Arizona Immigration Law: Small Biz Friend or Foe?
What do the mom-and-pops on the frontlines in the Grand Canyon State think about the reform?
Experts Weigh In: Garment-Industry Veterans Weigh In On How to Move to 'Made in U.S.A'
EXPERT ADVICE: Several finance and garment-industry veterans offered advice to Ann Kearns and Francoise Vianin in their quest to establish a new clothing factory in Manhattan.
Encore Career: Work That Really Matters
Not quite ready to hang up their workforce hats permanently--many retirees are beginning so-called “encore careers.”
Small-Business Lending Wheels Feeling the Grease
Like most sectors of the economy, small business lending collapsed a year ago. In the fourth quarter 2008, the loan volume at SBA was off nearly 60% from a year earlier. Where is volume now?
Companies Offering Incentives to Potential Franchisees
Here are examples of what some franchise companies are offering to potential franchisees that would ease financing and take away some of the stress of starting a new business.
Shark Attack Margaritas Make Big Splash in Liquor Market
The concept is simple: a frozen tube of margarita deliciousness that the over-21 crowd can enjoy. After overcoming numerous obstacles regarding regulations, distribution and production, sales for Shark Attack Margaritas took off. First Sam's Club called, followed by Wal-Mart.
Turning a Hobby 'Addiction' Into Profits
Hobbypreneurs, a new movement living by an old adage: do what you love.
Failed Wedding Engagement Inspires New Business: IDoNowIDont.com
IDoNowIDont.com is a Web site that sells rings and wedding dresses for couples who have changed their minds - charging buyers less than they’d pay for a new ring and paying sellers more than they’d make returning a ring to a jewelry store.
Does Made in the U.S.A. Spell R.I.P?
More and more small businesses are looking to bring manufacturing back home to the U.S., but they are running into problems getting financing to make the move.