Small Business


  • Marijuana Dispensary Owner Finds A Calling Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:04 AM ET

    David Nugent and Linda Lensing, who own and operate the Herban Wellness medical marijuana dispensary, moved to Denver a year ago. They have two employees and 500 patients.

  • President Obama signs the health care reform bill into law at the White House

    More than a week after President Obama signed the sweeping new health care law, which will eventually provide insurance coverage for 32 million uninsured Americans, many of us are still scratching our heads. What just happened? And how and when will we start feeling its effect? the NYT explains.

  • Seven Businesses That Did Not Survive 2009 Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 4:16 PM ET

    That this year has been a tough one for small business is no surprise. But just how tough it has been continues to astound. The New York Times looks at seven businesses that failed this year.

  • Bad Corporate Endings Yield Startup Success Stories Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 11:13 AM ET
    Maxine Tatlongari

    The percentage of job seekers starting a business has doubled in this recession. Here are some laid-off professionals turned  happy, successful entrepreneurs who give new meaning to economic recovery.

  • When Good Customers Become Bad Bill Payers Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 12:26 PM ET
    Woman doing bills

    When credit markets seized up more than a year ago, many small businesses were caught flat-footed. Their clients were not paying, or were paying more slowly, and the owners were left emotionally stressed and financially damaged. But after the initial shock wore off, those owners have come up with a variety of ways to make sure they do get paid.

  • Small Businesses Wait for Bigger Slice of Stimulus Pie Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | 6:16 PM ET

    Owners of small companies across the country are hoping a pair of federal programs boosted by economic stimulus spending will get a second chance in the form of new funding.

  • Goldman Sachs

    Warren Buffett will be one of three co-chairmen for a just-announced $500 million Goldman Sachs initiative to help small businesses around the United States, and perhaps, the firm's damaged public image.

  • G20—Why Pittsburgh? A Tale of Three Cities Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 6:56 PM ET
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Pittsburgh is known for its three rivers. To me, it's been three cities over the past 30 years. And now the city that G-20 visitors will see can credit those institutions for helping it weather this financial crisis.

  • Crowd-Driven Discounters Tap Bargain-Hungry Market Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 2:10 PM ET

    Want to have an hour-long massage session for only $30? How about a 37-inch HDTV for a mere $289? These deals are attracting customers to a new wave of web sites that use group action to sell products and services for a percentage of their original price. These discount sites have found a way to profit in an economy in which most retailers are struggling.

  • Getting Paid—The Extreme Version Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 11:53 AM ET
    business check

    What to do when your business has been stiffed.

  • Recession Ride: The Taxi That Lets YOU Set the Fare Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 1:39 PM ET

    The recession has spawned many things, but you wouldn't think trust was one of them. Enter "Recession Ride Taxi," the taxi that lets YOU set the fare!

  • Lenders Finally Opening Doors to Small Businesses Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 4:34 PM ET

    Small businesses that need loans are finding lenders opening their doors again—because of government help and a sense the economy is recovering.

  • Your Health Policy Has Been Canceled Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 11:39 AM ET
    Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    Government-run insurance could not be worse than what small businesses already face.

  • Small Businesses Struggle to Find Financing: NSBA Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    80 percent of small businesses are unable to obtain adequate financing, and 75 percent have not seen an impact from the economic stimulus, according to the National Small Business Assocation's mid-year economic report.

  • Manufacturer Outlook Guardedly Optimistic: Survey Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 1:38 PM ET

    Nearly six in ten manufacturing executives are guardedly optimistic about the mid-year economic outlook and 70 percent aim to maintain their current employee count, according to a recently released survey by Baker Tilly. Firms are relying on a return in consumer demand to avert potential cutbacks and layoffs.

  • UK Services Shed Jobs, Advertising Hard Hit Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 3:26 AM ET

    The UK business services sector will lose more than half of the jobs it gained during the last five years by 2013, a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research showed Monday.

  • A Credit Squeeze for Small Business Owners Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 10:41 AM ET

    A crackdown on credit limits by card companies is squeezing the nation’s 27 million small businesses, exacerbating the problems brought on by a stagnant economy.

  • Director John Moore, actor Bruce Willis and actor Jai Courtney attend the dedication and unveiling of a new soundstage mural celebrating 25 years of 'Die Hard' at Fox Studio Lot.

    Instead of the latest on Hollywood stars, moviegoers may get a dose of advocacy this month when they settle into their seats for the feature presentation.

  • Invest in Yourself: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    The differences between incorporating and forming an LLC - and why it matters.

  • The Obama administration’s economic recovery plan and proposed budget has lots of things for small and closely-held businesses – almost all of them bad, writes author Wayne Rivers.

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