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Jordan Belfort is back.
Now that "The Wolf of Wall Street" is a certified hit, the man whose life the film is based on is back selling something. This time, however, it's all legal.
Belfort is selling a program on how to be a successful salesperson using "ethical persuasion." "Success in the absence of ethics ... is failure, it's not success at all," Belfort said in a free webinar Wednesday.
"This was an experiment, right?" said Travis Laurendine, standing in a men's room. "The experiment was, 'What if you could make a company that's so funny that it markets itself?'"
The experiment may be succeeding.
Laurendine co-founded Airpnp, based on the very successful Airbnb, a site which allows people to rent out their homes. In the case of Airpnp, however, people are renting out their bathrooms, hence the 'P.'
"People in the United States take 3 trillion pees a year—3 trillion," he said. "Do the math. Trust me, I have."
Peer-to-peer takes on a whole new meaning.
Drought, schmout. Yes, California is in the middle of what could be the worst drought in 500 years (or not), and Napa Valley has only received a fraction of its normal rainfall. But 2013 was dry, too, and California still produced a record grape crop. Rains came last month, and farmers hope more will follow.
"It's not a complete disaster," said David Duncan, president and CEO of Silver Oak Cellars. "The vines adjust themselves. They're more used to Mother Nature than we are."
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That's not to say all is well in the vineyard. Groundwater supplies may be adequate for the moment, but without more rain, growers may over-pump water. "We're going to pray that all this goes away ... and we're going to get wet," said Clay Shannon, who owns Shannon Ridge Family of Wines.
There may be bigger issues to deal with than water, however. U.S. wine sales grew only 2.7 percent last year, according to one wine analysis, as growth slows in the face of competition from craft beer and cocktails.
Is your office one of those places with a wide, open floor plan broken up by cubicle walls that reach up to your navel, giving everyone the illusion of privacy where none exists?
That's why you're sick all the time.
A new study gives strong evidence to what most of us already know: We need our own offices. Close the door, leave me in peace, and you'll be amazed at how productive I am.
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I know it costs more. I admit I'll be a tad irresponsible at first and stream an episode of "House of Cards" because, finally, no one can see what's on my computer screen.
But at least I'll be here.
It summarizes the self-reported information from nearly 2,000 workers, finding that the more open the floor plan, the more likely people called in sick for short periods of time.
Now you can have your cake and brush your teeth with it, too.
Crest has released three new flavors targeting "experiential consumers" or "daredevils," including Mint Chocolate Trek, Vanilla Mint Spark and Lime Spearmint Zest, all marketed under the new "Be" line—as in, "Be adventurous ... inspired ... dynamic."
Only in America could someone like Don King succeed. Where else could a man drop out of school, go to prison for killing a man, find God, meet Muhammad Ali and end up being the greatest promoter since P.T. Barnum?
This week, King is in Cleveland to promoting a boxing event airing on Showtime. The "Cleveland Show for People Care," at the Cleveland State University Wolstein Center marks a homecoming for a man whose very first promoted event happened here in 1972 with Muhammad Ali.
"Boxing is life," King told CNBC. The main event Friday features relatively unknown lightweights Angelo Santana and Hank Lundy. Young prospects Amir Imam and Jared Robinson will fight at junior welterweight. But King is intent on bringing back the glory days of heavyweight boxing to the U.S.
Sitting around waiting for your smartphone to ring with news that your start-up will get the funding needed to finally start up? Kill some time playing the latest enterprenerd time-suck on Twitter, the #VCCoverBands hashtag.
Such fun mashups are a favorite pastime for tweeters. For example, #IfThatMovieWasJewish led to creative suggestions like "The Devil Wears Schmatta" and "The Wizard of Oy."
But melding the names of famous musicians or bands with venture capital firms? That takes real nerds.
Russell Wilson isn't the only person in Seattle who fumbles around. The Seahawks quarterback is near the top of the 2013 fumblers list at 11, though the Broncos' Peyton Manning isn't far behind at 10.
I guess it comes with the territory.
According to SquareTrade, a company that sells extended warranties for mobile devices, Seahawks fans in general are "clumsy." A lot clumsier than Broncos fans. One in 4 people in Seattle have had a cellphone accident over the last year, compared with only 16 percent in Denver.
The Super Bowl has gone to pot.
Both teams playing in Sunday's big game—the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos—hail from states where recreational marijuana is now legal for people over 21. They are playing in New Jersey, a state slow to roll out a medical marijuana program, but one where at least one legislator wants to follow in the footsteps of Washington and Colorado. A variety of public opinion polls show most Americans now favor legalization.
Suddenly, the Super ... Bowl ... takes on a whole new meaning.
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Former college football coach Barry Switzer has turned a man cave in his Oklahoma home into a base for Coaches' Cabana.
Apeks Supercritical sells an extraction machine for medical marijuana users who prefer consuming oils over smoking the plant.