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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 Thumbtack.com.

  • 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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