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  • Social Media Builds Your Brand—Sort Of Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 9:39 AM ET

    A new study shows tweets, likes and other social-media strategies only get you so far when building a business brand. Ideas for supporting you emerging brands.

  • You, Too, Can Wear Sue Sylvester's Green Track Suit Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    Wesley Tansey's idea for a business started when he tried to track down the sunglasses Kristen Stewart wore on "Twilight" to give to his girlfriend. The girlfriend's gone, but the business is thriving.

  • What Olympic Athletes Can Teach Entrepreneurs Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 12:16 PM ET
    Athlete and Businessman

    From negative thinking to burnout, entrepreneurs can take cues from Olympic athletes. What leadership skills can you learn from professional athletes?

  • How Three Niche Food Companies Made It Big Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    Some entrepreneurs are finding success in unique foods that are healthy, spicy or gluten-free. Is a niche food company right for you?

  • Franchises Oppose NYC Soda Ban Plan Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 10:05 AM ET
    Soda

    As New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg cracks down on obesity and soda consumption, the franchise association this week jumped into the fray. What can businesses do to protect themselves?

  • Facebook

    As Facebook’s stock tumbled after hours on concerns about Facebook’s slowing growth, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg and CFO David Ebersman hosted an investor call in which they stressed the potential of mobile and social ads.

  • Facebook Earnings Meet but Stock Stumbles Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Facebook

    In its first earnings report as a public company Facebook’s results were right on target with non-GAAP earnings per share of 12 cents.

  • How to Compete With the Big Chains Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 4:38 PM ET
    Kroger

    While small businesses can't compete with larger players on price, there are steps specialty merchants can take to get an edge.

  • Kinds of Colleagues You Need to Dump Now Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 1:58 PM ET

    There's a business adage that your business is as good as your team. As you tackle building or tweaking your work network, consider the types of colleagues to avoid.

  • Who, Me? A One Percenter? Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    Those earning incomes in the top one percent (like many Americans) rank themselves much lower than their actual position, and worry that the wealthy have "too much influence."

  • What to Look for in Facebook's Earnings Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 11:08 AM ET

    Facebook stock may be trading down ahead of its first earnings report as a public company, but the company’s market cap is still north of $60 billion, implying expectations of major growth potential.

  • Small Retailers Open Up Storefronts on Facebook Pages Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:44 AM ET
    Facebook

    More businesses are turning to Facebook merchant pages to raise their profile and boost sales. Here's how to effectively use social media for your business.

  • Help! Businesses Turn to New Lobbying Group Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:36 AM ET

    With the cost of doing business rising, it's a critical moment for U.S. small businesses. A new lobbying group—Small Business Majority—hopes to make an impact. What's most pressing for entrepreneurs?

  • Zynga Plummets On Earnings and Outlook Misses Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    Zynga plummeted to an all-time low after reporting earnings that fell short of expectations and a much weaker outlook. The news also sent Facebook shares lower.

  • Conversation That Makes Instant Connections Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    Whether you're interacting with employees, customers, or investors, communication is key to business success. Some tips for entrepreneurs.

  • AOL CEO Expects a 'Tailwind Across Digital Advertising' Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 3:43 PM ET
    AOL offices in Palo Alto, Calif.

    AOL CEO Tim Armstrong talked to CNBC about what’s driving the company's better-than-expected numbers and what lies ahead.

  • Foursquare Launches Ads With Big-Name Partners Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 9:46 AM ET

    After three years of building up its user base, Foursquare is finally starting to make money — a big step for the service with over 20 million users and over 2 billion “check-ins” to businesses.

  • Netflix

    Netflix returned to profitability in the second quarter, but the stock dipped by a double digit percent drop after hours. What went wrong?

  • Groupon

    Small-business Back Alley Waffles has shuttered, and its blaming the e-commerce site. While Groupon defends its deals, the complaint raises questions about cash flow bottlenecks.

  • Reducing Risks When Starting a New Venture Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 1:54 PM ET

    Being an entrepreneur or running a small business means taking big leaps of faith. Some strategies for analyzing and reducing your business risk.

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