News and Articles About Location

9 U.S. Cities You Wouldn't Think Are Hubs for Tech Startups
Starting a Business

9 U.S. Cities You Wouldn't Think Are Hubs for Tech Startups

Beyond Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley, these are the places you'll find financial and other support for your business ideas.
John Patrick Pullen
7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces
Growth Strategies

7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces

Consider these unique ways to design a compact store to look bigger and accommodate more merchandise.
Jane Porter
Creating Shops from Shipping Containers
Starting a Business

Creating Shops from Shipping Containers

How small retailers are building new kinds of stores.
Jane Porter
How Small Shops Economize by Sharing Space
Growth Strategies

How Small Shops Economize by Sharing Space

Retailers can learn about such opportunities from brokers, matchmaking services or simply word-of-mouth.
Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status
Growth Strategies

Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status

When it comes to landing federal procurement contracts, getting certified under various set-aside programs can improve your chances. But a HUBZone status can easily slip away as an area changes.
Diana Ransom
Rating the Best -- and Worst -- States to Do Business
Growth Strategies

Rating the Best -- and Worst -- States to Do Business

Find out how your state and county compare to the rest of U.S.
Mikal E. Belicove
Six Design Mistakes to Avoid in Your Store
Starting a Business

Six Design Mistakes to Avoid in Your Store

Careful planning can head off potential problems with your retail space before it's too late.
Jane Porter
Five Signs an E-tailer Is Ready to Open a Storefront
Starting a Business

Five Signs an E-tailer Is Ready to Open a Storefront

Some retailers find they need a bricks-and-mortar store, not just an online site, to thrive.
Jane Porter
Your Franchise Could Be Here
Franchises

Your Franchise Could Be Here

Aiming to fill vacancies, shopping centers partner with franchise companies to pre-approve space for new chain locations.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
Designing a More Work-Friendly Workspace
Growth Strategies

Designing a More Work-Friendly Workspace

A company ditches its traditional office for a cost-effective space that better reflects the way it does business.
Katherine Duncan
What to Do When You've Built It and No One Comes
Starting a Business

What to Do When You've Built It and No One Comes

When you have something to sell, being stuck in one place isn't always a winning idea. Fortunately, there is an alternative.
Carol Tice
Entrepreneurs Risk All On 'Gold Rush Alaska.' Would You?
Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs Risk All On 'Gold Rush Alaska.' Would You?

If you'd like to see other entrepreneurs take high-stakes business gambles, nothing beats Discovery Channel's hit Friday-night show 'Gold Rush Alaska.'
Carol Tice
Artopolis: The State of the Creative Nation
Starting a Business

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.
Why Artists Are Buying into Chattanooga
Starting a Business

Why Artists Are Buying into Chattanooga

Artists gave Chattanooga's Southside a new life--and the neighborhood returned the favor.
Margaret Littman