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  • Though some family businesses are epic success stories, other families fracture under the strain—with explosive results.

  • Following the JCP Ackman blowup and a tough quarter at Sears, turnaround expert Marcus Lemonis told CNBC he's "not sure" the market can handle both retailers.

  • More people want gluten-free products. Manufacturers and restaurants have taken note, but there's still space in this quickly growing market for entrepreneurs.

  • Rose Dimov serves lunch at the Tilted Kilt, in Tempe, Arizona in this May, 2012 photo.

    The “breastaurant” industry has grown to over $2 billion in annual sales, mostly from men drawn to the female staff. Read our list of some of the most famous.

  • What does it take to run a successful niche business? The Biz Fix talks with Michael Chernow about how he built a business around meatballs that is humming in supercompetitive New York.

  • Marcus Lemonis on CNBC's "The Profit."

    From the medieval days when it originated as a way to show both parties came in peace, the handshake has been tied to a person's word—no more so than when used in business.

  • With ready-to-eat popcorn snacks gaining popularity is the popcorn business popping profits? The folks at Popcorn, Indiana sure think so. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis has the details.

  • Ben Cohen, left, and Jerry Greenfield in 1980

    Some of the most vital companies were founded by just two friends with an idea. Here are 10 cases where friends with nothing but raw ambition and a dream built successful businesses.

  • So what separates the winners from the losers? In some regards, it's as simple as seeing a great opportunity, seizing it and putting it into action with hard work.

  • All signs point to a slowly recovering U.S. economy, but it has been a long and bumpy road for many small businesses, including florists.

  • As children, we're taught that we won't fail as long as we do our best. But that notion can feel questionable once we enter the job market. Here's advice from the CEO of a $3 billion company.

  • Target's Bullseye the bull terrier mascot.

    Businesses change to meet consumer demand. Those that rise to the occasion find great success, but those that don't are met with Category 5 consumer revolts.

  • Marcus Lemonis of Camping World sponsors the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Other companies have sponsored NASCAR drivers too, but which drivers, and which companies?

  • Steve Szaronos (L) and Rishi Prabhu (R) are the founders of Bespoke.

    How two young entrepreneurs raised $800,000 from angel investors for their business, Bespoke Post. Plus, how to pitch rich people for money.

  • There are many curiosities along the highway for commuters and vacationers.

  • Tennis player Maria Sharapova poses with a Sugarpova candy packet during the French launch of her Sugarpova candy collection.

    Sports careers don't last forever, but some athletes found new careers for when they reached the ripe old age of 30. Here are 10 who started small businesses and found new success.

  • David King, CEO of Sticky USA.

    Launching a business is risky. But if you do what you love, you can find a niche and answer only to yourself. A closer look at three entrepreneurs' ups and downs.

  • Small businesses can find success with innovative solutions to common problems. CNBC Prime's "The Prophet" presents 10 small businesses with groundbreaking products.

  • For many small businesses, publicity is a luxury. So we thought it'd be fun to reflect on businesses that have made clever plays for publicity, sometimes on small budgets.

  • Some small businesses provoked skepticism, but the public embraced them and the entrepreneurs who backed them had the last laugh. Here are 10 small businesses founded on unorthodox ideas.