Small Business


The power of the online product review

Jan 18, 2011
Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission soft-launches its new online product database, which list product recalls and complaints about safety and health hazards. The content will be provided by consumers. Sally Herships looks into what this might mean for business owners.
Posted In: Retail, Small Business

Small businesses expand to overseas markets

Jan 14, 2011
President Obama wants to double U.S. exports over the next five years, and one key to that is the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The agency is now focusing on small business, getting owners involved in overseas markets. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Small Business

Building success the old-fashioned way

Dec 29, 2010
It's hard to think you can do business without e-mail or hedge funds, but Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio found a businessman who is doing just that -- and his business is growing.
Posted In: Small Business

Juarez businessmen find peace of mind across the border

Dec 3, 2010
Several Juarez businessmen have moved their businesses across the border to El Paso, Texas, to escape the drug violence. Reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe takes a look at a what benefits and challenges the business owners have.
Posted In: Mexico, Small Business

Lack of unemployment funding could hurt local businesses

Dec 1, 2010
Funding for unemployment benefits officially runs out today, although Democrats are pushing for a $12 billion extension. In the meantime, the two million long-term unemployed could find themselves cutting back drastically, and this could affect local businesses in a big way.
Posted In: Jobs, Small Business

Small businesses see benefits in going green

Dec 1, 2010
While the U.N. summit in Cancun undertakes big environmental initiatives, some small businesses are already taking up the green cause. What they're discovering is that beyond the environmental factors, going green is helping out their bottom line, too.
Posted In: Environment, Small Business

MID-DAY UPDATE: Unemployment and genetically-modified food

Nov 30, 2010
The two million long-term unemployed could find themselves cutting back drastically if unemployment benefits ends today, and this could affect...
Posted In: Comcast, Europe, genetically modified food, mid-day update, National Leprechaun Museum, netflix, Small Business, TARP, unemployment benefits

Republicans want to repeal health reform's contract reporting requirement

Nov 26, 2010
The health reform law requires that businesses report to the IRS every contract worth more than $600. Business, Republicans and even the president think that the requirement takes up too much time and money from businesses.
Posted In: Health, Small Business, Taxes

Internet rating sites move in on Better Business Bureau

Nov 25, 2010
The Better Business Bureau was considered a reliable source on everything from bars to gas stations. But the non-profit's reputation recently took hit when it was accused of using a pay-for-play system. Now competitors like Yelp are gaining traction. David Gura explains what went wrong.
Posted In: Small Business

Would small businesses be hurt by extending tax cuts?

Nov 25, 2010
Proponents of extending the Bush-era tax cuts say that they want to protect small businesses. But what qualifies for a small business? David Gura reports.
Posted In: Small Business