Small Business


  • The World Series slugfest you don't know about Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants

    New bat makers are wooing major league power hitters like SF Giants Pablo Sandoval, who will be swinging them in this year's World Series.

  • Blue-collar businesses embrace wearable technology Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    Blue-collar firms are beginning to embrace the hands-free technology as it lets them streamline business and training. Fortune magazine reports.

  • Tesla—the other one—nets a big crowdfunding win Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A film still from the documentary “Tower to the People” shows how Nikola Tesla’s Wardenclyffe lab may have looked on Long Island before his wireless transmission tower was torn down in 1917.

    The last remaining lab of "mad scientist" Nikola Tesla will open it doors to the public this summer after a fundraising campaign saved the site.

  • Drought on tap     Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the drought in California is impacting the beer business.

  • Lower oil prices bring relief for businesses Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    With oil prices hovering around $83 a barrel, business owners say lower energy costs will translate to more business activity—just in time for the holiday season.

  • GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons on the Economy     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons on the volatile stock market and the most important issues facing business leaders.

  • The 27-year-old who's sold $8M in light-up gloves Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:08 AM ET
    Brian Lim, founder of EmazingLights.

    Entrepreneur Brian Lim quit his consultant job, took $100 to make a light-up glove for music fans and is on his way to $12 million in sales next year.

  • The state of small business     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor-in-Chief of Inc Magazine talks about essential leadership skills and the state of small business in America.

  • Pot products to treat brain injuries and pets Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    At the Cannabis Expo, marijuana entrepreneurs are developing products for both people and pets using CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis.

  • Out of the way VCs: Banks muscle in on tech boom Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Using an environment of record low rates, City National is among a handful of banks aggressively trying to convert techies into clients.

  • US small business confidence declines in Sept: NFIB Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    Small business optimism fell as more owners said they expected a slowdown in profits and sales, tightening credit and a harder time filling jobs.

  • Cannabis for concussions     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Rogers explains how a new marijuana product can help people and NFL players with concussions and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Low gas prices good for small biz?     Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Rogers looks at benefits of declining gas prices for small businesses.

  • Microsoft's Nadella apologizes. Now what? Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses the media during an event in New Delhi, Sept. 30, 2014.

    Microsoft CEO's gaffe points to larger issues that face technology—too few women in tech roles and little capital that goes to women-founded start-ups.

  • Y Combinator start-up stories     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton speaks to Y Combinator president Sam Altman, about hot trends in Silicon Valley and his investment in Reddit.

  • Want a better job? Try 'micro learning' Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 1:55 PM ET
    A mobile phone screen from a video by Udacity

    More start-ups are creating digital education tools including short online videos to help train workers and narrow the skills gap. Useful trend or hype?

  • Depressed or moody? Get a wearable, brain device Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Start-up Thync says it has raised $13 million to create a wearable brain device that promises to alter your state of mind, Re/code reports.

  • Start-up calling on 2-year-old authors     Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    One mom says she has the solution to that growing pile of kiddie art in your home. See Carolyn Lanzetta pitch her big idea to Rothberg Ventures Partner Fran Hauser, Mommy Blogger Kristin Quinn, and Pipeline Fellowship CEO and founder, Natalia Oberti Noguera. The segment is hosted by Mandy Drury.

  • Will red states support higher minimum wages? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    With four state ballot initiatives coming up this midterm election cycle, here’s a look at what’s at stake for the small business community.

  • 9 pizza franchises hoping to deliver millions Sunday, 5 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The pizza franchise model is booming, planning to do for the pie what Chipotle did for the burrito. Bad for Dominos, good for entrepreneurs.

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