Small Business Start-ups


  • Competitors play Call of Duty Advanced Warfare during the ESWC (Electronic Sports World Cup) on May 2, 2015 in Paris.

    Amazon's $1 billion acquisition of streaming platform Twitch was just the first move in the fast-growing market.

  • Uber grows up

    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said he is "not perfect," and neither is his company, in addressing the passion for his startup, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • A startup to get buzzed about

    Klink co-founder Jeffrey Nadel was recently given 30 seconds to pitch his company to millionaire investor, Kevin O'Leary, who had no idea who he was meeting.

  • Outsource your dirty laundry with Washio

    For busy millennials (super busy!) now you don't even have to mess with your own dirty laundry. Jane Wells reports on Washio, an on demand laundry service with investors like Ashton Kutcher and Nas.

  • George Zimmer back with zTailors

    George Zimmer has started zTailors, which is a nationwide network of tailors who will come to your home or business. "The Profit" host Marcus Lemonis, weighs in.

  • Yard Club revs up heavy equipment sharing: CEO

    Colin Evran, Yard Club CEO, discusses how his startup is helping contractors connect with heavy equipment owners through the online marketplace.

  • How Slack will spend its millions

    CNBC's Josh Lipton talks with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield about the company's outlook and strategy.

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    Can making money off of others' heartbreak be a viable business? An entrepreneur pitches her business to an investor.

  • One start-up is cashing in on your break-ups

    Annabel Action, founder and CEO of the breakup website "Never Liked It Anyway," has been given 30 seconds to blind pitch her company to feisty millionaire investor, Barbara Corcoran.

  • Risk factor key to entrepreneurial success

    Eric Schurenberg, Inc. editor-in-chief, shares insight on the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.

  • Startups: Where are the women and millennials?

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports entrepreneurial activity increased this year for the first time since 2009, but a significant demographic appears to be lagging.

  • Need to find a cleaner? This portal can help you

    Hoe Yeen Teck, co-founder and CEO of Helpling Singapore, introduces the home-cleaning portal which allows users to engage the services of a reliable cleaner quickly.

  • A computer screen in the Airbnb offices in Paris.

    Airbnb, valued at $13 billion in October, allows people to rent out homes or spare bedrooms in 34,000 cities around the world.

  • Evan Spiegel at the 2015 Code Conference.

    Snapchat's young CEO Evan Spiegel said that years of near-zero interest rates have led people to make "riskier investments" than they otherwise would.

  • When Chinese flight booking operator Baitour needed cash to grow its business last year, it turned to Internet finance startup Jimu Box.

  • Data analyst

    Entry-level data scientists often prefer start-ups and small firms, where they believe they'll get to tackle tough problems.

  • Industrial uses for drones are increasingly common. Here, a drone photographs flooding near oil operations in Kersey, Colorado, May 11, 2015.

    Workmode matches companies wanting a drone with qualified pilots who own and operate them. Hence, the comparison to Uber.

  • Uber for drones

    A startup in San Francisco called Skycatch matches companies that need drone photography with certified drone pilots. Google Ventures is a major investor.

  • What your breath tells you about your health

    Charles Michael Yim, Breathometer founder and CEO, and Kevin O'Leary, "Shark Tank" co-host, discuss two new products to hit the market: "Breeze" and "Mint."

  • Drones for hire

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on tech startup Skycatch, which offers a new service that helps companies find and hire drone pilots.