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  • Entrepreneurs Wary of IPOs: SecondMarket CEO Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 12:58 PM ET
    SecondMarket Shifts Post-Facebook

    Entrepreneurs no longer view taking their company public the pinnacle of success, SecondMarket's CEO told CNBC.

  • Top 10 Startup Events to Watch in 2013 Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    From CES to Disrupt NYC, the year's top startup events as selected by Entrepreneur.

  • Small Business Confidence Nearly Flat for December Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 9:49 AM ET

    Small-business owners' confidence was virtually flat, as entrepreneurs still expect business conditions to worsen in the next six months.

  • SoundCloud CEO Sounds Off Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 11:52 AM ET
    SoundCloud CEO Sounds Off

    Alexander Ljung, Founder and CEO of SoundCloud, explains how his startup company allows users to share all kinds of sounds, from music to your baby's first words.

  • After Fiscal Deal, Small Companies Push for Growth Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 4:23 PM ET
    Instructor Doug Rappe, left, helps students participating in the woodworking manufacturing training program

    With a fiscal deal in place for now, small-business owners are forging ahead with growth strategies—despite headwinds.

  • Seth Godin's Key to Success: 'Do Something Ridiculous' Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 3:28 PM ET

    For several generations, doing what your told was a ticket to an improved quality of life. But globalization and ever-efficient mass production have brought that cycle to its endgame; as many Americans have learned, there are no “safe” jobs anymore, especially in manufacturing, and no guarantees of employment, even at the biggest companies.

  • 2012's Hottest Commodity: Lumber Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 12:51 PM ET
    2012's Hottest Commodity: Lumber

    Physical lumber prices jumped 40 percent to the current $365 in 2012, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Small business owner

    As the House approved a Senate bill to avert a "fiscal cliff," most of Main Street was spared tax hikes. So why aren't small-business owners cheering?

  • 2012 Tech Movers Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 4:21 PM ET
    2012 Tech Movers

    Technology was the best performing sector in 2012, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan; Larry Fishelson, Dynalink; and Max Wolff, Greencrest Capital.

  • Richard Branson: Give Your Employees Freedom! Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 2:16 PM ET

    By giving employees the same freedoms as senior managers, teams can be empowered to succeed, writes Richard Branson for Entrepreneur.

  • 2012: The Year in IPOs Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    kate kelly

    CNBC's Kate Kelly rounds up the top IPO trends of 2012, the largest year in dollar volume since 2007, and what investors can look forward to next year.

  • Franchises Push for Growth Amid Debt-Deal Uncertainty Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 11:15 AM ET
    BookKeeping Express provides business owners with a local business “consultant,” plus bookkeeping services.

    Some small companies including franchises are managing to grow. But the overall Main Street mood is anxiety-filled.

  • Small Biz Gears Up For Tough Times Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 6:43 AM ET
    Small Biz Gears Up For Tough Times

    Greg Jones, BookKeeping Express CEO; and Darin Harris, Primrose Schools COO, explain how "apprehension and fear" are impacting small companies and their employees.

  • Small-Business Owner to Politicians: Protect US Jobs Saturday, 29 Dec 2012 | 10:21 AM ET

    Two small-company owners said the debt-deal debacle is weighing down Main Street. And politicians need to prioritize U.S. jobs.

  • Main Street 2012: Year of Living With Uncertainty Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    Small-Business Sentiment Nearly Flat as 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms

    From tax hikes to disruptive technologies, key issues entrepreneurs faced in 2012.

  • Can the Fiscal Cliff Help Small Biz? Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 7:45 PM ET
    Can the Fiscal Cliff Help Small Biz?

    A number of experts are saying that small business will get hit the worst if we go over the fiscal cliff. Gene Marks of The Marks Group, explains why it's a mistake to generalize that more than 20 million small businesses nationwide will be affected.

  • Travel Smart With a 'Nerd' in Your Wallet Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    Travel Smart With a 'Nerd' in Your Wallet

    Alicia Jao, Head of TravelNerd, explains how consumers can save time and money as they navigate busy airports.

  • 5 Key Issues Facing Small Business in 2013 Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    In 2013, small companies will contend with many of the same issues that made it challenging to run their companies this year. From taxes to health-care costs, a look ahead at issues facing entrepreneurs.

  • Avoid the Malls: Site Offers Ethical Options to Big Brands Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    Upstart has partnered with emerging, independent brands to offer "stylish, eco-friendly and ethical" options.

  • 3-D Printing Sparks Innovation Among Small Companies Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 12:09 PM ET
    Model made using a photopolymer printing system.

    As costs drop, 3-D printing is becoming more accessible to small companies. See why the trend is a potential game changer for manufacturers and beyond.

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