Small Business: Management


  • US small business hiring increases in June: NFIB Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    US small businesses increased hiring in June, adding to signs the labor market is strengthening, the National Federation of Independent Business said.

  • US small business borrowing jumps in May Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 5:39 AM ET

    U.S. small businesses boosted borrowing for a third straight month in May, according to data released on Tuesday.

  • Start-up wants to be Airbnb—for online retailers Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    Storefront pairs online retailers with temporary storefront locations, like boutiques, for "pop-up" experiences.

  • More businesses do away with paper checks Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    More businesses are ditching paper checks, and turning to mobile payment technologies such as Stripe and Square.

  • What’s with start-ups’ failure fetish? Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    Embracing failure has rapidly become the norm at start-ups, but some think this "failure fetish" might have gone too far.

  • Europe entrepreneurs' top advice  Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 3:22 AM ET

    Europe's top tech entrepreneurs reveal to CNBC what their best advice is for their fellow entrepreneurs on how to get funding and seek investors.

  • The happiest entrepreneurs in America Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    American female entrepreneurs are the most content and active compared to 24 other developed economies, according to new data.

  • Stumbling blocks of small business  Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    Discussing the challenges small businesses face to grow, and the difficulties in finding a skilled workforce, with Madelyn Alfano, Maria's Italian Kitchen president, and Matt Tyler, Vickers Engineering CEO.

  • Severe weather prompts big companies to change Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Lake Cachuma, the primary source of drinking water along California's Central Coast, has dropped 50 feet and is at 35 percent capacity.

    Some S&P 500 companies in conservative states already are managing weather shifts, according to a new report. Inside the climate change fight.

  • Why small businesses are struggling  Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Paul Donovan, global economist at UBS, says the global economic fundamentals are very favorable to large, listed companies, less so for the small business sector.

  • What's really holding back the global recovery Friday, 23 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    For all the challenges facing U.S. start-ups and small businesses, they seem to be better off than their counterparts in the developed world.

  • Crisis on Main Street: The end of mom-and-pops? Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    Mom-and-pop shops on Main Street are disappearing at an alarming rate in a world of Wal-Marts. Can anything save them?

  • Small-business hiring cautiously: banking survey Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 6:50 AM ET

    Small-business owners are keeping a cautious approach to running their companies even as they grow more optimistic, a banking survey shows.

  • Colorado approves first marijuana banking system Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 10:12 AM ET
    Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, listens to discussion on a bill he sponsored which would allow marijuana dispensaries to form financial co-operatives, at the Colorado Legislature, in Denver, Wednesday May 7, 2014.

    Colorado lawmakers approved the first financial system for the marijuana industry, a network of uninsured cooperatives that allow banking services.

  • The comeback of 'Made in USA' in manufacturing Monday, 12 May 2014 | 9:35 AM ET
    The NYK Joanna container ship sits docked at the Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami-Dade County in Miami.

    In a twist on "Made in USA," more small to mid-sized U.S. businesses are making and exporting goods as part of their growth strategy.

  • Seriously, toast? The artisanal food backlash Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    Artisanal toast is a new food trend. Or is it bruschetta?

    From cupcakes to cronuts, foodies love food trends. The latest hipster food fad to emerge is artisanal toast. We kid you not.

  • Maker spaces help start-ups, entrepreneurs go big Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 10:56 AM ET
    3D printing at NextFab

    More start-ups are turning to shared-space labs such as NextFab and TechShop to access equipment they otherwise couldn't afford.

  • Made in USA: Rebirth of dead American factories Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Chinese autoglass maker Fuyao closed a deal to buy part of the former GM plant in Moraine, Ohio, which IRG acquired in 2011.

    Amid a shifting global economy, American factories are getting a makeover and second life for start-ups and makers of new products.

  • GrubHub food deliverers to keep their tips Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    GrubHub home page

    A new agreement requires GrubHub to ensure fees it charges restaurants for its service does not sap tips from delivery people or other workers.

  • The worst state to do business is ... ? Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    The Bridge Street Bridge, Passaic River and Newark skyline are seen from Harrison, New Jersey.

    Reforms in the New York budget have made that state a better place for business, according to Tax Foundation analysis. Which state came in last?

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