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  • How to Compete With the Big Chains Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 4:38 PM ET

    While small businesses can't compete with larger players on price, there are steps specialty merchants can take to get an edge.

  • Does the Daily-Deal Industry Need Policing? Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 3:40 PM ET

    Thousands of daily deal, group buying, and flash-sale providers including Groupon have opened shop. But amid merchant complaints, is there need for a standard code of conduct?

  • Kinds of Colleagues You Need to Dump Now Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 1:58 PM ET

    There's a business adage that your business is as good as your team. As you tackle building or tweaking your work network, consider the types of colleagues to avoid.

  • Small Retailers Open Up Storefronts on Facebook Pages Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:44 AM ET

    More businesses are turning to Facebook merchant pages to raise their profile and boost sales. Here's how to effectively use social media for your business.

  • Conversation That Makes Instant Connections Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    Whether you're interacting with employees, customers, or investors, communication is key to business success. Some tips for entrepreneurs.

  • Why More Businesses Are Using Cloud Computing Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    More small businesses are turning to cloud computing to trim costs. Is the new technology right for your business?

  • Nine Strategies of Successful Entrepreneurs Worth Copying Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 11:07 AM ET

    The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think—and why it works.

  • Uneasy About Economy, Businesses Still Reluctant to Hire Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 9:52 AM ET

    Many business owners are too overworked to unplug—and too jittery to hire more help in this economy, according to a new survey.

  • Groupon

    Small-business Back Alley Waffles has shuttered, and its blaming the e-commerce site. While Groupon defends its deals, the complaint raises questions about cash flow bottlenecks.

  • Reducing Risks When Starting a New Venture Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 1:54 PM ET

    Being an entrepreneur or running a small business means taking big leaps of faith. Some strategies for analyzing and reducing your business risk.

  • Businesses That Leave Money on the Table Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 12:36 PM ET

    Many businesses are passing on tax breaks created for them to hire and expand because of associated costs and hassles. Amid discussion of a pending "fiscal cliff," a look at needed solutions.

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Tax Hikes That Could Hurt Entrepreneurs Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    Dozens of tax changes take effect at year's end. While the "Bush-era tax cuts" get talked about often, here's what entrepreneurs need to know.

  • Seven Things You're Doing Wrong on LinkedIn Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 9:34 AM ET

    Most professionals use the social networking site—but one expert says many make lots of mistakes, INC reports. Here's how to boost your career and business the right way.

  • Don't Tax the Job Creators: Romney Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 4:42 PM ET
    Larry Kudlow interviews Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney says America can't afford to tax job creators including small business. Get Romney's ideas for business creation on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report” Monday night.

  • How to Build the Next Generation of American Farmers Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 1:40 PM ET

    More small U.S. farmers are turning to succession planning to ensure farms are passed down through generations. See what you can learn from these family businesses.

  • What Managers Can Learn From the Penn State Scandal Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 11:20 AM ET
    Joe Paterno

    Penn State President Rodney Erickson decided to remove the statue of football coach Joe Paterno. Did he do the right thing? Lessons in handling difficult business decisions.

  • Five Startups to Watch Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 9:59 AM ET

    With Instagram being acquired by Facebook for a $1 billion, the sky seems to be the limit for startups. So which startup trends are the next big thing?

  • Questions to Ask Before Buying a Red-Hot Franchise Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 9:29 AM ET

    Before you snap up the next hot franchise, take a moment to do your homework, as Entrepreneur reports. Some key questions to ask.

  • Ten Lessons from Great Leaders in Tech Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 1:59 PM ET
    Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer

    Take a look at what makes them great, and what entrepreneurs can learn from their success.

  • Rent Ties by Mail Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
    Tie Try

    TieTry lets men rent ties by mail, similar to how Netflix markets movies. Get details on the tie service.

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