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Some small companies including franchises are managing to grow. But the overall Main Street mood is anxiety-filled.
Pizzeria owner Mark Tramontana offers a cautionary tale for franchisees about the potential benefits and pitfalls of digital discount platforms. Is Groupon the new piggy bank for cash-starved entrepreneurs?
As haggling over a debt deal continues, small businesses have much at stake. If people pay higher taxes, they will likely spend less. Could a hobbled Main Street derail the economic recovery?
Much is at stake for small businesses amid the deficit talks. A look at why Main Street is worried and why job creation isn't happening.
Brewer Tom Seefurth made a beer brewed with basil, oregano, tomato and garlic that tastes like pizza. The combination not only worked as a beer, it helped him save his home.
How retailers can turn holiday shoppers into loyal year-round customers.
Despite lingering economic worries, Small Business Saturday sales data is slightly better than expected. A look at the numbers.
Serial entrepreneur Richard Branson offers three tips for being mindful of competitors, while forging ahead with your own ideas.
Companies that borrow money through the Brewing the American Dream program, which Boston Beer runs in partnership with a microlender, are presented with an extraordinary opportunity — media exposure.
Many small business owners use bonuses or raises to keep your employees motivated, but encouraging your team with money may not be as effective as you think.
But getting your venture accepted into an accelerator can help immensely when it comes to getting into a venture capitalist's portfolio. That's because when a startup is accepted, it has three months to develop a working prototype for its product and to get a customer.
Thousands of small stores across the U.S. will offer their own discounts and promotions to draw holiday shoppers on what's known as Small Business Saturday.
You can protect yourself and your business by making it a little bit more difficult for hackers. Here are three security mistakes to avoid.
Charley’s Grilled Subs has been growing quickly, but the company’s franchisees remain worried about the uncertain regulatory and tax environment, Bob Wright, the company’s CEO told CNBC's "Squawk Box."
How can we make access to capital for small-business owners more rational? Take a lesson from Silicon Valley, says Ami Kassar, founder of MultiFunding, for the New York Times.
Working with employees to find new challenges should be the job of every manager. Serial entrepreneur Richard Branson offers some suggestions.
Business owners should consider creating their own personal account on Twitter. Followers often want to connect with the person behind the brand. Ideas for what to share.
Transitioning from small business to a middle-market venture is no easy task, as few navigate the move successfully. Some factors to consider before you grow your business.
Nick D'Aloisio, founder of Summly, a mobile phone app aimed at transforming how users consume news, chats with CNBC's "Squawk Box."
Startup Airbnb, an online marketplace that aggregates short-term rental listings, has debuted a new feature to filter search results by neighborhoods. But is the site trustworthy and safe?