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  • Cash isn't king for this shop, even after Target Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    A customer pays at a register with a smartphone application in a Auchan supermarket in Faches-Thumesnil near Lille, northern France.

    Some consumers are using cash more since the Target security hack, but small-business owners shouldn't bet on the return of a 'cash is king' era.

  • Why your corner store isn't safe from hackers Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    The data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have expanded. So are small to midsized businesses the next target?

  • Why didn't I think of that? Creating a new market Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    "Shark Tank's" Daymond John, founder and CEO of FUBU, established a market for urban apparel. Find out about other entrepreneurs whose products created new markets.

  • More Americans see entrepreneur opportunities Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    Opportunity perceptions among American entrepreneurs reached 47.2 percent last year—a record, according to a new report.

  • Turning to cotton for more 'Made in USA' goods Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    After peaking in the late '90s, use of U.S. mills that churn raw cotton fiber into spun yarn has been stable since 2008.

    Cotton Incorporated and Maker's Row, an online marketplace, have partnered to bring back more "Made in USA" goods.

  • Business lessons from rapper 50 Cent's playbook Sunday, 19 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    50 Cent

    Serial entrepreneur Curtis Jackson III is building a multi-million dollar empire. He offers tips on how to leverage partnerships and build a brand.

  • At one auto dealership: Obamacare winners, losers Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 10:12 AM ET
    A Certified Enrollment Specialist helps people through the options under the Affordable Care Act at a Miami Enrollment Assistance Center on December 23, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

    Extreme Dodge in Jackson, Mich. offers clues about how small businesses are faring under Obamacare, NBC News investigates.

  • Veterans fill skills gap at manufacturing plants Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 9:10 AM ET
    After a Navy career, Dave Collins—adept at handling a variety of technical machinery—found a natural fit working in America's manufacturing plants.

    Just in time for Veterans Day, it turns out more vets find that their technical machinery skills are a neat fit at U.S. manufacturing plants.

  • Businesses still waiting for Sandy grants Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 9:48 AM ET
    Technicians repair machinery at Madelaine Chocolates factory Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Madelaine Chocolates was damaged during Superstorm Sandy has partially recovered and continuing repairs.

    Business owners who applied for grants after the superstorm are more likely to have gotten money from private sources. What's the hold up?

  • Seeking momentum, Main St. passes on vacations Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    Vacations are on hold for many small-business owners this summer, as sales show a gradual pickup. Many owners don't want to be away, as their businesses gain momentum.

  • Just Do It: Summer To-Do List for Small Businesses Friday, 31 May 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    Business slows down for some small shop owners in the summer. From networking to updating websites, a to-do guide for all those pesky tasks you've been meaning to do—for months.

  • The 'Opportunity' Entrepreneur Returns Saturday, 25 May 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    Cameron Sheldrake, president and founder of Off the Cob, maker of sweet corn tortilla chips.

    Feeling hopeful about their prospects and broader economy, U.S. entrepreneurship rates are at the highest in more than a decade, according to a report. See which state is star.

  • Business lessons from the Bloomberg terminal scandal Monday, 20 May 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    Bloomberg's scandal offers uncomfortable lessons in how we do business in a digital era. We're also more tolerant of leaving behind our electronic data, and not calling out missteps.

  • Run the World!: Case for More Women Entrepreneurs Friday, 10 May 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    Business ownership benefit communities, according to our guest bloggers. That's why two groups are launching more access to capital to more women this Mother's Day.

  • Need Cash?: More Contracts for Women Entrepreneurs Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    A small change to federal rules that just went into effect means more contracts could go to women-owned small businesses, Inc. reports. See if your business qualifies.

  • Ten Best States for Starting a Business Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 9:38 AM ET

    Maryland and Colorado are among the states supportive of innovation, according to a report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

  • Small Business Rulebreakers Get Competitive Edge Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 8:50 AM ET
    A small business owner takes a break.

    Competing with companies that hire immigrants, who aren't authorized to work in the U.S., is tough for a smaller employers that follows the law because of the cost. What's fair?

  • As Economy Improves, Start-Up Activity Falls: Study Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    As the economy improves, fewer entrepreneurs are launching their own businesses, according to a Kauffman Foundation report. Plus, start-ups are hiring. So what's the darker theory?

  • Social Media a Bust for Small Businesses: Study Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:12 AM ET

    About 61 percent of small employers don't see any return on investment on their social-media activities, according to a survey from Manta, a social network for small businesses.

  • Where America's Likely Tax Cheats Live Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 1:38 PM ET
    Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif.

    A new study used confidential IRS data to show clusters of potential tax cheats - including small-business owners - in five metro areas. See which red flags tip off the IRS.

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