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Small Business: Financing


  • Finally! Small businesses show signs of life Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    Small business borrowing rose last month, an index that tracks lending showed on Tuesday, signaling moderate growth ahead for the economy.

  • Businesses still waiting for Sandy grants Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 9:48 AM ET
    Technicians repair machinery at Madelaine Chocolates factory Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Madelaine Chocolates was damaged during Superstorm Sandy has partially recovered and continuing repairs.

    Business owners who applied for grants after the superstorm are more likely to have gotten money from private sources. What's the hold up?

  • Bank lending is on the rise. The little guy on Main Street is not feeling it, though, so many entrepreneurs are turning to alternative funding sources.

  • SME's in Asia face growing funding challenges Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 8:42 PM ET
    The quest for funding solutions among SME's

    Access to capital remains a challenge for small and medium sized enterprises. CNBC's Chloe Cho reports on how two very different SMEs, used connections and creativity to clear their financing hurdles.

  • Entrepreneurs' golden years: Not lookin' so shiny Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    Small-business owners devote so much time and money to their ventures that they fail on retirement planning. And playing catch-up can mean taking on even more financial risk.

  • Best Credit Cards for Small Business in 2013 Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 12:33 PM ET
    Alain Filiz

    The credit-card comparison website CardHub.com is releasing its analysis of more than 1,000 business and personal credit cards for small-business owners.

  • Work It: How Start-Ups Can Woo Potential Lenders Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 1:11 PM ET

    Bank lending for small businesses remains sluggish. From shoring up company finances to cultivating a banking relationship, see what start-ups can do to avoid loan rejections.

  • For Safe-Room Makers, Tornado a Game Changer Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 8:31 AM ET
    Dean Dye looks over a storm shelter in a home that was destroyed by a tornado on May 22, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma.

    After seeing the extensive destruction and loss of life from the Moore, Okla., tornado on Monday, Tornado Alley residents are going into prevention mode, vowing to avoid becoming victims when the next twister strikes.

  • Retroactive Tax Could Cost Entrepreneurs Millions Monday, 20 May 2013 | 12:05 PM ET

    Small business owner Brian Overstreet is among 2,500 California start-up founders, who are on the hook for some $120 million in retroactive taxes if the Franchise Tax Board has its way.

  • Business lessons from the Bloomberg terminal scandal Monday, 20 May 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    Bloomberg's scandal offers uncomfortable lessons in how we do business in a digital era. We're also more tolerant of leaving behind our electronic data, and not calling out missteps.

  • How Slated wants to help you become a movie mogul Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    Slated.com co-founders Stephan Paternot and Duncan Cork.

    Crowdfunding is helping professionals such as Zach Braff raise millions. See how one start-up is tapping into film financing's "new world order." Wanna be a movie mogul?

  • Top six questions smart investors ask start-ups Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 10:00 PM ET

    There are six questions smart investors should ask before putting money into a new company. If businesses have answers, it shows they have data to support their decisions.

  • Need Cash?: More Contracts for Women Entrepreneurs Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    A small change to federal rules that just went into effect means more contracts could go to women-owned small businesses, Inc. reports. See if your business qualifies.

  • Millennials Want to Donate, Save the World, Really Friday, 3 May 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    Dave Boyce, customer experience officer for Fundly, a crowdfunding site for causes and nonprofits.

    In the nonprofit world, crowdfunding is becoming an effective tool for raising donations, especially among younger do-gooers. Philanthropic millennials?

  • Small Business Owners: Can I Get Some Cash, Please Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:02 PM ET

    As securing loans from large banks remains tricky, more small-business owners are turning to small banks and other nontraditional sources of capital to grow their operations.

  • Venture Capital Funding Slows in Q1: Report Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 5:56 PM ET

    Venture capital investment dollars declined in the first quarter of 2013 from the previous quarter, according to a new report. See which sectors saw notable investment declines.

  • Where America's Likely Tax Cheats Live Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 1:38 PM ET
    Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif.

    A new study used confidential IRS data to show clusters of potential tax cheats - including small-business owners - in five metro areas. See which red flags tip off the IRS.

  • Main St. Tax Breaks Inside Obama's Proposed Budget Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    President Barack Obama, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House with Jeffrey Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB, in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama's budget plan includes a proposed tax credit if you've hired or given a raise to workers. What small businesses would pocket from the president's proposal.

  • Why Now Is the Best Time to Be an Entrepreneur: Pro Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    Ted Leonsis, GroupOn Co-CEO, Revolution Growth Fund Founder and owner of the Washington Capitals.

    With many big companies spending less, the time couldn't be better to launch a start-up, Ted Leonsis, a longtime tech executive, told CNBC.

  • Warby Parker: Cool Glasses in a New Retail Store Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 2:51 PM ET
    Customers try on Warby Parker eyewear at the flagship store's grand opening in SOHO, New York.

    Hip start-up Warby Parker debuted its flagship, eyeglass store in New York City's SoHo neighborhood. Do online retailers need brick-and-mortar stores?

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