Business

Business management explores how businesses are run and the issues they face. Whether you're an entrepreneur or are curious about different business models, these articles will answer some of the most common questions about the world of business.


Some dot-coms were flat-out terrible ideas, while others were simply ahead of their time. What's the story behind these online companies with real-world failures?

The idea of an incubator sounds like something forged in the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, but the business incubator concept dates back to 1959. Could a tech incubator be better than starting your business alone?

If you've had to work for someone to earn your weekly paycheck, the idea of being your own boss may seem incredibly liberating. Thanks to the rise of e-commerce, it's easier than ever to start your own business — as long as you have a few skills.

You have a great idea for the next disruptive technology, but you sure could use some cash and advice in order to attract a big-pocket investor. Could an accelerator be the answer?

Congratulations, you're opening your own small business. You'll face many decisions along the way, and one of the most important is determining the best business structure.

Forming a limited liability company (LLC) for your business -- a popular option -- may be to your tax advantage. Find out whether it is right for you.

Whether you own a neighborhood coffee shop or a used car dealership that pulls in a few million, you need make sure that you're smart about your taxes (even if you hire a professional). Ready for a quick crash course?

Corporations: they're just like you and me. Sometimes they overextend themselves financially. How do businesses use bankruptcy to come out from under the rubble – and why are they luckier than people?

It seemed like a good idea when AOL merged with Time Warner. But it wasn't. Here are 10 super bad business decisions and why they seemed really great back in the day.

Not every business that sold buggy whips died out with the advent of the motorcar. Some nimble businesses are able to reinvent themselves to keep pace with modern life. You might be surprised at what some of today's biggest companies used to do.

Hate the idea of sheepishly handing out business cards to strangers while "selling yourself”? Try these tips for easing the pain.

In February 2013, Yahoo employees found a surprising e-mail in their inboxes –- no more teleworking. Remaining Yahoo folks will start being "physically together" in the office come June. Was decreased productivity behind this now infamous move?

Four long years of late nights, daytime naps, and hard studying … or hard partying. Now that you’ve got that fancy piece of paper in hand, you’re ready to take on the world. First order of business: Where should you live?

You're a human. You need a house. Should you buy one or rent one?

You're buying your first car. Maybe it's your first ever. Should you buy it or lease it?

Prepaid phones are starting to become more popular – sure, you pay more up front, but with the right plan you can really save in the long run. Which one will work best for you?

In 1940, Americans spent four times more on food eaten at home than on eating out. Today, it's getting close to a 50/50 split. Is the cost of eating out worth the convenience?

How much do you know about credit and debit cards? What's the difference? Check out this graphic to learn which card is best for you.

If you're not satisfied with your current job, it may be time to create an action plan. What are some effective strategies for finding the right career?

If someone handed you a 100 dollar bill on the street, you'd take it, right? Same thing goes for employee benefits. Opting in to the right ones could save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars a year.

Most of us know how to write a résumé, but you'd be surprised at the unnecessary information that people place on them -- do you really think your height, weight and eye color will help you land a job as an accountant?

Job searches have changed dramatically since the economy started struggling back in 2007. Companies can be choosy about their new hires, and job seekers have to jump through hoops to get hired. Sometimes, the position isn't really worth the effort.

Sending in your resume on a cake? Asking how many "hot chicks" work for the company? We've pretty much heard and seen it all, so we're going to tell you what not to do during your next job interview.

More than 85 percent of U.S. employers feel cover letters are important -- yet they only have time to give them a 15-second glance. How can you make sure yours stands out in a good way? Just don't do the 10 things on this list.

If you've never opened a 401(k) account before, the wide range of options might be intimidating. Get to know the basics before you start saving.