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8 must-have travel apps

Whether you've got wanderlust or an airline grievance, here are some apps to pack onto your phone.  More

Fantasy football's chic alternative

BattleShop offers the competition of fantasy football for the fashion obsessed  More

Secrets to success from Smalltown USA

Utah State professor Michael Glauser cycled 4,000 miles this summer, visiting 100 entrepreneurs across the country. Here's a snapshot of how they grew their businesses.  More

Airplane scuffle spurs Knee Defender sales

'Knee Defender' clips to stop airplane seats from reclining spark fight, followed by rush of sales.  More

Sensors let Alzheimer's patients stay at home, safely

Caregivers are increasingly turning to technology devices to monitor family members with Alzheimer's and dementia, helping them live independently longer.  More

Tourists flock to Colorado to smoke legal weed

Entrepreneurs are cashing in on the legal marijuana now available in the state.  More

Hot Dog on a Stick gets new life

A Los Angeles private equity company bought the food court company for $12 million  More

Get paid to click on ads

London-based Qmee will pay you to click on links that surface in search queries.  More

I created 7 jobs and the U.S. tried to deport me

This Canadian startup founder faced the threat of deportation because he was on the wrong visa. Problem is -- there's no startup visa for entrepreneurs.  More

'Is it safe to hire?' Business owners don't trust recovery

Small business owners say the economy is still their biggest challenge, which keeps them from expanding and hiring, according to a CNNMoney-Manta survey.  More

Commuting is getting easier. Here's why

The MobiPrize, conducted by SMART at the University of Michigan, recognizes innovation in global transportation. From microcars to auto rickshaws, these six startups are some of the standouts.  More

Butterfly farm is a surprising job creator

Raising butterflies to sell to exhibits or to release at weddings and funerals is a viable business that's creating jobs for one Native American tribe in Oklahoma.  More

Oregon has a bridge to sell you. Seriously

Because of its historic nature, county officials are taking bids in an attempt to save it from demolition.  More

Live in a multimillion-dollar home for $2,500

Showhomes helps high-end homes look "lived in ... by finding people to actually live in them, at a very discounted rate.  More

My bank held my money hostage

Simple, an online bank, isn't fulfilling its "worry-free" promise: Some users couldn't perform any transactions for 24 hours.  More

Boutique hotels just got easier to book

Wix launched WixHotels, a new website plug-in for boutique hotels so they can control their own inventory and avoid costly commissions.  More

Making bulletproof vests for police dogs

Police departments rely on a non-profit called Vested Interest to armor K-9s against guns, knives, bottles.  More

Lego cashes in on sexism critiques

Lego released a new play set that features three female scientists after a 7-year-old named Charlotte took the company to task.  More

Forget six figures. We skateboard at lunch

Small businesses can't always offer the same perks that big firms do. So they're getting creative.  More

Santa Fe inn's $7 million profit-sharing plan

Terrell White has had a profit-sharing plan for his employees since 1981, believing that if the staff isn't happy, guests won't be either.  More

U.S. losing tech talent to Canada

Restrictive immigration policies prevent talented entrepreneurs from launching businesses in the U.S. So, they're moving to Canada.  More

Water balloon lovers pledge $645,000 on Kickstarter

Bunch o Balloons allows multiple water balloons to be filled at once. Parents are loving it -- to the tune of $645,000.  More

These startup ideas are money magnets

These niche sectors are attracting attention -- and, more importantly, money -- from small business lenders.  More

Kristen Bell invests. Now what?

Actor-founded This Bar Saves Lives had Hollywood connections, but learned Start-Up 101 the hard way.  More

Yo backer launches new app

MIRAGE, a new instant messaging app, hopes to capitalize on the viral momentum from buzzy app Yo.  More

Move over Hollywood! Louisiana is top for film production

Louisiana is now the top location for motion picture filming, supporting thousands of new jobs and small businesses.  More

It's Seamless over Starbucks for business travelers

In New York City, business travelers have ditched meals at Starbucks in favor of Seamless takeout, according to a new report.  More

We work in a war zone but we're not unstable

As 65,000 IDF reservists are tapped to serve in Gaza, Israeli's tech community tries to maintain business as usual, amidst bombs, sirens and employees called to war.  More

