Politics

Starbucks CEO Asks Business Leaders to Speak Out Against Shutdown
Marketing

Starbucks CEO Asks Business Leaders to Speak Out Against Shutdown

Outspoken Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is calling for business leaders to work to encourage compromise and end the government shutdown.
Kate Taylor
With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses
Technology

With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses

In Day 4 of the federal government shutdown, many D.C.-area businesses are struggling to cope with reduced sales.
Shayna Meliker
What Really Motivates a Small Business to Hire? (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

What Really Motivates a Small Business to Hire? (Infographic)

Software company Sage surveyed business owners with fewer than 100 employees to find out what motivates them to make that next hire.
Catherine Clifford
Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses
Finance

Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

Today, the president traveled to M. Luis Construction in Rockville, Md., to deliver his latest in a series of strongly-worded attacks against House Republicans regarding the government shutdown.
Catherine Clifford
What Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and Other Entrepreneurs Tweeted About the U.S. Government Shutdown
Marketing

What Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and Other Entrepreneurs Tweeted About the U.S. Government Shutdown

Politics and business don't always mix but these owners spoke out about the shutdown.
Jason Fell
Franchisees Fear Obamacare as Uncertainty Paralyzes Growth
Franchises

Franchisees Fear Obamacare as Uncertainty Paralyzes Growth

Franchisees are putting holds on expansion and cutting full-time employees in an attempt to temper expenses from health-care reform.
Kate Taylor
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses
Finance

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold.
Catherine Clifford
By the Numbers: A Look at the Franchise Economy (Infographic)
Franchises

By the Numbers: A Look at the Franchise Economy (Infographic)

This nifty infographic breaks down the state of the franchise economy in terms of jobs, growth, policy and what to expect in the coming year.
Kate Taylor
OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare
Starting a Business

OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare

What industry is yelling loudest about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? Meet the trade group leading a charge to water down and repeal Obamacare.
Scott Shane
Franchises Criticize War on Styrofoam as Expensive, Unproductive
Franchises

Franchises Criticize War on Styrofoam as Expensive, Unproductive

Portland, Maine, joins the list of cities mulling a ban on polystyrene - a move that small-business owners and franchisees say will unfairly increase costs.
Kate Taylor
How to Turn Haters Into Raging Fans
Marketing

How to Turn Haters Into Raging Fans

Who says politics, religion or a controversial subject should be off limits for business owners? Find out why picking a fight can help power sales.
Perry Marshall
A Look at NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Legacy (Interactive Timeline)
Leadership

A Look at NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Legacy (Interactive Timeline)

A timeline of Michael Bloomberg's memorable moments as New York City's mayor.
Andrea Huspeni
New York's Business Community Waxes Sentimental for Its Departing Billionaire
Growth Strategies

New York's Business Community Waxes Sentimental for Its Departing Billionaire

Despite bans on sugary drinks, smoking and trans fats, the 'nanny mayor' is looking a lot better these days.
Diana Ransom
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Mayor Bloomberg's Tenure
Leadership

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Mayor Bloomberg's Tenure

In their own words, NYC-based entrepreneurs and business owners say what 12 years under the billionaire mayor was like for their companies and what their prognosis is for the city after Bloomberg leaves office at the end of this year.
Diana Ransom