Business Competition


  • Santelli: I Don't Trust the Unemployment Rate  Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 8:36 AM ET

    CNBCs Rick Santelli says he does not "trust the unemployment rate," because of the political movement that could alter numbers significantly.

  • Steve Case: Making the Case for Start Ups  Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 7:48 AM ET

    Insight on whether entrepreneurs are seeing the growth needed for job creation, with Steve Case, AOL co-founder.

  • Creating Jobs in America  Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 8:55 AM ET

    Strategies for business growth and job creation, with Lawrence Bossidy, former Honeywell chairman/CEO.

  • Boosting U.S. Business  Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 7:14 AM ET

    Weighing in on how regulation is slowing down business growth, with Lawrence Bossidy, former Honeywell chairman/CEO, who also adds that S&P's downgrade of banks is untimely .

  • With the success of online deal sites including Groupon, hundreds of imitators have cropped up. But some small-business owners have doubts about the business model's effectiveness.

  • Toys Retailer Talks Business  Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 10:30 AM ET

    Ted Frankel, Tom's Toys owner, discusses demand for kids' toys this holiday season. "Free gift wrapping is a major draw," he says.

  • Lord & Taylor CEO Talks Black Friday  Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 10:10 AM ET

    How Lord & Taylor is defending its market share during the Black Friday season, with Brendan Hoffman, Lord & Taylor CEO. "Being able to reach out to the younger consumer through social media and mobil devices is a great advantage," he says.

  • Millennials Key to Rebuilding U.S. Economy Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 10:05 AM ET
    Young Employees

    Even in a weak economy, there continues to be a strong interest among the millennial generation in pursuing an entrepreneurial career, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Merry Mobile Christmas: MCommerce Takes Off Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 8:27 AM ET

    As shoppers hunt down bargains and gift ideas for the holidays, it will be hard for some to remember a time when they couldn’t pull out their smartphone and hunt down a store location, compare a product’s price, or scan customer reviews.

  • 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.