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Finance

The Basics of Using Credit Cards to Fund Your New Business

Don't swipe the plastic too carelessly, because it's a double-edged sword.
Fed Throws Latest Punch in Swipe-Fee Brawl
Finance

Fed Throws Latest Punch in Swipe-Fee Brawl

The U.S. Federal Reserve says it will appeal an earlier decision from the U.S. District Court that challenged the swipe-fee regulations set by the central bank.
Catherine Clifford
Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013
Finance

Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

Most small-business owners rely on plastic at some point in the process of launching or growing their businesses. If you're in that crowd, be sure you're making the most of it.
Catherine Clifford
In a Win for Small Merchants, Judge Overturns Fed Ruling on Debit Card Fees
Finance

In a Win for Small Merchants, Judge Overturns Fed Ruling on Debit Card Fees

In the ongoing saga between the nation's biggest banks and small retailers over swipe fees, the courts rule in favor of Main Street.
Catherine Clifford
Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency
Finance

Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

After a two-year standoff, lawmakers vote to formally install the former Ohio Attorney General at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Catherine Clifford
A Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Building Business Credit
Starting a Business

A Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Building Business Credit

When it comes to launching a business, running out of cash is a big, albeit common, problem. To avoid this fate, here are ten steps for amping up your company's credit record.
Alanna Ritchie
Finance

Survey: Small-Business Owners Still Slow to Embrace Credit-Card Payments

While many small merchants only accept cash or checks, most consumers prefer plastic.
Nathalie Pierrepont
Best Credit Cards for Small-Business Owners in 2013
Finance

Best Credit Cards for Small-Business Owners in 2013

After reviewing more than 1,000 credit cards, credit-card comparison website CardHub.com releases an analysis of which credit cards are best for entrepreneurs and why.
Catherine Clifford
7 Credit-Card Blunders That Could Hurt Any Small Business
Finance

7 Credit-Card Blunders That Could Hurt Any Small Business

Credit-card debt can be tempting for startups seeking a smooth launch. Consider these tips for avoiding costly mistakes.
The Biggest Credit Card Mistake Entrepreneurs Make -- and How to Avoid It
Finance

The Biggest Credit Card Mistake Entrepreneurs Make -- and How to Avoid It

Before you reach for plastic to help start your business, consider the challenges that could cost you the success you're working so hard to build on.
How 'NFC' and Mobile Wallets Will Change the Way Retailers Do Business
Technology

How 'NFC' and Mobile Wallets Will Change the Way Retailers Do Business

What business owners need to know about these developing technologies.
Stewart Wolpin
Visa, MasterCard Settlement: What You Need to Know
Finance

Visa, MasterCard Settlement: What You Need to Know

Credit-card giants agree to pay more than $6 billion to settle an antitrust case.
Catherine Clifford
3 Questions You Must Ask Before Securing a Small Business Credit Card
Finance

3 Questions You Must Ask Before Securing a Small Business Credit Card

While it's tempting to sign up for another card to survive a cash flow crunch, consider these important tips first.
Catherine Clifford
A Common Personal Finance Mistake New 'Treps Make
Finance

A Common Personal Finance Mistake New 'Treps Make

Starting your own business will affect many parts of your life, including how you manage your finances.
Catherine Clifford