Small Business


  • Restaurants See Best Pickup in Business in 3 Years Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 6:58 PM ET

    If your favorite restaurant seems a bit busier, that's because it probably is, and economists see that as a sign of growing consumer confidence.

  • What Not to Say at the Office Holiday Party Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 4:11 PM ET

    Office holiday parties seem like harmless occasions for festivity but throw in free food and drink and they can be a recipe for career disaster. You have to think of them like staff meetings only in fancy clothes. Before you go, read this list of 10 things to avoid saying at this year's office holiday party.

  • The Great Strike by American Businesses Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 12:57 PM ET

    It's almost an open secret: American businesses are on strike.

  • Tabatchnick: The All in the Family Business Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 12:34 PM ET

    Starting this year, small business owners are hoping to make "Small Business Saturday" a national success. One small business owner offers his opinion on what makes his and other family-owned businesses so unique and so successful.

  • Turducken: The Triple-Threat of Thanksgiving Meat Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 11:29 AM ET

    The turducken has long been a Thanksgiving punchline, thanks to John Madden, but it's a very real, very tasty alternative to the traditional turkey. Here, all your most-pressing questions are answered about this triple threat of Thanksgiving meat.

  • Extending Tax Cuts Will Create Jobs: George W. Bush Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 12:37 PM ET

    As the question of extending the Bush tax cut remains up in the air, President George W. Bush defended the cuts on CNBC Monday, saying that they lead to job growth.

  • Is the Economy Spongeworthy? Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 12:45 PM ET

    For a show about nothing, "Seinfeld" really taught us a lot about life. Well, a couple of armchair scholars say it also taught us a lot about the economy — from the "Soup Nazi" to Elaine's "spongeworthy" test.

  • Dream Job: $10,000 to Be a 'Culinary Ambassador' Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
    Eric Justice

    Love to travel, write and eat? This restaurant chain is holding a contest for "culinary ambassador" job: They'll pay you $10,000 to eat and tweet your way through Asia!

  • Bearish Economist Sees Signs of Recovery Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    Economist Ian Shepherdson, known for being one of the first in 2005 to warn about the coming U.S. housing crisis and subsequent recession, is now saying he sees signs of a recovery in 2011 as long as commercial and industrial lending from banks continues to grow.

  • You Inc.: Squeezing the Most Money Out of Yourself Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 11:27 AM ET
    Person hoding sign of Me Inc.

    In this tough economy you don't always need new skills to land a job. Some clever entrepreneurs have figured out all you need is yourself and a little creativity. Here's how they squeezed the most money — out of themselves.

  • President Obama is moving to cool down his war with the United States Chamber of Commerce, one of the most bitter political feuds of the last two years. The New York Times reports.

  • Funny 2010 Election Bumper Stickers

    From witches to crazy Tea Partiers to professional wrestlers — and what was that bit about meatballs? — this election has been chock full of comedic material. Here are 10 of the most hilarious election bumper stickers.

  • Smooth Jams From the 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 5:25 PM ET

    Jimmy McMillan is famous for running for New York governor on "The Rent Is Too Damn High" party — and for his signature white chops. Well now, he's extending his 15 minutes of fame. His new CD drops on election day. Oh, yeah.

  • Asking for a Raise in a Tight Economy Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 2:07 PM ET

    You might think that when the economy is still clawing back, it’s the wrong time to ask for a raise. In fact, some salary pros say, that’s one of the best times to ask for a raise. Here are some tips for how to do it the right way — at the right time.

  • Meet the Martins: The Human Billboard Family Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 1:36 PM ET
    The Billboard Family

    Meet the Martins, the family that is literally a human billboard. Wherever they go, they're advertising for you — even when they're on vacation! The kids are so excited, they're doing flips — literally!

  • 4 Things You Won't Learn in Business School Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 12:46 PM ET
    Barry Nalebuff and Seth Goldman, Co-Founders of Honest Tea

    Here are some key lessons Honest Tea's Seth Goldmam  figured out the hard way as an entrepreneur.

  • Yay! The Apocalypse Is Postponed. Here Are Some Tips Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 11:38 AM ET

    The end of the world may have been postponed (yay!) but we still need to be prepared — especially with the election coming up. You know, just in case. Here are some tips for the apocalypse — everything from what you should be doing now to packing your Apocalypse Go Kit.

  • In Business, Customers—and Employees—Are King Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 3:46 PM ET
    Vineyard Vines Co-Founders, Shep and Ian Murray

    Vineyard Vines co-founders Shep and Ian Murray offer their take on the two most important parts of building a successful company.

  • The Young Millionaires Club Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 3:05 PM ET
    US $100 banknote and a compass

    Ah, to be rich and in your 20s — or teens. These are the Young Millionaires — Not famous people like rap stars and NBA players, but everyday people who made their first million while others their age were still fetching coffee — or playing with their friends. Click ahead to read their stories — and how they made their first million so young.

  • The Young Millionaires Club Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 1:52 PM ET
    With 15 million people still unemployed in the U.S. and companies being tight on their spending, it’s easy to throw your hands up and say, “But nobody’s hiring!” The truth is, if no big corporation is hiring, YOU can hire you — Become an entrepreneur. Study different types of business and figure out a niche where you can make money. All it takes is an idea and the drive to take it to market. And if you think being a small-business owner can’t make you a lot of money, or can’t make you a lot of m

    Ah, to be rich and in your 20s...or teens. Here are a few everyday people who made their first million while others their age were still fetching coffee...or playing with their friends.

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