Small Business


  • Lack of Credit Is Regulators' Fault: CEO Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 4:08 PM ET

    Regulators are to blame for a lack of credit being extended to middle market companies, David Nelsen, CEO of Nelsen Steel Company, told CNBC Friday.

  • Well, at Least We're On Time Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 10:34 AM ET

    A lot of bad came out of the recession but amid the rubble there's a glistening pebble: More workers are ditching the lame excuses and getting to work on time.

  • Market Will Rise 5% to 10% in Next Year: Huizenga Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 1:46 PM ET

    Billionaire businessman Wayne Huizenga expects the stock market to rise between 5 percent and 10 percent over the next 12 months, he told CNBC Friday.

  • Our greatest challenge—and also what excited us the most—was that we were creating and defining an entirely new category and the best part was (and still is) that we got to make the rules. Along the way, we were a bit naïve at times.

  • What Not to Say to Someone Who Is Unemployed Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 5:37 PM ET

    Take "how's your job going?" out of the equation, and most people have no idea how to start a conversation with you when you're unemployed. Well, America, it's time for a little sensitivity training. Here are the things that drive unemployed people crazy — and what they'd much rather hear.

  • Are You Calling In Sick Too Much? Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 3:35 PM ET

    Are you calling in sick too much? Does the boss know when you call in but you're not REALLY sick? Yeah, we called your boss — and here's what he said!

  • Citi Plans More Lending to Small Business: Pandit Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 1:05 PM ET

    Citigroup has set aside a $200 million fund for small and middle-size businesses to jumpstart lending, the bank’s CEO Vikram Pandit told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Need a Job? Get Your Mojo Working Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 10:36 AM ET
    Teenager going to the prom

    Looking for a job is a lot like dating. One of the most important things is to get your mojo working. Do whatever you have to do — listen to a song on your iPod that pumps you up or jump on a couch like Tom Cruise, just get that mojo flowing!

  • Tech Titans: Path Aims to Map Your Inner Circle Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:45 PM ET
    Path iPhone App

    Twitter and Facebook thrive on big audiences, but Path co-founder Dave Morin wants you to share precious moments with your inner circle. Path is primarily an iPhone app that lets you share images and memories with up to 50 people.

  • 10 Things You Probably Don't Know About Money Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 5:20 PM ET

    We use money every day, unfurling folded bills and digging for change. But beyond the occasional glance at a new quarter, how much do you really know about money?

  • What's Broken in Greece? Ask an Entrepreneur Sunday, 30 Jan 2011 | 10:30 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    As Greece tries to dig out of its debt crisis and digest austerity measures, one microbrewer points out a glaring problem in the nation's economic recovery:  Outdated government rules are crimping the competitiveness of Greek companies.

  • The Best Months to Ask for a Raise Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 10:23 AM ET

    Asking for a raise can often feel like trying to get on a moving merry-go-round — you never quite know when to get on. Here's a little shove to help you figure out the best months to do it!

  • Five Ways Debt Is Good for You Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 2:56 PM ET

    Debt can get you into a lot of trouble, as the financial crisis illustrated with an exclamation point, but it’s not all bad. Here are five ways debt can be good for you.

  • A Robot – Gasp!—Who’s Also a Stand-Up Comedian Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 3:38 PM ET
    Stand-up sketch comedy from an aspiring actor robot!

    It's a stand-up comedian's worst nightmare: A robot that tells jokes!

  • Tax Breaks May Boost Small Business Spending Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | 10:46 AM ET
    Recovery sign

    Businesses will be able to depreciate 100 percent of the cost of capital goods on their 2011 taxes, for equipment bought and placed in service between September 8, 2010 and December 31, 2011. That's up from 50 percent accelerated depreciation in 2010, and applies to property that is depreciated over 20 years or less.

  • CNBC/FDIC Small Business Forum

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday that the US economy is strengthening, with three to four percent growth likely this year, but that it won't reduce unemployment "at the pace we'd like it to."

  • Extra Money in Paychecks Means 'We' Can Be Stimulus Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 1:09 PM ET
    Patrick Karchur paycheck

    The $858 billion tax plan approved by Congress in December included a surprise two percent reduction in payroll taxes for 2011, in what amounts to a $120 billion bet that Americans will spend the money and help juice the economy.

  • The Most Outrageous Mistakes Made at Job Interviews Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 2:47 PM ET

    Would you answer a cellphone call during a job interview? What's your style for the end of the interview — hand shake or hug? Check out some of the most outrageous mistakes made at job interviews.

  • So You Got a Bad Review. Now What? Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 4:40 PM ET

    So what do you do if you get a bad performance review? First of all, don't panic. Shake it off. Then check out these tips from a pro.

  • New Governor Inspires Special Beer Brew Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 11:34 AM ET
    Wyncoop Hickenlooper's Inaugarale Logo

    When partygoers attending next week’s inauguration dinner honoring new Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper want to wet their whistle, they’ll be able to toast the man of honor with a “Hickenlooper Inaugurale.”

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