Small Business


  • 4 Rules For Starting a Business in a Recession Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 12:32 PM ET
    Tom Szaky, TerraCycle Founder and CEO

    Recession. Depression. Just plain tough. Whatever you call the economy today, the sane among us would have you believe it's a lousy time to start a business. Except it isn't.

  • Bunny Money: Playboy Centerfolds Turn to Business Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 2:19 PM ET

    Not every centerfold model becomes the next Pamela Anderson, Kelly Monaco, or Jenny McCarthy. Some of Hugh Hefner's beautiful women use their exposure as playmates to launch careers in business.

  • In California, Pot Is Now an Art Patron Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Marijuana plants

    Nonprofit arts groups tend to spend much of their time scrounging for grants and praying for corporate largesse. But one art foundation taking shape on 120 acres in the high oak chaparral of Sonoma County has different kinds of worries these days: spider mites, bud rot and the occasional low-flying surveillance visit from the local Sheriff’s Office. The NYT reports.

  • Top 10 Things to Do on 10-10-10 Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 2:42 PM ET

    Do you know what this Sunday is? It’s 10-10-10. So what better way to acknowledge this historic day than with a Top 10 list of things to do on 10-10-10!

  • Six Cool Companies to Work For Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 11:19 AM ET
    Union Square Best Buy, Manhattan

    From a slide down to the cafeteria to unlimited vacation time, there are some pretty cool workplaces out there. Here are Six Cool Companies to Work For, what makes them cool  and the answer to your burning question — Are they hiring?

  • Wharton Grads Head to Far East for Jobs Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 5:08 AM ET

    For graduating MBA students five years ago, the path may have been predictable: accept diploma, sign onto a six-figure income with a major investment banking firm, and begin 18-hour workdays.

  • Texas Governor Facing Up to $17 Billion Budget Battle Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 11:18 AM ET

    Texas is looking at a budget shortfall projected between $11 to $17 billion as lawmakers head into the 2011 session. Since Texas writes budgets in two-year terms, the shortfall affects the 2012-2013 state budget. So how does the Governor plan on balancing the budget?

  • Sustainable Fashion in Vogue in London Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 8:29 AM ET

    It's that time across the globe where all the fashionistas flock to see beautiful clothes modeled on even more beautiful girls.

  • Five Ways to Keep Your Job From Killing You Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 5:52 PM ET

    You joke about your job killing you, but guess what? It actually is! But don't panic — Here are Five Ways to Keep Your Job From Killing You.

  • 10 Things Your Contractor Won’t Tell You Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 2:03 PM ET

    When you're doing a home renovation, you can't just hire a contractor and delegate the job to him. He's not a designer — and he doesn't live here. Here are 10 Things Your Contractor Won't Tell You that you must read before you start a renovation.

  • Internet Star Turns Viral Fame Into Big Business Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 12:15 PM ET

    If you think viral videos and links are only good for a quick laugh and 15 minutes of fame at best — think again. One Internet star has turned her viral fame into big business.

  • TARP Again? Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 7:19 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama is touting his new small-business bill, but what he doesn't understand is that businesses don't want it.

  • Want to roll like a player but don't have the wallet of a high-roller? Don't sweat it. Here are 10 items to upgrade your lifestyle — for less.

  • There Must Be a Pony in Here...and I Found Him! Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 6:25 PM ET

    For nearly two years now, we've been saying, "There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere," which is the name of this blog. Well, guess what? I found him! And his name is Rocky.

  • Sign This Prenup—That’s What She Said! Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 2:02 PM ET

    Men have finally wised up to the need for a prenuptial agreement, but after the recession, women are increasingly learning the joys of being protected — you know, just in case.

  • Five Quick Ways to Bankrupt Yourself Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 2:18 PM ET

    It's easier to bankrupt yourself than you think. “People think it will all just work out somehow. They think: ‘I’ll get a raise. I’ll get a good tax refund,’” one pro said. "I think that’s what gets people into trouble.” Here are five quick ways to bankrupt yourself. You're welcome.

  • These Stocks Will Signal a Successful Obama Speech Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 10:08 AM ET

    If these companies react well to what the president says during his CNBC town hall appearance on Monday, then it could be clear skies ahead. If not…

  • How Much Will You Owe? Tax Plans Compared Saturday, 18 Sep 2010 | 1:57 PM ET

    In the debate over the effect of the expiring Bush tax cuts on small business, it’s already possible to do the math. And the Obama administration is pointing to the tax savings that all small-business owners would reap from its own plan to extend the cuts at all but the highest income levels — if, that is, the alternative is letting the cuts expire altogether.

  • Now Hiring: Professional T-Shirt Wearers Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 11:57 AM ET

    If you know how to use a computer and can rock a T-shirt, here’s a job for you: One young entrepreneur is hiring four new professional T-shirt wearers!

  • Estate Taxes Deter Hiring: Economist Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 12:32 PM ET

    Reinstating federal estate taxes at the 65 percent rate will result in some 1.6 million jobs lost, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the think tank the American Action Forum, told CNBC Thursday.

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