Venture firm First Round Capital has started the Dorm Room Fund, giving college students $500,000 to fund start-ups. Does college matter for entrepreneurs?
Inc. explores five key factors to a successful manufacturing strategy, which can include specialty contract manufacturers right here at home.
The battle over a minimum-wage increase has begun, and small employers on both sides have entered the debate.
Extended jobless benefits derail employers' ability to hire, the head of Landry's restaurant chain told CNBC on Wednesday. See what other trends could halt Main Street job growth.
With bank loan competition still tight, more startups and small-business owners are turning to alternative lenders. So what's the downside?
The Small Business Administration has proposed rule changes that could make the agency's loan programs more accessible and popular, the New York Times reports.
Small-business owners' confidence edged up just slightly in February, but Main Street is showing signs of a surge in optimism or hiring.
A GOP-led panel has been listening to entrepreneurs vent about Obamacare. And boy do they have a lot to say.
More people are taking a moment to flip over an item or fish for a label and ask, is it "Made in the USA?"
BestParking.com conveniently centralizes parking garage rates. See how the young founder got started with a family loan - and a bicycle.
Small merchants and those in the e-commerce space are feeling let down by the initial hype of Groupon. Is the daily coupon model dead?
If mandatory federal spending cuts begin to take effect Friday, small employers are likely to experience a negative ripple effect of reduced business.
Peer-to-peer lender Prosper hopes to attract more investors, seeking yield. But is the emerging lending platform too risky?
Charge a fee to use your credit card? It's legal for merchants to do that, unless barred by state law. Ten states already ban such surcharges and more may join the list. The legislatures in 11 other states are currently considering bills that would prevent these so-called "check out" fees.
Fandeavor.com offers unique game-day experiences for fans, and was funded by the VegasTech Fund. Led by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, the fund is part of a broader push to revitalize downtown Las Vegas.
As striking as President Obama’s recent State of the Union speech was in its vision, there was little said on support for Main Street. Guest columnist Beth Solomon makes the case for debt-refinancing.
This city, long known as a Rust Belt community, has transformed into a hub for advanced manufacturing and technology.
Under proposed rules for the Affordable Care Act, companies with 50 or more full-time employees will be required to offer benefit plans, or face fines. CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a closer look at one small business, Batchbook, navigating Obamacare.
Karen Mills is departing as head of the Small Business Administration, opening another Cabinet-rank job for President Barack Obama to fill at the start of his second term.
Taking a cue from food trucks, savvy entrepreneurs are forgoing costly storefronts and instead running small businesses from their cars. So what's the downside?