Retail CEO Jack Mitchell outlines how his family's business has been able to successfully pull off succession from one generation to the next.Jul 9, 2012 10:07 AM ET
While many entrepreneurs vie for admission to prestigious incubators like Y Combinator, some are opting out, at least for now. Here's why. By Elaine PofeldtApr 20, 2012 12:43 PM ET
Small business leaders need to convince an investor that funding them would start a mutually beneficial relationship. But sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to say. By Shelley DuBoisNov 15, 2011 12:30 PM ET
The SBA's chief lays out the steps Washington is taking to create jobs on Main Street.
FORTUNE -- Small Business Administrator Karen Mills' Washington D.C. office overlooks a railroad where trains whiz by hauling freight. It's a reminder, she says, that American industry is still working. These days we could use that reminder. American manufacturing is in the tank, and small business lending -- a much-cited economic driver -- fell again MORENov 14, 2011 5:00 AM ET
The climate for small business lending over the past few years has been dark to say the least, opening a door to entrepreneurs who pair business owners with interested lenders. By Elaine PofeldtNov 10, 2011 9:39 AM ET
A unique approach to an art exhibit in Grand Rapids provides important lessons for business owners: "Dive into something small and see what you get." By Vickie ElmerSep 28, 2011 1:39 PM ET
Most new grads have no money and little, if any, real-world experience. Even so, launching a startup may be less crazy than it sounds. By Anne FisherMay 26, 2011 2:12 PM ET
Hiring is starting to pick up again at firms with fewer than 500 employees. If you have only big-company experience, here's how to sell yourself.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: Because of a career change my husband made, we recently moved to a new city hundreds of miles from where we used to live, and I'm now trying to find a job here. I've spent my whole 19-year marketing MOREApr 22, 2011 11:11 AM ET
While the thought of sharing control of your company can be nerve-wracking, those who have been through the transition swear by having a second set of hands. As long as they're the right hands.
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis, contributor
Since founding Secure Enterprise Computing in 1998, chairman Randall Bennett has seen business boom -- and bust. But when the demand for security technology began to crest a couple years ago, he knew MOREJan 24, 2011 10:49 AM ET
Stylish eyewear, full-service publicity, and specialized home goods: The entrepreneurs behind these three ventures deliver where the big guys don't.
By Jessica Shambora, reporter
Kayos Productions vs. Rogers and Cowan
The challenge: Can a boutique music-publicity firm upstage larger agencies with offices around the world?
What they did: Carol Kaye had tallied 10 years as a music industry publicist when she started her own gig, Kayos, in 1988. Today she still can't match MOREFortune Editors - Dec 7, 2010 3:00 AM ET
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