The NFIB's small business optimism survey edged higher for May. Rachel Shein, owner of Baked In the Sun, and Seth Goldstein, franchisee of Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin Robbins, provide perspective.
There's been a small "pop" in business optimism, said CNBC's Steve Liesman, talking with William Dunkelberg, National Federation of Independent Business about the latest read on small business sentiment.
Maria Molland, head of Europe at Fab.com, comments on their quick success and how the website plans to become the world's leader in "emotional e-commerce".
Rohan Marley, Marley Coffee co-founder, explains how shoppers can now get real cups of Marley java right in their supermarket.
Sabine Heller, ASmallWorld CEO, discusses how this exclusive online community is shaking up the social media landscape.
Jamen Shively, a former Microsoft executive and currently CEO of Diego Pellicer, wants to build the first national marijuana store brand.
John Malloy, BlueRun Ventures partners, discusses how the social mapping and navigation app startup has revolutionizes the way people plot their destinations and has generated interest from Google and Facebook.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on companies that are looking to increase efficiency and implement simplicity in medical care. And Grant Verstandig, founder and CEO of Audax Health, discusses how his startup encourages consumers to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Open-source technology and low-cost tools are bringing product development out of the confines of factories, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. And, Ben Kaufman, Quirky CEO & founder, explains how his company's innovative initiatives are changing the way things are made.
Tito's Handmade Vodka just became the exclusive supplier to United Airlines. Bert "Tito" Beveridge, Tito's Handmade Vodka founder, weighs in.
CNBC reveals which top five retailers are best positioned to change the global marketplace.
Narinder Singh, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Appirio, says U.S. immigration policy must be addressed in the context of job creation.
Gregg Spiridellis, JibJab co-creator and CEO, discusses his company's latest venture which encourages multi-platform learning for children.
Jay Bregman, Hailo CEO, explains how his company got the green light which allows riders to legally hail a cab with a smartphone app.
The nation's top CEOs are at the White House today discussing jobs for U.S. veterans returning from war. CNBC's John Harwood and Scott Davis, UPS CEO, discuss.
Thomas Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president & CEO, discusses this year's agenda at the small business summit, including celebrating innovation; learning from experts; and informing Congress about the biggest concerns among the business community.
Aaron Levie, CEO & Founder of Box.net, discusses how his startup is profiting and gaining market share by reshaping the company into a cloud platform business.
Paul Gu, Upstart co-founder; and Geoff Lewis, Founders Fund principal, discuss how investors can buy a stake in the future income of a startup company.
Cisco co-founder Sandy Lerner discusses how she started three successful enterprises after leaving Cisco Systems shortly after it went public in 1990.
CNBC's Robert Frank provides a look at which parts of the country house the most tax cheats.