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Can the Angry Birds Keep Flying?
Rovio Mobile Oy has to convince investors it has staying power, as it rolls out new games and a movie
Mon, 27 Jun 2011 13:40:58 EDT
Supreme Court Strikes Down Violent Games Ban
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law prohibiting sales of violent video games to minors, saying the ban is an unconstitutional infringement on speech rights.
Mon, 27 Jun 2011 15:05:36 EDT
FarmVille Meets the Hollywood Tie-In
Facebook game tie-ins are launching for film and television content such as Weeds
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:00:00 EDT
JPMorgan's Contrarian Bet on Bank Branches
The giant lender seeks a source of cheap funds as rivals retrench. Analysts are skeptical
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:00:00 EDT
Vietnam's Labor Unrest
Inflation pushes Vietnamese workers to strike—336 times in the first four months of the year
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:00:03 EDT
U.S. Money Funds at Risk in Europe Crisis
Sovereign defaults, particularly by Spain and Italy, could provoke a swift decline in securities issued by big European banks
Mon, 27 Jun 2011 19:21:36 EDT
Miller Dumps Kodak After a Decade of Decline
Bill Miller, who estimated a decade ago that Eastman Kodak Co. was worth about $100 a share, sold his flagship fund’s stake in the imaging company for a lot less.
Tue, 28 Jun 2011 00:16:54 EDT
Hedge Funds Eye $740 Billion Japan Pensions Pool Post-Quake
Global hedge funds are vying for allocations from Japan’s corporate pension fund managers, who oversee about $740 billion and are seeking alternatives to stocks following the March earthquake.
Tue, 28 Jun 2011 02:39:46 EDT
Carrefour Studies Asset Merger in Brazil With Pao De Acucar
Carrefour SA said it has received a proposal backed by the Brazilian National Development Bank to merge its Brazilian assets with those of Cia. Brasileira de Distribuicao Grupo Pao de Acucar.
Tue, 28 Jun 2011 02:32:40 EDT
Asia Stocks Advance as Won Strengthens; Crude Oil Erases Gain
Asian stocks rose, paced by banks and mining shares, and the won strengthened for the first time in four days after South Korea’s current-account surplus widened. Metals and grains climbed, while oil erased earlier gains.
Tue, 28 Jun 2011 02:05:36 EDT
Standard Chartered Sees Double-Digit Growth in First Half
Standard Chartered Plc, the U.K.’s third-largest bank by market value, said it may post “double- digit” growth in first-half income and pretax profit as it tightened control on expenses.
Tue, 28 Jun 2011 01:52:45 EDT
GM Seeing No Return in Opel Less Than Audi Plans Options: Cars
General Motors Co.’s European Opel unit is introducing models with advanced options typically sold on luxury cars, seeking to revive a business that’s lost $14.5 billion since 1999.
Tue, 28 Jun 2011 01:44:28 EDT
Tepco Has Record Attendance at First Meeting Since Disaster
Tokyo Electric Power Co. shareholders turned up in record numbers at their first meeting since the crisis at its Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant wiped about $36 billion off the utility’s market value.
Tue, 28 Jun 2011 01:35:48 EDT
Thai Opposition Aims to Keep Baht Competitive, Suchart Says
Thailand’s main opposition party, leading in polls ahead of the July 3 election, will seek to keep the country’s currency “competitive,” its economic chief, Suchart Thadathamrongvej, said.
