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  • You, Too, Can Wear Sue Sylvester's Green Track Suit Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    Wesley Tansey's idea for a business started when he tried to track down the sunglasses Kristen Stewart wore on "Twilight" to give to his girlfriend. The girlfriend's gone, but the business is thriving.

  • What Olympic Athletes Can Teach Entrepreneurs Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 12:16 PM ET
    Athlete and Businessman

    From negative thinking to burnout, entrepreneurs can take cues from Olympic athletes. What leadership skills can you learn from professional athletes?

  • How Three Niche Food Companies Made It Big Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    Some entrepreneurs are finding success in unique foods that are healthy, spicy or gluten-free. Is a niche food company right for you?

  • Franchises Oppose NYC Soda Ban Plan Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 10:05 AM ET
    Soda

    As New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg cracks down on obesity and soda consumption, the franchise association this week jumped into the fray. What can businesses do to protect themselves?

  • How to Compete With the Big Chains Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 4:38 PM ET
    Kroger

    While small businesses can't compete with larger players on price, there are steps specialty merchants can take to get an edge.

  • Does the Daily-Deal Industry Need Policing? Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 3:40 PM ET
    Groupon

    Thousands of daily deal, group buying, and flash-sale providers including Groupon have opened shop. But amid merchant complaints, is there need for a standard code of conduct?

  • Kinds of Colleagues You Need to Dump Now Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 1:58 PM ET

    There's a business adage that your business is as good as your team. As you tackle building or tweaking your work network, consider the types of colleagues to avoid.

  • Small Retailers Open Up Storefronts on Facebook Pages Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:44 AM ET
    Facebook

    More businesses are turning to Facebook merchant pages to raise their profile and boost sales. Here's how to effectively use social media for your business.

  • Conversation That Makes Instant Connections Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    Whether you're interacting with employees, customers, or investors, communication is key to business success. Some tips for entrepreneurs.

  • Why More Businesses Are Using Cloud Computing Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    More small businesses are turning to cloud computing to trim costs. Is the new technology right for your business?

  • Nine Strategies of Successful Entrepreneurs Worth Copying Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 11:07 AM ET

    The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think—and why it works.

  • Uneasy About Economy, Businesses Still Reluctant to Hire Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 9:52 AM ET

    Many business owners are too overworked to unplug—and too jittery to hire more help in this economy, according to a new survey.

  • Groupon

    Small-business Back Alley Waffles has shuttered, and its blaming the e-commerce site. While Groupon defends its deals, the complaint raises questions about cash flow bottlenecks.

  • Reducing Risks When Starting a New Venture Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 1:54 PM ET

    Being an entrepreneur or running a small business means taking big leaps of faith. Some strategies for analyzing and reducing your business risk.

  • Businesses That Leave Money on the Table Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 12:36 PM ET

    Many businesses are passing on tax breaks created for them to hire and expand because of associated costs and hassles. Amid discussion of a pending "fiscal cliff," a look at needed solutions.

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Tax Hikes That Could Hurt Entrepreneurs Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
    Taxes

    Dozens of tax changes take effect at year's end. While the "Bush-era tax cuts" get talked about often, here's what entrepreneurs need to know.

  • Seven Things You're Doing Wrong on LinkedIn Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 9:34 AM ET
    LinkedIn

    Most professionals use the social networking site—but one expert says many make lots of mistakes, INC reports. Here's how to boost your career and business the right way.

  • Don't Tax the Job Creators: Romney Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 4:42 PM ET
    Larry Kudlow interviews Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney says America can't afford to tax job creators including small business. Get Romney's ideas for business creation on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report” Monday night.

  • How to Build the Next Generation of American Farmers Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 1:40 PM ET

    More small U.S. farmers are turning to succession planning to ensure farms are passed down through generations. See what you can learn from these family businesses.

  • What Managers Can Learn From the Penn State Scandal Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 11:20 AM ET
    Joe Paterno

    Penn State President Rodney Erickson decided to remove the statue of football coach Joe Paterno. Did he do the right thing? Lessons in handling difficult business decisions.

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