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The 5 Most Powerful Economic Empires of All Time

Over the course of human history, certain civilizations developed huge advantages against their rivals. In chronological order, here are the five most dominant economic empires the world has seen so far.

NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space

When a Starbucks lease ends in May, the independently-owned Café Grumpy is slated to move into Grand Central Terminal.

In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups

With New Orleans Entrepreneur Week underway, the event's co-founder discusses the state of small business in the Big Easy.

Artists Are Job-Creating Entrepreneurs, Too.

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kauffman Foundation released a report today on how cities can encourage cultural entrepreneurs.

FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow' TV Show Is Scary Good for Local Businesses

The New York town that bears the same name is enjoying a solid tourism boost this Halloween thanks to the hit show.

Breaking Bad to Jersey Shore: 7 Cities That Profited From Hit TV Shows

From the small screen to a big economic boost -- small businesses in these towns cashed in from the success of TV shows.

Jersey Shore Fire a Reminder of the Importance of Having a Tight-Knit Business Community

A devastating fire on the New Jersey boardwalk last week serves as a wakeup call to business owners everywhere.

Why You Might (Still) Want to Consider Launching in Detroit

Entrepreneurs in the Motor City have to deal with lackluster public services, but they also get access to cheap facilities and an unsaturated market.

Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga

With startup hubs cropping up across the U.S., we take a look at one burgeoning ecosystem to pinpoint how other city centers can spark their own entrepreneurial boom.

The Man Behind a Budding Creative City

The efforts of one small-business owner are drawing young creatives to Norfolk, Va.

Why Bend, Ore., Is the Next Big City for Entrepreneurship

Bend, Ore., offers serious benefits to small businesses and entrepreneurs, including growth rate, investment, government perks and lifestyle balance.

Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

Several new funding sites are emerging to give entrepreneurs and creatives the chance to realize their goals one step -- and one community -- at a time.

Artopolis: The State of the Creative Nation

Arts entrepreneurs won't save the day for every city, but in some spots, they're the new oil (paint) barons.

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