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Sloppy Joe doughnut: Fair food's doughnut creations

Oh, dear. What has Dunkin’ Donuts’ new doughnut-breakfast sandwich wrought? As fair season kicks into high gear, concession owners have doughnuts in mind as they fire up their fryers.Oh, dear. What has Dunkin’ Donuts’ new doughnut-breakfast sandwich wrought? As fair season kicks into high gear, concession owners have doughnuts in mind as they fire up their fryers.




Court: California cities can ban pot shops

Local governments in California have legal authority to ban storefront pot shops within their borders, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday in an opinion likely to further diminish the state's once-robust medical marijuana industry. Local governments in California have legal authority to ban storefront pot shops within their borders, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday in an opinion likely to further diminish the state's once-robust medical marijuana industry.




Entrepreneurs find success in Detroit
Motor City could see a resurgence as companies try to rekindle the entrepreneurial spirit of men named Ford, Olds and Chrysler who helped make Detroit the center of the automobile industry more than a century ago.

Entrepreneurship declines as job market improves
The number of companies started in 2012 fell along with the unemployment rate — a sign that people chose new jobs over launching their own companies, according to a study released Wednesday.

Need a nerd? You can rent one by the hour

If you're a mom and pop and always wanted a fancy consultant on your payroll for tasks ranging from accounting to building a mobile-social media strategy—there's a new start-up just for you: Hourly Nerd.com.If you're a mom and pop and always wanted a fancy consultant on your payroll for tasks ranging from accounting to building a mobile-social media strategy—there's a new start-up just for you: Hourly Nerd.com.




Small business confidence slips after 3 months of gains
Small-business owners' confidence fell in March — halting a three-month winning streak, as entrepreneurs still aren't feeling optimistic about business or making substantial hiring plans. That's the finding of a monthly survey by the National Federation of Independent Business.

Building a lasting business -- with family

Some family businesses are more resilient during downturns because of that focus on the long term and a commitment to their customers, employees and careful spending.Some family businesses are more resilient during downturns because of that focus on the long term and a commitment to their customers, employees and careful spending.




Small businesses still can't find enough workers
In the latest National Federation of Independent Business survey, the portion of small business owners who say they are unable to fill jobs rose to 21 percent from 18 percent.

Budget cuts likely to be felt on Main Street
If mandatory federal spending cuts begin to take effect Friday, small companies are likely to experience a negative ripple effect of a slowdown in business.

Small business owners still feeling 'fiscal cliff' pinch
Small-business owners' confidence was virtually flat in January, as entrepreneurs failed to recoup losses sparked by December's scare about the so-called "fiscal cliff."