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  • Pot Regulators Slashed in Colorado Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

    Applications for medical marijuana licensing in Colroado is down, forcing the state to trim its enforcement staff.

  • Small Business Job Creation On a Roll: ADP Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:12 AM ET
    Job Search

    The monthly employment report released today from ADP shows that employment on small payrolls — those private-sector businesses with under 50 employees — increased by 100,000 in March.

  • Workers Feeling More Confident About Job Market: Survey Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 7:59 AM ET

    As the unemployment rate continues to drop, however slowly, employees are feeling more confident about their prospects — that creates a new dynamic for workers and their employers.

  • Richard Branson on Virgin's Expansion     Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 7:30 AM ET

    Sir Richard Branson, founder & chairman of Virgin Group, discusses Virgin Group's mobile expansion and his interest in space tourism and the war on drugs.

  • B of A Hires Small Business Bankers in NC, SC and GA Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 4:39 PM ET
    Bank of America branch, New York City.

    Bank of America Corp. said Tuesday that it is hiring about 90 small-business bankers in Georgia and the Carolinas, continuing a pledge it made in late 2010 to add more staff to specialize in working with customers who operate small companies.

  • Amazon.com

    Amazon is back in the news as the Goliath that is taking business away from local shops.

  • To Grow Business, Don't Fear Failure Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 1:56 PM ET

    Despite all their passion and long hours and great ideas, find themselves stuck in terms of their ability to grow. While every business owner's needs are different, there are some things all business owners can do to grow their business.

  • Facebook's Timeline Means Changes for Marketers Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 12:38 PM ET
    Facebook Timeline

    Now that all Facebook brand pages have migrated to Timeline, marketers, there are a few things that are important to know as you become familiar with the new look and functions of Facebook.

  • Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland

    With Opening Day around the corner small businesses in big league cities with downtown ballparks eagerly await the arrival of their teams from spring training, drawing hordes to the area.

  • Lunch-Goers By the Hundreds Bust a Move in Sweden Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    Swedes are catching on to a new fad of taking their lunch break to the extreme. Lunch dance parties have started popping up in Sweden, Finland, Serbia, and Portugal.

  • Is the Bacon Coffin Another 'Taco Liberty Bell?' Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 1:43 PM ET
    Bacon Coffin

    Buried in bacon? A company says it has a bacon coffin for sale. It wouldn’t be the first time a company was inspired to pull an April Fool's Day prank on its customers.

  • Students Sell Their Faces to Pay Off Debt Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 1:36 PM ET

    Calling all debt-ridden students: Would you consider turning your face into a billboard to help pay off your loans? This is not a joke, but rather a business plan envisioned by two indebted students in the U.K.

  • WiFi With Your Oil Change? Dealerships Go Upscale Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    Car Dealership cafe

    In the United States, the auto industry has been transformed. It's no longer about expansion. It's about making existing dealerships more welcoming and more profitable.

  • Small Business Decides 'Clash of the Titans' Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 4:37 PM ET

    Is the economy getting stronger or pulling back? Two members of CNBC's Small Business Council weigh in.

  • Tax refund

    More people are filing their taxes digitally than ever before, but they're still dragging their feet to do it, the head of Intuit told CNBC Thursday.

  • Rubber Chickens & TV Sitcoms: Cost of Laughing Rises Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 2:10 PM ET
    Don't worry. It's rubber.

    Like to laugh? Yeah, that's going to cost you. While you were worried about high gas prices, the price of rubber chickens hit a 25-year high.

  • 'Walmart of Weed' Puts Down Roots in D.C. Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 12:55 PM ET

    A company dubbed the "Walmart of Weed" is putting down roots in America's capital city, sprouting further debate on marijuana.

  • Where Crowdfunding Goes, Taxes May Follow Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    Crowdfunding websites are likely to pop up quickly to connect start ups and investors as soon as the SEC issues regulations to implement the JOBS Act, now awaiting President Obama’s signature. All this could tempt young entrepreneurs to envision a frictionless, friendly world of virtual finance where money would flow in as easily as “Likes” on Facebook. Think again, caution small business advisors.

  • Reaction to Three Days of Mandates and Broccoli Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 5:27 PM ET
    American healthcare reform

    Whew. Three days of Supreme Court hearings on health care, and you’d think “mandate”, “severability” “buying broccoli” are the only topics that anyone cares about. Well, small business owners do care, and they react to the past three days of hearings.

  • On Her Birthday, Gaga Has Her Cake and Tweets It, Too Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 3:03 PM ET
    Singer Lady Gaga during an announcement of her long term partnership with Polaroid as the brand's creative director on a speciality line of imaging products.

    As Lady Gaga turns 26, we are reminded of how the mega-entrepreneur is a master of social media.

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