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  • Blood feuds: When the family business goes bad Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    Though some family businesses are epic success stories, other families fracture under the strain—with explosive results.

  • I worry about JC Penney-Sears model: Retail pro Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 1:08 PM ET

    Following the JCP Ackman blowup and a tough quarter at Sears, turnaround expert Marcus Lemonis told CNBC he's "not sure" the market can handle both retailers.

  • Done right, wheat-free businesses offer lots of dough Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    More people want gluten-free products. Manufacturers and restaurants have taken note, but there's still space in this quickly growing market for entrepreneurs.

  • The triumphant 30-year reign of the 'breastaurant' Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 9:53 AM ET
    Rose Dimov serves lunch at the Tilted Kilt, in Tempe, Arizona in this May, 2012 photo.

    The “breastaurant” industry has grown to over $2 billion in annual sales, mostly from men drawn to the female staff. Read our list of some of the most famous.

  • Two New Yorkers find a fortune in meatballs Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    What does it take to run a successful niche business? The Biz Fix talks with Michael Chernow about how he built a business around meatballs that is humming in supercompetitive New York.

  • Making millions on nothing but a handshake Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 3:33 PM ET
    Marcus Lemonis on CNBC's "The Profit."

    From the medieval days when it originated as a way to show both parties came in peace, the handshake has been tied to a person's word—no more so than when used in business.

  • Exploding kernels of profit—Ready-to-eat popcorn! Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 10:55 AM ET

    With ready-to-eat popcorn snacks gaining popularity is the popcorn business popping profits? The folks at Popcorn, Indiana sure think so. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis has the details.

  • 10 big businesses that were founded by best friends Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Ben Cohen, left, and Jerry Greenfield in 1980

    Some of the most vital companies were founded by just two friends with an idea. Here are 10 cases where friends with nothing but raw ambition and a dream built successful businesses.

  • Get rich and make millions by relying on yourself Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    So what separates the winners from the losers? In some regards, it's as simple as seeing a great opportunity, seizing it and putting it into action with hard work.

  • Struggling to survive: Flower stores wilting Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 6:59 PM ET

    All signs point to a slowly recovering U.S. economy, but it has been a long and bumpy road for many small businesses, including florists.

  • Three ways to succeed, as an employee or owner Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 7:30 AM ET

    As children, we're taught that we won't fail as long as we do our best. But that notion can feel questionable once we enter the job market. Here's advice from the CEO of a $3 billion company.

  • What (not) to do when turning around a business Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:29 PM ET
    Target's Bullseye the bull terrier mascot.

    Businesses change to meet consumer demand. Those that rise to the occasion find great success, but those that don't are met with Category 5 consumer revolts.

  • The hottest rides around: Nascar's top cars Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Marcus Lemonis of Camping World sponsors the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Other companies have sponsored NASCAR drivers too, but which drivers, and which companies?

  • Secrets to pitching big investors Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 4:47 PM ET
    Steve Szaronos (L) and Rishi Prabhu (R) are the founders of Bespoke.

    How two young entrepreneurs raised $800,000 from angel investors for their business, Bespoke Post. Plus, how to pitch rich people for money.

  • 11 of America’s most unusual roadside businesses Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 12:54 PM ET

    There are many curiosities along the highway for commuters and vacationers.

  • Athletes who became entrepreneurs Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 1:33 PM ET
    Tennis player Maria Sharapova poses with a Sugarpova candy packet during the French launch of her Sugarpova candy collection.

    Sports careers don't last forever, but some athletes found new careers for when they reached the ripe old age of 30. Here are 10 who started small businesses and found new success.

  • Starting a small business? Follow your passion Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 6:48 PM ET
    David King, CEO of Sticky USA.

    Launching a business is risky. But if you do what you love, you can find a niche and answer only to yourself. A closer look at three entrepreneurs' ups and downs.

  • Most innovative small businesses of 2013 Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Small businesses can find success with innovative solutions to common problems. CNBC Prime's "The Prophet" presents 10 small businesses with groundbreaking products.

  • Nine outrageous small business publicity stunts Monday, 20 May 2013 | 1:39 PM ET

    For many small businesses, publicity is a luxury. So we thought it'd be fun to reflect on businesses that have made clever plays for publicity, sometimes on small budgets.

  • Small businesses you can’t believe exist Monday, 6 May 2013 | 1:31 PM ET

    Some small businesses provoked skepticism, but the public embraced them and the entrepreneurs who backed them had the last laugh. Here are 10 small businesses founded on unorthodox ideas.