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  • Small Businesses Turn to Alternative Lenders Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 10:08 AM ET

    A new crop of alternative lenders such as Kabbage are using software—and sometimes Facebook activity—to gauge businesses and review loan requests within minutes. But the loans can come with hefty fees.

  • Venture Capital Meets the Fiscal Cliff     Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    Mark Siegel, Menlo Ventures, discusses how the fiscal cliff is impacting private money, and why it's important to keep capital gains taxes low.

  • Some Entrepreneurs Succeed In Spite of Economy     Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Bryan Pearce of Ernst & Young and Lesa Mitchell of the Kauffman Foundation discuss a new study of more than 600 entrepreneurs who are "defying gravity," succeeding in a difficult economy.

  • Zynga Does a Management Shakeup Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 5:29 PM ET

    Zynga is doing a major management shakeup as it shifts to focus more on mobile.

  • Mark Cuban Takes Issue With Facebook Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    Mark Cuban started a firestorm on Tuesday when he said he’s considering alternatives to Facebook for promoting news about his team the Dallas mavericks.

  • U.S. small business sentiment ticked up 0.3 in October—nearly unchanged—as uncertainty about future business conditions reached a record high.

  • Microsoft’s 'Halo 4' Sets New Record Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    Microsoft’s "Halo 4" sold $220 million worth of games in the first 24 hours. That beats the record "Halo 3" set in 2007.

  • Helping Veterans Thrive     Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 3:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs looks at the new push to help veterans start their own businesses.

  • Creating Ecosystems of Entrepreneurship Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 1:43 PM ET

    A successful microeconomic strategy draws on a region’s unique strengths, then integrates the value chain to create ecosystems of entrepreneurship that support innovation and new business formation.

  • Imagine a place where high-impact entrepreneurs are so pleased that they don’t complain. Would those be entrepreneurs living in Silicon Valley perhaps? Not so.

  • Where's the Next Hot Startup Spot? Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    An entrepreneurial ecosystem has sprouted in what some would say is a most unexpected community. It has all the elements of a large city effort, including support for technology startups as well as the 98 percent of startups that are not technology-based.

  • The Hardest Thing Is Just to Start Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 1:12 PM ET

    Shortly after the Icelandic economy crashed in 2008, we founded our first company. Call us crazy, but in the midst of thousands losing their jobs and the first en masse public protest against the government since Iceland’s induction into NATO in 1949, we decided to start a board game company. It was a blast.

  • Young, Confident and Leading Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 1:12 PM ET

    Some 88 million young women and men worldwide are unemployed — 47 percent of the unemployed globally. Economic leaders have been stumped as to what to do about it. Now Generation Y is taking matters into its own hands.

  • Capitalizing on the $30 Billion Craft Industry     Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 11:51 AM ET

    John Levisay, CEO of Craftsy, and Josh Scott, Craftsy COO, discuss the company's plans for growth and expansion.

  • Can Veteran Small Businesses Jumpstart the Economy? Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 11:21 AM ET

    An engineering degree and business school training gave Justin Ashton the background he needed to start a high tech company, but it was serving six years as an Air Force intelligence officer that taught him the skills he needs to lead the firm.

  • Jason Graham-Nye, co-founder of gNappies, explains to CNBC the many challenges of expanding a business abroad.

  • World's Most Promising Companies Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 5:12 PM ET

    Startup Open, a competition that searches for startups with the greatest growth potential, chose 50 companies to compete for the opportunity to present their business plans to experienced entrepreneurs, and gain insight from the experts.  Here is a sampling of the 50 , representing a range of ideas from around the world.

  • Actor Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall.

    The North American launch of "Skyfall," the latest James Bond flick, is "off to an amazing start," according to Sony. Find out who stands to cash in from its success.

  • Professionals, like doctors and lawyers and anyone else who might be sued, should work with an adviser to keep creditors from cleaning them out if they lose in court

  • SecondMarket Shifts Post-Facebook Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 1:38 PM ET

    SecondMarket made a name for itself as a destination for trading shares of private companies like Facebook and Zynga before their IPOs. So it’s no surprise that in the past quarter — with all those once-high flying companies public — SecondMarket’s trading has fallen dramatically.

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