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Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

‘Employee engagement’ a hot topic but experts say you need a plan

As the labor market continues to evolve into an employee market, job seekers have more latitude and control on selecting employers where the chances for greater engagement is possible, says management trainer Darryl Warren. | Photo courtesy of Darryl Warren

November 17, 2016 - 12:31pm

Texas Women's Conference focuses on empowerment

Diane von Furstenberg speaks onstage at the keynote luncheon during the 2016 Texas Conference For Women at the Austin Convention Center on Nov. 15. in Austin. | Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Texas Conference for Women


November 15, 2016 - 11:08pm

New T-Mobile device gives older cars all-in-one Wi-Fi connectivity

T-Mobile's SyncUP DRIVE lets older cars be Wi-Fi connected. I Photo courtesy of T-Mobile.

November 11, 2016 - 11:46am

Fuel for thought: Why Texas gas prices are so darn cheap

Gas prices in Texas typically fall below those in other states for several reasons, including a low fuel tax burden and proximity to refining capacity. | Photo for Crain's by Mary Ann Azevedo.

November 10, 2016 - 6:55pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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DIS aims to meet deaf community's needs

Marilyn Weber, president and CEO of Deaf Interpreter Services (DIS), communicates in American Sign Language. | Photo courtesy of DIS.

November 8, 2016 - 8:43am

My First Job: From litigator to entrepreneur

T.J. Clark started his career as a litigator and is now co-founder and CEO of Austin-based TurnKey Vacation Rentals. | Photo courtesy of TurnKey Vacation Rentals.

November 4, 2016 - 9:26am

Tiff's Treats raises $11M to bite into other markets

Tiff's Treats owners Leon and Tiffany Chen plan to use the $11 million they just raised toward opening more stores across the nation. The company has 24 locations in Texas and Georgia, with three more slated to open by year's end. | Photo courtesy of Tiff's Treats.

November 1, 2016 - 2:41pm

Herb rush: Ballot initiatives could set marijuana business ablaze

The harlequin cannabis strain is known for its high levels of cannabidiol, a compound that's been shown to have therapeutic applications.

October 28, 2016 - 4:08pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm