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A wrap-up of news in small business.
Crowd-funding is a new financing mechanism that can help strapped early-stage ventures, especially social enterprises, get off the ground.
The U.S. Postal Service’s recent announcement that it will increase rates while cutting services got us wondering how business postage costs will affect smaller firms.We asked our always-thoughtful, opinioned Small Business Council members to tell us whether these changes will affect their operations.
To stand out in the crowded, tradition-bound wine industry, independent wineries often invite visitors to their wineries to take a tour, get a taste, and take home a memorable experience...and a bottle or two (or 12).
Although a recent survey found 70 percent of small-business owners hate Groupon, consumers remain big fans.
What is the effect of the 8.6 percent unemployment rate on small business hiring? Depends on who you ask. Some say it will have little effect going forward, while others say that they are already ramping up hiring heading into 2012.
It matters how a business is portrayed online. Nearly three-quarters of consumers said that they would most likely refuse to do business with a person or company if they found negative information about them online, which is why many businesses turn to reputation management companies.
Small-business hiring, the traditional engine of job growth in the US, is showing signs of picking up.
Where do most entrepreneurs get start-up funds from? It's not what you'd think. While venture capitalists get all the attention, more often than not, it's from the entrepreneur's own savings.
For all the publicity surrounding schoolyard bullying, and the impact it can have on a child’s emotional well being, there’s precious little discourse about the equally pervasive problem of bullies in the workplace.
The drop in home prices means that fewer owners have the option to tap into their home equity, undoubtedly restricting the ability of owners to obtain financing to start, expand or maintain a business.
Retired NBA star Yao Ming goes from the basketball court to the tasting room, as he starts his own Napa Valley wine company: Yao Family Wines.
While many small businesses have sought new avenues of exposure through daily deals sites, many have found that such campaigns attract bargain-hungry consumers who use their coupons and never return. There are better ways to keep customers coming back.
With the 150-day basketball strike ending and the first games returning on Dec. 25, an innumerable number of small-business owners are now breathing a sigh of relief.
Forced to pay back loans shortly after graduation, many soon-to-be graduates say they would take any job they could find, even if was something far outside their field of study. This exercise will likely set them back for years, pushing their entrepreneurial desires to the back burner, if not off the table entirely.
A new survey from Newtek Business Services released today reveals small business owners’ concerns on health insurance and how they feel about potential changes in the system should ObamaCare be enforced.