Small Business


  • Taste test Fatburger's 'Skinny Burger'  Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    Fatburger has rolled out a bunless "skinny burger" where the bun is replaced by two beef patties (actually one cut in half). CEO Andy Wiederhorn makes Jane Wells eat one.

  • SF close to legalizing Airbnb. Which city is next? Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    The San Francisco board of supervisors approved a bill to legalize Airbnb, moving the start-up closer to legitimacy in the city. Which region is next?

  • Family business stories that ended in disaster Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    CNBC.com asked people for family business horror stories that they had witnessed firsthand. Below are the awkward and cringe-worthy responses.

  • The World Series slugfest you don't know about Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants

    New bat makers are wooing major league power hitters like SF Giants Pablo Sandoval, who will be swinging them in this year's World Series.

  • Blue-collar businesses embrace wearable technology Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    Blue-collar firms are beginning to embrace the hands-free technology as it lets them streamline business and training. Fortune magazine reports.

  • Tesla—the other one—nets a big crowdfunding win Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A film still from the documentary “Tower to the People” shows how Nikola Tesla’s Wardenclyffe lab may have looked on Long Island before his wireless transmission tower was torn down in 1917.

    The last remaining lab of "mad scientist" Nikola Tesla will open it doors to the public this summer after a fundraising campaign saved the site.

  • Drought on tap  Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the drought in California is impacting the beer business.

  • Lower oil prices bring relief for businesses Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    With oil prices hovering around $83 a barrel, business owners say lower energy costs will translate to more business activity—just in time for the holiday season.

  • GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons on the Economy  Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons on the volatile stock market and the most important issues facing business leaders.

  • The 27-year-old who's sold $8M in light-up gloves Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:08 AM ET
    Brian Lim, founder of EmazingLights.

    Entrepreneur Brian Lim quit his consultant job, took $100 to make a light-up glove for music fans and is on his way to $12 million in sales next year.

  • The state of small business  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor-in-Chief of Inc Magazine talks about essential leadership skills and the state of small business in America.

  • Pot products to treat brain injuries and pets Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    At the Cannabis Expo, marijuana entrepreneurs are developing products for both people and pets using CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis.

  • Out of the way VCs: Banks muscle in on tech boom Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Using an environment of record low rates, City National is among a handful of banks aggressively trying to convert techies into clients.

  • US small business confidence declines in Sept: NFIB Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    Small business optimism fell as more owners said they expected a slowdown in profits and sales, tightening credit and a harder time filling jobs.

  • Cannabis for concussions  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Rogers explains how a new marijuana product can help people and NFL players with concussions and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Low gas prices good for small biz?  Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Rogers looks at benefits of declining gas prices for small businesses.

  • Microsoft's Nadella apologizes. Now what? Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses the media during an event in New Delhi, Sept. 30, 2014.

    Microsoft CEO's gaffe points to larger issues that face technology—too few women in tech roles and little capital that goes to women-founded start-ups.

  • Y Combinator start-up stories  Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton speaks to Y Combinator president Sam Altman, about hot trends in Silicon Valley and his investment in Reddit.

  • Want a better job? Try 'micro learning' Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 1:55 PM ET
    A mobile phone screen from a video by Udacity

    More start-ups are creating digital education tools including short online videos to help train workers and narrow the skills gap. Useful trend or hype?

  • Depressed or moody? Get a wearable, brain device Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Start-up Thync says it has raised $13 million to create a wearable brain device that promises to alter your state of mind, Re/code reports.

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