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.
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 10, 2012 Bloomberg News reports that local beer in China tends go for the equivalent of about 30 cents a can, so there's the push is on for super fancy high end beer like... Budweiser.
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.
Apr 2, 2012 SoFi launches an experimental new, community-based student lending program that provides students with lower cost loans and school alumni with a unique investment opportunity.
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.
Feb 24, 2012 Marketplace economics editor Chris Farrell says it's all very well telling us to save, but where are we supposed to put our money?
Feb 16, 2012 Small business owners are slightly more upbeat about the economy than they have been recently, which sounds like good news for the job market, considering small businesses do a majority of the hiring in the country.