Small Business Start-ups


  • An EU and a Greek flag wave in front of the ancient temple of Parthenon atop the Acropolis hill in Athens.

    Economic crisis often spurs entrepreneurial innovation as people strive for opportunity. Here's a look at this trend in a bankrupt nation.

  • Bridging the gender funding gap

    CNBC's Kate Rogers takes a look at what "Shark Tank's" Kevin O'Leary is doing to help woman gain access to capital to fund their businesses.

  • Xiaomi backing 56 startup companies

    Hugo Barra, vice president of global operations at Xiaomi, discusses the "Xiaomi ecosystem", a network of 56 startups which develop and produce new Xiaomi-branded products.

  • Siblings Rebecca and Daniel Dengrove of Brewla Bars turned to family and friends to help start their business.

    Research finds millennials are leaning more on family for start-up loans than prior generations.

  • An Uber driver in Washington, D.C.

    Lured by flexibility, ride-hailing company Uber continues to grow and attract drivers, according to a new Uber-funded survey.

  • International success to carry Netflix higher: VC

    Foundation Capital General Partner Paul Holland discusses Netflix cost concerns and the move towards original content.

  • Rollors Lawn Game

    From war games to lawn games, can US Air Force Major Matt Butler take on the business battlefield with his new lawn game: Rollers? DON’T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB…YET, until you talk to Small Biz Wiz, Carol Roth.

  • *Engie to invest 130 mln euros in energy startup companies. *Engie staff encouraged to try out ideas outside company. A business built on cutting power demand is not a natural investment for a utility, but France's Engie, through its venture capital fund Engie New Ventures, this year bought a minority stake in KiWi.

  • Consolidation is inevitable: CEO

    Alex Depledge, founder and CEO of startup, says it was better to consolidate with a rival e-commerce company rather than to compete in markets or start an acquisition war.

  • Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer of Square on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the company's IPO, November 19, 2015.

    Despite recent reports about late-stage investors writing down the value of their start-up investments, the firms on CNBC's Disruptor 50 list are surging.

  • A new Silicon Valley growing in the Middle East

    California investor Ahmed El Alfi discusses his start-up incubator in Cairo, Egypt.

  • Life in Egypt’s start-up scene

    Investors and entrepreneurs explain how Cairo’s GrEEK Campus is fostering a new generation of start-ups.

  • 23andMe back after FDA pause

    Biotech company 23andMe offered low-cost personalized DNA analysis to help customers make informed health care decisions. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the company is back after the FDA put the tests on pause in 2013.

  • Regulatory obstacles for start-ups

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on regulatory pressures on private start-ups, and whether that might actually be a good sign.

  • AirBnB’s a wonderfully positioned company: Chairman

    Sequoia Capital chairman, Sir Michael Moritz discusses the rise of AirBnb and why Sequoia Capital’s appetite for young startups is as “energetic as ever.”

  • Stove pot on burner

    Meal kit deliveries from Blue Apron, Plated and others are expected to see substantial growth, research firms say.

  • An Uber vehicle cruises Manhattan in New York City.

    Once completed, the total investment will rank Uber as the world's most valuable private start-up, reports The New York Times.

  • Fashion designer small business

    Reversing a six-year dip, Main Street entrepreneurship rose in 2015 — with a boost from very small companies, according to a new Kauffman report.

  • Happy face emoji

    Sharing emotions in a structured way via social media is on the cutting edge of online psychotherapy research, including emojis.

  • Play with your pet remotely

    Watch the founder of Petcube pitch his start-up to a panel of experts on CNBC.