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  • Weed business grows millions for entrepreneurs Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    Weed business grows millions for entrepreneurs

    As Colorado and Washington begin issuing licenses to see marijuana, a variety of entrepreneurs are growing new businesses related to pot and making millions, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Nightclub app to revolutionize clubbing? Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:40 AM ET
    Nightclub app to revolutionise clubbing?

    Nick Stone, co-founder of FIXR, says his new clubbing app could revolutionize nights out in London.

  • Hunting for entrepreneurs in universities Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    Hunting for entrepreneurs in universities

    James King, the founder and chairman of Find Invest Grow (FIG), explains why it is easier to find entrepreneurs among students in U.S. universities than U.K. ones.

  • How I got Steve Case to invest in Sweetgreen Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 4:42 PM ET
    Sweetgreen restaurant

    The Revolution Growth fund, started by the former AOL chairman, will invest $22 million in the restaurant chain.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit is in jeopardy: Amway chair Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 12:52 PM ET

    The US was founded on entrepreneurial freedom but the entrepreneurial spirit in America is in jeopardy, Amway's chairman says.

  • Inc.'s entrepreneur of the year Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 1:38 PM ET
    Inc.'s entrepreneur of the year

    Eric Schurenberg, INC. Editor-in-Chief reveals Inc. Magazine's entrepreneur of the year is Aaron Levie, Box co-founder and CEO.

  • Web start-ups: The dotcom bubble all over again? Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 2:07 AM ET

    A growing group of social and mobile Web services are poised to become the next Facebook. Just ask them.

  • Forget happy hour: How to own your own distillery Saturday, 23 Nov 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Cardinal Spirit Team

    As the SEC grapples with rules for crowdfunding, many small businesses, including an Indiana craft distillery, are gearing up for a new way to raise capital.

  • Top 10 start-ups born at business schools Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 5:52 PM ET

    The website Poets & Quants has compiled its first list of the leading 100 companies started by MBAs in the last five years.

  • Affordable student loans Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 6:53 AM ET
    Affordable student loans

    SoFi co-founders and VPs James Finnigan and Dan Macklin, discuss how they're shaking up the student loan market.

  • Cloud-based ID & security software Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    Cloud-based ID & security software

    Okta co-founder & COO Frederic Kerrest, says his company has developed a product that allows for one password per person for all the apps within one corporation. Okta is also working to help the consumer.

  • Matching shipments to trucks across the US Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 6:45 AM ET
    Matching shipments to trucks across the US

    Jarret Hamstreet, president & CEO, discusses his family's business which matches shipments with available trucks. "About half of the freight that moves through our company is through the food and beverage industry," he says.

  • Emerging entrepreneurial hot spots Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 6:39 AM ET
    Iman Fadaei, Kevin Ackermann and Marten Wetterberg of Aha Design

    Entrepreneurial activity is bubbling up around the globe—from Africa to South America—as more governments look for avenues of economic growth.

  • 'As Seen on TV' launches crowdfunding platform Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 10:54 AM ET
    'As Seen on TV' launches crowdfunding platform

    As Seen on TV Chairman Kevin Harrington discusses the new crowdfunding platform. The crowd will participate in the process of choosing the best products to focus on, and the company will take advance orders on some products.

  • Small businesses in the spotlight Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 6:34 AM ET
    Small businesses in the spotlight

    Software maker Intuit launched a competition to showcase small businesses. "The Apprentice" winner Bill Rancic shares the 4 top small business finalists who will have a chance at winning a fully paid and produced 30-second commercial during the 2014 Super Bowl.

  • Hi-tech housekeeping? There's an app for that Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 11:21 AM ET
    Hi-tech housekeeping? There's an app for that

    Oisin Hanrahan, Handybook CEO & co-founder, explains how his startup service can help users easily locate home services on demand.

  • SEC places restrictions on crowdfunding Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 12:24 PM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is proposing placing limits on how much a company can raise and how much people can donate with crowdfunding.

  • Sean 'Diddy' Combs leads a 'Revolt' in music television

    "Revolt represents the truth" says Sean "Diddy" Combs, Revolt TV co-founder and chairman. "Revolt has taken on the responsibility to empower the future of music," he adds. He sees opportunity because no one was taking advantage of music consumption.

  • Spanx founder's very embarrassing BBC moment Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:28 AM ET
    Spanx founder's very embarrassing BBC moment

    In a live interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Sara Blakely recounts a very embarrassing moment during a BBC interview as she was promoting Spanx undergarments for women.

  • Spanx founder's butt her inspiration (full interview) Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:16 AM ET
    Spanx founder's butt her inspiration (full interview)

    Spanx founder and inventor Sara Blakely shares that she started her multibillion-dollar business by cutting the feet out of control-top pantyhose. She was selling fax machines when she came up with the idea for Spanx. Blakely is the reason you have to be bullish on America, says Warren Buffett.

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