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Season of Lights Not So Bright

Tue, 28 Dec 2010 12:05:19 EST

For small businesses that hinge their success on holiday sales, it was another season of just getting by.

Companies Confused by Health Legislation

Mon, 05 Apr 2010 19:11:08 EDT

Small businesses, some of which had fought against the health-care reform bill, will now have to adjust to life with it.

Entrepreneurs Put In Olympic Effort

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 13:36:58 EST

For some Olympic athletes, training is so intense that running their own business often gets pushed to the side.

Firms Reflect and Look Ahead

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:16:20 EST

Small businesses are using the quiet holiday season to reflect on their business strategies and reposition their companies.

Cash Prizes for Good Ideas

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 20:52:33 EST

As entrepreneurs turn to employees in search of innovative ideas, many are discovering the usefulness of cash incentives or other rewards.

Gas Stations Fume Over New Practice

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 20:55:57 EST

Gas-station dealers are lodging complaints with the major petroleum refiners over changes big producers want to make in the way they do business.

Uptick Catches Entrepreneurs by Surprise

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 20:17:35 EST

After months of hunkering down, some small businesses are finding they're ill prepared for a sudden surge in business opportunities.

Some Small Firms Cut Clients

Mon, 16 Nov 2009 17:19:49 EST

Some small-business owners are cutting loose nonpaying or late-paying clients who divert resources away from more loyal or profitable clients.

Company Finds Gold in Torch Relay

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 16:06:40 EST

The small, family-owned business Ignition Inc. has found success by making itself an expert in an unusual niche: organizing the Olympic Torch Relay.

Small Businesses Get Free Advice

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:36:48 EDT

Small business owners are getting helpful advice from advisory boards, yet organizations that create these volunteer programs say more businesses should take advantage.

Entrepreneurs Get Creative for Funding

Wed, 14 Oct 2009 23:53:46 EDT

With venture capital scarce, small-business owners find alternative financing.

Entrepreneurs 'Tweet' Through Crises

Tue, 15 Sep 2009 09:37:57 EDT

Twitter has turned out to be a useful tool for some small businesses coping with customer-service or public-relations crises.

Small Firms Lure Big-Company Exiles

Wed, 01 Jul 2009 10:52:40 EDT

As major corporations lay off employees, small businesses are benefiting from an unexpected windfall: Displaced talent that is now knocking at the door.

Innovative Ways to Reel in Cash

Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:15:21 EDT

As the credit crunch makes raising financing more difficult, small business owners finding creative ways of raising extra cash.

Opportunity Knocks in Stimulus Plan

Fri, 13 Mar 2009 09:51:21 EDT

Many small businesses, buffeted by declining revenue and tight credit, have set their sights on a possible new customer: the government.

Some Small Firms Add 401(k)s

Thu, 12 Feb 2009 10:12:15 EST

Even as the recession is taking its toll, some small-business owners are adopting 401(k)s for their employees.

Restaurants Look for Ways to Cut Costs

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 15:24:28 EST

Franchise restaurants are aggressively searching for alternative ways to slash costs, unable to pass on the higher costs to customers without losing business.

Small Firms Beef Up Retirement Services

Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:14:00 EDT

Small-business employees often are at a disadvantage compared with their counterparts at large companies when it comes to managing retirement-savings accounts.

Green Products Gain From New Price Equation

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 22:13:00 EDT

Green products are becoming more affordable, giving some companies incentive to branch out into other eco-friendly wares. Full Article.

Firms Tackle Government Chores

Thu, 28 Aug 2008 13:59:00 EDT

Many municipalities are overburdened by time-consuming and complicated tasks like auctioning off unclaimed stolen goods and unloading unwanted supplies. So small companies have stepped in to take over parts or all of the process -- for a price.

Some Facebook Programs Thrive, Others Flop

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 02:50:00 EDT

In May 2007, Facebook invited software developers to create free software programs that members of the social-networking site could use to entertain and inform each other. A year later, it's time to ask: What has worked and what hasn't?

Web Sites Offer Access to Mentors
A growing number of Web sites allow prospective small-business mentors and prot