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  • Beyond Groupon: Strategies For Long-Term Customer Loyalty Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
    Exchanging Money

    While many small businesses have sought new avenues of exposure through daily deals sites, many have found that such campaigns attract bargain-hungry consumers who use their coupons and never return. There are better ways to keep customers coming back.

  • Billy Hunter, Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association speaks next to Derek Fisher.

    With the 150-day basketball strike ending and the first games returning on Dec. 25, an innumerable number of small-business owners are now breathing a sigh of relief.

  • Student Loan Debt Can Stall a Startup Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 11:24 AM ET
    Young Entrepreneurs

    Forced to pay back loans shortly after graduation, many soon-to-be graduates say they would take any job they could find, even if was something far outside their field of study. This exercise will likely set them back for years, pushing their entrepreneurial desires to the back burner, if not off the table entirely.

  • The Small Business Afternoon Report Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 6:07 PM ET
    CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of news in small business.

  • Survey: ObamaCare Not My Problem Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 5:21 PM ET

    A new survey from Newtek Business Services released today reveals small business owners’ concerns on health insurance and how they feel about potential changes in the system should ObamaCare be enforced.

  • Green River Silver Co.

    In the current climate of tight credit and weak consumer demand, excess inventory can threaten the survival of both tiny companies and huge ones. Because of this, business owners are focusing on the exacting discipline of inventory management, the art of fine-tuning the mix of stock on hand to maximize profits.

  • Americans are unprepared for retirement, so much so that it's reached crisis levels, according to a new survey of small business owners.

  • The Small Business Afternoon Report Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 6:07 PM ET
    CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of news in small business.

  • Saturday Shoppers Filled Small Business Coffers Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 5:05 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    On Small Business Saturday, shoppers from coast to coast enjoyed discounts and giveaways at local businesses as they took a somewhat more civilized approach to holiday buying.

  • Restaurant Owner Plays Guitar to Drum Up Business Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 2:52 PM ET

    Austin restaurant owner Jack Allen is sleeping and playing guitar on the roof of his building as a way to draw in customers in the sagging economy.

  • Millennial Entrepreneurs Bypass Unemployment Line Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 11:26 AM ET

    Buy Young is a national movement to drive the Millennial Generation to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses — rather than wait for more jobs to open up in today’s rough economy.

  • Starting a Business: The Romance vs. the Reality Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 10:05 AM ET
    "The Boss" nametag

    Some workers who toil in corporate cubicles view entrepreneurship as the cure for all workplace ills. Only when they run a business do they discover reality is much different.

  • The way to beat the big box stores? Ted Frankel, owner of Tom's Toys, tells Squawk on the Street that selection and service are often better at smaller shops.

  • Black Friday's Best Deals? Try the Auto Aisle Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 12:09 PM ET

    As retailers compete for shoppers' dollars on this kickoff weekend to the holiday shopping season, the best deals may not be at the malls' anchor stores, but at the auto dealership anchoring local business on Main Street.

  • With the success of online deal sites including Groupon, hundreds of imitators have cropped up. But some small-business owners have doubts about the business model's effectiveness.

  • The Small Business Afternoon Report Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 5:32 PM ET
    CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of news in small business.

  • Customers Find Big Gains in Move to Smaller Banks Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 4:36 PM ET

    Public dissatisfaction with big banks have erupted over bailouts, fees, and impersonal service. Energized in part by the Occupy Wall Street movement, Bank Transfer Day, also known as Move Your Money Day, encouraged consumers to consider giving their business to smaller banks.

  • Gibson Guitars Weeps Over Federal Logging Rules Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 1:59 PM ET
    Gibson J-200 guitar

    The iconic Gibson guitar is manufactured in the United States, but it has not been easy to keep it here. Federal logging regulations are making it difficult for the company to get the materials it needs. CNBC reporter Brian Shactman has the story.

  • So You Want to Start a Business Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 1:38 PM ET

    While people start businesses for multiple reasons, many have one common factor: they fail. Some strategies for increasing your odds of success.

  • When Congress is facing mandatory cuts of $1.5 trillion over the next decade if they don't come to a bipartisan deficit reduction solution soon, many will find excuses to try and get rid of the SBA, under the banner of government-wide cuts.

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