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Walmart's Get On the Shelf contest is about garnering publicity and social-media hits for the retailer. But for the winner , it's a chance to go from a virtual unknown to a distinguished product sold with roughly 150,000 others at more than 3,800 Walmart stores nationally.
One California-based technology company, TeamLogic IT, is offering veterans not just a job, but an opportunity to own a franchise, and potentially hire fellow veterans.
So the news is out. Mitt Romney's rich. He made more than $20 million in each of the past two years. Here's why small business should applaud Romney.
Guest columnist Joel Libava explains how to get the information you need to make the right decision about whether or not to buy a franchise.
Small business owners tell us what they hope to hear from President Obama in tonight's State of the Union address.
The story on CNBC.com published last week about Citi increasing their lending to small businesses in 2011 offered some numbers from Citi that did not make sense. Guest columnist Ami Kassar of Multifunding.com explains why.
In the Age of the Platform, companies that constantly reinvent themselves lead the pack. Here are six things to learn from the big guys.
By publicly posting their failures, employees at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility have become more successful at their jobs.
If you want great milk, you need happy and healthy cows. At Conrad's Dairy Farm, that means pampering their milk producers with waterbeds.
Franchising is the perfect fit for older Americans looking for a new career. Here are three reasons why.
Word on the street — Main Street, that is — is that credit remains tight since the financial meltdown of 2008. But on Thursday, Citi released some good news: It had met and surpassed its $7 billion lending goal to U.S. small business in 2011 by $900 million.
People in the lectorally crucial Southern state of South Carolina say the Republican presidential candidates are out of touch with Main Street, and that they are more occupied with the daily struggle to pay bills minus a paycheck than with the outcome of the election.
Two surveys taking the pulse of small business owners give conflicting results.
Fortune magazine’s annual 100 Best Companies to Work For came out today, and while most of the companies on the list are large firms — Google’s spacer No. 1 — there are a lot of takeaways for small businesses among the companies on the list.
Guest columnist Ron Volper discusses how a well-thought out compensation plan can help retain your best employeees.
Most small and mid-sized companies have property policies that include some coverage for business interruption, but the unique risks of smaller companies mean it’s even more important for those businesses to assess the need for additional BI coverage.
America’s cars are getting older. And that’s good news for both auto supply chains and car dealerships, Phil LeBeau, CNBC Auto Reporter, told Squawk Box.
While the original intent of SOPA is to crack down on foreign websites that publish or stream copyrighted materials from the U.S., critics say the bill would give broad powers to the U.S. government to shut down domestic sites, and impede business.
Tech start-ups sometimes must pivot — choose an entirely new direction in the hopes of transforming a dud of a business into one that might have a shot at success.
The Small Business Administration presented a webinar that recapped weather-related events of 2011 and shared advice on limiting financial losses in future events.