Mike Cherry, national policy chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, says the U.K. needs to reform its policy on business rates to help small and medium-sized businesses.
Katja Hall, chief policy director at CBI, says medium-sized businesses contribute significantly to jobs and growth.
Guy Myles, co-founder and managing director of Octopus Investments, says that the U.K. economy is improving but problems still remain.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, says small- and medium-sized businesses need equity capital which can complement bank
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, says he will be joining U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron on a trade trip to China and sees an opportunity to 'sell Britain' to Chinese businesses.
Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, announces that the Funding for Lending scheme is to be "refocused" in 2014 away from mortgages and home loans to support businesses, especially SMEs.
Who uses Not Going To Uni, and how do the company generate revenue?
Intuit president & CEO Brad Smith discusses the scope of his business. "The digital revolution continues, even in tax," he says.
The founders of Morphsuits explain the idea behind their company.
How did sites like Facebook help to generate a buzz around Morphsuits?
Should the founders of Morphsuits change the name of their company to widen its appeal?
Nicola Horlick, CEO of Money&Co, says the new crowdfunding platform will see individuals lending money to SMEs and setting the interest rate themselves.
As Seen on TV Chairman Kevin Harrington discusses the new crowdfunding platform. The crowd will participate in the process of choosing the best products to focus on, and the company will take advance orders on some products.
Software maker Intuit launched a competition to showcase small businesses. "The Apprentice" winner Bill Rancic shares the 4 top small business finalists who will have a chance at winning a fully paid and produced 30-second commercial during the 2014 Super Bowl.
Despite October's weakened unemployment number, CNBC's Hampton Pearson found a company in Baltimore continuing to add employees.
Jason Best, Principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors discusses how crowdfunding - the funding of a company by selling small amounts of equity to many investors - is going to be the next big thing following micro-finance.
"Revolt represents the truth" says Sean "Diddy" Combs, Revolt TV co-founder and chairman. "Revolt has taken on the responsibility to empower the future of music," he adds. He sees opportunity because no one was taking advantage of music consumption.
Sara Blakely, Spanx founder & inventor, shares her story of how she founded her multi-billion dollar business.
In a live interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Sara Blakely recounts a very embarrassing moment during a BBC interview as she was promoting Spanx undergarments for women.
Sarah Brown explains why she decided to set up Pai Skincare.