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  • Surprising Ideas That Made Millions Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 1:20 PM ET
    Todd Greene used his head to come up with HeadBlade. After he started losing his hair in his 20s, he decided to shave his head. That’s when he realized there had to be a better shaver to do the job. “If I could just take a blade and put it in my hand, it would be a much easier, more intuitive way to shave,” he said. So in 1998, he made a prototype that would fit comfortably in his hand and found a designer to help him perfect it. Greene dug into his savings and borrowed money from family and fri

    Have you ever seen a product or business and thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Here we take a look at 10 surprising ideas that have made millions.

  • Kids and Money: This Girl Has Her Own Helicopter! Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 3:27 PM ET

    One 13-year old made enough money at her part-time job to buy her own helicopter. And no, the money didn't come from a lemonade stand or paper route!

  • Four Myths About Public Relations for New Startups Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 2:52 PM ET

    As the founder of a new startup you have probably wondered if and when you should begin working with a PR firm.

  • Five Ways To Manage in Times of Uncertainty Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 9:39 AM ET

    Despite the recent Wall Street rally, an economic “Perfect Storm” continues to brew worldwide - here's how to navigate through these tough times.

  • Many new companies are springing up helping to retrain today's workforce - but perhaps as this Guest Blogger says, the whole system needs a complete reboot in order to adequately prepare a 21st century workforce.

  • Venture Capital Investment Strategy Changing Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:44 PM ET

    Many investors are shifting funds from capital-intensive alternative-energy technologies, such as solar panels, to lower-cost ventures focused on energy efficiency and “smart grid” technologies that automate electric utility operations.

  • Salzman: What Facebook Timeline Means for Brands Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 4:36 PM ET

    Brands will be able to relaunch their brand story on Facebook starting from day one.

  • Facebook Has More Growth Ahead: Co-Founder Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 6:42 AM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook has much more growth still left and will tap its existing users as well as secure growth by increasing the total number of users, Eduardo Saverin, one of the four co-founders of Facebook who retains a 5 percent stake in the social media giant, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Dell Is Targeting Firms Seeking Flexibility: CEO Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 1:26 PM ET

    Dell is targeting companies of all sizes that want to take advantage of new technology quickly and seek flexibility in how they use it, CEO Michael Dell told CNBC Monday.

  • Corporate Tax Reform or Political Rhetoric? Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 7:03 AM ET

    President Obama's proposed corporate tax plan makes great political headlines. A president, who some have characterized as “anti-business,” serves up a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent? Surely this is bullish news for business owners and investors, right? Not so fast.

  • Trying to Kickstart a City ... With Letters Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 2:14 PM ET
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    Chattanooga, which has grappled with pollution and economic decay, is now home to a grassroots movement that hopes to kickstart the city ... with letters.

  • Too Good to Be True: Self-Employment Scams Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 3:47 PM ET
    Unemployed man searching classifieds

    If you’ve scoured the classified ads, you’ve seen listings offering big money to the self-employed. Be your own boss and earn a fortune while clad in a bathrobe and flip-flops! Unfortunately, these ads often target people without jobs, and if they take the bait, they become trapped in a self-employment scam.

  • Jeremy Lin

    He's Asian-American, Harvard-educated and not that tall by NBA standards. He's Jeremy Lin, the point guard who, quite unexpectedly, has led the  New York  Knicks on a seven-game winning streak.

  • Westminster’s Most Successful Dog Breeds Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 2:19 PM ET
    For 135 years, breeds of all shapes and sizes have vied to be named top dog at theThis year, 185 breeds and varieties will be competing for the title Best in Show. Some breeds have grabbed the coveted title more times than others.Here we look at the breeds that have won the most Best in Show awards and how much it would cost to purchase a puppy in that group. Since several factors affect the price of a potentially award-winning pup, each breed has a price range. Those factors include pedigree, l

    For 135 years, breeds of all shapes and sizes have vied to be named top dog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  Some breeds have grabbed the coveted title more times than others. Which ones are they?

  • It is true that there are some major differences between startups and established, public companies, but which type of organization is better is a personal preference. Before making your next career move here are 12 things you should consider.

  • Satterwhite: It’s Not About the Jobs, Stupid Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    Call me crazy, but I believe we’re at a unique moment of opportunity in our country’s history; an unprecedented opportunity if we handle it right. And, handling it “right” is going to require a sizable paradigm shift in how we educate and prepare young people to take their place in the workforce.

  • Making Millions With Marshmallow Shooters Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 2:24 PM ET

    How an idea for a toy marshmallow shooter prompted one man to leave his job and start a million dollar business.

  • People Who Quit Their Jobs and Made Millions Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 5:22 PM ET
    Brothers Shep and Ian Murray were miserable sitting behind desks at their corporate jobs in Manhattan. So in 1998, Shep Murray, an advertising account executive, and Ian Murray, who worked at a small public relations firm, quit their jobs within 10 minutes of each other. They took cash advances on their credit cards and, despite being told how “dumb” their idea was, started  — a tie company based on Martha’s Vineyard. Or, as the brothers like to say, they decided to trade in their business suits

    Here are 10 people who quit their jobs and went on to make millions, whether it was creating personal wealth or revenue for their company.

  • Harder for Americans to Rise From Lower Rungs Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    Demonstrators with 'Occupy Wall Street' continue their protest at Zuccotti Park in New York on November 4, 2011.

    New research concludes that Americans enjoy less economic mobility than their peers in Canada and much of Western Europe, the New York Times reports.

  • US Charges 3 Swiss Bankers in Tax Evasion Case Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 3:07 AM ET

    Prosecutors accused three Swiss bankers on Tuesday of conspiring with wealthy U.S. taxpayers to hide more than $1.2 billion in assets from tax authorities, and sources briefed on the matter said the three worked for Wegelin & Co, one of Switzerland's oldest private banks.

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