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Crowd Rules

How 'mompreneur' turned $500 into millions
Once stay-at-home mom, Kendra Scott, a panelist on CNBC Prime's "Crowd Rules," shares how she turned $500 into a multi-million-dollar jewelry empire that now spans the globe. The CEO and "mompreneur" also offers up advice about starting a new business and balancing work with family.
Mr. Green Tea's Response Wed, 15 May '13 | 9:54 AM ET

The "Crowd Rules" panelists may have voted for Mr. Green Tea, but the crowd did not. The Emanuele family react to not winning the $50,000.

Pickle Licous: 'We're Totally Revamping' Wed, 15 May '13 | 9:50 AM ET

So, how does Robyn Samara, owner of Pickle Licous really feel about the panelist's advice?

Crowd Rules: Unlike Any Other Show Fri, 19 Apr '13 | 4:30 PM ET

Kendra Scott explains what makes Crowd Rules unique and how it helps small businesses.

The Full Impact of $50,000! Fri, 19 Apr '13 | 4:34 PM ET

Each week, one small business will take home a $50,000 prize. Crowd Rules panelist Pat Kiernan explains the benefits of the cash prize.

No One Goes Away Empty-Handed Fri, 19 Apr '13 | 4:33 PM ET

Crowd Rules features three small businesses that compete for a $50,000 prize however what happens to the businesses that don't win the money?

Kendra’s Tough Love Approach Fri, 19 Apr '13 | 4:31 PM ET

Crowd Rule's Kendra Scott has to sometimes administer harsh advice. She goes into detail about her tough love approach.

About Thu, 4 Apr '13 | 9:28 AM ET

“Crowd Rules” features three small businesses that compete in front of an audience of 100 that votes to decide who wins a much-needed $50,000 prize.

Pat's Advice for Small Businesses

  • Expanding your small business? Dump the debt Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:18 PM ET

    Businesses in debt make bad decisions out of desperation. Use these four strategies to avoid making poor choices and focus instead on what your business needs to grow.

  • Top six questions smart investors ask start-ups Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 10:00 PM ET

    There are six questions smart investors should ask before putting money into a new company. If businesses have answers, it shows they have data to support their decisions.

  • Top 5 small business mistakes Monday, 13 May 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    Many businesses don’t make it past their fifth anniversary, so it's crucial to nail strategy. Pat Kiernan, co-host of "Crowd Rules," on five small-business mistakes to avoid.

Meet The Panelists

  • Pat Kiernan Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    Pat Kiernan is a veteran broadcaster who knows business. A TV anchor with NY1 since 1997, Kiernan does more than talk about business. He speaks from the experience of running his own small production company.

  • Kendra Scott Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    In 2002, with just $500, Kendra Scott launched a small jewelry collection. Today, Kendra Scott Jewelry is a global multi-million dollar label with collections sold at top retailers.

About Crowd Rules

“Crowd Rules” features three small businesses that compete in front of an audience who vote to decide which business wins a much-needed $50,000 prize. Entrepreneur and jewelry designer Kendra Scott, TV newsman Pat Kiernan and a weekly guest who is an industry expert lead the examination of the small businesses. While the business owners make their case to the panel of three, the real power lies in the hands of the audience—97 strong—whose votes ultimately decide which business is most deserving of the investment.

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