Israeli tech talent tapped to fight in Gaza

Israeli tech talent tapped to fight in Gaza  More

Get ready for craft beer with a Latin twist

Passion fruit, Mexican cinnamon and Ecuadorian cocoa. From coast to coast, entrepreneurs are brewing craft beers that incorporate Latin flavors.  More

My company's immigration nightmare story

Jamison Door Company has been trying to expand for two years, but they say the nation's outdated, complicated immigration rules keep getting in their way.  More

Banks won't lend? Use these guys instead

Banks often have exhaustive approval processes, high minimums, and flawless credit requirements. But there's a wealth of non-bank alternatives for those who need capital fast. Here are some of the leaders.  More

Non-bank loans: Quick, easy...and addictive?

Alternative lenders are gaining traction and handing out billions of dollars in loans to small business owners. But it could come at a cost.  More

Cybersecurity startups to bank $788 million

On track to invest nearly $800 million in early stage startups, investors see innovative small businesses as key to cyber crime protection.  More

Facebook says: If you Like it, Buy it.

Facebook says: If you Like it, Buy it.  More

Cold beer battle heats up in Indiana

In Indiana you can only buy cold beer in a liquor store, other retailers say it's not fair and sue Indiana is the only state in the nation with a beer temperature statute. Only liquor stores can sell cold beer "to go." That has other retailers foaming so much that they launched a lawsuit.  More

Facebook launched my startup

Social media launched my startup  More

Company limits bathroom breaks to 6 minutes a day

The Chicago faucet manufacturer gives a $20 gift card to workers who don't use the bathroom at all during work time.  More

Yes, Americans want bacon with that

Data from Square, the mobile payments tool, show customers vastly prefer bacon, caffeine and 16 ounces of soda.  More

Israeli startups flock to New York

Guy Franklin maps Israeli startups in his spare time, both to highlight how fast they're popping up and to change the conversation about Israel.  More

Monks start brewing beer to keep abbey open

At St. Joseph's Abbey, the monks realized if they wanted to stay self-sustaining, they'd need a new revenue stream. So they turned to beer.  More

10 best cities to launch a startup

Access to funding, labor and the cost of living can make or break a new business. Based on a NerdWallet study, these 10 cities are the best in the country to launch a startup.  More

Congress wants to clobber my company

As House Republican aims fury at the Export-Import Bank, and some smaller businesses say they're worried.  More

How to buy luxury clothes without losing your shirt

An online consignment shop just released a new app that functions like a Kelley Blue Book for designer items, making affordable luxury even more accessible.  More

Hobby Lobby ruling won't actually impact small biz

The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling won't impact the majority of small business owners, who are already exempt from providing healthcare.  More

2,000 miles with a giant rhino

During one week in June, Chris Danhauer moved four rhinos to four different zoos across the country and hoped no one on the highway noticed. As an animal mover, this was a pretty normal week.  More

A $15 minimum wage is 'daunting'

Seattle just passed a $15 minimum wage bill, and San Francisco will vote on one in November. It's a hot topic among lawmakers around the country, and business owners are concerned.  More

From Meetup group to full-blown business

When Meetup launched in 2002, its founders wanted to unite like-minded people. They never expected the site to help people launch their own businesses, but these five entrepreneurs turned their Meetup groups into profitable companies.  More

Refugees cook for the masses

Many immigrants have unique culinary skills and yet low-paid work is their only option. Utah's Spice Kitchen Incubator, a joint effort between the county government and the International Rescue Committee, aims to change that.  More

Seattle $15 wage plan is unfair to me

Franchise owners in Seattle are being considered as large rather than small businesses in minimum wage ordinance.  More

Should you drain your 401(k) to start a business?

These entrepreneurs took a risky bet: Instead of taking out a loan, they cracked their nest eggs to fund their startup.  More

Meet the Marxist behind Seattle's wage hike

Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant ran as a Socialist and helped lead the push for the city's new $15 minimum wage.  More

Kentucky charms small business owners

Kentucky has been making a concerted effort to support small businesses, and it's working. It was one of the top 10 small business-friendly cities for entrepreneurs, according to recent study.  More

Women take on manufacturing

Think manufacturing is still a man's world? Not to these 7 women. They're moving up the ranks, starting their own firms and successfully running family businesses.  More
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