Tue, 28 Jun 2011 01:18:38 EDT
Disappointing Hardware Sales Hit Oracle Stock
An unexpected drop in hardware sales, following Oracle's bullish predictions in March, suggests lower-than-anticipated gains from the software giant's Sun acquisition
Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:32:19 EDT
Bonds: How to Play Interest Rate Peril
With uncertainty high, some bond investors are looking to "unconstrained" managers who take a more active approach to selecting fixed-income securities
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:46:00 EDT
The Trouble Lurking Offshore for Jon Huntsman
The newly announced Republican candidate's successful family company has created lots of jobs. Unfortunately for Huntsman, most of them are overseas
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:00:06 EDT
Web Games Threaten the Console
A generation of new titles from the cloud have all the action and graphical richness of traditional shoot-em-ups and strategy games
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:00:03 EDT
Variable Annuities: Lifelong Income, High Cost
Guarantees make annuities more appealing—and more complex
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:00:00 EDT
In Caracas, Armored Cars Are All the Rage
Venezuela, now the murder capital of South America, is a rich market
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:00:00 EDT
Ford Steps on the Gas in Asia
Alan Mulally is planning on a 50 percent production boost, and that depends largely on expansion in China and India
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:00:00 EDT

 

Technology

Motorola's Set-Top-Box Unit: A Hard Sell
Given the mixed track records of its set-top-box and network-equipment businesses, Motorola may be hard-pressed to find buyers for the units
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 21:53:00 EDT
Booming Gray Market Threatens Cell-Phone Industry
The iPhone's official carrier in China is enduring meager sales, just one result of the expansion of the global market for copycat handsets
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 09:28:00 EDT
HP's 3Com Acquisition Will Challenge Cisco
To make the most of the $2.7 billion 3Com deal, HP will need to rehab the target's brand and sell North American and European customers on products made in China
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:16:00 EDT
Why Apple Leaves Low-End Computers to the Competition
Its adherence to a graceful design esthetic and a limited lineup keeps margins sky-high
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 18:30:00 EDT
Does Intel Hold the Edge in Antitrust Cases?
Dramatic chip-price drops could confound antitrust complaints by New York State, AMD, and the FTC—despite Intel's alleged payments to PC makers
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 21:56:00 EDT
Oracle's Sun Deal: Oracle May Need to Loosen Its Grip
While the Oracle-Sun merger is likely to be O.K.'d, the European Union will probably ask Oracle to give up some control over MySQL, Sun's open-source software
Sun, 8 Nov 2009 21:26:00 EDT
Intel-Dell Dealings Under Fire
Pressure on Dell, as outlined in Cuomo's lawsuit, provides fresh insight into the marketing payments that regulators say left PC makers beholden to Intel
Thu, 5 Nov 2009 00:06:00 EDT
Cisco's EMC Venture: Better Than a Buyout?
Despite speculation it would try to acquire EMC or VMware, Cisco's partnerships with the two companies is still cause for concern for rivals
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 21:19:00 EDT
AMD Exec's Loose Lips Help Sink Galleon
A top official said to be former CEO Hector Ruiz divulged potentially market-moving info to a person at the heart of the Galleon insider-trading scandal
Wed, 28 Oct 2009 18:28:00 EDT
Apple: How Long a Rally?
Most analysts see further gains in Apple's stock price, but the bigger the company gets, the harder it will be to achieve game-changing growth
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 00:02:00 EDT
Why Google Is Buying AdMob
If approved, the deal will give the search engine a big head start in cell-phone advertising
Mon, 9 Nov 2009 21:31:00 EDT
Psst! Private-Sale Shopping Sites Are Hot
Saddled with unsold merchandise amid the recession, makers of luxury goods are selling their wares through members-only shopping sites
Wed, 4 Nov 2009 21:38:00 EDT
Microsoft Gives MSN an Overdue Face-lift
Heartened by the reception for new search engine Bing, Microsoft has simplified MSN's home page to play up search with the detail of a local paper
Wed, 4 Nov 2009 00:01:00 EDT
How Google Voice Is Growing
BusinessWeek's review of information handed over to regulators shows the call-management service has more than 1 million users. It may be expanded abroad
Fri, 30 Oct 2009 12:14:00 EDT
Targets for Google's Merger Machine
With $22 billion in cash behind him, CEO Schmidt wants to make an acquisition per month. Find out what companies may be in Google's sights
Thu, 29 Oct 2009 23:15:00 EDT
Can Windows 7 'Reset' Microsoft Shares Higher?
