Jobs

Growth Strategies

Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012

Last year was bleak for many small businesses, but sales, along with hiring, appear to be on their way up. Here's a look at some of the factors that could affect staffing plans -- for betteror worse -- in 2012.
Franchises

Will Burgers and Big Gulps Save the Economy?

Consider this look at the impact franchised businesses have on the U.S. economy -- and how doughnuts may be just what we need to rebound from the recession.
Franchises

Franchise Industry to Grow in 2012 -- Report

The coming year will see modest growth for the franchise sector, according to the International Franchise Association's annual forecast for 2012.
Ready for Anything

How to Create a Job Board on Your Business Website

Selling job postings online can help small businesses increase Web traffic and generate extra revenue.
Starting a Business

Why One Investor is Banking on Vets

Former Army major turned entrepreneur describes why he thinks veteran-owned businesses are a worthwhile investment.
Finance

Will Repealing the 3% Withholding Tax Help Businesses Hire?

Eliminating a planned tax on government contractors is viewed as good news by business groups. But will it spur the hoped-for hiring?
Starting a Business

Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs

For the men and women of the U.S. military, starting a business in this economy can be tricky. Here are the government programs that aim to help veterans strike out on their own.
Starting a Business

Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Entrepreneurs

The Jobs Act didn't pass muster with Congress, so Barack Obama has issued some proposals without legislation. See what's in the works for small businesses.
Starting a Business

Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?

Small businesses create most of the jobs, we've often been told. But is it true? See which two types of businesses have been adding jobs, according to new data.
Growth Strategies

Why Some Small Businesses Are Occupying Wall Street

Small business owners have long panned practices like bailing out giant companies and paying inordinate sums to Wall Street bankers. But now, they're doing something about it.
Finance

Intuit Program Awards Grants to Help Spur Local Jobs

Need a nudge to hire a new employee? The financial software company is offering funding to small businesses that create jobs.
Starting a Business

New Plan Asks Entrepreneurs to Sound Off on Immigration

To help stimulate the economy, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to tap industry experts and entrepreneurs for advice.
Finance

Jobs Bill Breakup: What Will Entrepreneurs Push For?

The Senate spiked President Barack Obama's American Jobs Act. Now the question is: What may be salvaged from the bill that could still help small business?
Starting a Business

Cities Should Market Their Problems to Entrepreneurs

For small towns across the U.S. to grow again after the worst recession since the Great Depression, here's a suggestion: Ask entrepreneurs for help.
Starting a Business

Don't 'Occupy Wall Street,' Start a Small Business

While some block sidewalks on Wall Street and elsewhere, other unemployed citizens are going in a more productive direction: They're starting businesses.
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