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  • Will Bank Branches Wither Away? Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 2:11 PM ET
    A Citibank ATM user.

    As most retail customers move online to bank, branches are regrouping by aggressively going after accounts with small-business owners, who tend to need a lot more face time than other types of customers.

  • Small Businesses Learn From October Storm Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 11:26 AM ET
    A vendor cleans the fresh snow next to his stall of Halloween pumpkins at a farmers market in the town of Westminster, MD, October 29, 2011.

    In the aftermath of the October storm that hit the Northeast U.S. and the long power outages that followed, many small businesses are talking about what can be done to prepare for future extreme weather events.

  • For Small Biz, Made in the U.S.A. Making a Comeback Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    China is losing its stronghold as a superpower with the lowest-cost manufacturing. Small businesses are looking to U.S. labor once again to manufacturer goods.

  • The Small Business Afternoon Report Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 6:16 PM ET
    CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of news in small business.

  • Being Careful About Whose Money You Take Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 4:37 PM ET

    Only a minority of small-business owners seek venture capital, but for those who do, it can feel like a deal with the devil, reports The New York Times.

  • hotel business center

    Hotels across the price spectrum are increasingly shrinking their business centers, reports the New York Times.

  • Defense Cuts: Small Business Feels It Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 12:09 PM ET
    RTI Corporate Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA

    There are still some things made in America. Inside a massive building in Niles, Ohio, furnaces burning at temperatures of up to 4,000 degrees are melting titanium, a lightweight but strong metal which goes into airplanes, tanks, and artillery.

  • 10 Cheap Ways to Boost Your Marketing Strategy Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 10:35 AM ET
    When you operate a small business, half the challenge is getting the word out that you exist. Then, you need to act constantly to maintain awareness of your brand among the public and, perhaps, the investment community. Even with a limited budget and resources, marketing is not a matter you can afford to overlook. Every business plan should budget for paid marketing services—it’s an investment in future sales. But beyond that, there are simple ways to raise your company’s profile at little or no

    When you operate a small business, half the challenge is getting the word out that you exist. Even with a limited budget and resources, marketing is not a matter you can afford to overlook.

  • Why The Office Holiday Party Can Lead to Big Trouble Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 10:03 AM ET

    Unlike in Vegas, what happens at the company holiday party doesn't stay at that party; fun and games can quickly take a turn for the worse when the booze is flowing freely.

  • The Small Business Afternoon Report Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 6:14 PM ET
    CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of news in small business.

  • Kim Kardashian Is Helping Small Businesses Thrive Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 5:34 PM ET
    Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian attend the Kardashian Kollection launch party at The Colony on August 17, 2011 in Hollywood, California.

    Love her or hate her, you have to give Kim credit: She's used her celebrity status to shine the spotlight on several small businesses and help them grow.

  • 3 Lessons from a Small Business Owner Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 4:55 PM ET
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    Author and entrepreneur Betty Shotton shares her tips to keep your enthusiasm high, your company on track, and mediocre performance a thing of the past.

  • Women's Shoes: A Step Ahead Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 4:04 PM ET

    When two sisters' small shoe business was challenged by bigger players in the industry, they weren't caught flat-footed. Instead, sisters Jenifer and Sarah Caplan used the opportunity to re-make their line and remain competitive.

  • How To Launch a Startup in 54 Hours Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 1:23 PM ET
    Startup Weekend

    In their new book, authors of "Startup Weekend" share how in 54 hours entrepreneurs can go from pitching their ideas to creating a new business.

  • Having a steady other half, for these tech start ups, is helping the bottom line.

  • Startup Weekend

    More than 35,000 entrepreneurs around the world have gone through the Startup Weekend program since 2009. Now the co-founders are sharing their best practices in a new book of how in 54 hours entrepreneurs can go from pitching their ideas to creating a new business.

  • The Small Business Afternoon Report Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 5:47 PM ET
    CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of news in small business.

  • Understanding Your Entreprenurial DNA Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    Guest author blogger Joe Abraham comments on the downward shift in entrepreneurship, and how a reliance on the "pervasive old-school entrepreneurial mentality" is hurting business formation in the U.S.

  • The S.B.A. Says Its Culture Has Changed Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 4:19 PM ET
    Small Business Administration logo

    While the S.B.A. has been criticized for its lack of oversight of contractors who misrepresent themselves as small businesses in order to win government contracts, there are numbers that prove the S.B.A. has made great strides in improving enforcement.

  • How to Be a Serial Entrepreneur Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 2:49 PM ET

    CNBC.com's special report on Global Entrepreneurshiplooks at what it takes to be a serial entrepreneur. (Nerves of steel is high on the list of must-haves.)

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