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  • Empty Wallet

    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.

  • Small Business and the Importance of Paperwork Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 9:53 AM ET

    When it comes to starting a small business, good record-keeping is critical, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Discover Your CEO Brand Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
    Discover Your CEO Brand

    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.

  • How I Made My Millions: 5 Proven Tips for Success Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 9:51 AM ET
    Miche Bag

    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."

  • Six Tips to Help Your Kids Become Entrepreneurs Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 2:00 PM ET
    ManCans

    If you ever wonder how your kids can become entrepreneurs, here are six ways to do it.

  • 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.

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