Applause for Windows 7, cost-cutting, and an earnings surprise have stirred hope that Microsoft's stock will revive. Will businesses buy the upgrade?
Fri, 23 Oct 2009 22:20:00 EDT
Microsoft: An Upbeat Launch for Windows 7
The glee surrounding the latest version of Windows is a marked contrast to the grumbling that greeted its predecessor, Vista
Thu, 22 Oct 2009 22:05:00 EDT
Skype Legal Settlement Clears Path for Expansion
The resolution of months of legal wrangling lets Skype turn to ramping up growth, developing products, and getting its service onto more wireless devices
Fri, 6 Nov 2009 15:07:00 EDT
A Big Leap for Android and Motorola
Google's Android 2.0 is much improved, and Motorola's Droid handset is a contender
Mon, 2 Nov 2009 17:38:00 EDT
Do-It-Yourself iPhone Apps
Services that do the coding for you make it easy for nontechies to create iPhone apps. Applications to the Apple App Store are exploding
Sun, 1 Nov 2009 21:27:00 EDT
Motorola's Promising Comeback
Some analysts believe its impressive new Droid and Cliq smartphones could finally put the company back on track
Thu, 29 Oct 2009 20:26:00 EDT
Nokia Launches Critical N900 Phone
Decked out with features, Nokia's new handset/tablet equals the iPhone in specs. But it's the Maemo software inside that could tip Nokia's growing rivalry with Apple
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 14:12:00 EDT
Augmented Reality Goes Mobile
The technology for meshing digital data with actual images, or augmented reality, makes a jump to smartphones, and the market is taking off
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 00:44:00 EDT
Augmented Reality Helps Sell the Product
From Cheez Doodles to cars, marketers are increasingly trying out the new technology in an effort to make deeper connections with consumers
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 09:29:00 EDT
Hasta La Vista, Power-Hungry TVs
California is set to outlaw flat-screen models that soak up energy. Manufacturers and merchants are fuming
Thu, 29 Oct 2009 17:00:00 EDT
EA-Playfish: Social Gaming Deals Gain Buzz
Electronic Arts' acquisition underscores booming demand for online social games and may prompt rival game publishers to follow suit
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 00:20:00 EDT
Sirius XM: The Good and Bad Earnings News
The top satellite-radio provider narrowed losses in the third quarter, but it's girding for growth at a slower pace than in the past
Thu, 5 Nov 2009 22:05:00 EDT
Home Entertainment Goes Wireless
Israeli startup Amimon has developed a new standard for linking home audio-video devices without cords, and industry giants are signing up to use it
Mon, 19 Oct 2009 14:48:00 EDT
Ancestry.com Hopes to Stand Test of Time
Does buying into the latest dot-com IPO make sense for investors?
Thu, 5 Nov 2009 09:16:00 EDT
KeyOn: Why an Obscure Net Provider's Stock Soared
Investors have bid up broadband Internet provider KeyOn's stock, on the strength of millions in potential federal stimulus dollars. But bullish analysis by supporters paid in stock may also have played a role
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 20:39:00 EDT
George Soros to Invest $1 Billion in Green Energy
Some investors will seek a 'Soros premium' on potential deals. Others will focus on the $25.9 billion already invested in green energy in the third quarter
Mon, 12 Oct 2009 23:47:00 EDT
Sectors: Looking Beyond Tech for Growth
With the Nasdaq up more than 67% since March, some fund managers are taking profits on their tech holdings and rotating into other cyclical stocks
Tue, 29 Sep 2009 21:10:00 EDT
The Medical Marijuana Business Matures
In the few places that allow storefront dispensaries, entrepreneurs are adopting nonprofit business models to cope with legal gray areas
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:26:00 EDT
The Global Innovation Migration
As more U.S. companies send their sophisticated R&D offshore, America must provide worker retraining to maintain its tech leadership
Mon, 9 Nov 2009 22:36:00 EDT
Johnson & Johnson to Overhaul Pharma, Cut 7,000 Jobs
The huge health-care conglomerate has been hit hard by the recession, but it also needs to become more efficient
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 14:08:00 EDT
Satellites: The Pentagon's Big Blind Spot
Military officials increasingly worry that U.S. satellites are vulnerable to airborne assault, or even mere accident, in the Southern Hemisphere
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 21:26:00 EDT
The Geekdom of Google
Ken Auletta probes the hard-driving personality of the search giant, where the tech mindset is all-pervasive
Thu, 5 Nov 2009 17:00:00 EDT
The Return of the House Call
Companies eager to cut health-care costs may do well to consider the home doctor visits Microsoft offers
Thu, 5 Nov 2009 17:00:00 EDT
Ask Your Doctor If This Ad Is Right for You
The drug industry is spending billions on TV ads, but they may be scaring consumers away
Wed, 4 Nov 2009 18:01:00 EDT
Verizon: Who Needs the iPhone?
