One of the big issues entrepreneurs struggle with is finding affordable health care while not attached to a big company. Mitchell Hartman explores one way these and other freelance types are getting ahead.
With unemployment near 10 percent, a lot of people are going out on their own to make ends meet. And sometimes they come out with something better than they had before. Mitchell Hartman explores the potential in necessity entrepreneurship.
President Obama is pitching a plan to boost small business by giving $30 billion in repaid bank bailout money to community banks. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Amy Scott about how this plan could help create jobs.
President Obama is calling for a tax credit that would pay small businesses $5,000 for every net new employee hired this year. Jeremy Hobson reports on whether the plan might work to increase employment.
Many small businesses' growth is on hold because banks aren't lending to them. Banks aren't lending because so many small business owners now have bad credit scores. How to end the stand-off? One lender may have found a way. Rob Schmitz reports.
For many small businesses, giving thank-you gifts to customers around the holidays is a marketing must. But how can you gracefully continue this tradition while scaling back on employee bonuses? Mitchell Hartman reports.