Small Business



Will business tax breaks lift the economy?

Sep 7, 2010
The Obama Administration announced several proposals to stimulate the economy, including tax break extensions. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman sees how tax breaks could influence business growth and if it'll result in job creation.
Posted In: Small Business, Taxes

Bernanke wants consumers and businesses to spend towards a recovery

Aug 27, 2010
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke encouraged more consumers and businesses to spend money in a speech this morning. But with confidence lacking in the public, that idea may be a tough sell.
Posted In: Retail, Small Business

Getting Personal: Building capital, gay marriage finances

Aug 27, 2010
Tess Vigeland and Los Angeles Times' personal finance David Lazarus answer your money questions.
Posted In: Housing, Small Business

Groupon can be too much of a good thing

Aug 26, 2010
Groupon, a popular discount website, is a way to get a business lots of exposure fast. But the attention can be too much to handle for small businesses.
Posted In: Small Business

If there was a double-dip recession...

Aug 24, 2010
Bill Radke speaks to Gus Faucher of Moody's about the potential of a double-dip recession and how prepared consumers and businesses are if it happens.
Posted In: Jobs, Small Business

Detroiters hope firms can help lift city

Aug 16, 2010
For years, Detroit watched its fortunes decline as the auto industry shrank. But the tide may be turning. The insurance giant Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan is planning to move 3,000 workers into the city next year. And the nation's largest online mortgage company is relocating to downtown Detroit. Sarah Hulett reports.
Posted In: Small Business

Thinking small (business)

Mar 6, 2009
One of the biggest complaints people have about our bailout-stricken economy is -- where's the love for the entrepreneur? In one survey of voters...
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Small Business

Espresso-over-ice request heats up online

Jul 15, 2008
Couldn't resist passing along this story of customer vs. barista that went down at the Murky Coffee shop in Arlington. Va. The customer wanted...
Posted In: coffee, Small Business



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