Small Business


  • The Middle Market Stimulus Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 1:04 PM ET

    While the country as a whole remains in the economic doldrums, a huge swath of the American economy is growing. 

  • Survey: What Worries Small Business Owners Most Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 12:45 PM ET
    Government Regulation

    US small businesses are optimistic about their business prospects, but are concerned about the economy and what the future will bring.

  • , by Amy Cortese

    In a deeply divided nation, the one thing we can agree upon is the need for jobs. The economy cannot recover until millions of people are put back to work and consumer spending once again flows. But it’s doubtful that any meaningful job-spurring policy will surmount the political gridlock in Washington.

  • 5 Tips to Running a Successful Family Business Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 9:49 AM ET
    Small Business, Big Vision: Lessons on How to Dominate Your Market from Self-Made Entrepreneurs Who Did it Right.

    It’s not difficult to find stories about family working relationships that have turned into bitter rivalries, and even court battles, so how do you prevent your business dreams and your family  from falling apart?

  • How I Made My Millions: Important Lessons Learned Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 10:02 AM ET
    Earl Kluft, CEO of E.S. Kluft & Co.

    There are seven important lessons Earl Kluft, CEO of E.S. Kluft & Co., learned running his own business.

  • Four Questions to ask when pursuing your passion as your profession.

  • Founder & CEO Terry Finley with Seattle Fitz, West Point Thoroughbreds' first "big horse" that Finley says "really put us on the map."

    Four Questions to ask when pursuing your passion as your profession.

  • Thinking Small Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 10:09 AM ET

    JumpStart NYC was created to help unemployed professionals apply their knowledge, skills and abilities in opportunities at small, entrepreneurial companies.

  • With the U.S. unemployment rate stuck around 9 percent and a fragile economic recovery underway, many workers feel they are left with no choice but to take their careers into their own hands.

  • Can Direct-Mail Keep More Customers Than Groupon? Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 3:08 PM ET
    Open sign in window

    Short-term deals offered on Groupon and other Web site may be the wrong strategy for local businesses that need more than a temporary sales boost to survive.

  • Financing Your Small Business in a Tough Economy Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 11:17 AM ET

    Small businesses are still struggling to get financing, and that has many entrepreneurs wondering how to go about getting the cash they need to either start or maintain their business.

  • Transperfect

    Oftentimes, I’m asked what the key to TransPerfect’s success has been, as we’ve grown from an idea born in a dorm room to the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technologies. My response hasn’t changed in 19 years: It’s all about the people who work here.

  • "Go the F**k to Sleep" by Adam Mansbach

    Author Adam Mansbach said what every parent was thinking, "Hey, kids: 'Go the F— to Sleep.'" Now, one TV anchor is saying what most of America has been thinking: "Hey, Congress: 'Go the F— to Sleep!'"

  • How I Made My Millions: Firemen Build a Franchise Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 12:10 PM ET
    Chris and Robin Sorensen of Firehouse Subs

    When we opened our first Firehouse Subs restaurant in 1994, we didn’t know all the questions, let alone have the answers.

  • How I Made My Millions: Fashionably Fearless Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 9:50 AM ET

    In the 11 years since starting SimplyShe, I have experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows. I have learned the greatest asset is to be truly fearless. Every assumption, every relationship, every conviction, has been tested and retested along the path to growing my company. And it is that internal compass that keeps me on track.

  • Bernanke Testifies to Congress on U.S. Monetary Policy

    Traders will be tuned in to Bernanke's Senate testimony Wednesday to see what he says about the economy and any new stimulus measures. Don't get too excited about a QE3, one economist said — that was just the Fed thinking out loud.

  • Second-quarter earnings season kicks off next week and the market will be looking for signs from corporate America about the state of the economy. Plus the Fed, debt talks, consumer sentiment and more.

  • Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    June may end up being a turning point for the job market, even if job creation still shows up to be relatively light in the government employment report Friday.

  • When Fashion Meets Fishing, the Feathers Fly Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 10:05 AM ET

    Fly fishing shops across the country are being inundated with new customers but these shoppers aren't coming for the fishing gear — they're coming for the fashion.The most enthusiastic customers at the Eldredge Brothers Fly Shop of late are not looking to buy fly fishing reels or snag stripers — they're here for the fashion.

  • How to Raise Prices and Keep Customers Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 3:28 PM ET

    Ryan Moor never got a business degree. He's only taken a few college courses. But at the age of 30, he runs a company with 75 employees on track to make $26 million in sales this year. This despite the fact that his own costs are up double digits, and he has had to pass some of them along to customers.

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