Small Business


  • Big-Brand Results With Small-Business Budgets Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 3:42 PM ET

    Amid a weak economic recovery, entrepreneurs are struggling to gain traction. Some brand advice for small-business owners.

  • Marcus Samuelsson, a Chef, a Brand and Then Some Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 1:09 PM ET
    Chef Marcus Samuelsson visits Macy's Herald Square on July 2, 2012 in New York City.

    Marcus Samuelsson has exploded onto the crowded food scene. See how the former

  • How to Create Winning Crowdfunded Campaigns Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    While the fundraising success of video game project Ouya is unique, entrepreneurs can learn from their success. Some how-to tips for a successful crowd-funded campaign.

  • A Story of Caution and Fear for Small Businesses Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 8:06 AM ET

    The economy is getting a little bit better, but not a whole lot better. As a result, small business owners believe there is no compelling need to expand right now.

  • A nonprofit is helping transform unemployed workers into entrepreneurs. See what this business incubator is doing right.

  • Mobile Payment Options Grow for Small Companies Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    Credit Card swipe

    More small merchants are becoming a testing ground for new payment products. Is the new technology right for your business?

  • Even as the overall economy managed to add jobs in July, small businesses continued cutting employees, numbers from the National Federation of Independent Businesses show.

  • Would You Pay $75 to Sleep Inside a London Cab? Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 2:48 PM ET
    A queue of London taxis have their lights on showing they are available for a fare in London, U.K.

    Expecting the price of London hotels to skyrocket during the Olympics, a local cab driver is offering guests a clean bed inside his taxi.

  • 'No, You Didn't Build Your Business Alone' Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 2:26 PM ET

    Do entrepreneurs make it because of our personal hard work, initiative, risk-taking? Of course. Do we make it alone? Of course not.

  • Opa! Businesses Chase Latest Yogurt Craze Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 2:19 PM ET
    Chobani Black Cherry Greek Yogurt

    Brands including Pinkberry and PepsiCo are luring health-conscious consumers with the latest dairy-aisle trend.

  • Richard Branson's Five Rules for Business Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
    Sir Richard Branson

    When starting Student magazine and then Virgin Music, Richard Branson followed five simple guidelines that he still finds relevant and useful today.

  • It's Chick-fil-A vs. Chick-for-Gay Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 11:53 AM ET
    Anti Chick-fil-A protestors hold signs outside a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant. Thousands of Americans turned out Wednesday to feast on fried chicken in a politically-charged show of support for a family owned fast-food chain which opposes same-sex marriage. Long lines and traffic jams were reported throughout the American heartland after 630,000 people declared on Facebook they would take part in a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

    West Hollywood's The Abbey, which has been called the best Gay Bar in the World, has unveiled a Chick-for-Gay sandwich.

  • How to Build a Business Bought by Google Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 11:18 AM ET

    The market for social media marketing is heating up, and among the first big winners are two entrepreneurs whose four-year old software company, Wildfire, was just bought by Google for a reported $250 million.

  • Three Men and a Start-Up Porn Business Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 10:45 AM ET

    There is something that sets these three entrepreneurs apart from all others: they're in a relationship together.

  • Buckyballs Fights Back Against Government Lawsuit Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission filed a lawsuit last week declaring Buckyballs too risky for sale, citing several cases where children who swallowed the tiny magnets required surgery to have them removed.

  • Female Olympians Don't Get Endorsement Gold Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    Michael Phelps

    A new University of Delaware study examines why female star athletes haven't been as successful as male peers.

  • Want to Stop Workers From Stealing? Pay Them More Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 10:06 AM ET

    According to new research, paying employees higher salaries cuts down on the likelihood of them stealing from the company.

  • 3 Social Media Lessons From the Olympics Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 3:38 PM ET

    There are lessons business owners can glean from Olympian social media mistakes. Some strategies for your business marketing efforts.

  • Your Desk Is Making You Stupid Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:58 PM ET

    Scientists once revealed that sitting all day leads to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects. Now there's new evidence that not only is it making you fatter, but it might also be making you dumber.

  • Movers Holding Your Stuff Hostage? Not Anymore. Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 1:34 PM ET

    Help is on the way for people who think they've been scammed by moving companies, thanks to a new law signed by President Obama this month.

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