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  • Tips For Preparing a Small Biz Loan Application Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 9:27 AM ET

    While the current notion is that securing a business loan is near impossible, the truth is that there are still bank loans available for those who do the necessary footwork and come prepared, says Mike Lubansky of Sageworks Inc.

  • Small Biz Logs Into Social Media Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 3:20 PM ET
    Facebook

    Small business owners are posting and tweeting their marketing messages out to the masses as they look for new ways to connect to potential customers.

  • Pinkberry: Franchise in Growth Mode Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 12:52 PM ET

    Pinkberry CEO Ron Graves on Squawk Box gives viewers a taste of what to expect as the popular frozen yogurt chain continues to expand.

  • Optimizing Occupy: Camping Store Sees A Surge In Business Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 12:13 PM ET
    The encampment in the financial district of New York City is now in its second month.

    As the Occupy Wall Street "camp" bears down for the arrival of winter, this hiking and camping gear retailer is benefiting from an unlikely new group of customers, reports the Huffington Post.

  • Kudlow: Give The U.S. Economy Some Credit Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:10 AM ET

    CNBC anchor Larry Kudlow argues that despite all the pessimism around jobs, housing and the stock market, maybe we're doing OK.

  • A small class of immigrants arrived in the United States with nothing and, despite speaking little or no English, have become remarkably prosperous.

  • Government Counting Sheep? Now, Only in Its Dreams Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 9:37 AM ET

    Forced to cut its budget, the Agriculture Department has decided to eliminate dozens of reports, many of which will affect farmers running small operations.

  • Daily News Wrap-Up Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 5:11 PM ET
    CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    Small business news from around the web.

  • Small businesses are optimistic about themselves and the economy, the chief executive of Hartford Financial Services told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Demonstrators with 'Occupy Wall Street' continue their protest at Zuccotti Park in New York on November 4, 2011.

    Small-business owners not only have strong opinions about Occupy Wall Street — they're often among those most directly affected.

  • NFIB Says Small Small-Biz Owners Pessimistic Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 1:39 PM ET

    Depsite the fact that the National Federation of Independent Business' optimism index rose in October, showing the second gain in as many months, the NFIB says overall, the number is not great news.

  • Small Is Not New, Big Is Not Always Better Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 11:27 AM ET

    It is not small business that drives the creation of new jobs or even major productivity advances, but new business, according to guest blogger Robert Litan.

  • The Best Damn Management Book Ever

    In his new book, author Warren Greshes explains the value in treating your staff like customers, learning their needs, and taking a hands-on approach to their goals and plans.

  • Obama Talks Vets and Jobs Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 2:51 PM ET

    President Obama today challenged government and private business to hire post-9/11 veterans.

  • In Greece, small shops, in many ways the lifeblood of the country's economy, rely on domestic demand. Because of the financial crisis there, businesses are closing by the day.

  • Small Biz Owners Ask Big Business To Pay Fair Share Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 12:01 PM ET
    Wells Fargo

    Outraged by a new report about America's largest corporations dodging their taxes, small business owners are orchestrating a new campaign to pressure the congressional super committee into delivering a legislative fix.

  • Small Businesses Are Part of the 99% Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 9:56 AM ET
    99 percent

    Income inequality is threatening American life, and threatening the future of small business. We are the 99%, says President of The Planning Shop, Rhonda Abrams.

  • Sheep Lawn Mowers, and Other Go-Getters Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 4:25 PM ET
    Jacob sheep

    As an uncertain economy and a stagnant hiring climate continue to freeze people out of the traditional job market, entrepreneurs are heading back to the land.

  • The Enemy of Engagement

    "Did you know that a silent killer is lurking in your company? We’re talking about workplace frustration, which can undermine the energy, enthusiasm, and performance of your best talent."

  • Waiting Is Hardest Part For Customers Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 12:08 PM ET

    Waiting for the cable guy — or any service person — hundreds of dollars a year in lost wages. It can cost the business owner a customer.

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