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Young entrepreneurs redefine 'family business'

Aug 15, 2012
Some generation Y entrepreneurs are turning the idea of going into the family business on its head -- by hiring their parents to work at their fledgling companies.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Small Business

New Orleans musician finds niche in instrument repair

Aug 14, 2012
The Grammy Award-winning trombonist Stafford Agee is moonlighting as an instrument repairman -- working out of his sweltering garage to make sure New Orleans-area high schoolers have working horns.
Posted In: Music, Small Business, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans

London businesses tally up sales after Olympics

Aug 14, 2012
Now that the Games are over, small businesses in London are complaining of losses in their books.
Posted In: London Olympics, tourism, London, Small Business

Microeconomics through the eyes of a microbrewer

Aug 1, 2012
A brewer in Oakland says he'd love to expand, if he could only get a loan. His story illustrates a common complaint among small business owners.
Posted In: Small Business, lending, beer

Why are people attacking lemonade stands?

Jul 20, 2012
One parent wonders why many adults disapprove of where her son is putting his hard-earned lemonade stand money towards.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Kids and money

Small business creating few jobs

Jul 20, 2012
Small businesses find it harder to get credit, so they create fewer jobs.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Small Business

Minority-owned Hue-Man Bookstore to close

Jul 17, 2012
The largest African-American bookstore in the country is closing its doors at the end of this month. The Hue-Man Bookstore in Harlem has been around for ten years, but rising rents and a changing industry have made it impossible for it to stick around.
Posted In: bookstore, minority, Small Business, Harlem

Would an income tax hike hurt hiring?

Jul 11, 2012
Fewer than a million small-business owners would likely face higher taxes. And some would keep hiring anyway.
Posted In: income tax, business, Small Business

Will health care law spur entrepreneurs?

Jun 29, 2012
Some say cheaper insurance could help startup owners focus on business.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Small Business, startup, health insurance

How Americans view institutions, big and small

Jun 21, 2012
As part of our weekly Attitude Check, we look at recent Gallup data on how Americans feel about big versus small business, government, and other institutions.
Posted In: big business, Small Business, government, apple

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