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Getting Back to Business: A CNBC Town Hall Event

About the Show

America's small business owners come face to face with some of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time to share their challenges, seek opportunities and learn new strategies for success.

Small business is an engine of growth for the U.S. economy and a driver of individual wealth, job creation, and innovation. At this important time in our nation's history, it is crucial that America's entrepreneurs are empowered to launch the businesses that will define a new era of prosperity. Today's small business stakeholders are seeking new ways to secure funding, reach consumers, and leverage advances in technology. In an unprecedented Town Hall event, CNBC brings together an elite group of business visionaries, influencers and small business owners for an informative and dynamic conversation on getting back to business.

Web Extras

  • 'Business is War'     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 11:00 AM ET

    Venture Capitalist Kevin O'Leary declares "business is war," but Spanx Founder Sara Blakely reveals an alternative strategy

  • The Best Advice a Panel of Entrepreneurs Can Give     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:51 PM ET

    The single best piece of advice the panel members can give, with Karen Mills, U.S. Small Business Administration; Sara Blakely, Spanx founder; Steve Case, AOL co-founder; Tristan Walker, Andreessen Horowitz; and Kevin O'Leary, venture capitalist.

  • The Future of Entrepreneurship     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:43 PM ET

    Looking to younger entrepreneurs, and where the future of small business is headed, with Kevin O'Leary, venture capitalist; Steve Case, AOL co-founder; Sara Blakely, Spanx founder; and Tristan Walker, Andreessen Horowitz.

  • Finding Cash to Grow Your Business     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:30 PM ET

    The quest for money to invest in your business, with Kevin O'Leary, venture capitalist; Tristan Walker, Andreessen Horowitz; Karen Mills, U.S. Small Business Administration; and Steve Case, AOL co-founder. The key, says O'Leary, is telling the investor how he will get his money back. Also, a look at crowd funding sites, like Indiegogo.com

  • The Obstacles & Rewards of Small Business     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:00 PM ET

    The challenges facing today's entrepreneurs, featuring Kelvin Thompson, owner of Perry's Auto Auction. With Kevin O'Leary, venture capitalist; Sara Blakely, Spanx founder; Steve Case, AOL co-founder; and Karen Mills, U.S. Small Business Administration. Also, how to motivate today's small business people.

  • Getting Back to Business: Squawk on the Street     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 12:02 AM ET

    Why small business in the U.S. is too important to fail.

  • Getting Back to Business: Closing Bell     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 4:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan talks to Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, about what it was like to create a business in a tough economic climate.

  • Getting Back to Business: The Kudlow Report     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 7:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan appears on "The Kudlow Report" to discuss his special "Getting Back to Business: A CNBC Town Hall Event." In this clip, small business owner Neal Hannon says he "believes capitalism is under attack," and the "government needs to get a little bit out of the way."

  • Getting Back to Business: Fast Money     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 5:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan appears on "Fast Money" to discuss his special "Getting Back to Business: A CNBC Town Hall Event." In this clip, two billionaires Kevin O'Leary of Venture Capitalist and Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx debate over whether "business is war."

  • Getting Back to Business: Squawk Box     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 12:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan makes his first appearance on Squawk Box to discuss his special "Getting Back to Business: A CNBC Town Hall Event." In this clip, he talks about playing offense as an entrepreneur.

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