With bank loan competition still tight, more startups and small-business owners are turning to alternative lenders. So what's the downside?
A look at Toms Shoes that's trying to change the way people shop. Is the buy-one, give-one model the best choice for aspiring, social entrepreneurs?
Small-business owners' confidence edged up just slightly in February, but Main Street is showing signs of a surge in optimism or hiring.
This small Massachusetts factory has avoided layoffs for years by retraining workers and offering incentive pay. It's a trust thing.
More people are taking a moment to flip over an item or fish for a label and ask, is it "Made in the USA?"
At this Seattle-based, 400-employee video game developer and publisher, decisions are made by peer consensus. Seriously?
If mandatory federal spending cuts begin to take effect Friday, small employers are likely to experience a negative ripple effect of reduced business.
Some experts support Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to ban working from home. Entrepreneur.com breaks down why telecommuting is a bad for small companies.
The toy's inventor passed away in January, leaving behind an enormous legacy. The 100-employee company is now fighting to translate the iconic toy for a digital generation.
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.
This city, long known as a Rust Belt community, has transformed into a hub for advanced manufacturing and technology.
Entrepreneurs said their sex life improved a mere one percent after starting small businesses. Would you mix love and marriage with business?
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.
Small-business owners' confidence was virtually flat in January, as entrepreneurs failed to recoup losses sparked by December's scare about the so-called "fiscal cliff," according to the NFIB.
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?
A new Kauffman Foundation report highlights policy recommendations to jump start entrepreneurial growth. The report coincided with an annual, industry discussion that offered a hopeful outlook for 2013.
Forget California's Silicon Valley and New York's Silicon Alley. A small startup scene is emerging in the Midwest.
A version of a commercial from SodaStream International was not televised during Super Bowl Sunday. The more aggressive ad, which features Coca-Cola and Pepsi bottles exploding, is instead going viral on YouTube.
Many small-business owners are pessimistic and expect the economy to remain stagnant or worsen in 2013 with little hiring, according to a new survey.