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Depsite the fact that the National Federation of Independent Business' optimism index rose in October, showing the second gain in as many months, the NFIB says overall, the number is not great news.
It is not small business that drives the creation of new jobs or even major productivity advances, but new business, according to guest blogger Robert Litan.
In his new book, author Warren Greshes explains the value in treating your staff like customers, learning their needs, and taking a hands-on approach to their goals and plans.
President Obama today challenged government and private business to hire post-9/11 veterans.
In Greece, small shops, in many ways the lifeblood of the country's economy, rely on domestic demand. Because of the financial crisis there, businesses are closing by the day.
Outraged by a new report about America's largest corporations dodging their taxes, small business owners are orchestrating a new campaign to pressure the congressional super committee into delivering a legislative fix.
Income inequality is threatening American life, and threatening the future of small business. We are the 99%, says President of The Planning Shop, Rhonda Abrams.
As an uncertain economy and a stagnant hiring climate continue to freeze people out of the traditional job market, entrepreneurs are heading back to the land.
"Did you know that a silent killer is lurking in your company? We’re talking about workplace frustration, which can undermine the energy, enthusiasm, and performance of your best talent."
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.