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Small Business Start-ups


  • Next Hollywood-produced blockbuster: A start-up Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Hollywood sign

    As technology and entertainment merge, more big names in film and TV are launching accelerators to produce blockbuster start-ups.

  • Risk in start-ups is 'excessive' now, says VC Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Silicon Valley

    Yet another high-profile Silicon Valley venture capitalist is warning investment in the tech world could be getting a bit ahead of itself.

  • Risky investments for Silicon Valley? Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
    Risky investments for Silicon Valley?

    Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance Senior Columnist, and the "Squawk Alley" team discuss comments by venture capitalist Bill Gurley that the VC community is taking on an excessive amount of risk right now.

  • Can the 'sharing economy' boost local tax revenue? Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    A Favor Delivery worker

    Critics say disruptive new services like Uber and Lyft can hurt tax revenues, but one start-up says it's creating jobs and boosting local sales tax.

  • Future of headphones & wireless audio Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    Future of headphones & wireless audio

    Kevin Lee, Sol Republic CEO, discusses the next wave in music services and the launch of their new campaign with Olympian Michael Phelps called "Music Made Me Do It."

  • Meet fashion's 'bow-wonder' Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 6:43 AM ET
    Moziah Bridges

    Moziah Bridges, Mo's Bows founder, and Daymond John, "Shark Tank" co-star, discuss how the twelve-year old built his successful business, starting at the tender age of nine.

  • IFTTT recipes working for you Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    IFTTT recipes working for you

    Linden Tibbets, IFTTT CEO, explains the company's "recipe" service which essentially customizes how mobile devices connect to disparate services, anything from Twitter to text messages to air condition controls.

  • Big money is pouring into high-tech tutoring Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    Educational Support Specialists provide online university level tutoring in Mountain View, California.

    The $7 billion market for tutoring services is in the midst of a transformation, driven by new technology.

  • Jinn is new 60-minute delivery service Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Jinn is new 60-minute delivery service

    Jinn is an app that allows users to order anything from any shop in London and get it delivered within 60 minutes, explains co-founder, Leon Herrera.

  • Renting? These companies are disrupting the sector Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Lettings, real estate, rent

    As renting becomes more common, a number of companies have cropped up with the aim of disrupting the market. Here are some of them.

  • Disrupting the property market: Movebubble Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Disrupting the property market: Movebubble

    Movebubble is a property rental platform putting renters and landlords directly in touch and allowing users to build profiles and get rated, explain Movebubble co-founders, Logan Hall and Aiden Rushby.

  • Thumbtack comes to you Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Thumbtack comes to you

    Thumbtack allows service providers and consumers to find each other and negotiate jobs online. Marco Zappacosta, Thumbtack CEO & co-founder, explains their platform.

  • Silicon Valley 'rapidly becoming bipolar': Pro Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:57 AM ET
    Soap bubble

    "A whole bunch of companies" are riding the coattails of valuable companies to undeserved valuations, says serial entrepreneur Max Levchin.

  • Start-up: Mallow & Marsh Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Start-up: Mallow & Marsh

    Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie, founder of Mallow and Marsh, explains how her business grew from making marshmallows in her kitchen to a recent deal with supermarket chain Sainsbury's.

  • Big data opens window on fertility Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:34 AM ET
    Big data opens window on fertility

    Yelp chairman Max Levchin, explains how advances in technology can help women determine when they are most fertile.

  • Tech's big bet on payment Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:33 AM ET
    Tech's big bet on payment

    Walter Isaacson, "The Innovators" author, asks Max Levchin, PayPal co-founder about the future of payment systems.

  • Silicon Valley rapidly becoming bipolar: Levchin Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:32 AM ET
    Silicon Valley rapidly becoming bipolar: Levchin

    Max Levchin, PayPal co-founder and Yelp chairman, shares his thoughts on valuations and acquisition strategies in the new tech space.

  • Osper is financial tool for children: CEO Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Osper is financial tool for children: CEO

    Osper is a payment service that aims to teach and empower young people to manage their money responsibly explains Alick Varma, CEO of Osper.

  • The 'I want it now' economy Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Google, Amazon and Uber are all testing the same-day delivery market and one startup hopes to compete in Manhattan by promising delivery of anything for free.

  • PackIt's 'cool' multi-million dollar idea Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:43 AM ET
    Melissa Kieling, PackIt founder and CEO.

    Melissa Kieling, PackIt founder & CEO, explains how she took a simple idea to keep food cooler longer and grew it into one of the fastest-growing companies in America.