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More entrepreneurs are forecast to buy U.S. franchises. See which sectors are likely to grow more quickly and generate jobs growth.
Actor slash entrepreneur Wendell Pierce is opening Sterling Farms, grocery stores with fresh produce in Katrina-struck New Orleans.
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.
Sales at the restaurant chain are declining, as more women are driving family eating choices and the franchise's core customers, young men, have been hit by the recession.
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?
The Subway Restaurants founder says regulations are hurting small companies and entrepreneurs. "If I started Subway today, Subway would not exist," Deluca told CNBC Wednesday.
The number of franchise establishments grew in 2012, the first time since 2008, according to a report compiled by IHS Global Insight. But while more growth is forecast for 2013, cautious optimism is the dominant mood.
Some small companies including franchises are managing to grow. But the overall Main Street mood is anxiety-filled.
Pizzeria owner Mark Tramontana offers a cautionary tale for franchisees about the potential benefits and pitfalls of digital discount platforms. Is Groupon the new piggy bank for cash-starved entrepreneurs?
As haggling over a debt deal continues, small businesses have much at stake. If people pay higher taxes, they will likely spend less. Could a hobbled Main Street derail the economic recovery?
Much is at stake for small businesses amid the deficit talks. A look at why Main Street is worried and why job creation isn't happening.
Brewer Tom Seefurth made a beer brewed with basil, oregano, tomato and garlic that tastes like pizza. The combination not only worked as a beer, it helped him save his home.
How retailers can turn holiday shoppers into loyal year-round customers.
Despite lingering economic worries, Small Business Saturday sales data is slightly better than expected. A look at the numbers.
Serial entrepreneur Richard Branson offers three tips for being mindful of competitors, while forging ahead with your own ideas.
Companies that borrow money through the Brewing the American Dream program, which Boston Beer runs in partnership with a microlender, are presented with an extraordinary opportunity — media exposure.
Many small business owners use bonuses or raises to keep your employees motivated, but encouraging your team with money may not be as effective as you think.
But getting your venture accepted into an accelerator can help immensely when it comes to getting into a venture capitalist's portfolio. That's because when a startup is accepted, it has three months to develop a working prototype for its product and to get a customer.
Thousands of small stores across the U.S. will offer their own discounts and promotions to draw holiday shoppers on what's known as Small Business Saturday.
You can protect yourself and your business by making it a little bit more difficult for hackers. Here are three security mistakes to avoid.