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  • 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?

  • Main St. Tax Breaks Inside Obama's Proposed Budget Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    President Barack Obama, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House with Jeffrey Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB, in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama's budget plan includes a proposed tax credit if you've hired or given a raise to workers. What small businesses would pocket from the president's proposal.

  • Why Now Is the Best Time to Be an Entrepreneur: Pro Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    Ted Leonsis, GroupOn Co-CEO, Revolution Growth Fund Founder and owner of the Washington Capitals.

    With many big companies spending less, the time couldn't be better to launch a start-up, Ted Leonsis, a longtime tech executive, told CNBC.

  • How to Energize the Entrepreneur: Expert  Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 8:03 AM ET

    Ted Leonsis, Revolution Growth Fund partner, explains why there's never "been a better time to be an entrepreneur."

  • What's Up With Groupon?  Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 7:31 AM ET

    "Globalization offers a ton of promise to companies that can explore it because of the Internet," said Ted Leonsis, Revolution Growth Fund partner, discussing the outlook on Groupon and e-commerce growth.

  • The Revolution of Innovation Needed: Leonsis  Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 7:06 AM ET

    Ted Leonsis, Revolution Growth Fund partner, explains how the business world could benefit from revolutionizing its ideas and practices.

  • Try On a Pair: Warby Parker to Open Store in Soho Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    After developing a strong online following, hip eyeglass maker Warby Parker opens its first brick-and-mortar store Saturday in Soho.

  • Online Retailer Makes Big Bet on Bricks & Mortar  Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Warby Parker continues its quest to transform the $22 billion U.S. optical industry, reports CNBC's Carl Quintanilla.

  • Invest Like Buffett? There’s an App for That  Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 10:22 AM ET

    Raul Moreno, IBillionaire co-founder, explains how his app can help people invest like Warren Buffett or Carl Icahn.

  • Disruptors: The Midas Touch For Tech Investing  Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Jeremy Levine, Bessemer Venture Partners, discusses how to spot the next smart e-commerce investment, and provides tips for playing the start-up field.

  • 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

    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.

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