In a survey out by the National Small Business Association, many members expect deteriorating sales and job cuts. Still, there's an undercurrent of tenacious optimism. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman explores why.
Investors looking for opportunity in a distressed market can find it in cheap company debt. But buyer beware: Something put that company into trouble to begin with, and it's wise to understand what. Mitchell Hartman reports.
For young entrepreneurs who have never gone through a recession, the current economy can be scary. But some are taking on the crisis as a valuable learning experience, and can find advantages. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Small businesses want a number of things from the incoming Obama administration, including some of the money from the federal bailout. Health insurance and credit card reform are also on the agenda. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Ever feel like there's not enough time in the day to read through all of your favorite periodicals? One net entrepreneur found a way to give us handy abridged versions. Sean Cole tells us why he had to close shop.
Robert Chambers could have easily retired after leaving car sales and owning several businesses. Instead, he has channeled his energy into helping low-income car buyers make smart purchases that will help them on the road to prosperity. Steve Tripoli reports.
Thousands of new consumer products hit American store shelves every year. About 90% fail. A Michigan consulting company collects many of these products, and companies pay big bucks to take a look. Dustin Dwyer reports.