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The Tech Surge That's Putting Consumers in the Forefront
Next Big Thing

The Tech Surge That's Putting Consumers in the Forefront

Why the shift from producers to customers is changing everything.
John Sculley
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Why California's Plastic Bag Ban Might Backfire
Economy & Small Business

Why California's Plastic Bag Ban Might Backfire

A look at the consequences for businesses and shoppers.
Katie Little
The 25 Most Innovative Consumer and Retail Brands
Innovation

The 25 Most Innovative Consumer and Retail Brands

Investment marketplace CircleUp picks companies that are pioneering new categories and re-imagining new industries.
Ryan Caldbeck
Who Are the 25 Most Innovative Consumer Companies?
Innovation

Who Are the 25 Most Innovative Consumer Companies?

Investor crowdfunding site CircleUp seeks nominations for its list by July.
Ryan Caldbeck
Up Your 'David' Status Without Taking on a 'Goliath'
Competition

Up Your 'David' Status Without Taking on a 'Goliath'

President of headphones company co-founded by 50 Cent on thinking creatively to gain market share in a field dominated by a big brand.
Brian Nohe
The Top 10 Consumer Complaints
Marketing

The Top 10 Consumer Complaints

A new survey by the Consumer Federation of America lists auto sales, home repairs and debt disputes among the top consumer gripes.
Finance

Rising Gas Prices Fuel a Jump in U.S. Consumer Costs

Gasoline prices in June rose by their highest rate in four months, fueling an overall rise in U.S. consumer prices.
Entrepreneur Staff
U.S. Consumer Getting Stronger, Loan Delinquencies Continue to Fall
Finance

U.S. Consumer Getting Stronger, Loan Delinquencies Continue to Fall

U.S. consumers continued to pay down debt in the first quarter of 2013 as household wealth rose above its pre-recession peak.
Paige Gance
Small-Business Owners: Working Harder, But Optimistic
Growth Strategies

Small-Business Owners: Working Harder, But Optimistic

More than seven in 10 small-business owners say they expect to generate more revenue in 2013 than they did last year.
Catherine Clifford
Bargain Hunting: 7 to Follow
Entrepreneurs

Bargain Hunting: 7 to Follow

Check out these Twitter feeds for daily discounts and frugal living tips.
Kara Ohngren Prior
How to Find Beta Testers
Starting a Business

How to Find Beta Testers

Before you launch a new product or service, enlist some early users to take your vision out for a test drive.
Mikal E. Belicove
More Small Businesses Plan to Push Up Prices in 2012
Finance

More Small Businesses Plan to Push Up Prices in 2012

Many want to offset higher operating costs, but cost-conscious consumers may balk at the increases.
Catherine Clifford