There is a growing movement to help autistic adults find jobs, but for Cottle and his family, the answer was a business of his own.
Re/code's senior editor Liz Gannes reports on the most promising food delivery start-ups for consumers who want their food or other services as quickly as possible.
Keith McCarty, Eaze founder & CEO, discuss his on-demand health care delivery technology that will automate patient verification and driver dispatch to hand deliver marijuana.
McDonald's and its franchisees can be held liable in complaints that the company violated employee rights, an official at the U.S. NLRB said.
McDonald's says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named as a "joint employer" for workers in its franchise-owned restaurants.
Walmart's e-commerce operations' tech arm acquired the social shopping site Luvocracy and plans to shut it down. Re/Code reports.
Lyft has signed an agreement that will allow the ridesharing service to launch in New York City with commercial drivers.
A workers' revolt at Market Basket supermarkets has led to empty store shelves, angry customers and support for a boycott from politicians.
Regulation is often cited by entrepreneurs as a business buster, but one CEO says equity crowdfunding regs will actually create a boom.
The share of U.S. companies raising wages more than doubled in the three months to July, a survey showed, suggesting a faster pace of wage growth.
After cooling during the fro-yo craze, it appears that ice cream is posed to churn again, mostly in small chains and mom-and-pops.
The Tour de France is under way. So that means manufacturers of high-end bikes are busy peddling their pedaling products.
CareerCast.com released its annual most endangered jobs report, and many jobs listed will take hits as industries flock to digital.
Gen Z's entrepreneurial spirit and digital savvy may cause problems for retailers who stick to business as usual.
The farm-to-table movement has yet to really catch on in Texas. However, Tim Love of CNBC's "Restaurant Startup" said he's rooting for that to change.
CNBC's Carl Quintanilla takes a first look at the Birchbox store opening in New York City tomorrow.
The Tax Foundation broke down just how much Zack "Danger" Brown could owe for his potato salad Kickerstarter campaign.
Wal-Mart is hosting hundreds of entrepreneurs looking to sign a deal with the retailer to get their products on its shelves.
Crumbs says it is shuttering all its stores, a week after the struggling cupcake shop operator was delisted from the Nasdaq.
On Tuesday pot smokers in the "Evergreen State" will be able to legally purchase marijuana, reports "Squawk Box's" Joe Kernen.
Small business sentiment weakened in June, pulling back from a six-year high because firms felt less confident the economy would improve in the coming months.
The issuance of the retail licenses marked a major step that's been 20 months in the making.
Amid a soft economy, one pocket of America is doing very well—the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. What's their secret sauce?
US small businesses increased hiring in June, adding to signs the labor market is strengthening, the National Federation of Independent Business said.
U.S. small businesses boosted borrowing for a third straight month in May, according to data released on Tuesday.
Web-based start-ups like Dashride, Cup and Shakr are giving small businesses strategies to compete with big business, the NYT reports.
Martin Mucci, Paychex CEO, discusses hiring among small businesses in the U.S.
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art aims to open in 2018, based on the personal collection of the "Star Wars" director.
After revolutionizing the gaming industry, Zynga co-founder Tom Bollich, is now focusing on disruptive technology in the marijuana trade.
BarkBox supplies toys and treats for your dog. Co-founder & CEO Matt Meeker, discusses what pet owners get for their $20 a month subscription and how much room there is to grow in the pet space.
Mattel is releasing an Entrepreneur Barbie this summer that comes complete with her own miniature smartphone and tablet computer.
Simon Cook, CEO of DFJ Esprit, says entrepreneurs do not need to raise large amounts of money to start a business due to online fundraising platforms.
Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses what new and interesting West Coast tech start-ups could be the next big thing.
Small business optimism improved for the third straight month, but the index remains far below readings that have normally accompanied an expansion in the U.S. economy.
The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously approved a $15 hourly minimum wage — the highest in the nation.
Martin Mucci, President & CEO, Paychex, discusses the best areas for small business growth and says we've had the best three-month period since 2004.
"Thank you so much," the former "Reading Rainbow" host said. "This is going to enable us to really, really, really do a lot of good."
Bill Gurley, Benchmark general partner, discusses tech valuations and the factors that go into start-ups deciding to go public.
Navin Thukkaram, Angel tech investor, shares his thoughts on long-term tech trends and the growing cloud ecosystem.
More U.S. businesses are pursuing India after the election of pro-business leader Narendra Modi as prime minister.
Brian Ruden, Starbuds dispensary owner, discusses why his company changed his logo, how he ensures he's selling to adults, and how often he himself smokes pot.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation wants weed growers to know that, at least at the federal level, the times they aren't a-changing.
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson is throwing his weight, and money, behind this crowdfunding site.
Drones may cause controversy, but the Defense Department has boosted its budget for buying them and designing new ones.
The push to dramatically raise the minimum wage in liberal-leaning cities is causing a conundrum for local businesses.
U.S. small business sentiment jumped to its highest level in 6-1/2 years in April, bolstering hopes for an acceleration in economic activity.
Chad Dickerson, Etsy CEO, discusses job creation and explains why Brooklyn, New York, is the perfect place to build their online retail shop.
Ann Winblad, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, shares her top technology plays
Sriracha hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods got into a dispute with the city council of Irwindale, California, over whether the factory emits spicy smells that harm the neighbors. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the details.
Jimmy Bannos, Jr. has a problem that a lot of business owners would love to have -- his restaurant, The Purple Pig, is too popular. Marcus Lemonis of "The Biz Fix" shared his advice on how Bannos can capitalize on that.
Nasty Gal founder & CEO Sophia Amoruso, went from selling vintage clothing on eBay to creating a $100 million online clothing retail business. Amoruso explains how she gained the experience necessary to start her company.
Colorado lawmakers approved the first financial system for the marijuana industry, a network of uninsured cooperatives that allow banking services.
Facebook looking to tap into the lucrative small business market to increase ad revenue.
Indiegogo founder Slava Rubin tells CNBC's Brian Sullivan the secrets behind successful crowdfunding campaigns.
Landry's CEO Tilman Fertitta, the owner of more than 450 restaurants and the Golden Nugget casino, explains why food costs and minimum wage increases will cause him to raise menu prices as much as $1 per entree.
Corporate expense reports are seeing an eye-popping rate of growth from employees using sharing-economy businesses.
A handful of this year's Derby horse owners didn't grow up as part of the Churchill Downs set.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports from Malta, New York, on a global chip maker creating a homegrown workforce.
ParkJockey is an app that allows users to find and book car park spaces in advance, explains Umut Tekin, CEO of ParkJockey. The app, which is already available in London and Miami, will launch in six other cities before year-end.
While VC firms may reward entrepreneurs in NYC and San Fran, may believe that longer-term innovations happening elsewhere are key to economic growth.
Some themes recur in the stories of great entrepreneurs. But what stands out are their unexpected failures--and their grit to get back in the game.
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