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  • Leaving Wall Street to Brew New Profits Friday, 4 May 2012 | 1:03 PM ET
    Crazy Mountain Ale

    These three guys left Wall Street to brew up a better life and, maybe, better profits. They're all starting up craft breweries, and talked about their new life at the 29th annual Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego.

  • Entrepreneurs Make a Splash in Wal-Mart Competition Friday, 4 May 2012 | 11:54 AM ET
    Humankind Water

    Wal-Mart Stores has announced the winners of its Get On The Shelf competition, an "American Idol"-like contest that attracted more than 4,000 products from inventors, entrepreneurs and small businesses across the nation.

  • No 'Barn Burner' for Job Growth: Surveys Friday, 4 May 2012 | 9:45 AM ET
    Unemployment Line

    Uncertainty surrounding the economy, combined with a lack of qualified workers and improved efficiencies with current operations are among the reasons cited in two separate surveys as reasons why job growth in the U.S. has stalled.

  • Emerging Markets Globe

    Start ups can improve their odds for success when expanding into international markets, new research suggests.

  • Berlin: The Next Hub for Tech Start Ups Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 10:17 AM ET
    Victory Column

    Berlin is beginning to rival London and Silicon Valley in the number of tech start ups.

  • Ordering a Cheeseburger? There's an iPad for That Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 2:07 PM ET

    Classic American comfort food is going high tech at one California restaurant chain. The company is one of many across the country that are betting the same product that has brought big profits for Apple will also boost their bottom lines.

  • The Best States to Start a Business Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 1:28 PM ET

    Inhospitable business environments mean fewer jobs, as entrepreneurs and established corporations seek more cost-efficient and tax-friendly locales.

  • JOBS Act Is Not Just an IPO On-Ramp: Opinion Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 12:17 PM ET

    Guest columnist Brian Hamilton says he believes that while there are pieces of the JOBS Act that will encourage public listings, other aspects will reinforce the ability of companies that want to stay private to do so while giving others new options for raising capital outside of public markets.

  • Business Owners Ready to Take the Money and Run Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 10:21 AM ET

    Business-for-sale market conditions have improved in the first quarter of 2012, a recent survey found, spurring business owners that had been on the sidelines to think about selling now.

  • Cut Tax Rate, Save Small Business: Fiorina Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 5:25 PM ET
    US 1040 tax form

    The U.S. marginal tax rate is the highest in the world and that is putting a big hit on small business, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina told CNBC.

  • So You Want to Be on YouTube. Here’s What Not to Do Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    If you want your company's YouTube video to get some attention, keep your audience in mind and take these tips into account.

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    E-commerce website,, tries to maintain its image as a distributor of handcrafted goods, while users of the online merchant are starting to outgrow it.

  • Small Business Lacks Expertise to Use Big Data Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 11:26 AM ET

    Small businesses are having a hard time  finding experts to analyze data on consumer interest and spending behavior.

  • Fingerprint drug-testing prototype.

    Two companies have teamed up to market fingerprint-based drug testing to police, prisons, and, they hope, American companies. 

  • Become an Entrepreneur — No Idea Required Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 12:06 PM ET

    You get a salary, equity, mentors, and more. An inside look at how a San Francisco 'foundry' plans to build the next killer start-up.

  • stethascope_american_flag_2_200.jpg

    A small-business advocacy group that has fought the nation’s new health care laws all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court is now pushing five market-based solutions it claims will bring down the skyrocketing health care costs small-business owners face.

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    Faced with the worst job market in 60 years, the best thing any enterprising college grad can do now is leave the passive, dead-end, resume-pushing job search behind —and create their own job instead.

  • Babiators

    Kids were squinting in the sunlight while their military parents were wearing cool aviator sunglasses. So Marine Capt. Ted Fienning came up with the idea for, wait for it .... Babiators.

  • Brewer Crafts a New Generation of Start Ups Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 2:38 PM ET
    Boston Beer founder and Chairman Jim Koch

    The Brewing the American Dream program, the brainchild of Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch, began four years ago as a way to help New England area start ups access financing. It's rolling out nationally this week, with an additional $1 million in lending capital from microfinance lender and partner Accion.

  • flea-market-shoppers-2-200.jpg

    In an effort to crackdown on counterfeiting the department of homeland security has been raiding flea markets and confiscating counterfeit goods.