Small Business


  • From a Gulf Oyster, a Domino Effect Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | 11:56 AM ET
    Shucking Louisiana oysters

    The New York Times looks at how the symbiotic sack-and-oyster system in the Gulf of Mexico  worked before a distant and fatal oil-rig explosion nearly three months ago.

  • Small Business Growth Key to Recovery Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 2:00 PM ET

    The key to the job growth and recovery in the US is a small business rebound, Milton Ezrati, chief economist at money management firm Lord Abbett, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Credit Is Loosening for Small Business: Fed's Duke Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 1:12 PM ET
    Elizabeth Duke, Federal Reserve Governor

    Credit is gradually loosening up for small business, Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke told CNBC Monday.

  • Getting Divorced? Let’s Throw a Party! Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 1:48 PM ET

    There's a new trend coming out of Japan that's sure to make its way to U.S. shores — divorce ceremonies! "Do you, [state your name], promise to neither love nor cherish this woman, so long as you live?"

  • 'Pickup Truck Indicator' Says Economy Improving Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 10:38 AM ET

    It's no secret that the major auto companies knocked it out of the park with their May sales. But dig a little deeper into the numbers, and you can find some even better signs of strength for certain areas of the economy.

  • Food Entrepreneurs Taking It To The Streets Friday, 28 May 2010 | 9:53 AM ET

    A new generation of well-educated, tech-savvy owners are launching gourmet street food trucks around the country.

  • Meredith Whitney

    Investors should "avoid financials at all costs, particularly in the banking sector" because the financial reform bill will restrict credit and hurt  earnings, Meredith Whitney told CNBC.

  • Small Biz Outlook Brighter in the Heartland Friday, 14 May 2010 | 9:58 AM ET

    When you live in California, as I do, it's easy to feel gloomy about the outlook for small businesses. I've blogged about it before. It's hard for the little guy to get by. Banks are loath to loan. In the middle of the country, however, it's not so bad.

  • Wall Street Hasn't Learned Its Lesson: Union Official Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 12:11 PM ET

    Wall Street traders and executives will be greeted by thousands of angry protesters from the AFL-CIO after markets close Thursday.  The main issue is to remind them of their continuing responsibilities to mend the economy, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told CNBC.

  • Economy Needs Small Business To Rally: CEO Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 5:07 PM ET

    The lag in growth of small businesses is stalling a full economic recovery, Pitney Bowes CEO Murray Martin told CNBC Friday.

  • It is legal in 14 states and under consideration in many others. It is certainly a growth business and states like California and Colorado are suffering growing pains trying to regulate the industry. So what does it take to become a patient or an owner?

  • Life Of Pain Drives Medical Marijuana Clinic Owner Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:05 AM ET
    Esther Ziemacki on left, mother Linda Farnsworth in middle, Sierra Neblina on right.

    Medical marijuana dispensary owner Sierra Neblina knows about a pain. She's had more than enough of her own. Now the former soldier and contractor is trying to ease the pain of others along with her own.

  • From Herbs And Health Care To Medical Marijuana Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:04 AM ET

    When Jack Cary and his partners set about opening their medical marijuana dispensary Greenwerkz they had a business plan and a list of potential investors. Now, $100,000 later, they have two outlets and seven employees.

  • Marijuana Dispensary Owner Finds A Calling Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:04 AM ET

    David Nugent and Linda Lensing, who own and operate the Herban Wellness medical marijuana dispensary, moved to Denver a year ago. They have two employees and 500 patients.

  • President Obama signs the health care reform bill into law at the White House

    More than a week after President Obama signed the sweeping new health care law, which will eventually provide insurance coverage for 32 million uninsured Americans, many of us are still scratching our heads. What just happened? And how and when will we start feeling its effect? the NYT explains.

  • Seven Businesses That Did Not Survive 2009 Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 4:16 PM ET

    That this year has been a tough one for small business is no surprise. But just how tough it has been continues to astound. The New York Times looks at seven businesses that failed this year.

  • Bad Corporate Endings Yield Startup Success Stories Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 11:13 AM ET
    Maxine Tatlongari

    The percentage of job seekers starting a business has doubled in this recession. Here are some laid-off professionals turned  happy, successful entrepreneurs who give new meaning to economic recovery.

  • When Good Customers Become Bad Bill Payers Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 12:26 PM ET
    Woman doing bills

    When credit markets seized up more than a year ago, many small businesses were caught flat-footed. Their clients were not paying, or were paying more slowly, and the owners were left emotionally stressed and financially damaged. But after the initial shock wore off, those owners have come up with a variety of ways to make sure they do get paid.

  • Small Businesses Wait for Bigger Slice of Stimulus Pie Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | 6:16 PM ET

    Owners of small companies across the country are hoping a pair of federal programs boosted by economic stimulus spending will get a second chance in the form of new funding.

  • Goldman Sachs

    Warren Buffett will be one of three co-chairmen for a just-announced $500 million Goldman Sachs initiative to help small businesses around the United States, and perhaps, the firm's damaged public image.

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