U.S. small business optimism edged higher in November as manufacturers led a gain in newly created jobs. But Main Street remains cautious.» Read More
More than a week after President Obama signed the sweeping new health care law, which will eventually provide insurance coverage for 32 million uninsured Americans, many of us are still scratching our heads. What just happened? And how and when will we start feeling its effect? the NYT explains.
That this year has been a tough one for small business is no surprise. But just how tough it has been continues to astound. The New York Times looks at seven businesses that failed this year.
The percentage of job seekers starting a business has doubled in this recession. Here are some laid-off professionals turned happy, successful entrepreneurs who give new meaning to economic recovery.
When credit markets seized up more than a year ago, many small businesses were caught flat-footed. Their clients were not paying, or were paying more slowly, and the owners were left emotionally stressed and financially damaged. But after the initial shock wore off, those owners have come up with a variety of ways to make sure they do get paid.
Owners of small companies across the country are hoping a pair of federal programs boosted by economic stimulus spending will get a second chance in the form of new funding.
Warren Buffett will be one of three co-chairmen for a just-announced $500 million Goldman Sachs initiative to help small businesses around the United States, and perhaps, the firm's damaged public image.
Pittsburgh is known for its three rivers. To me, it's been three cities over the past 30 years. And now the city that G-20 visitors will see can credit those institutions for helping it weather this financial crisis.
Want to have an hour-long massage session for only $30? How about a 37-inch HDTV for a mere $289? These deals are attracting customers to a new wave of web sites that use group action to sell products and services for a percentage of their original price. These discount sites have found a way to profit in an economy in which most retailers are struggling.
What to do when your business has been stiffed.
The recession has spawned many things, but you wouldn't think trust was one of them. Enter "Recession Ride Taxi," the taxi that lets YOU set the fare!
Small businesses that need loans are finding lenders opening their doors again—because of government help and a sense the economy is recovering.
Government-run insurance could not be worse than what small businesses already face.
80 percent of small businesses are unable to obtain adequate financing, and 75 percent have not seen an impact from the economic stimulus, according to the National Small Business Assocation's mid-year economic report.
Nearly six in ten manufacturing executives are guardedly optimistic about the mid-year economic outlook and 70 percent aim to maintain their current employee count, according to a recently released survey by Baker Tilly. Firms are relying on a return in consumer demand to avert potential cutbacks and layoffs.
The UK business services sector will lose more than half of the jobs it gained during the last five years by 2013, a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research showed Monday.
A crackdown on credit limits by card companies is squeezing the nation’s 27 million small businesses, exacerbating the problems brought on by a stagnant economy.
Instead of the latest on Hollywood stars, moviegoers may get a dose of advocacy this month when they settle into their seats for the feature presentation.
The differences between incorporating and forming an LLC - and why it matters.
The Obama administration’s economic recovery plan and proposed budget has lots of things for small and closely-held businesses – almost all of them bad, writes author Wayne Rivers.
NOT SEEN ON T.V.: Carmen gets the facts about the president's new plan to help small businesses straight from the acting administrator of the SBA.