Small Business


  • Peter Thiel eying pot-related investment: Source Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 3:06 PM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Peter Thiel is considering a multimillion dollar stake in a private equity firm that's investing in the cannabis space, a source said.

  • Navigating the small-biz Obamacare market Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A woman speaks with a health insurance agent regarding the Affordable Care Act.

    Employers report mixed results using the month-old Obamacare marketplace for small businesses called SHOP. Some ask: What's the incentive to enroll?

  • Chocolate drought a 'fair trade' issue: Torres Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    As candy lovers around the world contribute to a global chocolate deficit, one chocolatier has a simple solution to the brewing crisis.

  • Ex-NSA agents' start-up locks in $8M in funding Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    The start-up Area 1 Security, which was founded by three ex-NSA employees, received an $8 million round of funding on Wednesday.

  • Rust belt rebound: Columbus   Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:55 AM ET
    Rust belt rebound: Columbus

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on Ohio's efforts to keep young people in the region, as the state efforts an economic comeback.

  • Rust belt rebound   Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 2:35 PM ET
    Rust belt rebound

    America's heartland is undergoing an economic transformation. But can the region, known for its manufacturing past, reinvent itself?

  • Tis' the season for stealing?   Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    Tis' the season for stealing?

    An increase in seasonal workers may boost bottom lines for businesses but also may add risk for shoplifting. Insight, with CNBC's Kate Rogers and Scott Humphrey, Travelers Risk Control.

  • Ex-bond trader gives photos a 'Human' touch Saturday, 6 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Brandon Stanton, creator/photographer of Humans of New York.

    Erstwhile bond trader Brandon Stanton's "Humans of New York" blog has became a social media sensation around the world.

  • You won't believe how much pop-up shops make Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Shoppers browse the various Holiday shops in Bryant Park, New York City.

    While the retail spaces are small and temporary, pop-up shops are popular and can rake in big bucks during the key holiday shopping season.

  • Coal in Main Street's stocking this year? Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Stocking full of coal

    Will Congress give Main Street coal in its stocking this year?, asks Parker Karnan, executive director of the Independent Running Retailers Assoc.

  • An IPO route for the little guy, but full of risks Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Direct public offerings, or DPOs, are used by small companies looking to tap investor money for growth, but risks can outweigh rewards.

  • Sales bump for small biz?   Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Sales bump for small biz?

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on local shops looking for a sales boost on Small Business Saturday.

  • Blah start to small-biz Obamacare market? Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    The portion of the healthcare.gov website for employers.

    A report suggests that traffic at the Obamacare market that offers insurance to employees of small businesses is off to a less-than-inspiring start.

  • Take these 5 steps before starting a business Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 7:21 AM ET
    Small business

    Eager to open your own business? CNBC's personal finance correspondent Sharon Epperson offers 5 steps to help you start out strong.

  • Small Business Saturday boosting business Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    Li-Lac Chocolates in New York City

    Small-business owners are gearing up for their version of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday.

  • Can Ferguson's businesses rise from the rubble? Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 8:57 AM ET
    St. Louis restaurant Rooster boarded up its windows and opened for business on Tuesday, after it was attacked during nighttime riots.

    Workers and merchants in Ferguson wonder whether their businesses can survive the terrible toll — and the fear of possible uprisings to come.

  • America is losing the global start-up race Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
    Young entrepreneur

    Obama's executive actions on immigration don't focus on a key start-up problem: Few skilled workers. Why innovators are bypassing the U.S.

  • The booming business of cannabis Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    future of cannabis, pot business, marijuana business

    The marijuana business is big, and is only forecast to grow larger.

  • Inside the Wild West of alternative lending Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    With small businesses turning to alternative lenders, some watchers wonder if we're recreating a backdrop that set up the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Where the (women & millennial) entrepreneurs are   Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:49 PM ET
    Where the (women & millennial) entrepreneurs are

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports the Global Entrepreneurship Index reveals the U.S. leads, followed by Canada and Australia, and its women and millennials leading the charge in the start-up movement.

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