May 18, 2012 Lulu DeCarrone was tired of laptoppers turning her New Haven coffee shop into a silent crypt, so she cut them off. And business has never been better.
May 17, 2012 The Lakers, the Clippers and the Kings all in the playoffs at the same time this year. That spells big money for the Staples Center and busy times for the people who transform the sports arena from a basketball court to hockey rink.
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 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.
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.
Feb 14, 2012 Maggie and John Anderson started "The Empowering Experiment" to see if they could patronize only black-owned businesses. The results were surprising.