small biz

A new report on entrepreneurship underscores the idea that a post-recession recovery is still a work in progress on Main Street.


More Americans are starting to work for themselves. The Kauffman Index tracks entrepreneurialism and found that small-business creation rose in 2015.

Tania Isenstein

Ever get sick and tired of your job and crave a change? Tania Isenstein did just that. A lifelong dog lover and career lawyer, she gave up a high-paying job at Goldman Sachs to buy Camp Canine, a doggie daycare center in New York City… sounds crazy right? “All my friends looked at me and …

Women’s entrepreneurship day

More women are becoming business owners and launching firms across the globe.

Paul Morigi | CNBC

Faced with a wall of established competitors, it can be daunting for new entrepreneurs to make a dent. Luckily, they have some high-profile examples to learn from. Some of America’s biggest disruptors offered their advice to aspiring entrepreneurs Wednesday at iCONIC in Washington, D.C., presented by Inc.com and CNBC. 1. Find your niche, then ‘keep …

From battle to business

How some veterans are going from the battlefield to the business world and becoming their own bosses.

Challenges facing entrepreneurs

Kate Rogers speaks to business owners big and small to get a feel for the challenges they’re facing.

Small business, big growth

Meet the entrepreneur who’s running a business with a growth rate of 100,000 percent.

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Usher delivers Yoobi supplies to Hillcrest Elementary School in LA.

While today’s trends and inventions often deemed narcissistic (think the selfie stick), an interest in making the world a better place is also driving innovation. Yoobi, a Los Angeles-based school supplies company, falls in this camp. The startup connects customers to a mission to provide supplies to classrooms in need. Every purchase results in a …

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Stephen Curry and Jordan Fliegel

Private athletic coaching used to be something for the pros, or the rich, but CoachUp, a Boston-based start-up is trying to change that. “It’s nothing new. At the highest level, all the best athletes in the world all do private coaching… that’s because it really works. It’s the best way to improve,” explained Jordan Fliegel, …


In 2003, only months after a Super Bowl victory, Casey Crawford gave up a lucrative NFL career and decided to cash in on a booming real estate business.

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EXPLO Startup camp participants (from left to right) include Luca Steinert, Kareena Dani, Amaal Shaikh, Jadon Cochran and Teddy Siker.

While some kids attend summer camps, playing sports and experiencing the great outdoors, Jadon Cochran and Teddy Siker are developing a business plan. The 13-year-olds have brainstormed an app to encourage users to support the environment like picking up trash off the ground. Users send in photos of themselves that document environmentally friendly moves. The …

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Cuban interns Gabriel Garcia, Gabriela Rodriguez and Raul Perera (left to right) are participating in a NYC-based tech accelerator program.

While many young Americans can launch start-ups with a strategic collection of resources, would-be entrepreneurs in Cuba face many hurdles launching ventures. In the communist nation, mentorship opportunities—and even basic necessities such as consistent broadband connections—can be scarce. A new initiative wants to change this by giving young Cuban interns a chance to learn about …

Entrepreneur breaks bank drought

Meet a New Hampshire entrepreneur who was frustrated with his bank and decided to open up his own.

Business lessons in Los Angeles

Kate Rogers speaks to entrepreneurs about overcoming obstacles.