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
We hear time and time again, that small businesses are the job generators and a key component to the U.S. economy. There are nearly 27.2 million small businesses and they create between 60-80 percent of the country's new jobs.
May 21 is the new doomsday and everyone is preparing in their own special way: Believers are out spreading the word. Atheists are planning a picnic. And some entrepreneurial types are offering to buy your stuff.
It was a good tax season for Intuit, as it put more money into the pockets of consumers and small businesses through electronic filing, Chief Executive Brad Smith told CNBC Friday.
How did a kids' book with the "F" word in the title shoot to No. 1 on Amazon?
Let's face it — your co-workers do some pretty annoying things, from the loud talker to Mr. You-Do-All-the-Work-and-I'll-Take-All-the-Credit. But what's the MOST annoying thing your co-workers do?
There are some products that just make you go, “Wow, that’s smart! I wish I’d thought of that.” Maybe they solve a common problem, maybe they were invented by a kid. Here are 10 of those products, some of which made the inventors a ton of money!
Finally, companies are starting to hire again. Well, it's about time! We've been at this blog for a couple of years now, searching for a pony, a bright side, in this economy somewhere. Well, look who finally galloped in! Here are more than 10 companies that are hiring now.
Small businesses are not hiring, despite what last week's Labor Department employment report may show, according to a National Federation of Independent Business survey.
Students who took the first "Facebook Class" at Stanford University turned their homework into a fortune, almost overnight. "It had this feeling of a gold rush," said one investor who saw potential in the class projects.
The uncertainty surrounding the stability of European nations in wider geopolitical concerns are the main challenges identified by business leaders in a report, which surveyed 1,000 professionals to determine the key factors affecting business sentiment.
What makes a city great for single guys? Cool neighborhoods and nightlife — and a healthy ratio of women to men. Here are the 10 best cities for bachelors, according to Rent.com.
Bringing about disruption is incredibly hard. And it takes an especially driven type of entrepreneur, a lot of money and even more luck and the ability to clear some pretty big hurdles.
With more than 13 million people still unemployed, job seekers are working every angle to try to get an edge. How do you get an edge? Listen to your mother.
If you're feeling stressed, you're not alone. To alleviate the presure, ride your magical unicorn to your happy place and read this list of the 10 least stressful jobs.
Taxes are always a headache but in these post-recession times they're a full-on migraine. To ease the pain, here are some hilarious one-liners about taxes, from Ronald Reagan to Jay Leno.
Kids say the darndest things! And, you won't believe some of the things they do. Here are 10 inventions by kids, from sweet treats to scientific solutions.
Many small business owners support a government shutdown and believe that it will have little effect on them, according to a new study.
Interstate rivalry has grown fierce on a new battlefield — business — as the two states stage cross-border raids and entice companies with generous incentives to move a few miles and resettle on the other side. A growing chorus of leaders on both sides are wondering about the point of it all, warning that the efforts serve only to help private companies at taxpayer expense, the New York Times reports.
Whether or not the world ends in 2012, one thing is clear: Few of us are prepared for even the slightest apocalypt-y scenario. Luckily, the Internet is loaded with advice, covering everything from dogs to idiots and your Apocalypse Go Kit. Here are some of the best tips for the apocalypse.
Talk about the world coming to an end on 12/21/12 raises a question that some say could be the very reason for the globe's demise: Is there a way to make a profit from all this doomsday scenario?
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