Small Business


  • Start-up calling on 2-year-old authors  Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    One mom says she has the solution to that growing pile of kiddie art in your home. See Carolyn Lanzetta pitch her big idea to Rothberg Ventures Partner Fran Hauser, Mommy Blogger Kristin Quinn, and Pipeline Fellowship CEO and founder, Natalia Oberti Noguera. The segment is hosted by Mandy Drury.

  • Will red states support higher minimum wages? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    With four state ballot initiatives coming up this midterm election cycle, here’s a look at what’s at stake for the small business community.

  • 9 pizza franchises hoping to deliver millions Sunday, 5 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The pizza franchise model is booming, planning to do for the pie what Chipotle did for the burrito. Bad for Dominos, good for entrepreneurs.

  • The case for sky high tech valuations Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 2:48 PM ET
    The Uber app on a mobile phone

    Do user experience product designs justify Silicon Valley’s eye-popping valuations? Some say yes, and that user-friendly products are key to raising capital.

  • Main St. gets more optimistic: PNC survey  Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    How small businesses and startups could be the key to economic recovery, with CNBC's Kate Rogers.

  • You could be getting a raise at these companies Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    Offering signs of hope the economic recovery is solidifying, new data supports a more optimistic Main Street that plans to boost wages and raise prices.

  • The app powering protesters  Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    How do you stage an uprising when the government shuts down the web? Stanislav Shalunov, Open Garden co-founder and CTO, explains how his app FireChat can help protesters without mobile Internet service.

  • A start-up that wants to insure your car...cheaply Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    Metromile app

    How one tech start-up is using data to make car insurance cheaper.

  • Are mandatory gratuities the next new hotel fee? Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    A campaign to encourage more people to tip housekeeping may provide an opening for more mandatory hotel fees.

  • Beyond Home Depot: Hackers eye smaller companies Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    Data breaches aren't limited to big retailers. Small businesses aren't in the clear, here's how they can protect themselves from hackers.

  • If we just had ... more... $$: Why start-ups fail Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Ever wonder why start-ups are pulling in mega rounds at an unprecedented rate, yet running out of cash is a major reason for failure?

  • Chasing a slice of the lucrative pot pie Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    There’s money to be made on medicinal and recreational marijuana purchases, amid state legalization. But entrepreneurs also have plenty of hurdles to clear.

  • The man who made $50 million ditching Kickstarter Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Video-game developer Chris Roberts speaks during a press event at the Game Developer’s Conference in 2012.

    'Star Citizen' game designer Chris Roberts has pulled off a crowdfunding coup: making $50 million without paying Kickstarter or Indiegogo.

  • Resilient Americans still believe in Main Street Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    Few small businesses think now is the time to expand, and hiring is essentially flat. But wait—there may be a silver lining.

  • As Alibaba debuts, Jack Ma nods to the little guy Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 2:35 PM ET
    The words 'Made in USA' are displayed on the label on a pair of denim jeans.

    As Alibaba began trading on the NYSE Friday, founder of the e-commerce giant Jack Ma acknowledged the company's commitment to smaller merchants in a CNBC interview.

  • Apple wants to change the way you spend money Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    Tim Cook announced Apple Pay during a company special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.

    As fans pocket new iPhone 6 models, they'll be discovering a new function: Apple Pay. Will consumers and merchants adopt the new payment technology?

  • Stoners on the job: Nearly 10% went to work high Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    A new survey has found 10 percent of American workers have showed up to their jobs high. Are you surprised? Here’s what employers can do about it.

  • Meh about Alibaba? Why it may matter  Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Rogers takes a look at small businesses on Alibaba and explains why it pays to do your due diligence.

  • This start-up wants you to ditch your car Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    Jacquelyn Pourroy, a 32-year-old driver for the service Sidecar, began working for the start-up about three months ago. The service lets anyone turn a personal car into a taxi.

    Sidecar recently secured $15 million in funding, as it competes with Uber and Lyft. Is the ridesharing bubble about to pop?

  • Travel honchos seek clout to fight wage hikes Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    Shawnta Brown worked a summer job at Skyline Sightseeing in New York City, getting paid commission only to sell bus tickets to tourists.

    The travel industry has taken a deep dive into the debate of whether new jobs created since the recession are worse than the old jobs.

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