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Waiting for the cable guy — or any service person — hundreds of dollars a year in lost wages. It can cost the business owner a customer.
Four female business owners discuss some of the challenges they face as their businesses expand — and their strategies for success.
October survey shows business owners reported a reduction in employment for fifth month running.
Vending machines are the classic turnkey operation, but just because you don't have to go into the office every day doesn't mean you don't have to nuture it like any other business.
FedEx and AmEx are encouraging consumers to shop local on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, giving shoppers incentives to patronize Main Street.
Midtown Row, which launched only a couple of weeks ago, devised an ingenious PR campaign that supports what they do: Offering In-N-Out burgers, shipped frozen to your door, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.
When a local business closed up shop, the community was devasted. Two cousins have brought it back to life, and so far, given 35 people jobs.
Entrepreneurial ventures are fraught with missteps, mishaps, and mistakes. Here are 10 of the most common business blunders.
Butcher shops, once a vestige, are opening in many cities where buying meat has often been reduced to staring down a sea of plastic-wrapped foam trays. These new stores offer much more.
Accountant Paul Etzler says that with a little planning now, business owners can ensure they take advantage of all of the appropriate deductions and credits for the 2011 tax year. Here are his seven tax tips.
While the private sector added 110,000 jobs in October and layoffs at U.S. firms dropped, the outlook for employment is still looking tepid, at best.
To some people, the bankruptcy of the solar-module maker Solyndra shows the folly of government trying to pick winners in technology markets. For others, it's a chance to get a bargain on a slightly used scanning electron microscope.
A company called Midtown Row is offering two In-N-Out burgers, shipped, for $56. CNBC's Darren Rovell accepts the shipment at the CNBC mailroom.
Companies are worried that customers are still holding onto their cash because consumer confidence remains low. But for many small businesses, seasonal hiring will only happen if spending increases.
Reality-based programs may be driving new business to the flea market industry.
When nearly two-thirds of small businesses are being denied loans, it takes more than just filling out the paperwork to get money to grow.
When it comes to starting a small business, good record-keeping is critical, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
In product marketing, there’s an old saying: “a brand is more than a word; it’s the beginning of a conversation" — here's how to get people talking.
As an entrepreneur who started his first business at age 13, guest blogger Corbin Church shares his five tips for success "necessary to lay a strong foundation and then bring a vision to life."
If you ever wonder how your kids can become entrepreneurs, here are six ways to do it.
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