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  • Inside the Wild West of alternative lending Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    With small businesses turning to alternative lenders, some watchers wonder if we're recreating a backdrop that set up the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Solving marijuana's banking problem Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Entrepreneurs gathered in Las Vegas for the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in November 2014.

    The biggest challenge many marijuana entrepreneurs face is banking, as normal ties with institutions are few. Here's how some banks and investors are changing that.

  • Small business borrowing highest in 7½ years Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 6:40 AM ET

    U.S. small businesses boosted borrowing in September to its highest level in 7½ years, according to data released Monday.

  • Small businesses borrow at highest rate in 7 years Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    U.S. small businesses boosted borrowing in July to its highest level in more than seven years.

  • US small business borrowing jumps in May Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 5:39 AM ET

    U.S. small businesses boosted borrowing for a third straight month in May, according to data released on Tuesday.

  • VCs eye big cloud returns—but not Wall Street Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    Venture capitalists poured more than $11 billion into software last year, more than into any other sector and about double the amount in 2010.

  • Stumbling blocks of small business     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    Discussing the challenges small businesses face to grow, and the difficulties in finding a skilled workforce, with Madelyn Alfano, Maria's Italian Kitchen president, and Matt Tyler, Vickers Engineering CEO.

  • What's really holding back the global recovery Friday, 23 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    For all the challenges facing U.S. start-ups and small businesses, they seem to be better off than their counterparts in the developed world.

  • Indiegogo's insatiable growth     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    Slava Rubin, Indiegogo CEO, explains what's propelling Indiegogo's growth and how the crowdfunding platform lured investments from luminaries like Sir Richard Branson and Megan Smith from Google.

  • Fed's Dudley: Kinks in funding for small businesses Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 9:19 AM ET
    William C. Dudley

    A top Fed official lauded the economic benefits of small businesses, citing demand and limited funding as reasons that loans from banks remain flat.

  • Investing in mobile wars     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Bubba Murarka, DFJ partner, discusses where he sees investment opportunities in consumer Internet and mobile technology.

  • Kickstart your foodie ideas     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    Joe Bastianich, B and B Hospitality CEO, discusses the upcoming debut of his new CNBC reality show where he provides his own money to fund food ideas. It's really about sniffing out opportunities, Bastianich says.

  • Small-business hiring cautiously: banking survey Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 6:50 AM ET

    Small-business owners are keeping a cautious approach to running their companies even as they grow more optimistic, a banking survey shows.

  • Top VC's talk tech bubble     Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton talks to leading VC's in Silicon Valley who share their thoughts on the potential for a tech bubble and where they are committing capital.

  • NYC merchants still waiting on Sandy aid Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    Hundreds of New York City business owners whose storefronts were damaged by Hurricane Sandy more than a year ago are still waiting for federal aid.

  • Venture capitalist perspective     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    Where venture capitalists are putting money to work, with David Golden, Revolution Partners, and Tony Tjan, Cue Ball.

  • US sneaker start-up pockets $1.5M investment Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    Brooklyn, N.Y.-based sneaker brand, Greats, said it has raised $1.5 million in new capital from a group of investors, Crain's reports.

  • Huge start-up cash influx looks bubble-like: CEO Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Billion-dollar valuations and mega-rounds are just a few of the signs that a tech bubble may be forming.

  • Teen entrepreneur launches wholesome bra line Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    Yellowberry bras

    A high school senior from Jackson Hole, Wyo., founded a wholesome underwear company called Yellowberry, which is getting a boost from Kickstarter.

  • Vacant DC building shows crowdfunding's range Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Fundrise plans to raise $350,000 in crowdfunding to help rehab the building featured with red brick in center.

    Fundrise is offering people a stake in a retail boutique project in an up-and-coming DC neighborhood for as little as $100 a share.