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  • Startup Weekend

    More than 35,000 entrepreneurs around the world have gone through the Startup Weekend program since 2009. Now the co-founders are sharing their best practices in a new book of how in 54 hours entrepreneurs can go from pitching their ideas to creating a new business.

  • The Small Business Afternoon Report Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 5:47 PM ET
    CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of news in small business.

  • Understanding Your Entreprenurial DNA Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    Guest author blogger Joe Abraham comments on the downward shift in entrepreneurship, and how a reliance on the "pervasive old-school entrepreneurial mentality" is hurting business formation in the U.S.

  • The S.B.A. Says Its Culture Has Changed Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 4:19 PM ET
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    While the S.B.A. has been criticized for its lack of oversight of contractors who misrepresent themselves as small businesses in order to win government contracts, there are numbers that prove the S.B.A. has made great strides in improving enforcement.

  • How to Be a Serial Entrepreneur Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 2:49 PM ET

    CNBC.com's special report on Global Entrepreneurshiplooks at what it takes to be a serial entrepreneur. (Nerves of steel is high on the list of must-haves.)

  • Making Wellness Work for Small Business Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 11:25 AM ET

    When most small business owners think of initiating a wellness program to help employees lose weight or stop smoking, they conclude it’s a luxury they can’t afford. Others have concluded they can’t afford not to. 

  • The Small Business Afternoon Report Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 5:01 PM ET
    CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of U.S. small business news.

  • Bomb Tech Veterans Start a Bullet Jewelry Business Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 1:56 PM ET
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    Two former bomb technicians transitioning back into civilian life are taking on a different type of risk: In June, they started Bullets2Bandages, a fashion jewelry business that donates 15 percent of profits to veterans' nonprofits, reports The Huffington Post.

  • Personal Credit Cards Give a Boost to Small Business Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 12:29 PM ET
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    Small business owners who use credit cards for business funding can garner debt stability never before possible, says guest columnist Odysseas Papadimitriou.

  • Honor Veterans Year-Round: Offer Them a Job Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 10:01 AM ET

    On Veteran's Day, companies are honoring veterans. But they can honor them year-round by giving them a job, says CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Occupy Wall Street

    Some small business owners might be part of the 99 percent, but in cities around the nation, some have grown weary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • The Small Business Afternoon Report Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 5:15 PM ET
    CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of news in small business.

  • Bernanke: Small Biz Needs Support Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 2:07 PM ET
    Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Testifies to House Budget Committee

    A Federal Reserve conference in Washington was held Wednesday to discuss how entrepreneurs might drive job creation in today’s marketplace — here's what they came up with.

  • The Role of Regulation in Small Business Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 12:26 PM ET
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    While politicians bemoan regulatory burdens on business, most small businesses consistently say that the “single biggest problem” they face is low sales, not red tape or taxes, reports The New York Times.

  • Mobile Payments Create Opportunity for Small Business Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 11:23 AM ET

    Moibile payment companies such as Square are creating new opportunities for small businesses. The field is growing rapidly, as players such as Google get into the mix.

  • Tips For Preparing a Small Biz Loan Application Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 9:27 AM ET

    While the current notion is that securing a business loan is near impossible, the truth is that there are still bank loans available for those who do the necessary footwork and come prepared, says Mike Lubansky of Sageworks Inc.

  • Small Biz Logs Into Social Media Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 3:20 PM ET

    Small business owners are posting and tweeting their marketing messages out to the masses as they look for new ways to connect to potential customers.

  • Pinkberry: Franchise in Growth Mode Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 12:52 PM ET

    Pinkberry CEO Ron Graves on Squawk Box gives viewers a taste of what to expect as the popular frozen yogurt chain continues to expand.

  • Optimizing Occupy: Camping Store Sees A Surge In Business Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 12:13 PM ET
    The encampment in the financial district of New York City is now in its second month.

    As the Occupy Wall Street "camp" bears down for the arrival of winter, this hiking and camping gear retailer is benefiting from an unlikely new group of customers, reports the Huffington Post.

  • Kudlow: Give The U.S. Economy Some Credit Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:10 AM ET

    CNBC anchor Larry Kudlow argues that despite all the pessimism around jobs, housing and the stock market, maybe we're doing OK.