30 Recent Stories
Many small businesses make blunders in trying to sell to Fortune 500. Here's how to land a big account from the other side of the negotiating table:
Managing Cash Flow
Small business owners are taking longer to pay their bills, a new study shows. Here are a few theories on why.
The 3 percent withholding tax due to take effect at year-end has unleashed a groundswell of opposition among business owners and advocates. Here's what they're fighting about.
Here's how Grant Cardone of the new reality-TV show the 'Turnaround King' ramps up sales at floundering businesses.
Compensation and Benefits
Raises have been few and far between in the past few years, but here's why Google gave all its workers a 10 percent raise this year.
SBA and Government Funding
New help on the way for small-business owners as the Obama administration works to keep the recovery from heading back into a nosedive.
Bank Loans and Microloans
A new study reveals that the biggest obstacle for small businesses seeking bank loans might be a lack of collateral.
While a new study says Millennials are twice as likely to sell their business, here are a few reasons older entrepreneurs can be willing to sell, too.
Your Business Plan
A new class created by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank puts a focus on testing ideas before jumping in.
Here are four ways big banks might change their practices in light of the new law that cuts what they can charge for debit-card purchases.
Here are five ideas for how to find great hires for your small business.
These tips can help get you back on the street and landing sales.
Here's a look at management flaws that could spell disaster if left uncorrected.
Here's why taking a break from college to pursue a business idea could be good for young entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs might want to consider these valuable and affordable resources that offer expert advice and support.
Starting a Business
A look at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's legislative agenda for 2011.
Big companies do a lot to promote diversity. But there is plenty small companies can do to make sure they're welcoming to all employees, too. Here are five ideas:
Small businesses don't often think of big businesses as possible clients. But for those that do, here's a new online tool that's designed to help entrepreneurs make big-biz sales.
Here are three reasons why micro-borrowers do better than owners who've borrowed from a traditional bank.
Grow Your Business
A new study shows industries and states where business failure rates actually declined during the recession. See how your state stacked up.
Outside of attending the big hoedown in the Capitol, here are three ways to get the most out of National Small Business Week.
The SEC is forming a small-business committee to review rules that entrepreneurs say make it harder to raise money. But relaxing the rules might not be a good thing.
To take your "B" company to the next level, having "A" players on your sales team is a must.
Customer Loyalty and Retention
Better customer service can cultivate a more profitable business. Here are a few tips for building customer loyalty.
Growing Your Business
Know how you can tell if your business is really thriving? Here are four ways to find data for benchmarking your business.
Here are a few of the best tips for growing your leadership skills and building customer loyalty.
Here is a snippet of what's to come out of the leadership and loyalty focused Successful Online Business Conference.
Angel investors are getting easier to find thanks to the rise of investment groups.
Starting a Business
Here's how Jonathan Boos of Wurkin Stiffs swam with the 'Sharks' and lived to tell the tale.