Business Competition


  • Blog: Marathon Lessons for the Corporate World Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 8:33 AM ET
    The man running near the river

    Novice runners often make the mistake of training hard all the time, assuming that the harder they work, the faster they will become and many companies and employees make the same mistake in the office as novice runners do on the road.

  • Higher Ambition

    A new book details what it really takes to be a good leader in today's world including asking, "Does your CEO pass the kitchen test?"

  • To Create Jobs, Help Entrepreneurs: Steve Case Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 1:16 PM ET

    Help the entrepreneurs and you'll get more than new products — you'll get thousands of new jobs, AOL  co-founder Steve Case told CNBC.

  • Creating Jobs in America     Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    Focus on entrepreneurship, says Steve Case, AOL co-founder/White House Council on Jobs & Competitiveness president, who adds that building companies will accelerate growth in jobs.

  • Startup Weekend

    More than 35,000 entrepreneurs around the world have gone through the Startup Weekend program since 2009. Now the co-founders are sharing their best practices in a new book of how in 54 hours entrepreneurs can go from pitching their ideas to creating a new business.

  • What's Killing the American Entrepreneur? Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 1:57 PM ET
    Entrepreneurial DNA

    The author writes that in his work, "studying the traits of thousands of entrepreneurs, I found that the leading cause of frustration and failure in the self-employed community is the one-size-fits-all approach to entrepreneurship."

  • Want To Be An Entrepreneur? Go To School Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 9:29 AM ET

    In a bid to take control of their own careers and avoid joining the unemployment line, college students are flocking to entrepreneurial programs — and schools are rushing to serve their needs.

  • CEO Blog: When You're Leading - It's Not About You Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 10:37 AM ET

    Consider it one of the many paradoxes of leadership: It starts with the leader, but it’s never about the leader. Although leaders in business, politics, and other arenas shoulder tremendous responsibility, the focus can never be on them. They are stewards--servants, really--of a greater whole known as the community, the nation, the organization. That doesn’t make the job any easier, of course; in fact, it makes it all the more complex.

  • e-Reader Wars Heat Up     Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 4:58 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt explains why the battle for e-readers is heating up.

  • Career Advice: How to Sell Your Ideas Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 1:27 PM ET

    Do you ever over-complicate things? Here's how to better present your ideas and yourself.

  • Groupon's Big Competition     Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Groupon is getting set for its IPO, but there are a slew of competitors nipping at its heels.

  • The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World

    In this guest post author Harvey Mackay writes how important likability is in the sales game.

  • Discover Your CEO Brand Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
    Discover Your CEO Brand

    In product marketing, there’s an old saying: “a brand is more than a word; it’s the beginning of a conversation" — here's how to get people talking.

  • When Should a Small Business Hire a Finance Chief? Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    At Quickoffice, which sells software that allows users to create and edit documents on mobile devices, Alan Masarek always enjoyed getting deep into the numbers of his business — almost as if he were chief financial officer instead of chief executive.

  • Latest NABE Survey Results     Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    The latest National Association for Business Economics (NABE) survey shows economic growth in the U.S. but expectations for future growth are muted. Insight with Ken Simonson, NABE vice president and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Equity Profits to Get Tougher?     Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 7:33 AM ET

    De-leveraging is having a dramatic impact on most of the world's economic activity, says Curtis Arledge, BNY Mellon Investment Management CEO, who says companies are benefiting from low interest rates, which explains strong earnings.

  • Don't Be Scared Off by the Business of Fear Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 4:06 PM ET
    Jack O' Lantern

    Whether you took in a screening of "Scream 4" this year, visited a haunted house this month, or bought a zombie Halloween costume, you’re a customer in the “business of fear.”

  • Halloween Pop-Up Stores No Trick for Mall Landlords Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 4:06 PM ET

    Temporary stores specializing in the holiday are everywhere — sometimes two in a suburban strip or city block. It's part of a booming retail business model, now worth some $8 billion a year.

  • Whether it's a politican claiming his opponent will increase taxes or a service that promises to protect its users from harm, consumers are presented with a daily barrage of scary scenarios.

  • Business of Fear - A CNBC Special Report

    Many companies and corporations use advertising fear tactics to achieve their  end goal of maximizing profit.