State of Small Business
Dawn of the Zombie Economy
The zombie apocalypse might be fiction, but the zombie economy is real - fueled by preppers buying all kinds of zombie paraphernalia.
Shutdown threatens Northwest city -- and Capitol Christmas tree
Thousands of miles from D.C., the shutdown could hit small businesses in Newport, Wash., which are heavily dependent on government contracts.
Shutdown could freeze payments to Denver firm
On Oct. 1, Lisa Buckley's small business is due to bill thousands of dollars in new business to Uncle Sam. If the government shuts down, she doesn't know when she'll get paid.
Shutdown hits Great Smoky Mountains at peak season
The shutdown couldn't come at a worse time for Jeff Smith, who owns an inn outside the Great Smoky Mountains. He relies heavily on the October tourist rush to boost his year-end sales.
Obamacare sparked my startup
These entrepreneurs say Obamacare gave them an idea for a niche small business.
Why small firms aren't hiring more
Small businesses are hiring -- just not at the same pace as they once did. One reason: They're more efficient and don't need as many workers.
Hiring at small businesses tapers off
Small businesses added 58,000 jobs in May, according to ADP. The pace is slow, and 2013 is turning out to be another sluggish year.
Cyberattacks devastated my business!
From a small startup that was hacked by Anonymous to a cleaning firm that fell prey to a Nigerian scam, these five small businesses explain how cyberattacks hurt their firms.
Vermont fights 'patent trolls'
Patent-rich Vermont is the first state to pass a law cracking down on bad-faith claims of patent infringement, a growing problem for entrepreneurs nationwide.
New startups prime targets for cyberattacks
By the time a startup is five months old, it's already been the target of hundreds of spam messages and malware, according to a new industry report.
8 hot businesses you can start now
Startup ideas can be found in surprising places. We asked Thumbtack.com which opportunities are drawing the most interest from entrepreneurs and their customers lately.
The Obamacare myth
Only a tiny fraction of small businesses must comply with new Obamacare rules. And most of them are already providing insurance to employees.
Small businesses say economy is better, but not for them
In an exclusive survey, entrepreneurs say their customers aren't spending freely yet, and they're in no rush to hire or invest more in their firms.
Pitching the next great startup
From undercover yoga, to frozen yogurt for dogs, small business owners trying out for the ABC series 'Shark Tank' give their quick pitches.
I started my business in 2013!
Why these five entrepreneurs finally took the plunge.
View from Main Street in one small town
We visited Maplewood, N.J., and spoke to small business owners about what it's like to run a shop in today's economic climate.
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