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  • 5 Key Issues Facing Small Business in 2013 Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    In 2013, small companies will contend with many of the same issues that made it challenging to run their companies this year. From taxes to health-care costs, a look ahead at issues facing entrepreneurs.

  • Avoid the Malls: Site Offers Ethical Options to Big Brands Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    Upstart FashioningChange.com has partnered with emerging, independent brands to offer "stylish, eco-friendly and ethical" options.

  • 3-D Printing Sparks Innovation Among Small Companies Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 12:09 PM ET
    Model made using a photopolymer printing system.

    As costs drop, 3-D printing is becoming more accessible to small companies. See why the trend is a potential game changer for manufacturers and beyond.

  • 3 Startups Rethink Social Gifting Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    Entrepreneur profiles three unique, gifting-related upstarts for holiday shopping and beyond.

  • Sheer Complexity of Taxes Hurts Main Street: Expert Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 12:25 PM ET

    There's still no clarity for Main Street about pending tax hikes and spending cuts, called the "fiscal cliff." But one entrepreneur expert argues it's not necessarily the level of taxes that's the problem.

  • 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?

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