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  • Marijuana

    Colorado's newly legal pot economy is barely more than a month old, and the nascent industry is already making marijuana brownies look stale.

  • A customer pays at a register with a smartphone application in a Auchan supermarket in Faches-Thumesnil near Lille, northern France.

    Some consumers are using cash more since the Target security hack, but small-business owners shouldn't bet on the return of a 'cash is king' era.

  • Shark Tank: Rent a Grandma

    Shark Tank host Barbara Corcoran previews tonight's episode of Shark Tank on CNBC at 8 pm.

  • Creating a business can involve irregular meals and offices in bad neighborhoods. CNBC.com spoke to entrepreneurs who started businesses from nothing.

  • Take a chopper to work!

    CNBC's Robert Frank follows a wealthy entrepreneur who commutes by helicopter from Manhattan to his estate on Long Island.

  • Graphic Designer freelance

    President Obama discussed job growth in his address to the nation, but he overlooked the boom in freelancers. They compose a third of the workforce.

  • Can someone make a living off of their hobby? Meet some people who left the security of their jobs and found success in their labors of love.

  • First Defense Nasal Screens on 'Power Lunch'

    First defense nasal screens are dust covers for the nose that filter out allergens. Joseph K. Moore, president and CEO of First Defense Nasal Screens appears on CNBC's "Power Lunch" to discuss how his business has expanded since appearing on "Shark Tank."

  • Twitter

    When it comes to solid returns from social media, small businesses are leaving a lot of money on the table.

  • Inside the Shazam Entertainment Ltd. headquarters in London.

    Creating an industry is no small feat, but this app launched the music discovery business. The visionary founder shares his successful growth formula.

  • Disrupting traditional travel in 192 countries

    Brian Chesky, CEO & Co-Founder of AIRbnb, explains how his online rental marketplace for homes and rooms can make travel plans easier, and weighs in on the future of the "sharing economy."

  • Nearly one-third of the self employed have no retirement plan. The crisis is a call to action: the time to save and build wealth isnow.

  • 'Shark Tank' contestant talks sealing the deal

    "Shark Tank" contestant Stephan Aarstol of Tower Paddle Boards, discusses business after being a contestant on "Shark Tank," and what he would have done differently without Mark Cuban's investment.

  • A snapshot of GrooveBook

    Brian Whiteman, GrooveBook co-founder & CEO, explains how his app allows users to make photo albums from pictures taken on their phone.

  • 'Shark Tank' Tuesday: Struggles of small biz

    Kevin O'Leary, CNBC's "Shark Tank" host, provides his thoughts on regulations and the challenges facing small business.

  • 50 Cent

    Serial entrepreneur Curtis Jackson III is building a multi-million dollar empire. He offers tips on how to leverage partnerships and build a brand.

  • Brian Chin and Jessica Alba, The Honest

    The Honest Co.'s expansion plans include moving from an online-only model to physical locations.

  • Holstee: Helping Detroit one frame at a time

    Holstee founder Michael Radparvar explains how Kickstarter has helped the Brooklyn start-up partner with organizations in Detroit.

  • Investing in hot tech disruptors

    The startup field has gone crazy, says Alan Patricof, Greycroft founder, providing his plays on where he is investing in new technology companies.

  • Entrepreneurs will be the ones to rebuild this economy, says brand strategist Carol Baker. Here are five start-ups she's watching in 2014.