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  • A Door-to-Door Salesman for the Digital Age Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 3:05 PM ET
    Kabir Shahani

    What if you have an idea for a product, but are unsure whether there would be much demand? Do what Kabir Shahani, co-founder of Appature did — ask the people who could most benefit from your product whether they would buy it.

  • Louisville Slugger's Unlikely Home Run Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 11:52 AM ET
    Honus Wagner Baseball Card

    The Louisville Slugger was trademarked in 1894, but its contribution to the history of sports marketing might be as significant as the product itself.

  • Earnings Are the Next Big Test for Stocks Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | 7:06 PM ET

    The impact of Europe's debt crisis on US companies is about to come out in the wash as second-quarter earnings season kicks off with Alcoa on Monday. Plus, China economic data.

  • Daily Deals Business Continues to Grow Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 11:18 AM ET

    Despite past studies questioning its long-term viability, the daily deal industry is showing no signs of slowing down, new research from Rice University finds.

  • Turning a Business Into a One-Way Ticket to Paradise Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 11:20 AM ET
    Blanchard

    While some travelers fantasize about starting a little business in an exotic paradise, some actually act upon that impulse. But it's not always easy to start a business in an overseas locale.

  • Dunkelberg: Health-Care Semantics Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 2:13 PM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court

    So it was all about semantics, a “tax” vs a “penalty”, but the bottom line is the same, the law stands.

  • Greenleaf: Health-Care Ruling Will Test Our Mettle Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 12:16 PM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court

    After the shock wears off, we’re all going to have to show up to work and get back to the business of doing our jobs. So what will that look like for those of us on the front lines of the economy?

  • The Health-Care Ruling and Your Business Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    The Supreme Court's Obamacare decision was one of the most anticipated in a decade. What effect will it have on your business?

  • Telemedicine: A Prescription For Lower Health-Care Costs? Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 10:43 AM ET
    Virtuwell

    Online, on-demand health exams are part of an emerging industry called telemedicine, which uses communications technology to care for patients who are not in the same location as the medical provider. It can save an employer hundreds or thousands of dollars a year in health-care costs.

  • Truth in Twitter: One False Move Could Mean Millions Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 12:48 PM ET

    The Web era gives small businesses vastly more promotional reach, but also more chances to trip up over truth-in-advertising laws.

  • Ten Ideas That Made $100 Million Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:38 AM ET
    Bert and John Jacobs designed their first t-shirts in 1989 and hawked them on the streets of Boston and at colleges along the East Coast. But for five years, success eluded them. Then, in 1994, they struck upon the idea to use a design of a cartoon figure called Jake and the motto “Life is good.” People seemed to embrace the simple message of optimism — the shirts were a hit at a local street fair and retailers soon became interested.Now Jake’s face and motto are on more than just shirts. You ca

    Many entrepreneurs with simple ideas and humble beginnings have been able to effectively turn those ideas into booming businesses.

  • Bullet Maker Sets Sights on Zombie Killers Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 12:46 PM ET

    Zombies are not just good business for Hollywood. Apparently, the ammunition industry has found a target audience, as well.

  • Money-Making Athlete Wives Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 4:29 PM ET
    The stereotype about professional athletes’ wives is they’re not much more than gold-digging arm candy, with few accomplishments of their own. The stereotype no longer applies today, thanks to the efforts of some high-profile women who established themselves well before they married their famous husbands.Many of the wives of today’s professional athletes are entrepreneurs and business professionals. Some of them have been so successful in their chosen fields they are as famous as their husbands.

    What follows is a list of the wives of 10 athletes who’ve made names for themselves as columnists, models, designers and more.

  • Cool Jobs You've Never Heard Of Friday, 25 May 2012 | 4:37 PM ET
    Technically, the recession is over, and on paper, there has been positive job growth for months. Unfortunately, “technically” and “on paper” don’t cut it for people who have been out of work for a long time. For the long-term unemployed, it’s time to start thinking outside of the box and looking for work that falls outside of the parameters of the everyday.What follows is a list of jobs that are obscure, unheard-of or otherwise out of the ordinary. Some of them pay well, some have salaries that

    For the long-term unemployed, it’s time to start thinking outside of the box and looking for jobs that are obscure, unheard-of or otherwise out of the ordinary.

  • Learn how new tools, materials and tecniques can increase efiiciency and profits, and keep more high-skilled jobs at home.

  • 11 Ways to Finance a Start Up Friday, 25 May 2012 | 12:35 PM ET
    For decades, entrepreneurs have followed a traditional stair-step of financing methods to vault their companies through successive stages of growth. Starting with personal savings, they would often then raise seed money from personal contacts, move on to banks, angel investors and/or venture capitalists. Eventually, a successful start up would offer shares to investors and become a publicly traded company.But openings onto that well-trodden path are narrowing. Banks and venture firms are less li

    There are many different routes a potential business owner can take when financing a startup.Click ahead to see what the various forms of funding are.

  • What Small Business Is the Next Facebook? Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 10:08 AM ET
    Facebook

    As the financial markets anticipate the initial public offering of social networking megasite Facebook this week, let us take a step back to admire this success story and the entrepreneurial free market system overall, writes Rep. Sam Graves, chair of the House Small Business committee.

  • Webinar: Reduce Costs with Alternative Energy Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 10:54 PM ET

    Learn how your small business can  'Reduce Costs with Alternative Energy' with this CNBC Webinar recorded on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

  • Investing in restaurants has a bad name. But plenty of people find ways to run restaurants profitably and make a good deal of money from the enterprise.

  • A Shock From JPMorgan Is New Fodder for Reformers Friday, 11 May 2012 | 4:26 AM ET
    JP Morgan Chase

    JPMorgan Chase’s $2 billion trading loss, which was disclosed on Thursday, could give supporters of tighter industry regulation a huge new piece of ammunition as they fight a last-ditch battle with the banks over new federal rules that may redefine how banks do business. The New York Times reports.

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