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  • Hooters to Waitress: No Hair? No Job, Lawsuit Says Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 3:02 PM ET

    A former Hooters waitress contends in a lawsuit that the restaurant discriminated against her, when she didn't wear a wig after brain surgery.

  • Facebook for Work? Social Network Connects Cubicles Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 12:02 PM ET

    Think of it as Facebook for the office—social networks that connect co-workers and increase productivity. It's an already-crowded space, but relative newcomer Unison Technologies is hoping to stand out.

  • Investing in Tech Innovation: Top 5 Picks Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 8:42 AM ET
    Investing in Tech Innovation: Top 5 Picks

    Kevin Landis, FirstHand Funds, discusses the opportunities available in tapping into public and private mobility companies, and investing in smart phone blue chips.

  • How a Robots Guy Got Into Global Artisan Crafts Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:08 AM ET
    The art group "Petrov Dom" (Petrov`s House) consists of three members: Galina Petrova, master of folk crafts of the Vologda region, and her followers, Lidia Petrova and Inna Zueva. Petrov Dom is part of Globein's artisan online community.

    See how a former robotics engineer created a San Francisco start-up, Globein.com, that uses technology to connect global artisans with the online marketplace. Business-card holder from Uzbekistan?

  • Family Businesses More Resilient Amid Tough Times Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser

    Some family businesses are more resilient because of a long-term focus and a commitment to customers. Careful spending like a 'frugal Yankee' helps too.

  • Seaching for the Next Pocket Fisherman Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:26 PM ET
    Pocket Hose

    Inventors are hoping their products will hit the infomercial goldmine and become the next OxyClean or Pocket Fisherman.

  • 'Slow Crawl' to Prosperity as Jobs Growth 'Dives' Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:43 PM ET

    Mirroring the broader economy, small-business owners' plans to hire are taking a "dive" as owners see little reason for new job creation. You call this a recovery?

  • Don't Miss These Small-Business Tax Deductions Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:40 PM ET

    Our guest blogger Greg Jones, CEO of BookKeeping Express, a franchise, offers last-minute tips including key deductions. Are you missing out?

  • Monaco Can Give You the Edge Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:40 AM ET
    Monaco Can Give You the Edge

    Zsolt Lavotha, chairman of Monaco Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, tells CNBC that Monaco is marketing itself as a breeding ground for young entrepreneurs through its 'Edge' networking program.

  • More Entrepreneurs Chase 3-D Printing Profits Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 10:06 AM ET
    A MakerBot 3-D printer prints Nokia cellphone cases.

    As 3-D printing grows, entrepreneurs are looking for opportunities, Inc. reports. Key questions to ask if you're thinking about starting a 3-D printing business.

  • TV Disruption: Start-Up Aereo CEO Defends Tech Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 1:52 PM ET
    Chet Kanojia

    Appearing on CNBC, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia defended its technology after a favorable court ruling allows the start-up to expand service letting consumers watch live TV over the web.

  • How Binishells Hopes to Spark a Housing Revolution Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 11:44 AM ET

    Will peculiar looking domed homes made entirely of concrete revolutionize housing? Nicolo Bini, president and CEO of the construction technology company Binishells, certainly hopes so.

  • Dorms Funds for Start-Ups: So Does College Matter? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    Venture firm First Round Capital has started the Dorm Room Fund, giving college students $500,000 to fund start-ups. Does college matter for entrepreneurs?

  • Watching Live TV Online Nabs a Court Ruling Win Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    In a victory for startup Aereo, a federal appeals court rejected a TV station owners' appeal of an earlier decision, USA Today reports.

  • Binishells Reinvents the Roof Over Your Head Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Binishells Reinvents the Roof Over Your Head

    CEO and President Nicolo Bini delivers his 60 second Power Pitch. Does Binishells' technology have what it takes to top the green housing market?

  • Etch A Sketch's Incredible Toy Legacy — And Burden Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 4:55 PM ET
    Ohio Art Company Chairman Bill Killgallon demonstrates the original Etch A Sketch prototype created by the late French inventor Andre Cassagnes during the late 1950s.

    The toy's inventor passed away in January, leaving behind an enormous legacy. The 100-employee company is now fighting to translate the iconic toy for a digital generation.

  • Next Crisis? Small Businesses Threaten Italy, Spain Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 2:57 AM ET
    Laura Massey smiles as she talks to a customer at Beetz Me in Princeton, Illinois.

    Small companies struggling to repay loans in Italy and Spain signal bigger problems on the horizon for the euro zone after the dust has settled on Cyprus's last-ditch bailout.

  • Picture Perfect? Cortica Tackles Photo Recognition Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:18 PM ET

    The startup Cortica is tackling the world of digital photography with technology that it said will give computers the ability to see and understand what is captured in the images.

  • Minimum-Wage Hike? Why Main Street Hates It...A Lot Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:37 PM ET

    The battle over a minimum-wage increase has begun, and small employers on both sides have entered the debate.

  • Bonobos: E-Fashioned and Tailored For Shipping Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 11:51 AM ET
    Bonobos: E-Fashioned and Tailored For Shipping

    Andy Dunn, Bonobos co-founder & CEO, explains how his "bagless" shopping experience could become a model for the way customers shop in the future.

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