To stay ahead of AT&T and Apple, Verizon is placing a big bet on Android smartphones and other new gadgets
Wed, 28 Oct 2009 16:10:00 EDT

 

Investing

Stocks: Handicapping the Rest of '09
After a powerful rally since March, equities seem to be spinning their wheels. Can the rally get back on track?
Wed, 4 Nov 2009 18:43:00 EDT
The Fed's Potent Medicine
Like any strong prescription, loose monetary policy may have some undesirable side effects—namely, commodity speculation and further dollar weakness
Wed, 4 Nov 2009 15:53:00 EDT
Stocks Finish Mixed after Fed Statement
Investors took profits late Wednesday after an earlier advance fueled by the Fed's indication that rates would remain low for "an extended period"
Wed, 4 Nov 2009 16:50:00 EDT
KeyOn: Why an Obscure Net Provider's Stock Soared
Investors have bid up broadband Internet provider KeyOn's stock, on the strength of millions in potential federal stimulus dollars. But biased analysis may also have played a role
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 20:39:00 EDT
Marcial: A Look at Gabelli's Fab Five
In three-and-a-half years, the investment firm's quarterly stock picks have soundly beaten the S&P 500. Coca-Cola is part of the current lineup
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 17:55:00 EDT
Takeover Roasts a Hot Market for Coffee Stocks
Stock market stars Diedrich Coffee and Peet's Coffee & Tea decide to merge, caffeinating an industry whose shares have been soaring this year
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 22:51:00 EDT
Stock Picks: MasterCard, Comcast
Plus Wall Street analyst opinions on C.R. Bard and STEC
Wed, 4 Nov 2009 10:03:00 EDT
Sizing Up Buffett's Biggest Bet
With his $34 billion purchase of Burlington Northern, is Buffett signaling confidence in an upturn—or just rebalancing his portfolio?
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 17:43:00 EDT
Stock Picks: Berkshire Hathaway, Burlington Northern
Plus Wall Street analyst opinions on Altra Holdings and Carmike Cinemas
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 11:53:00 EDT
Net Security Stocks: A Solid Corner of Tech
Security is one of the best-positioned areas within technology for revenue growth, due to rising concerns about identity theft and other cybercrimes
Mon, 2 Nov 2009 21:56:00 EDT
Marcial: Old Dominion, a Trucker for the Long Haul
One of the fastest-growing trucking companies, Old Dominion is positioned to participate fully in the recovery
Sun, 1 Nov 2009 20:41:00 EDT
Stock Picks: Nordstrom, Airgas
Plus Wall Street analyst opinions on Human Genome and Barnes Group
Mon, 2 Nov 2009 11:02:00 EDT
Money Report: Railroads, DirecTV Group, Semiconductors
Here's what Wall Street pros are saying about some stocks and sectors this week
Sun, 1 Nov 2009 20:25:00 EDT
Are Investors Ready for Higher Interest Rates?
