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  • Mobile Payment Options Grow for Small Companies Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    Credit Card swipe

    More small merchants are becoming a testing ground for new payment products. Is the new technology right for your business?

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    Even as the overall economy managed to add jobs in July, small businesses continued cutting employees, numbers from the National Federation of Independent Businesses show.

  • Would You Pay $75 to Sleep Inside a London Cab? Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 2:48 PM ET
    A queue of London taxis have their lights on showing they are available for a fare in London, U.K.

    Expecting the price of London hotels to skyrocket during the Olympics, a local cab driver is offering guests a clean bed inside his taxi.

  • 'No, You Didn't Build Your Business Alone' Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 2:26 PM ET

    Do entrepreneurs make it because of our personal hard work, initiative, risk-taking? Of course. Do we make it alone? Of course not.

  • Opa! Businesses Chase Latest Yogurt Craze Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 2:19 PM ET
    Chobani Black Cherry Greek Yogurt

    Brands including Pinkberry and PepsiCo are luring health-conscious consumers with the latest dairy-aisle trend.

  • Richard Branson's Five Rules for Business Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
    Sir Richard Branson

    When starting Student magazine and then Virgin Music, Richard Branson followed five simple guidelines that he still finds relevant and useful today.

  • It's Chick-fil-A vs. Chick-for-Gay Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 11:53 AM ET
    Anti Chick-fil-A protestors hold signs outside a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant. Thousands of Americans turned out Wednesday to feast on fried chicken in a politically-charged show of support for a family owned fast-food chain which opposes same-sex marriage. Long lines and traffic jams were reported throughout the American heartland after 630,000 people declared on Facebook they would take part in a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

    West Hollywood's The Abbey, which has been called the best Gay Bar in the World, has unveiled a Chick-for-Gay sandwich.

  • How to Build a Business Bought by Google Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 11:18 AM ET

    The market for social media marketing is heating up, and among the first big winners are two entrepreneurs whose four-year old software company, Wildfire, was just bought by Google for a reported $250 million.

  • Three Men and a Start-Up Porn Business Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 10:45 AM ET

    There is something that sets these three entrepreneurs apart from all others: they're in a relationship together.

  • Buckyballs Fights Back Against Government Lawsuit Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission filed a lawsuit last week declaring Buckyballs too risky for sale, citing several cases where children who swallowed the tiny magnets required surgery to have them removed.

  • Female Olympians Don't Get Endorsement Gold Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    Michael Phelps

    A new University of Delaware study examines why female star athletes haven't been as successful as male peers.

  • Want to Stop Workers From Stealing? Pay Them More Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 10:06 AM ET

    According to new research, paying employees higher salaries cuts down on the likelihood of them stealing from the company.

  • 3 Social Media Lessons From the Olympics Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 3:38 PM ET

    There are lessons business owners can glean from Olympian social media mistakes. Some strategies for your business marketing efforts.

  • Your Desk Is Making You Stupid Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:58 PM ET

    Scientists once revealed that sitting all day leads to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects. Now there's new evidence that not only is it making you fatter, but it might also be making you dumber.

  • Movers Holding Your Stuff Hostage? Not Anymore. Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 1:34 PM ET

    Help is on the way for people who think they've been scammed by moving companies, thanks to a new law signed by President Obama this month.

  • Presidential Campaigns Stiff Small Businesses Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 1:32 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) addresses the Blackhawk County Republican annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa.

    Despite pro-Main Street rhetoric, presidential candidates take a long time to settle up with businesses. See whose burning small business.

  • Five People Who Might Get You a Job Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    Now more than ever, informal recruiting is leading to new jobs and hires. Here are some strategies to ensure you're socializing the right way.

  • Why Fewer Americans Are Starting New Businesses Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 10:43 AM ET
    Small Business Owner

    A new study says the number of U.S. entrepreneurs has been on the decline for decades and the country is in danger of losing its entrepreneurial vigor. But not everyone sees the same collapse of American business.

  • Four Fitness Startups Find Unique Workout Niche Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    Boutique health clubs are competing with established players by offering unique takes on breaking a sweat. Here are four businesses that are changing the way we exercise.

  • Using Reality TV to Raise Your Business Profile Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 2:04 PM ET

    One show is putting a new spin on reality TV. "Everyday Edisons" gives entrepreneurs the chance to run ideas by investors. Do you have a winning idea?

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