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Obama Promotes Benefits of Trade Deals to Workers and Smaller Businesses

February 26, 2015 - 8:47pm
Facing a battle to persuade Congress to grant him new authority, the president tried to ease concerns that such agreements would help corporations at the expense of others.






Small Business: How Wayne State Police Helped Breathe Life Into a Blighted Detroit Strip

February 25, 2015 - 8:48am
Since the university’s officers committed to watching over Midtown in 2009, residents and businesses have reclaimed the streets.






Small Business: Same-Day Delivery Resurges, Adding Alcohol

February 18, 2015 - 12:18pm
Millennials accustomed to ordering food for delivery on smartphones have come of legal drinking age, and niche start-ups are poised to take advantage.






Small Business: For Valentine's Day, Adore Me Takes On Victoria's Secret and Other Bigger Lingerie Rivals

February 11, 2015 - 1:21pm
In a field with a handful of major players, Adore Me, an online start-up, is following an ambitious plan that includes a TV marketing campaign.






Marijuana Industry in Colorado, Eager for Its Own Bank, Waits on the Fed

February 5, 2015 - 11:14am
A new credit union wants to serve the banking needs of Colorado’s legal marijuana businesses. The only problem? The federal government needs to sign off.






Betting on the Growth of Microbreweries

February 4, 2015 - 8:15am
Differing views on the growth of craft beer may determine its future.






Small-Business Guide: Using Smartphones and Apps to Enhance Loyalty Programs

January 28, 2015 - 9:24am
Small businesses can now target specific customers, influence their behavior and keep track of the results, while offering better rewards.






The Ethicist: Two Cents, Too Late

January 23, 2015 - 10:30am
The sound-financial-advice edition.






small business guide: On Twitter, Best Advertising Practices Include Narrow Targets, Videos and Brevity

January 21, 2015 - 1:02pm
Small-business owners discuss the tactics that work on the social media network’s advertising platform.






Small Business: Rethinking the Nail Salon by Glancing at the Starbucks Model

January 14, 2015 - 10:45am
MiniLuxe, applying best practices from other industries, has eight locations in the Boston area and is preparing to expand nationally.






Small Business: Online Jeweler Forges Links With Independent Shops

January 7, 2015 - 10:31am
The Ritani jewelry company has developed partnerships with the stores it supplies, in the latest example of melding online and in-store advantages.






After a Spa Day, Looking Years Younger (O.K., They’re Only 7)

January 2, 2015 - 8:04pm
The spa industry is going way beyond mother-daughter manicures to offer a range of massages, facials and other treatments for young girls (and sometimes boys).






Conversations: A Reversal for InDinero, a Once-Struggling Accounting Software Start-Up

December 31, 2014 - 10:21am
In 2012, InDinero had spent nearly all of the $1.2 million it had raised from investors. Today, it has just under $3 million in annual sales.






Small-Business Guide: Retailers Try Offering Expertise Online Along With Products

December 24, 2014 - 10:18am
In order to gain the attention of search engines, companies are turning to “content marketing” like blog posts on relevant subjects, but the benefits are hard to pin down.






You’re the Boss Blog: So Long, From You’re the Boss

December 23, 2014 - 7:01am
After five years, this is the final post on You’re the Boss. As a parting gift, we offer some highlights from another year spent in the trenches, where we all continued to make mistakes and learn lessons.






You’re the Boss Blog: Rethinking the Relationship Between Bosses and Employees

December 22, 2014 - 11:00am
I now have 110 employees, many of whom have been with me for more than 15 years — with an average tenure of nine years. But are they my friends?






You’re the Boss Blog: Is This Any Way to Pick a Company Health Insurance Plan?

December 22, 2014 - 7:01am
I used our 24-inch printer to print very large blow-ups of these grids, and then spread them out on my conference table. The printouts entirely covered a table 15 feet by 5 feet — a huge mess, but at least I could walk around the table and see all of the details in one place.






You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: Fracking and Gambling

December 19, 2014 - 12:48pm
The minimum wage is set to rise in 21 states by New Year’s Day. Amazon Prime Now delivered candy to a blogger in 23 minutes. Nebraska and Oklahoma sue Colorado to stop marijuana legalization.






You’re the Boss Blog: How One Technology Company Managed to Hire a More Diverse Work Force

December 19, 2014 - 7:00am
Step 1: Think about gender diversity early in your company’s formation. If you wait until the company is established, it’s too late.






You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: The Best Content Marketing Blogs

December 18, 2014 - 11:55am
Introducing the BlackBerry Classic. How a Papa John’s franchisee went from driver to owner. Are these the five best business leaders of 2014?






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