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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.
The Louisville Slugger was trademarked in 1894, but its contribution to the history of sports marketing might be as significant as the product itself.
The impact of Europe's debt crisis on US companies is about to come out in the wash as second-quarter earnings season kicks off with Alcoa on Monday. Plus, China economic data.
Despite past studies questioning its long-term viability, the daily deal industry is showing no signs of slowing down, new research from Rice University finds.
While some travelers fantasize about starting a little business in an exotic paradise, some actually act upon that impulse. But it's not always easy to start a business in an overseas locale.
So it was all about semantics, a “tax” vs a “penalty”, but the bottom line is the same, the law stands.
After the shock wears off, we’re all going to have to show up to work and get back to the business of doing our jobs. So what will that look like for those of us on the front lines of the economy?
The Supreme Court's Obamacare decision was one of the most anticipated in a decade. What effect will it have on your business?
Online, on-demand health exams are part of an emerging industry called telemedicine, which uses communications technology to care for patients who are not in the same location as the medical provider. It can save an employer hundreds or thousands of dollars a year in health-care costs.
The Web era gives small businesses vastly more promotional reach, but also more chances to trip up over truth-in-advertising laws.
Many entrepreneurs with simple ideas and humble beginnings have been able to effectively turn those ideas into booming businesses.
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