If the economy keeps growing, it hastens the day when the Federal Reserve ends the era of 0% interest rates
Thu, 29 Oct 2009 20:55:00 EDT
Are Junk Bonds Too Hot to Handle?
An investor stampede has produced returns twice as high as stocks this year. Now the red flags are out
Thu, 29 Oct 2009 17:00:00 EDT
Chill Winds Confront U.S. Stocks
Potential problems include market psychology, a scarcity of new money, a rising dollar, diminishing household credit, and an end to government stimulus
Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:29:00 EDT
Stocks: Where Are the Deals?
The market may be up almost 60% since March, but investors are still hunting for undervalued stocks
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 17:44:00 EDT
Stimulus: The Good News, and the Bad
If this is the best a stimulus can do, we're in real trouble, says BusinessWeek's Peter Coy. Much more federal help may be needed to spark a real recovery
Fri, 30 Oct 2009 18:55:00 EDT
The GDP Mirage
By overlooking cuts in research and development, product design, and worker training, GDP is greatly overstating the economy's strength
Thu, 29 Oct 2009 12:50:00 EDT
Vital Signs: Fed's Rate Policy Depends on Jobs Recovery
On deck: ISM Indexes, pending home sales, construction spending, factory orders, car sales, ADP employment data, productivity, consumer credit, and the employment report
Thu, 29 Oct 2009 17:45:00 EDT
Business Outlook: The Waning Threat of Deflation
The recovery is starting to reverse many trends putting downward pressure on prices and wages, paving the way for the Fed to begin tightening in 2010
Thu, 15 Oct 2009 17:00:00 EDT
A Pickup in Orders, Not Hiring
A new survey shows increased service-sector activity, but few managers are confident enough to start hiring again
Mon, 5 Oct 2009 21:48:00 EDT
Sizing Up Your Nest Egg
A researcher offers a simple formula, based on your income and assets at different ages, to calculate how prepared you are for retirement
Fri, 24 Jul 2009 12:31:00 EDT
Can You Afford to Retire?
After watching their savings evaporate and their net worth plunge, many are giving up on retirement planning. But there are ways out of this mess without winning the lottery
Thu, 2 Jul 2009 19:56:00 EDT
Reinventing the Target-Date Retirement Fund
Target-date retirement funds, the default in many 401(k) plans, left many hurting in the downturn. Can they be made smarter?
Sun, 5 Jul 2009 20:43:00 EDT
Special Report: Investing in Retirement
We find strategies for restoring your nest egg and lowering health-care costs, and examine the state of 401(k)s
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:30:00 EDT
Saving Up for Career No. 2
As more seniors turn to second careers instead of retiring, their savings help them get by while they do what they want
Mon, 13 Apr 2009 18:30:00 EDT
Should You Roth?
Converting your 401(k) to a Roth IRA may be your best retirement bet, but you'll still get a tax bill
Fri, 23 Oct 2009 12:12:00 EDT
Getting Health Insurance When You're Laid Off
The government is giving jobless workers help with COBRA, but other plans may be better. Check carefully to see what's covered
Fri, 9 Oct 2009 13:18:00 EDT
A Game Plan for Bonds
Here are some guidelines for building a bond portfolio
Wed, 30 Sep 2009 23:20:00 EDT
The Beauty of Boutique Funds
Small, family-run boutique funds can post impressive returns
Sun, 20 Sep 2009 20:12:00 EDT
Special Report: The New Financial Literacy
A complex and rapidly shifting financial landscape makes a deeper knowledge of money more important than ever
Wed, 22 Jul 2009 23:02:00 EDT
Short Sales: A Fraying Lifeline for Homeowners
Lenders are reining in short sales aimed at helping troubled mortgage borrowers
Sun, 4 Oct 2009 20:45:00 EDT
Where Housing Will Be in 2012
Home prices are likely to fall for the next year, then stabilize, with a rebound in 2012 as the overall economy takes off again
Wed, 24 Jun 2009 10:27:00 EDT
Even Once-Strong Housing Markets Stumble
Formerly resilient areas like Charlotte, N.C., and Boston are struggling, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index
Tue, 27 Jan 2009 15:54:00 EDT
