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In the current climate of tight credit and weak consumer demand, excess inventory can threaten the survival of both tiny companies and huge ones. Because of this, business owners are focusing on the exacting discipline of inventory management, the art of fine-tuning the mix of stock on hand to maximize profits.
Americans are unprepared for retirement, so much so that it's reached crisis levels, according to a new survey of small business owners.
On Small Business Saturday, shoppers from coast to coast enjoyed discounts and giveaways at local businesses as they took a somewhat more civilized approach to holiday buying.
Austin restaurant owner Jack Allen is sleeping and playing guitar on the roof of his building as a way to draw in customers in the sagging economy.
Buy Young is a national movement to drive the Millennial Generation to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses — rather than wait for more jobs to open up in today’s rough economy.
Some workers who toil in corporate cubicles view entrepreneurship as the cure for all workplace ills. Only when they run a business do they discover reality is much different.
The way to beat the big box stores? Ted Frankel, owner of Tom's Toys, tells Squawk on the Street that selection and service are often better at smaller shops.
As retailers compete for shoppers' dollars on this kickoff weekend to the holiday shopping season, the best deals may not be at the malls' anchor stores, but at the auto dealership anchoring local business on Main Street.
With the success of online deal sites including Groupon, hundreds of imitators have cropped up. But some small-business owners have doubts about the business model's effectiveness.
Public dissatisfaction with big banks have erupted over bailouts, fees, and impersonal service. Energized in part by the Occupy Wall Street movement, Bank Transfer Day, also known as Move Your Money Day, encouraged consumers to consider giving their business to smaller banks.
The iconic Gibson guitar is manufactured in the United States, but it has not been easy to keep it here. Federal logging regulations are making it difficult for the company to get the materials it needs. CNBC reporter Brian Shactman has the story.
While people start businesses for multiple reasons, many have one common factor: they fail. Some strategies for increasing your odds of success.
When Congress is facing mandatory cuts of $1.5 trillion over the next decade if they don't come to a bipartisan deficit reduction solution soon, many will find excuses to try and get rid of the SBA, under the banner of government-wide cuts.
The following food offerings are pushing the envelope for gastronomic challenges: No individual has yet to cross the finish line.
Even in a weak economy, there continues to be a strong interest among the millennial generation in pursuing an entrepreneurial career, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Even before the super committee decided to not decide on Monday, members of CNBC.com's Small Business Council were skeptical it would deliver on promises to cut the deficit and create programs that would help the economy move forward.
One fast-thinking clothing artist catches the zeitgeist when he created a T-shirt using an image based on the UC Davis campus police officer who casually pepper-sprayed pasive protesters during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration last week on the California campus.