• 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?

  • Five Mistakes to Avoid With Free Shipping Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 8:59 AM ET
    Workers sort packages at the FedEx Ground hub in Chicago.

    While you may need to offer free shipping during the holidays, don’t jump into it too quickly to retain customers. Five mistakes to avoid when offering free shipping.

  • How to Take Your Company to the Next Level Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 2:36 PM ET

    Stuck at a plateau? Here are four things that could help your business reach new heights.

  • Five Tips for Raising Entrepreneurial Kids Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    As a parent, you inspire entrepreneurship by fostering the emotional skills your child will need. Some tips to help you promote entrepreneurial qualities in your children.

  • Small Business Optimism Tanks, Owners Lose 'Hope' Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    Small business owners grew more pessimistic in November after the election and super storm Sandy.

  • Why You Should Schmooze Like Don Draper Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 2:14 PM ET
    Jon Hamm who plays Don Draper in a scene from the series Madmen.

    Don Draper was onto something. It's still the real-life interaction--not the late-night emails--that will take your business relationships to the next level.

  • The Case For Entrepreneurs  Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 1:43 PM ET

    Scott Case, CEO of Startup America Partnership, and Steve Case, Chairman and Founder of Startup America Partnership, explain how their company helps launch new businesses throughout the country.

  • Meet the Pool Guy to the One Percent Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    Mark Werner is an entrepreneur, who builds fancy swimming holes for the rich. While the bulk of the pool industry has declined, the former Marine has created a thriving niche. See how he did it.

  • Much is at stake for small businesses amid the deficit talks. A look at why Main Street is worried and why job creation isn't happening.

  • Entrepreneurs & the Fiscal Cliff  Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 7:49 PM ET

    Are entrepreneurs worried about taxes, regulations and the fiscal cliff? Lori Greiner of ABC's "Shark Tank," explains that entrepreneurs take risks they understand and can control.

  • Par-ty! Par-ty! Office Holiday Parties Are Back Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    It’s been a tough slog in Cubeville the past few years but don’t cry in that beer you had to buy with your own money just yet – the office holiday party is making a comeback!

  • Meet KegSkins, a new way to keep beverages cold.

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