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  • Upstart Holy Grail: Searching for Crowdfunding Gold Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 10:34 AM ET
    Emilie Holmes poses with her tea van in London, England. Instead of taking a loan, she posted her tea project on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter and raised over 14,000 GBP from backers, most of whom she didn't know and doesn't have to pay back. But crowdfunding results for entrepreneurs have been mixed.

    Business owners hoping to pocket investments may not want to count on crowdfunding. Results can be mixed for both entrepreneurs and investors. Buyer beware.

  • Thinking Outside the 'Box' and Securing the Cloud Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 6:19 AM ET
    Thinking Outside the 'Box' and Securing the Cloud

    Aaron Levie, CEO & Founder of Box.net, discusses how his startup is profiting and gaining market share by reshaping the company into a cloud platform business.

  • The End of Tax-Free Online Shopping Draws Nearer Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 4:11 PM ET

    A bill to impose sales tax on Internet purchases took a step closer to being passed Wednesday. Your days of tax-free online shopping could be numbered. Now what?

  • Small Business Owners: Can I Get Some Cash, Please Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:02 PM ET

    As securing loans from large banks remains tricky, more small-business owners are turning to small banks and other nontraditional sources of capital to grow their operations.

  • How to Invest in an 'Upstart' Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 8:20 AM ET
    How to Invest in an 'Upstart'

    Paul Gu, Upstart co-founder; and Geoff Lewis, Founders Fund principal, discuss how investors can buy a stake in the future income of a startup company.

  • The Next Big Venture in Silicon Valley Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 7:42 AM ET
    The Next Big Venture in Silicon Valley

    Geoff Lewis, Founders Fund principal; and Dave Morin, Path CEO, talk about the future of social networking and cyber security.

  • Kidaptive Aims to Disrupt Early Education Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    Kidaptive wants to revolutionize early education by arming 3-5 year olds with iPads loaded with Hollywood-quality animated stories designed to entertain and educate.

  • Facebook's New Competitor? Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:50 AM ET
    Facebook's New Competitor?

    Ted Livingston, CEO of Kik, discusses how he was able to acquire 50 million users and raise $19.5 million for his startup company.

  • Helping Start-Ups to Succeed Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:50 AM ET
    Helping Start-Ups to Succeed

    Rachel Galley from Rachel Galley jewellery and Maurice Helfgott, founder of Amery Capital, talk to CNBC about how you help start-ups succeed.

  • World's First Learning Thermostat Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    World's First Learning Thermostat

    Tony Fadell, Nest CEO, discusses how his new product, backed by Google Ventures, can save consumers money.

  • Boston Bombings Ignite Debate on Immigration Reform Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 1:56 PM ET
    Senators, dubbed the "Gang of Eight," hold a news conference on immigration legislation.

    As the full identities and motives of the suspects unfold, both aisles of the immigration debate are seizing the Boston bombings as an opportunity to revamp U.S. immigration law.

  • Venture Capital Funding Slows in Q1: Report Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 5:56 PM ET

    Venture capital investment dollars declined in the first quarter of 2013 from the previous quarter, according to a new report. See which sectors saw notable investment declines.

  • How 'Gang of Eight' Reform Could Help Entrepreneurs Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 9:45 AM ET
    Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., speaks to immigration reform supporters as Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., listen during the National Rally for Citizenship on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

    From a startup visa to mandatory "e-verify," the immigration reform plan expected from Senate leaders addresses issues critical to business owners. What you need to know.

  • As Economy Improves, Start-Up Activity Falls: Study Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    As the economy improves, fewer entrepreneurs are launching their own businesses, according to a Kauffman Foundation report. Plus, start-ups are hiring. So what's the darker theory?

  • Serial Entrepreneur Explains How She Did It Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    Serial Entrepreneur Explains How She Did It

    Cisco co-founder Sandy Lerner discusses how she started three successful enterprises after leaving Cisco Systems shortly after it went public in 1990.

  • Social Media a Bust for Small Businesses: Study Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:12 AM ET

    About 61 percent of small employers don't see any return on investment on their social-media activities, according to a survey from Manta, a social network for small businesses.

  • Tackling Internet Privacy: Start-Up Joins the Fray Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 12:11 PM ET

    Would you invest in this company that provides clients with information about what personal information about them is on the Internet?

  • 'We Are Not Afraid': Boston Merchants Band Together Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    Boston is feeding and sheltering those affected by Monday's terror. Plus, the Google document that's circulating, which offers stranded travelers free lodging and rides.

  • Creative Entrepreneurs Promote Pot Tourism Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 8:36 AM ET

    Amid new laws that permit adult pot use, entrepreneurs are offering packaged tours for the 4/20 weekend, an annual event for marijuana activists. Cannabis cooking class, anyone?

  • Warby Parker: Cool Glasses in a New Retail Store Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 2:51 PM ET
    Customers try on Warby Parker eyewear at the flagship store's grand opening in SOHO, New York.

    Hip start-up Warby Parker debuted its flagship, eyeglass store in New York City's SoHo neighborhood. Do online retailers need brick-and-mortar stores?

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