Small Business


  • We hear time and time again, that small businesses are the job generators and a key component to the U.S. economy. There are nearly 27.2 million small businesses and they create between 60-80 percent of the country's new jobs.

  • End of World Sale: Everything Must Go by May 21! Friday, 20 May 2011 | 1:13 PM ET
    May 21, 2011 Judgement Day

    May 21 is the new doomsday and everyone is preparing in their own special way: Believers are out spreading the word. Atheists are planning a picnic. And some entrepreneurial types are offering to buy your stuff.

  • Electronic Tax Filing Boosts Intuit's Growth: CEO Friday, 20 May 2011 | 11:38 AM ET

    It was a good tax season for Intuit, as it put more money into the pockets of consumers and small businesses through electronic filing, Chief Executive Brad Smith told CNBC Friday.

  • "Go the F**k to Sleep" by Adam Mansbach

    How did a kids' book with the "F" word in the title shoot to No. 1 on Amazon?

  • The Most Annoying Thing About Co-Workers Monday, 16 May 2011 | 4:01 PM ET

    Let's face it — your co-workers do some pretty annoying things, from the loud talker to Mr. You-Do-All-the-Work-and-I'll-Take-All-the-Credit. But what's the MOST annoying thing your co-workers do?

  • Products That Scream, 'Wow, That's Smart!' Friday, 13 May 2011 | 8:09 PM ET

    There are some products that just make you go, “Wow, that’s smart! I wish I’d thought of that.” Maybe they solve a common problem, maybe they were invented by a kid. Here are 10 of those products, some of which made the inventors a ton of money!

  • Now Hiring! Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 2:58 PM ET

    Finally, companies are starting to hire again. Well, it's about time! We've been at this blog for a couple of years now, searching for a pony, a bright side, in this economy somewhere. Well, look who finally galloped in! Here are more than 10 companies that are hiring now.

  • Small Businesses Struggling, Not Hiring: NFIB Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 2:58 PM ET

    Small businesses are not hiring, despite what last week's Labor Department employment report may show, according to a National Federation of Independent Business survey.

  • The Class That Built Apps, and Fortunes Sunday, 8 May 2011 | 12:35 PM ET

    Students who took the first "Facebook Class" at Stanford University turned their homework into a fortune, almost overnight. "It had this feeling of a gold rush," said one investor who saw potential in the class projects.

  • Survey Reveals the Top Five Risks for Business Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 1:43 AM ET

    The uncertainty surrounding the stability of European nations in wider geopolitical concerns are the main challenges identified by business leaders in a report, which surveyed 1,000 professionals to determine the key factors affecting business sentiment.

  • Cities for Dudes Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 5:32 PM ET
    Date Auction

    What makes a city great for single guys? Cool neighborhoods and nightlife — and a healthy ratio of women to men. Here are the 10 best cities for bachelors, according to Rent.com.

  • How to Be the Next Google: Keys to Start-Up Success Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    Bringing about disruption is incredibly hard. And it takes an especially driven type of entrepreneur, a lot of money and even more luck and the ability to clear some pretty big hurdles.

  • 'Thank You.' 'You’re Welcome ... You’re Hired!' Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 1:04 PM ET

    With more than 13 million people still unemployed, job seekers are working every angle to try to get an edge. How do you get an edge? Listen to your mother.

  • Stressed Out? Try One of These Jobs Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 10:46 AM ET

    If you're feeling stressed, you're not alone. To alleviate the presure, ride your magical unicorn to your happy place and read this list of the 10 least stressful jobs.

  • Taxes Are Hilarious: From Ronald Reagan to Jay Leno Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 2:08 PM ET

    Taxes are always a headache but in these post-recession times they're a full-on migraine. To ease the pain, here are some hilarious one-liners about taxes, from Ronald Reagan to Jay Leno.

  • Inventions by Kids Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 10:53 AM ET

    Kids say the darndest things! And, you won't believe some of the things they do. Here are 10 inventions by kids, from sweet treats to scientific solutions.

  • Small Businesses Support Shutdown Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 3:15 PM ET
    Open sign in window

    Many small business owners support a government shutdown and believe that it will have little effect on them, according to a new study.

  • Businesses Stand to Gain Most in Rivalry of States Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 11:07 AM ET

    Interstate rivalry has grown fierce on a new battlefield — business — as the two states stage cross-border raids and entice companies with generous incentives to move a few miles and resettle on the other side. A  growing chorus of leaders on both sides are wondering about the point of it all, warning that the efforts serve only to help private companies at taxpayer expense, the New York Times reports.

  • Tips for the Apocalypse Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    Whether or not the world ends in 2012, one thing is clear: Few of us are prepared for even the slightest apocalypt-y scenario. Luckily, the Internet is loaded with advice, covering everything from dogs to idiots and your Apocalypse Go Kit. Here are some of the best tips for the apocalypse.

  • End of the World in 2012? Here's How to Make a Profit Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:38 AM ET
    Peter Bianchi

    Talk about the world coming to an end on 12/21/12 raises a question that some say could be the very reason for the globe's demise: Is there a way to make a profit from all this doomsday scenario?

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