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Small Business Start-ups


  • The start-up that acts like an office manager Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    Managed by Q

    More than 150 start-ups are using Managed by Q to manage their offices, in lieu of a traditional office manager.

  • IPO Pro: 2015 pipeline very full Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    IPO Pro: 2015 pipeline very full

    Discussing the coming IPO boom and the surge in valuations, with former Rocket Fuel CFO Peter Bardwick.

  • Riding the venture-backed wave Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Riding the venture-backed wave

    Discussing what's behind surging valuations in 2014 and if the trend will continue into next year, with Sean Cantwell, Volition Capital.

  • What the cluck? Start-up cooks up a new burger Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    What the cluck? Start-up cooks up a new burger

    Watch Cluck 'n Moo founder Steve Gold cook up his 60-second pitch to the "Power Pitch" panel. Will the panel eat up his chicken and beef hybrid or call it unappetizing?

  • Waffles... your 'type' of breakfast? Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 7:49 AM ET
    Waffles... your 'type' of breakfast?

    Chris Dimino, Keyboard Waffle Iron inventor discusses how he turned his idea of creating a keyboard waffle iron into reality.

  • Hearing aids at 'a fraction of the cost': CEO Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    Hearing aids at 'a fraction of the cost': CEO

    Audicus is a tech startup, specialising in hearing aid devices online that are "a fraction of the cost" of the traditional hearing aids. Patrick Freuler, CEO and founder of Audicus, discusses further.

  • Start-ups go to the dogs Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
    Dog with computer

    Top-tier venture capitalists in Silicon Valley are looking to replace the kennel model for pets.

  • Which tech start-ups got the most ink in 2014? Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    As 2014 wraps up, we can all agree on this: It was a wild year for start-ups. CNBC.com looked to see which ones got the most coverage.

  • Zenefits helping small biz Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    Zenefits helping small biz

    Forbes named free online HR software Zenefits the hottest startup of the year. Its founder and CEO Parker Conrad, discusses the opportunity with small businesses.

  • Disruptors under fire Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 8:17 AM ET
    Disruptors under fire

    Some disruptors aren't just shaking up their larger competitor, they're also drawing criticism from consumers, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Zipz Wine's big 'Shark' deal Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 7:44 AM ET
    Zipz Wine's big 'Shark' deal

    "Shark Tank's" Kevin O'Leary and Andrew McMurry, Zipz national wine consultant, discuss Zipz's innovative single-serve container and why it could do for wine what aluminum cans did for soda.

  • Uber's misdemeanours won't discourage investors Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    Uber's misdemeanours won't discourage investors

    Uber's service has been facing some tough critics in recent weeks. Despite negative coverage, Eileen Burbidge, partner at Passion Capital, says investors won¿t be put off, with Baidu potentially investing more money in the country.

  • Congrats on the big payday! Now, don't blow it Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Ray Gillenwater (left), former BlackBerry executive and founder of SpeakUp, with SpeakUp co-founder Keith Barney

    Many young tech executives give up a fat paycheck to risk it all for start-up success. And they don't live to regret it.

  • Battle of the Kickstarter projects Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:15 AM ET
    Battle of the Kickstarter projects

    Two crowdfunding campaigns are gaining the attention of backers and raising some serious dollars.

  • Rackspace: The comeback kid? Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Rackspace: The comeback kid?

    The "cloud" is here to stay and tech group Rackspace is focusing on service leadership and hybrid solutions, says Taylor Rhodes, CEO.

  • Need a last minute plan? Try YPlan: CEO Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 5:15 AM ET
    Need a last minute plan? Try YPlan: CEO

    YPlan is a "discovery engine" that enables users to find something fun to do at the last minute, says Rytis Vitkauskas, co-founder and CEO of YPlan.

  • Billion dollar start-ups: Uber, Square & more Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Billion dollar start-ups: Uber, Square & more

    Deborah Hopkins, Citi chief innovation officer and CEO of Citi Ventures, discusses the valuations of start-ups like Uber and Square. Hopkins finds innovation at social platforms exciting.

  • Levchin's plan to disrupt big banks Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Levchin's plan to disrupt big banks

    PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, discusses his banking start-up "Affirm," that offers consumers a new way to pay for goods.

  • From stigma to literacy in India, using...bananas? Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    A young woman from Saathi’s pilot village in India holds a Saathi pad.

    Saathi, a start-up that won Harvard's venture competition this year, empowers rural Indian women by using banana tree fiber to make sanitary pads.

  • London aims for FinTech dominance Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Fintech: London becoming a major global hub

    The Silicon Valley may still be the world's leader for all things start-up but the U.K capital is proving to be a strong competitor when it comes to financial technology.