Jul 17, 2012 After Whit Alexander found success co-creating the board game Cranium, he found a calling in social entrepreneurship. The story of the battery business he built in Ghana is told in a new book by his brother Max.
Jul 3, 2012 Angel investors fund the very early stages of startups, looking to get in early on the next big thing. A lot of angel money ends up going down the drain, but that's just the price of innovation.
Jun 29, 2012 Some say cheaper insurance could help startup owners focus on business.
Jun 4, 2012 Ghana's farmers face tough choices in search for fertility boost.
Jun 1, 2012 While Meg Hirshberg's husband Gary chased his dream, she made the kind of sacrifices necessary to succeed.
May 25, 2012 In summer, Americans start to dream of easy money and a clean garage -- but that dream might turn into a nightmare.
May 11, 2012 The U.S. could be on the "cusp of an entrepreneurship boom -- not in spite of an aging population but because of it."
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 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.
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