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6 Skills Remarkable Leaders Execute Better
Leadership Qualities

6 Skills Remarkable Leaders Execute Better

To be an exceptional leader these days, you do not need a new set of characteristics. You simply need to execute the traditional ones at a higher level.
Peter Gasca
U.S. Small-Business Confidence Declined in September, NFIB Says
NFIB

U.S. Small-Business Confidence Declined in September, NFIB Says

More owners said they expected a slowdown in profits and sales, tightening credit conditions and a harder time filling job openings.
Finland Blames Apple for Economic Problems
News and trends

Finland Blames Apple for Economic Problems

Finnish PM Alexander Stubb links the tech giant's success to the downfall of the country's major export industries.
Nina Zipkin
How to Measure Your Company's Overall Financial Health (Infographic)
Small Business Financing

How to Measure Your Company's Overall Financial Health (Infographic)

A new study also found that female- and minority-owned ventures are far less likely to be in good financial health than their male-owned, non-minority counterparts.
Geoff Weiss
3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions
Startup Financing

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms.
Kari Luckett
PayPal's Small Business Lending Program Expands
Small Business Loans

PayPal's Small Business Lending Program Expands

More than 20,000 businesses have borrowed more than $150 million in PayPal Working Capital loans since the pilot program launched in September.
Laura Entis
Has Access to Capital Really Improved for Entrepreneurs? (Infographic)
Raising Capital

Has Access to Capital Really Improved for Entrepreneurs? (Infographic)

A look at the financing landscape for business owners, plus some tips for finding alternative funding opportunities.
David Nilssen
Franchises

Despite Challenges, Franchising Continues to Rebound in 2014

The sector created an estimated 11,000 new establishments and 150,000-plus jobs in 2013, outpacing the overall U.S. economy in business formation and job growth.
Katherine Duncan
Where Startup Funding Really Comes From (Infographic)
Finance

Where Startup Funding Really Comes From (Infographic)

VCs and angel investors get a lot of attention, but personal loans and credit, followed by investments from friends and family, are the top funding sources for startups.
Laura Entis
How to Build Great Credit for Your Fledgling Startup
Finance

How to Build Great Credit for Your Fledgling Startup

Young entrepreneurs have the challenge of raising funds on little to no credit history. Here's how to overcome this obstacle.
How a Good Credit Score Can Save You More Than $100,000
Finance

How a Good Credit Score Can Save You More Than $100,000

Your credit score is important when it comes to managing your personal finances. Here's how to take better control of it.
Brittney Castro
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
10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan
Finance

10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan

Here are some of the key issues to consider before starting your application.
Lisa Girard
Finance

9 Strategies for Improving Your Credit Rating

Start cleaning up your credit rating and improving your credit scores with these smart tips from a personal finance expert.