Business Spending to Break Out of Stall in 2017


spending is in store for 2017, modest by past standards but an improvement after two years of near stagnation. Orders and shipments of big-ticket durable goods tend to be cyclical, and those cyclical forces are…

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Small-Business Success Story: Chicken Salad Chick Shares a Taste of the South


Her obsession with chicken salad launched a fast-casual restaurant franchise. Kiplinger’s spoke with Stacy Brown (pictured above), 42, founder of the Auburn, Ala.-based restaurant franchise Chicken Salad Chick, about how she went from being a…

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