As Alibaba began trading on the NYSE Friday, founder of the e-commerce giant Jack Ma acknowledged the company's commitment to smaller merchants in a CNBC interview.» Read More
Last week's multibillion dollar settlement with credit card giants MasterCard and Visa affects millions of retail entrepreneurs: It will give them a break on some fees and allow them to charge additional fees of their own.
The thousands of community banks have often said their much larger counterparts have trampled on them. Now some hope the latest Wall Street scandal could give them ammunition to strike back.
Good news for older workers looking for a job: New research has determined that managers demonstrate their highest levels of professional vitality in their 50s.
Besides having to suffer physically, some small businesses are also seeing sales drop as the temperatures rise.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) President and CEO Donald Danner accused the government of making it more difficult to start a business. This came after President Obama made a controversial comment in a campaign speech over the weekend.
Newly appointed Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer offered tips for preventing work burnout at a NYC gathering last month.
Amid a recession and credit crunch, consumers and businesses are turning to pawn shops for a quick cash infusion, USA Today reports.
Unfortunately, many retailers don't notice poorly designed areas of their stores until it's too late. Here are seven common store spaces that retailers botch up and ways to avoid making the same mistakes.
CEO Randy Garutti wants to achieve global burger domination ... without becoming a soulless corporation.
Engineers told this Israeli entrepreneur that his idea would be impossible to pull off. He soon proved them wrong.
Hand a canvas and some painting supplies to a not-so-budding artist, and a blank stare may follow. But give this same Picasso in the rough a corkscrew and wine glass, and you’ve got a franchise opportunity.
After nearly going under as a struggling motel, Fawlty Towers reopened May 1 as a re-branded, clothing-optional resort.
Your workforce is the engine underneath the hood of your business. A sluggish workforce makes your business a lemon; an efficient one makes it a pearl. And everyone wants a clean ride. That means means leading, motivating, and driving employees to top performance with the right metrics system in place.
But small businesses that want to reap the benefits of campaign spending can’t get stuck in neutral.
Kevin Plank, the founder of Under Armour, turned his renegade idea into a brand that's a household name. Here's how he did it.
The recession made it painfully apparent that the Internet, smartphones and other new technologies are causing disruptions. Here's how to embrace the changes.
Concierge and errand-running service start ups have cropped up to provide quick gigs for people seeking supplemental income or extra spending money, including Exec, Agent Anything, Zaarly and TaskRabbit.
A majority of businesses have not taken the steps necessary to meet the requirements of the new Affordable Care Act, set to take effect in 2014, according to research.
As investors become increasingly uneasy about the second-quarter earnings period, expectations for more action from the Fed are on the rise. But with record low rates and the weak global economy, analysts are anticipating a disappointing season all around.
What if you have an idea for a product, but are unsure whether there would be much demand? Do what Kabir Shahani, co-founder of Appature did — ask the people who could most benefit from your product whether they would buy it.
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