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For many entrepreneurs, the aspiration is to get their product sold at a major retailer. It takes work to pry that distribution door open, but once in, it can be great. But don't forget the little customers that gave you your start.
Employers should brace themselves for a less-than-productive upcoming Monday. A study found that the annual shift to daylight saving time and its accompanying loss of sleep, drives workers to spend more time than normal surfing the Web, resulting in potentially massive productivity losses.
When visitors to the Energia Gym in Hadley, Mass., put their feet on the pedals of the Spin bikes, they are reducing their carbon footprint at the same time by generating electricity.
When was the last time you stopped by a pharmacy to pick up a pack of razors and did a double-take at the checkout counter? Here to help you shave some money off your monthly grooming budget: Dollar Shave Club.
The House is voting on the JOBS Act, which is designed to remove barriers to small business investment. What does it do? The Christian Science Monitor answers 6 questions about it.
More businesses have come up with creative ways to use the Internet to sell products that have not traditionally been sold by subscription.
Many small-business owners say that they want to offer their workers a retirement plan but obstacles are holding them back. Wednesday, a Senate panel said it would introduce legislation to help address the problem.
America's manufacturers are struggling to find enough qualified workers. Over the last two years the number of manufacturing job openings in the U.S. has more than doubled, and some companies are offering signing bonuses.
An amendment before the New York Senate would require wines purchased in New York State to be stored in-state for 48 hours, and small wholesalers are up in arms, claiming this is an attempt to drive them out of business by the state's two biggest liquor distributors, Southern Wine & Spirits and Empire Merchants.
After 14 years in an Indianapolis Colts uniform, Manning will be released. While the move may make sense from a business standpoint, it highlights the concerns all workers have about their job security.
As the House begins debate on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (‘JOBS’ Act), one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs, Steve Case, is urging members to “seize the moment”.
Whether your company is big or small, whether you handle protected data or not, whether you have a few customers or millions, a data breach could cripple your company. Now is the time, before a breach, to put your digital security protections and plans in place in order to survive.
The number of companies that are 100 percent-owned by employees have grown significantly in the past two years. Known as ESOPs, or Employee Stock-Owned Plan, these programs give employees a financial stake in the company.
With college basketball's year-end tournament season getting under way this week, a survey reveals that businesses are preparing for added stress on their office IT networks as employees log onto video-streaming sites to watch games live.
The iPad has become popular among business owners, who are replacing computers and cash registers with the portable, less-expensive tablets. Many are anticipating what they will do with the newest version, expected to be announced at an Apple event March 7.
The $2.3 billion market for iPad and iPhone accessories is so robust that about 90% of owners buy at least one add-on for their device, says Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray. Selling an accessory "is really a quick way to get rich for a lot of people," he adds.
Here are four truths of retailing that any small business owner can use to compete against the onslaught of big box stores and chains.
The majority of respondents to the Small Business Authority Market Sentiment Survey said they are against paying a flat tax. And 55 percent they do not understand their returns, but sign off on them, anyway.
Movie studios aren’t the only businesses that will benefit from a post-Oscars bump. Businesses of all sorts will take advantage of the fame and recognition celebrities can provide by using or being seen with their products.
From California to Maine, thefts of used cooking oil are on the rise across the U.S. — driven by the rising price of oil that make biofuels more cost competitive with fossil fuels.