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  • Banks won't lend? Use these guys instead

    Banks won't lend? Use these guys instead

    Banks often have exhaustive approval processes, high minimums, and flawless credit requirements. But there's a wealth of non-bank alternatives for those who need ...

  • Facebook launched my startup

    Facebook launched my startup

    These entrepreneurs relied exclusively on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to jumpstart their small businesses.

  • 10 best cities to launch a startup

    10 best cities to launch a startup

    Access to funding, labor and the cost of living can make or break a new business. Based on a NerdWallet study, these 10 cities are the best in the country to launch a ...

  • A $15 minimum wage is 'daunting'

    A $15 minimum wage is 'daunting'

    Seattle just passed a $15 minimum wage bill, and San Francisco will vote on one in November. It's a hot topic among lawmakers around the country, and business owners ...

  • From Meetup group to full-blown business

    From Meetup group to full-blown business

    When Meetup launched in 2002, its founders wanted to unite like-minded people. They never expected the site to help people launch their own businesses, but these five ...

  • Exclusive: Toymakers unveil new 'Frozen' products

    Exclusive: Toymakers unveil new 'Frozen' products

    Light-up musical dresses, an Elsa doll that sings in 25 languages and Olaf sno-cones are just a few of the new "Frozen"-themed toys headed your way.

  • Women take on manufacturing

    Women take on manufacturing

    Think manufacturing is still a man's world? Not to these 7 women. They're moving up the ranks, starting their own firms and successfully running family businesses.

  • India's hot new markets

    India's hot new markets

    Pro-business Narendra Modi was just elected as India's new leader, and U.S. companies want a piece of the country's vast market.

  • Vending machines get creative

    Vending machines get creative

    Forget soda and chips. These vending machines spit out weed, shoes, keys and on-the-go bike repair parts.

  • 'Glamping' in style

    'Glamping' in style

    Many of the glamping set-ups are nicer than hotels! Here's a peek inside the custom tents.

  • Rebirth of America's dead factories

    Rebirth of America's dead factories

    Defunct factories around the country are in high demand as U.S. production once again revs up.

  • 7 hot businesses to start now

    7 hot businesses to start now

    It's hard to predict what businesses will take off, but these startup ideas have been drawing tons of interest from entrepreneurs and their customers on

  • How will a minimum wage hike hit businesses?

    How will a minimum wage hike hit businesses?

    Thirteen states increased the minimum wage on Jan. 1, and President Obama supports raising the federal rate to $10.10. 4 small business owners weigh in on how an ...

  • America's favorite businesses

    America's favorite businesses

    From a science camp for girls to a kombucha brewer, communities around the country voted on their favorite small businesses. These 12 came out on top, each scoring a ...

  • 9 hot startup accelerators

    9 hot startup accelerators

    From energy and education to robots and food, these specialty programs offer startups seed money, mentoring and connections in exchange for equity.

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