Eight Tips for Landing a Mortgage
Sure, home loan rates are lower than they've been in 30 years. But now you need to navigate a maze of credit standards and conditions
Fri, 23 Jan 2009 00:01:00 EDT
Mortgages: What You Need to Know in 2009
Mortgage rates are at historic lows and may be poised to go even lower next year. It's a great time to buy a home—if you can
Tue, 30 Dec 2008 23:48:00 EDT
The Best Places to Raise Your Kids
A Chicago suburb beats out thousands of other communities around the U.S. as the best, most affordable place to raise kids
Fri, 7 Nov 2008 17:14:00 EDT
Charities See Social Network Potential and Risk
With millions of users, Facebook and MySpace are fertile ground for fund-raising. One pitfall: "donor fatigue" from numerous pleas for help
Fri, 24 Apr 2009 16:11:00 EDT
The Greatest Givers
Many of this year's top U.S. philanthropists are keeping their money close to home
Fri, 16 Nov 2007 04:11:00 EDT
Enterprise: Why We Give Where We Give
For Enterprise Rent-A-Car, giving back is linked to the primary business. That means planting 50 million trees over 50 years, for starters
Fri, 29 Jun 2007 00:01:00 EDT

 

Small Business

How to Create a Budget
It's not glamorous, but a budget will help manage costs, identify red flags, and achieve profitability
Fri, 9 Oct 2009 17:00:00 EDT
Storytelling Tips from Salesforce's Marc Benioff
The co-founder and CEO of the $1 billion company offers advice on how to shape and articulate your vision for your own brand
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 11:15:00 EDT
Lessons from Entrepreneurs Who Beat the Odds
Most businesses don't last more than a few years. Meet three scrappy entrepreneurs who describe how they reached three-, five-, and 10-year benchmarks
Fri, 30 Oct 2009 13:40:00 EDT
Don't Bet on a Return to a 'Normal' IPO Market
Equity investors and people running fast-growth companies hope to see IPO levels of the 1990s. Scott Shane explains why that's unlikely
Fri, 30 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT
The Rise of the 'Homepreneur'
New research shows the economic importance of home-based businesses: They account for more than half of all U.S. businesses and employ more people than venture-backed companies
Fri, 23 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT
Radio Flyer Learns from a Crash
A failed fold-up wagon has taught the toymaker lessons in product development
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:31:00 EDT
Beyond Eureka
Looking for a great business idea? These five steps will take you from blank slate to booming
Tue, 13 Oct 2009 21:39:00 EDT
Gary Vaynerchuk's Startup Advice
In his new book, Crush It!, the wine guru describes how he created a successful business through passion, "hustle," and the Internet
Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:45:00 EDT
The Profits and Perils of Supplying to Wal-Mart
The world's biggest retailer works with thousands of small suppliers on a regular basis. But landing a contract comes with downsides worth considering before applying
Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:29:00 EDT
Buy Bargains for Your Business
Companies' distress means auctions and asset sales. You may as well benefit from them
Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:44:00 EDT
Left in the Lurch
Startups are finding that in hard times not all of their backers hang around. Here's what to do if they don't
Fri, 9 Oct 2009 17:00:00 EDT
Credit: The Spigot Opens, a Little
Thanks to looser SBA terms and an improving economy, entrepreneurs with solid balance sheets are reporting an easing of credit
Fri, 9 Oct 2009 17:00:00 EDT
Perform Due Diligence on Potential Investors
Entrepreneurs ought to vet angel investors and venture capitalists using a "reverse" due-diligence process. Here's how to do it
Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:00:00 EDT
An Entrepreneur Prepares to Pass the Torch
First-time entrepreneur Michelle White created a company with big potential. The next step is to bring in an experienced management team and raise venture capital
Tue, 29 Sep 2009 14:15:00 EDT
How to Cut Credit-Card Fees
