( Seth Wenig )
Fair Trade brings big sales and a clear conscience

07/23/2014 10:50 AM PDT
Demand for Fair Trade products is rising as people become more aware of how their food and other products are made. That makes the Fair Trade market a growing opportunity for small business owners.  
07/16/2014 10:57 AM PDT - Move Loot, an online marketplace to buy and sell used home goods, will on Wednesday expand to San Jose and the Peninsula, just nine months after the startup launched.
 
 
07/14/2014 01:24 PM PDT - Pot has always commanded an abundance of nicknames. But with legalization taking it out from the shadows, purveyors of the pungent herb are christening their newest strains with the care of commercial marketers.  
 
07/07/2014 01:05 PM PDT - LOS ANGELES -- To the money managers at Silversage Advisors in Irvine, it seemed like a no-brainer to store backup computer drives far from the main office to ensure seamless operations in case of a calamity.  
 
07/03/2014 07:26 PM PDT - Small business owner shares lessons learned  
 
Matt Rourke
07/02/2014 10:34 AM PDT - For some small business owners, the Great Recession turned out to be a lesson in how to run their companies better.
 
 
Ted S. Warren
06/25/2014 10:51 AM PDT - Hundreds of franchisees are learning they're not small businesses, at least in the eyes of city government.
 
 
Paul Sancya
06/18/2014 02:04 PM PDT - San Francisco-based Instagram is an increasingly important part of small businesses' social media strategies, helping them drive sales, gain customers and develop their brand. The app is especially helpful to restaurants, bakeries, clothing stores, hair salons and other businesses that sell items that photograph well.  
 
Chris Carlson
06/06/2014 01:56 PM PDT - It's cheap. It's easy to do. And it can take less than 20 minutes to set up. Yet more than half of all small businesses still don't have a website.
 
 
Danny Johnston
05/28/2014 09:55 AM PDT - Even as the economy extends its growth and small businesses slowly add jobs, most owners are still holding off on hiring.
 
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno.