The cost of opening a fast food franchise in the U.S. is no small investment. We break down the costs for some of the top chains.» Read More
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.
Charley’s Grilled Subs has been growing quickly, but the company’s franchisees remain worried about the uncertain regulatory and tax environment, Bob Wright, the company’s CEO told CNBC's "Squawk Box."
How can we make access to capital for small-business owners more rational? Take a lesson from Silicon Valley, says Ami Kassar, founder of MultiFunding, for the New York Times.
Working with employees to find new challenges should be the job of every manager. Serial entrepreneur Richard Branson offers some suggestions.
Business owners should consider creating their own personal account on Twitter. Followers often want to connect with the person behind the brand. Ideas for what to share.
Transitioning from small business to a middle-market venture is no easy task, as few navigate the move successfully. Some factors to consider before you grow your business.
Nick D'Aloisio, founder of Summly, a mobile phone app aimed at transforming how users consume news, chats with CNBC's "Squawk Box."
Startup Airbnb, an online marketplace that aggregates short-term rental listings, has debuted a new feature to filter search results by neighborhoods. But is the site trustworthy and safe?
A Florida businessman says he will add a 5 percent surcharge to customers' bills to offset what he says are the costs of Obamacare. He's also reducing his employees' hours.
For senior entrepreneurs who want to remain active, creative and productive in their pre-retirement or retirement years, Sir Richard Branson offers some advice.
A pilot program in Utah, GrowAmerica, is on track to give away $1 million in cash and services to entrepreneurs through pitch competitions. Get details on the online competition.
U.S. small business sentiment ticked up 0.3 in October—nearly unchanged—as uncertainty about future business conditions reached a record high.
The economic downturn is hurting Americans including young people, who are struggling with debt and joblessness. See what's new on millennials' list of financial woes.
The vast majority of U.S. businesses are microbusinesses, those that have fewer than five employees and less than $1 million in sales. A look at the pluses and minuses of running a microbusiness. Can you say lumpy sales?
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into post-Sandy price gouging after receiving hundreds of complaints from consumers.
As power failures and flooding overwhelmed lower Manhattan and the Red Hook section of Brooklyn early Tuesday, small businesses scrambled to recover amid the aftermath of Sandy.