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  • Power Pitch: Gift Giving, Unwrapped  Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 1:45 PM ET

    John Poisson, CEO & founder of Wantful, offers insight on his online retail business.

  • How the Hunt for Cheap Prices Is Hurting Retail Loyalty Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 11:18 AM ET

    With more consumers focused on the best online deals, the e-commerce space is exploding. Meet the co-founders of Hukkster and Kynetic's CEO. Is retail-shop loyalty dead?

  • Startups Help Small Companies Outsource Their Tasks Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 8:59 AM ET
    Leah Busque is the founder of TaskRabbit, an online marketplace that oursources small jobs and errands.

    Dozens of startups are competing to help small-business owners tackle specialized tasks. Take a closer look at these young companies, vying for entrepreneurs' business.

  • Santa's High-Tech Helper  Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 6:40 AM ET

    Erica Bell and Katie Finnegan, Hukkster co-founders, explain how their startup company alerts consumers when items they want are put on sale at a reduced price. (5:12)

  • The "fiscal cliff" is hampering everyday operations of small businesses and clouding their outlook for growth.

  • Virgin's Branson on Keeping the Creative Fires Burning Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Richard Branson

    Billionaire entrepreneur Branson is well known for his Virgin portfolio, philanthropy and outdoor adventures. How he keeps his entrepreneurial fires going.

  • Hidden Savings on Business Shipping Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    FedEx employees sort through items being shipped through the Fedex World Service Center.

    If you're like most small-business owners, you've compared rates on package delivery and you're shipping goods in small boxes. Here are five money-saving tips on shipping.

  • Wantful: Start-Up Tries to Make Gift-Giving Easy Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 5:57 PM ET

    John Poisson, CEO & founder of Wantful, offers insight on his new gift-giving model.

  • NYC, Yelp Promote Sandy-Hit Businesses Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 1:02 PM ET

    NYC and Yelp have partnered to promote small merchants that have reopened after Sandy. An interactive map showcases small businesses, reopened after the hurricane.

  • Medical Device Tax: Another Roadblock to US Innovation Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 9:44 AM ET

    Legislators have been pushing the President to rethink a portion of his Affordable Care Act, which would add a 2.3 percent tax on all medical devices. Critics call the tax a job killer.

  • Forget the Mall: Get Your Beauty Fix Delivered Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    Birchbox is a hot beauty retailer that delivers monthly, curated beauty samples to your door for a subscription fee. The co-founders, who met at Harvard Business School, sit down with CNBC.

  • A Franchisee's Cautionary Tale About Groupon Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 11:03 AM ET
    The Upper Crust Pizzeria

    Pizzeria owner Mark Tramontana offers a cautionary tale for franchisees about the potential benefits and pitfalls of digital discount platforms. Is Groupon the new piggy bank for cash-starved entrepreneurs?

  • Redefining the Business of Beauty  Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 10:52 AM ET

    Discussing the business model, and experience for subscribers of Birchbox, with its co-founders Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.

  • CNBC's Jane Wells checked in with an owner of an upscale olive oil business. Unable to secure a loan, an angel investor has offered capital. Is this a new lending trend?

  • Entrepreneur Cafes Help Feed Local Startups Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 2:52 PM ET

    Forget online funding websites. In West Virginia, entrepreneurs meet in-person at "entrepreneur cafes" to share ideas and raise seed fund. Is the entrepreneurship model right for your community?

  • High-End Booty: Inside the Changing Pawn Business Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 2:02 PM ET
    High-end pawn shop in Beverly Hills, California.

    Pawn shops no longer are regarded as the last resort of the destitute. New customers are using the shops to raise loans.

  • The Future of Social Media  Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    Clara Shih, Hearsay Social CEO, explains how social media is driving a shift in consumer behavior and business competition.

  • Hang On, This Guy's Name Is WHAT?! Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 2:18 PM ET

    Jason Sadler, a professional T-shirt wearer, auctioned his last name off. What will his name be in 2013? Click ahead to find out.

  • After Sandy hit the eastern seaboard, it left devastation and billions of dollars of damage. Here are lessons that three hard-hit businesses have learned. Have you tapped into the cloud?

  • Main Street on Hold as Debt Talks Drag Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 10:28 AM ET
    Mainstream Boutique

    As haggling over a debt deal continues, small businesses have much at stake. If people pay higher taxes, they will likely spend less. Could a hobbled Main Street derail the economic recovery?

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