Small Business


  • Students Sell Their Faces to Pay Off Debt Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 1:36 PM ET

    Calling all debt-ridden students: Would you consider turning your face into a billboard to help pay off your loans? This is not a joke, but rather a business plan envisioned by two indebted students in the U.K.

  • Gen Y Seeks Work-Life Balance Above All Else Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 11:17 AM ET
    Young Employees

    Millenials want to have their cake and eat it, too. A survey show that gen Y feel they should be happy in their workplace, have flexible hours, and eventually be their own boss.

  • WiFi With Your Oil Change? Dealerships Go Upscale Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    Car Dealership cafe

    In the United States, the auto industry has been transformed. It's no longer about expansion. It's about making existing dealerships more welcoming and more profitable.

  • Small Business Decides 'Clash of the Titans' Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 4:37 PM ET

    Is the economy getting stronger or pulling back? Two members of CNBC's Small Business Council weigh in.

  • Tax refund

    More people are filing their taxes digitally than ever before, but they're still dragging their feet to do it, the head of Intuit told CNBC Thursday.

  • Stop Talking About Entrepreneurship Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 3:30 PM ET

    Everyone is an entrepreneur. It's become meaningless. And entrepreneurship with a big E is a pain in the neck.

  • Where Crowdfunding Goes, Taxes May Follow Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    Crowdfunding websites are likely to pop up quickly to connect start ups and investors as soon as the SEC issues regulations to implement the JOBS Act, now awaiting President Obama’s signature. All this could tempt young entrepreneurs to envision a frictionless, friendly world of virtual finance where money would flow in as easily as “Likes” on Facebook. Think again, caution small business advisors.

  • Employees Reveal How Stress Affects Their Jobs Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    Stress is a factor in evreyone's life, and on the job stress can lead to decreased productivity and health concerns. Though stress will remain a  constant their are ways employees and employers can help alleviate it.

  • Reaction to Three Days of Mandates and Broccoli Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 5:27 PM ET
    American healthcare reform

    Whew. Three days of Supreme Court hearings on health care, and you’d think “mandate”, “severability” “buying broccoli” are the only topics that anyone cares about. Well, small business owners do care, and they react to the past three days of hearings.

  • On Her Birthday, Gaga Has Her Cake and Tweets It, Too Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 3:03 PM ET
    Singer Lady Gaga during an announcement of her long term partnership with Polaroid as the brand's creative director on a speciality line of imaging products.

    As Lady Gaga turns 26, we are reminded of how the mega-entrepreneur is a master of social media.

  • Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 12:24 PM ET

    Research shows that consistently working more than 40 hours a week is simply unproductive.

  • What Workers Really Do on 'Sick Days' Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    A survey by theFIT finds that when most employees are taking sick days they are actually telling the truth.

  • Job Growth Expected From Cheap Natural Gas Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
    Natural Gas

    The United States new found abundance of natural gas has set off a manufacturing revival that could spell jobs for many citizens in different sectors.

  • Andy Samberg's New Video Is an Adventure Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
    Andy Samberg

    Andy Samberg is an investor in start-up CanaryHop, which connects travelers and guides. His latest video promotes his new business venture.

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    A new Web-based portal has been created to help small businesses gain access to more than $300 billion in combined supply-chain spending by a consortium of 15 of America’s largest corporations.

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    Advances in technology have made some retailers rethink using the tradtional cash register, and opting to use tablets and mobile devices to let customers make purchases. This would free up employees to have more of a focus on customer care.

  • After Doing Their Time, Making Crime Pay Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    There’s a growing business in prepping white collar criminals for prison, reports The Wall Street Journal. The business owners know what they're talking about: They've done time themselves.

  • With Zaarly, Everything is For Sale Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 2:07 PM ET
    Zaarly logo

    Zaarly has been described as an alternative to Craigslist, a crowd-sourced Kozmo.com, a mobile-focused eBay. But really, it's simply a marketplace for your phone, tablet or computer that lets you connect with people who are selling the services you are looking for, or who are looking for the services you provide.

  • Should You Be Facebook Friends With the Boss? Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 10:06 AM ET
    A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    Should bosses and employees be friends on Facebook? According to one survey, younger workers are more likely to be Facebook friends with the boss, compared to just 10 percent of those 35 or older.

  • Why Business Owners Fear Obamacare Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 7:16 AM ET

    Business owners were front and center in the debate over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act this spring. As the country awaits a decision from the Supreme Court, a look at the arguments for and against the law.

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