Stacey Vanek Smith
May 7, 2012 Seven years ago Kiley Russell sold the car she received as a lucky audience member at The Oprah Winfrey show. Today, that seed money has grown into a thriving cosmetics business.
May 8, 2012 Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day has evolved since it was first started -- for daughters only -- 20 years ago.
Apr 30, 2012 A small business incubator seeks to revitalize a neighborhood in Oakland through a handful of pop-up stores that have no plans to close.
Elizabeth Wynne Johnson
Apr 12, 2012 Credit unions have increased small business loans in recent years. Now they want Congress to raise the cap on these loans.
Apr 6, 2012 Marketplace's Jennifer Collins reports that home business owners who haven't paid taxes on their sales risk a contretemps with the IRS.
Apr 5, 2012 Today, President Obama signs the JOBS Act. The legislation could provide more investment for small business. But critics say the bill could rollback regulations.
Apr 5, 2012 With the JOBS Act, small companies can now get off the ground by selling stock on the Internet to everyday people -- without going through the hassle of a stock exchange.
Mar 26, 2012 In the Supreme Court today, arguments over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's massive health care reform will be heard. The challenge is being brought by 26 states -- and also small business organizations.
Mar 16, 2012 I am a mother of five, wife to one and hold a job as a sales and marketing executive. At this time, I see it necessary to switch to a position that allows me to work more from home, without too much travel, and to build a business that I can grow into my golden years. I have started taking classes to become a Certified Financial Planner. I really want to do this, but I'm concerned my vision for being a CFP might not be viable. I would like to be fee-only and help middle-income people make sound decisions for their financial future. I have spoken with another CFP, and he has told me the focus for the industry is on high-net-worth people, which is not a path that I wish to pursue. Any advice or thoughts is most appreciated. Sarah, Rock Hall, MD
Mar 9, 2012 It's Girl Scout cookie season and you know what that means: Swaths of girls and parents hawking Thin Mints and Do-Si-Dos in supermarket parking lots and workplaces across the country. But what's the real lesson here?