CNBC Franchise Archive One Good Idea

  • Spam Scammmers Now Turn to Middle East Turmoil Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 1:55 PM ET

    These guys are always innovative.

  • Can a Robot Do Your Job? Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 1:20 PM ET

    Just when you thought the job market was improving, here's a new worry: Robots may take your job.

  • New Company Makes Clean A Lot More Green Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 11:44 AM ET

    That old standby of washing the car in the driveway is an environmental hazard, it turns out. But that doesn't mean the days of hand washing have to come to an end. There's an eco-friendly alternative to the harsh soaps and detergents called G-Wash.

  • Wooden Axe Promises to 'Peak' Your Guitar Gaming Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 11:22 AM ET

    If you're a Guitar Hero fan, you likely imagine yourself as your favorite, well, guitar hero — Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley. But that little plastic guitar can easily hamper the fantasy.

  • Troubleshoot Computer Trouble Before It Starts Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 10:25 AM ET

    It's a remotely monitored pro-active solution that monitors  software. Like a combination of ADT, the home security sytem, and OnStar for cars, PlumChoice calls if there's a problem, before the big issues begin.

  • By Teens, For Teens Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 2:48 PM ET

    At 18, this entrepreneur has already been running her Web site for four years. Now, it's the fastest-growing social networking site on the Web -- and she's making some big bucks. Catherine Cook, president and co-founder of lets us in on her secrets.

  • Retailers Heart New Theft Detection Software Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

    Billions of dollars are stolen from grocery stores every year, but it's not because of shoplifting. The money walks out the door right at the cash register, where employees are using a scheme called "sweethearting," or giving away merchandise by not scanning it. Now, there's a video security system that can stop it.

  • Gadget Helps Drivers Get a Grip on High Gas Prices Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 12:26 PM ET

    If you think you can't do much about high gas prices, you might want to think again. There's a new little gadget can help drivers burn less fuel. Ron DeLong, founder and owner of Linear Logic, maker of ScanGauge Version II explains.

  • Doctations Helps Consolidate Medical Records Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 11:45 AM ET
  • The Box Butler Tackles Clutter in a Whole New Way Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 10:53 AM ET
  • New Tool Cuts Through Wrap Rage Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 11:49 AM ET

    Mike Sherman, CEO & Founder of consumer product company Zibra explains the "Open it!", a tool designed to make opening packages easier.

  • Playgrounds Offer Imaginative Sponshorship Opportunity Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 10:34 AM ET

    Architect David Rockwell has designed playgrounds for grownups, including the Nobu restaurants, W Hotels, the Mohegan Sun casino and the JetBlue terminal at Kennedy Airport in New York. Now, he's designing playgrounds for kids, and that could be a good sponsorhip opportunity for you or your corporation. David Rockwell, Founder of the Rockwell Group explains.

  • Homebrew Heads To Your Gas Tank Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 12:45 PM ET

    The EFuel100 MicroFueler is the world's first portable ethanol microrefinery system — both a pump station and an ethanol distiller reduced to an appliance-sized unit, allowing users to create usable fuel for most cars with a simple mix of sugar, water and yeast.