• Furniture Company's Revival Has Global Message Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 9:42 AM ET

    More than three years after his factory closed its doors, Bruce Cochrane reopened them for a new venture, Lincolnton Furniture Co. Lincolnton is part of a small but growing trend called "reshoring" — a reverse migration of U.S. manufacturers from the Far East — mostly China — back to the West.

  • Obama Signs JOBS Act to Juice Economy, Spur Hiring Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 3:51 PM ET
    President Barack Obama signs the Stock Act.

    President Barack Obama has signed legislation that will help small businesses and make it easier for start-ups to raise capital.

  • President Obama Speech Signs the JOBS Act     Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 2:36 PM ET

    President Barack Obama signs the JOBS Act, which will make it easier for companies to go public and says, "the economy has begun to turn the corner, but still has a long way to go."

  • What Does the JOBS Act Do?     Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 1:49 PM ET

    President Obama will sign The JOBS Act into law today. Discussing reasons why this bill could lead to more investment scams, with Greg Smith, Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association general counsel and Brett Martin, Sonar co-founder/CEO.

  • Small Businesses Report Hiring Trend: Surveys Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    A survey fro PNC reveals that small business owners are more optimistic about their prospects than anytime since the fall of 2007, and 28 percent say they will hire full-time staff in 2012.

  • Still No Boom in Small Business Lending Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 7:15 AM ET

    Banks remain hesitant to lend, and when they do, they're asking for more information and toughening requirements. It's a trend that is stalling the pace of lending to smaller companies.

  • Baseball’s Greatest Attractions Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 2:14 PM ET
    As the major league teams wrap up spring training and hit the road for the start of another baseball season, many fans are also ready to embark on their own baseball road trips. America’s favorite pastime offers a great lens through which you can see the country. While most recommended road trips will take you to major and minor league stadiums, we offer another kind of tour: businesses and nonprofit ventures that give you a different window on the game. And if you time your visit to these place

    While most recommended road trips will take you to major and minor league stadiums, we offer another kind of tour: businesses and nonprofit ventures that give you a different window on the game.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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