As Alibaba began trading on the NYSE Friday, founder of the e-commerce giant Jack Ma acknowledged the company's commitment to smaller merchants in a CNBC interview.» Read More
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.
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.
The company’s microfinance initiative is an attempt to jump-start hiring where many say it matters most — on the small business level.
The lack of female entreprenuers is not for lack of trying. But it may be because of lack of asking.
What can you do with an internet connection and a T-shirt? Create a few jobs, for one thing.
The following celebrities have learned the hard way that success in the business world doesn’t always come easily.
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.
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