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  • 5 Minutes With a Visionary: Cyrus Massoumi Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 1:56 PM ET
    Cyrus Massoumi

    Cyrus Massoumi created ZocDoc, a Web site that allows you to make a doctor's appointment online. He spoke with CNBC about what inspired him to create the site and the state of health care in general.

  • In Detroit, Green Garage Is a Different Kind of Incubator Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 10:22 AM ET

    Though Detroit already has several business incubators, the Green Garage, they say, will walk a different path. Instead of focusing on acceleration, it will work to build a start-up culture that's a rough analogue of the slow-food movement: intimate, deliberate, unhurried.

  • Advice for Franchisors: Treat Franchisees Well Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 11:22 AM ET
    Dairy Queen's 'Blizzard'

    Selecting the right franchisees and treating them well may, in fact, be the most important rules for franchisors as they start and build their companies.

  • Spotify Launch Slams Pandora Stock Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 1:36 PM ET

    Pandora shares were off more than 6 percent earlier today, now down over 3 percent on news of a new rival from Spotify. The streaming music service is launching a new web radio service for mobile devices, which takes direct aim at Pandora’s business model.

  • FastTrac Puts Veterans on Business Track Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 12:12 PM ET
    Military veterans at job fair.

    Veterans have developed valuable skills during their time in the service that translate well to the business world. There's a program that is looking to put entrepreneurs with a military background on the fast track to starting a business.

  • 5 Minutes With a Visionary: Steve Blank Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 5:51 PM ET
    Steve Blank

    In an interview with CNBC, entrepreneur Steve Blank discusses the many businesses he's been involved with in his illustrious career.

  • Invisergy

    Start ups have become quite resourceful when it comes to raising funds. Many are finding start-up competitions as a great source of capital.

  • Facebook’s Face.com Buy: Clues to Mobile Strategy Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 5:04 PM ET
    facebook

    The acquisition moved the stock, because along with the Instagram acquisition, it tells a larger story of Facebook’s commitment to mobile.

  • Business Owners Say All Work No Pay Is Part of the Job Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 12:40 PM ET

    According to one survey, 54 percent of business owners have gone without a paycheck at some point to keep their business afloat. To find out how common this really is, we asked members of the CNBC Small Business Council about their own experience — how many of them have gone without a paycheck? You might be surprised.

  • Omaha, Nebraska

    With roots in a rugged agrarian work ethic, start-ups are thriving around Omaha — thanks in no small part to big spenders' bankrolls. An investigation of the seedlings of Silicon Prairie.

  • 5 Minutes With a Visionary: Geoff Lewis Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 8:16 AM ET
    Geoff Lewis

    In an interview with CNBC, Geoff Lewis describes how he's combining his investment background with a passion for entrepreneurship to focus on investments in consumer Web, enterprise and mobile.

  • World in Hand

    What happens when you have a big idea but a small market? Many small-business owners and would-be entrepreneurs face this problem. Their business can't grow because they don't have enough customers in their geographic area.

  • Is AOL’s Fall On Proxy Win a Buying Opportunity? Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 4:49 PM ET
    AOL

    But despite this victory today AOL’s stock has tanked, down over six percent today. Why the drop? Investors seem to be concerned that AOL’s victory reduces pressure on the company to cut costs.

  • 5 Minutes With a Visionary: Jimmy Wales Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 4:32 PM ET
    Jimmy Wales

    Jimmy Wales founded one of the most ground-breaking websites ever: Wikipedia. Check out our interview with him.

  • A robotic Velociraptor dinosaur opens its mouth to scare visitors as it demonstrates the power of air pressure at the fluid power exhibition in Tokyo.

    The Great Recession spawned a new breed of "accidental entrepreneurs" more driven by profits than passion, a new study finds.

  • 5 Minutes With a Visionary: Fabrice Grinda Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 12:15 PM ET
    Fabrice Grinda

    When we caught up with Fabrice Grinda on the phone, he was about to go kite-boarding in the Dominican Republic. This is a man on the move.

  • Why Pay TV Providers Are Under Investigation Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    The primary question: are providers inappropriately limiting competition from online video services like Netflix and Hulu by capping the amount of data/videos subscribers can stream every month?

  • Why You Should Hire Like a Rock Band Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 10:11 AM ET
    Concert

    If you want to put together a rock-star team, he says, then hire employees based on their values first and ability second — the way great rock bands do it.

  • What has changed in the past five years for small business owners? Pretty much everything, according to new research from Sage North America.

  • Why Zynga’s Stock Fell Off a Cliff Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
    Zynga

    It's off 11.5 percent at last check, bringing the social gaming company down nearly 50 percent year to date. What happened? It seems people are choosing more mobile instead of social games.

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