U.S. Christmas tree inventories are said to be tight after years of oversupply, and entering a "short supply" period.» Read More
Big retailers including Wal-Mart Stores are tweaking layaway programs to make shopping easier. Here's how small businesses can create successful layaway programs.
Focusing on small business is a smart political strategy because it can appeal to the middle class. Here's how both parties tailored their messages for Main Street.
Eva Longoria is busy. In addition to speaking at the Democratic National Convention, the actress is pursuing a new venture. Get the details.
It's a "non-scientific" study, but a Chicago group says fantasy football costs U.S. employers billions. Take a look at the hobby's effect on worker productivity.
From Salesforce.com to a Dutch lottery model, more businesses are combining profits with values that reward doing the right thing. See Branson's picks of five altruistic companies.
Smaller businesses face a heightened risk because many lack resources to recover from serious cyber threats. See how they're using tech to protect their ventures.
A new study shows local bank managers have much leeway when distributing loans. But that discretion isn't always beneficial for local businesses. Learn more.
First-time franchise buyers are finding it more difficult to gather money needed to get their businesses off the ground. What's happening among lenders?
A look at why some members of Generation Y are shunning large corporate firms and seeking career satisfaction elsewhere.
Students can outsource everything, from grocery shopping to laundry. See how young, savvy entrepreneurs are making money.
Creationism is growing into a lucrative business for some religious Americans. There seems to be a growing demand for museums on a mission to debunk evolutionary theory and promote the belief that life was created by God as laid out in Genesis.
Maintaining a small venture's passion and attention to detail after a business becomes established is a challenge. Ideas from serial entrepreneur Richard Branson.
Small businesses are using technology to help them operate more efficiently and cost-effectively in an increasingly competitive environment
It's easy to connect with people who can help you launch and grow your business. Just think: LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter all provide opportunities for you to meet and interact with fellow entrepreneurs, experts in the field and innovative newcomers.
Business owners should keep an eye on the slew of recent changes that Google has made to its search algorithm, especially one that may have serious implications for business search results.
Online marketplaces are banning supernatural and hazardous sales for things like hexes, poisons and psychic advice.
Jennifer Fleiss and Jennifer Hyman created Rent the Runway in 2009. Their goal was to provide women with “aspirational products from top designers that a woman otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford.”
Jim Koch, founder and president of the Boston Beer Company, teamed up with Accion, a microfinance organization, to create a new small business coaching program called Brewing the American Dream.
When Jim Koch brewed his first Samuel Adams Boston Lager nearly 30 years ago, few were willing to take on the giants of the beer industry. Read ahead to learn how Koch built his company.
Small business owners’ pessimism about the economy seems to be rising with temperature. For the second month in a row, optimism among small business owners was down, according to a monthly survey by the National Federation of Independent Business.