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Futures News - WSJ.com: Running a Business
From today, December 18, 2017
- Start-Ups Will Keep Struggling
Entrepreneurs are hoping 2010 will be a better year to start a small business, but so far the outlook remains bleak.
- Firms Reflect and Look Ahead
Small businesses are using the quiet holiday season to reflect on their business strategies and reposition their companies.
- Cash Prizes for Good Ideas
As entrepreneurs turn to employees in search of innovative ideas, many are discovering the usefulness of cash incentives or other rewards.
- Restaurants Barter for Business
In lean times, independent restaurants are turning to an old-fashioned method to fill tables: barter.
- Some Small Firms Cut Clients
Some small-business owners are cutting loose nonpaying or late-paying clients who divert resources away from more loyal or profitable clients.
- Company Finds Gold in Torch Relay
The small, family-owned business Ignition Inc. has found success by making itself an expert in an unusual niche: organizing the Olympic Torch Relay.
- Small Businesses Get Free Advice
Small business owners are getting helpful advice from advisory boards, yet organizations that create these volunteer programs say more businesses should take advantage.
- Entrepreneurs 'Tweet' Through Crises
Twitter has turned out to be a useful tool for some small businesses coping with customer-service or public-relations crises.
- Top Small Workplaces 2009
For many companies, tough times end up pushing the work environment to the back burner. But other companies commit to employees' well-being and development, which can pay off handsomely?both now and in the future.
- Sick and Getting Sicker
For entrepreneurs trying to start or run a business, the obstacles are huge. But few loom as large as health care.
- Starting Over---as an Entrepreneur
For laid-off workers, launching a business may seem the best path to survival. Here are the stories of five people who are taking that route and the lessons they?ve learned.
- So, You Want to Be an Entrepreneur
Thinking about starting a business? Make sure you're cut out for it first. (See the full report)
- Top Small Workplaces
It's never been harder to create a great workplace. But a rewarding work environment has also never been more important. (See the full report)