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Business Owners Share Their Frustrations With Social Media

Unlike the other members of the business group, Susan Parker of Bari Jay, a dressmaker, retains an outside agency to manage her company’s social media use.

TerraCycle’s Struggle to Turn Trash Into Compelling TV

The chief executive of the waste-recycling company TerraCycle tried to balance promotion with entertainment in the reality-television series "Human Resources."

Today in Small Business: The World’s Most Mysterious Nutella Emporium

Malcolm Gladwell tells entrepreneurs, "Be disagreeable." Yelp settles a lawsuit. And what will happen to whiskey prices?

The Affordable Care Act: Answering the (Easy) Questions

If you have questions about how the Affordable Care Act will affect your business, post a comment or put them in an email.

Have You Tried Selling Products in China?

For less than the price of a plane ticket to China, Export Now promised to ship a small business's goods to China and put them online in a massive market. Most small businesses were not interested.

Today in Small Business: When You Don’t Love Your Company Name

How being videotaped changes employee behavior. How RadioShack missed almost every opportunity. And does Urban Outfitters offend on purpose?

Why ‘Rocky’ Continues to Resonate With Entrepreneurs

It's about learning to get back up, and it's about the dangers of becoming too civilized.

LoyalBlocks Simplifies Mobile App Creation for Small Merchants

In just 10 minutes, the company says, it can help businesses create their own customized loyalty apps.

Today in Small Business: The Case Against Tipping

Tech upgrades for small businesses. How to use Instagram to promote products. Should we ban states and cities from offering tax breaks for jobs?

Remind Me Again, Why Am I in Business?

I learned to fly airplanes. I started riding bicycles, attended music camps and took my family on great trips. Obviously, I was spending less time at the business.

Today in Small Business: 30 Start-Ups to Watch

An iconic hardware store closes after nearly 100 years in business. Why "Shark Tank" doesn't represent the real world of investing. And how Urban Outfitters became "the official clothing store of Outrage Twitter."

The Problem With Going Into Business With a Friend

Of all the dramas that entrepreneurs discuss with one another over drinks, the merging of personal relationships with business seems to cause the most pain.

Today in Small Business: Dying Malls

Small businesses see only a small increase in health premiums. Small-business loans hit a record high for the third consecutive month. And there's a black market for Olive Garden pasta passes.

Small Businesses See Only a Small Increase in Health Premiums

Even with a smaller-than-expected increase in premiums, however, the share of small businesses offering health insurance to employees declined slightly.

Today in Small Business: For New S.B.A. Chief, the Honeymoon May Be Over

California passes a "Yelp Bill." Employee health premiums rise only 3 percent. And how scared is the "dumb-watch" industry?

Here’s How to Keep Competitors From Poaching Your Employees

It hurts when a company invests time, money and resources to train new hires, and then sees them walk out the door for a few dollars. It can be a huge and demoralizing loss for the culture and the profits of a company.

Do You Hire Employees on a Trial Basis?

Do you think job candidates are willing to work for three months on a contract before being hired full-time?

Today in Small Business: Internet Slowdown

The big news may turn out to be Apple Pay, which aims to replace the wallet. A small business tries to shake up the insurance industry. And Denny's scores a marketing coup.

A Small Clothing Maker Tries to Keep Sewing in the U.S.

Janska's owner said she would hire at least 10 more qualified sewers right now if she could find them.

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