Entertainment Shows Crowd Rules

How 'mompreneur' turned $500 into millions

Small business

Debt-laden businesses make decisions out of desperation. So cut up the credit cards and use these four strategies instead.

Strapped for cash? Businesses that have made clever plays for publicity, sometimes on modest resources.

Some businesses provoked skepticism, but gutsy entrepreneurs laughed all the way to the bank.

Reusable: Kendra Scott in Studio

Kendra Scott, a panelist on CNBC Prime’s "Crowd Rules," on how she turned $500 into a multimillion-dollar jewelry empire.

What are the six questions smart investors should ask before putting money into a new company? "Crowd Rules" takes a look.

Crowd Rules panelist Kendra Scott offers her three essential tips for any small business.

Pat Kiernan, co-host of CNBC Prime's "Crowd Rules," lists five small-business mistakes to avoid.

Crowd Rules panelist Pat Kiernan offers his essential tips for any small business and explains some of the biggest mistakes that are made.

As the founder and co-owner of Bird Bakery, "Crowd Rules" expert Elizabeth Chambers understands the challenges that many small businesses face when starting out.

Pat's Advice for Small Businesses

Meet The Panelists

  • CNBC Prime's "Crowd Rules" Panelist

  • In 2002, with just $500, Kendra Scott launched a small jewelry collection. Today, Kendra Scott Jewelry is a global multi-million dollar label with collections sold at top retailers.

About Crowd Rules

Crowd Rules features three small businesses that compete in front of an audience who vote to decide which business wins a much-needed $50,000 prize. Entrepreneur and jewelry designer Kendra Scott, TV newsman Pat Kiernan and a weekly guest who is an industry expert lead the examination of the small businesses. While the business owners make their case to the panel of three, the real power lies in the hands of the audience—97 strong—whose votes ultimately decide which business is most deserving of the investment.

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