The cost of accepting credit cards is a sore point for merchants. As Washington mulls regulation, here's some advice on negotiating lower rates now
Fri, 16 Oct 2009 13:00:00 EDT
The Art of the Soft Sell
The low-pressure sale is back. How to use customer-centric selling to build loyalty and revenues
Fri, 9 Oct 2009 17:00:00 EDT
Make Smarter Marketing Bets in 2010
Columnist Steve McKee explains why it's worth strategizing now for three different economic scenarios next year
Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:45:00 EDT
How to Conduct a Focus Group
Focus groups gather people to talk about their needs, attitudes, and habits, and their perceptions of your company
Fri, 9 Oct 2009 17:00:00 EDT
Negate Competition by 'Owning' Your Space
Rules to help entrepreneurs with specialized visions become unique providers—and rule their turf as long as they care enough to maintain it
Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:00:00 EDT
How Resilient Leaders Manage Anxiety
To transform a troubled company, Keith McFarland urges managers to quickly communicate a plan, help employees turn paralyzing anxiety into action, and maintain a sense of humor
Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:00:00 EDT
To Survive a Crisis, Embrace the 'Bounce'
Strong companies demonstrate resilience, an ability to embrace the challenges presented by adversity and use them for growth
Fri, 4 Sep 2009 13:15:00 EDT
Beat Burnout
Recognizing the signs and taking action can save your sanity and your business
Wed, 26 Aug 2009 09:38:00 EDT
Is It Time for Your Business to Change Course?
In an economy like this, it may take more than tinkering to turn your company around. But big changes carry big risks
Fri, 7 Aug 2009 17:00:00 EDT
When Sister Is Your Business Partner
Sibling Cakegirls Brenda and Mary Maher have built a booming family confectionary business in Chicago with hard, thoughtful work
Tue, 30 Jun 2009 09:40:00 EDT
Obama's New Push to Help Small Business Get Loans
The President announces plans to raise the maximum size of the SBA's flagship loans and increase community lenders' access to bailout money
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 18:21:00 EDT
Credit-Card Fee Reform Stays on the Back Burner
Store owners are pressing to have "interchange" fees reined in, but so far banks and card companies have prevailed
Fri, 16 Oct 2009 16:43:00 EDT
How Small Business Feels About Health-Care Reform
Small business lobbyists are for no preexisting conditions clauses—and most oppose a public option
Fri, 9 Oct 2009 17:00:00 EDT
Small Employers Struggle to Offer Health Insurance
Faced with skyrocketing premiums, only 43% of small businesses still offer health coverage, compared with 96% of companies with at least 50 employees
Tue, 6 Oct 2009 11:00:00 EDT
The Self-Employed Push to Repeal the 'Health-Care Tax'
Nine million self-employed workers essentially pay a tax on health-insurance premiums. It's a relatively simple fix, but it amounts to billions in federal revenue
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 09:05:00 EDT
Web-Based E-Mail: Businesses Beware
Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, and lots of others offer these free or low-cost services, but if there's a snafu or e-mails with essential information are lost, you're likely to be out of luck
Sun, 18 Oct 2009 21:00:00 EDT
Turning Research into Inventions and Jobs
To create jobs and spur innovation we need to make it easier for scientists to build businesses that market their breakthroughs in the lab
Sun, 20 Sep 2009 15:01:00 EDT
How Cloud Computing Can Help Small Businesses
Outsourcing computer applications to providers over the Web gives you flexibility and saves money, too
Fri, 4 Sep 2009 14:10:00 EDT
Sleeping Computers Save Money
Allowing computers and other electrical devices to go into sleep mode can help your business-and the environment
Fri, 4 Sep 2009 14:12:00 EDT
Saving Face Online
In the age of Twitter and Facebook, negative comments can travel fast. How to watch the Web and fight back
Fri, 19 Jun 2009 13:37:00 EDT

 
 
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