experience all of these restaurants, but click on ahead to see how many appeal and how m

    It’s a rare diner who will want to experience all of these restaurants, but click on ahead to see how many appeal and how many appall.

  • Street Food Goes Gourmet Friday, 28 May 2010 | 9:54 AM ET
    New York City—where hot dog carts seem to be on many street corners—is being infiltrated by a new wave of gourmet street food vendors. Most are doing business from trucks, making them more mobile. There are also quirky, new offerings, such as warm, grass-fed Angus burgers or crispy Belgian waffles topped with chocolate. And in yet another new twist, the owners use their Twitter accounts daily to announce locations, menu changes and answer customer questions. Check out these 10 gourmet food truck

    New York City—where hot dog carts seem to be on many street corners—is being infiltrated by a new wave of gourmet street food vendors run by young entrepreneurs.

  • Both U.S. political parties have created an obscuring fog of uncertainty that is holding back the creativity and risk-taking of entrepreneurs.

  • Here's One Way to 'Blow Up' the Fast Food Industry Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 1:25 PM ET

    A former McDonald’s executive and a food-obsessed investment banker are trying to blow up the fast food industry. How? They’re building a chain of restaurants — called Lyfe Kitchen — serving locally grown, sustainable, gourmet, fast, and cheap meals.

  • Political Gulf Deepens Between Old, Young Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    Younger Americans' political views are more in line with the Democratic Party on key issues, according to a new research, widening further from their older counterparts.

  • Who Is the Entrepreneur of the Year? Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 1:14 PM ET

    Last week Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and owner of Chobani Inc., producer of an American brand Greek-style yogurt, beat out nearly 2,000 of the world’s best entrepreneurs to be named the overall winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of The Year.

  • After three days of punishment in the jungle, on a volcano, along sandy beaches and over Class IV rapids (in biking gear) what lessons did we take away and can bring to life, businesses and those we lead?

  • Take That Scrooge! Corporate Gift Giving on Rise Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 11:04 AM ET

    Corporate gift giving has never been trickier. Despite this, the value of gifts given to clients is on the rise.

  • Global Entrepreneurs: Ambassadors of World Peace? Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:44 AM ET

    The world is getting smaller for entrepreneurs, and that’s a good thing. It gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to make an impact on more than just their businesses.

  • Disruptions: A $1 Billion Start-Up Might Not Be So Fun Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:19 AM ET

    Being in the Billion-Dollar Club limits how, and if, a start-up can get out. For one thing, when you’re the most expensive product on the shelf, very few companies can afford to buy you.

  • Spotify in Top League With $3 Billion Valuation Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 12:50 PM ET

    Spotify has raised about $100m from a group of investors led by Goldman Sachs in a round that puts a $3bn valuation on the company and completes its eight-month search for new funding, according to two people familiar with the situation.

  • Creating Startup Communities Everywhere Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 3:53 PM ET

    We are shifting into a network society that is a product of the post-information era. Startups, and entrepreneurs, are at the core of this reinvention of the way we work and live.

  • Yellowstone Club: Steep Slopes, Steeper Entry Requirements Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    Want to ski at the Yellowstone Club? Be prepared to pay.

  • Why High-Impact Entrepreneurship Matters Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 11:37 AM ET

    Recently, Bono admitted to  “humbling” realizations about foreign aid:   “job creators and innovators are ... the key, and aid is just a bridge.” It’s no secret: the world needs jobs.

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