Kate Rogers

Kate Rogers

Kate Rogers is a reporter at CNBC.

 

How Ecommerce Helps Small Businesses Go Global
Global Business

How Ecommerce Helps Small Businesses Go Global

Having a global footprint may be a goal for many small businesses, but for most it's not a reality. Ecommerce can help expand your reach.
Strong Dollar Puts Pressure on 'Made in USA' Firms
Economic Conditions

Strong Dollar Puts Pressure on 'Made in USA' Firms

The dollar's run-up over the past six months is pinching small exporters, who say they're facing pricing pressure and overseas competition.
The McDonald's Fight That Could Change Franchising
Legal Issues

The McDonald's Fight That Could Change Franchising

An ongoing fight between McDonald's and labor unions has entered a key phase this week.
Why Small Businesses Don't Want a Loan
Loans

Why Small Businesses Don't Want a Loan

The reason may be due to uncertainties caused by the financial crisis and how home values have fallen so much.
Lawsuits Facing Uber and Lyft Could Alter the Sharing Economy
Sharing Economy

Lawsuits Facing Uber and Lyft Could Alter the Sharing Economy

Some drivers of those companies argue they've been misclassified as independent contractors and want full employee status.
American Millennials Launching Fewer Startups, Report Says
Millennials

American Millennials Launching Fewer Startups, Report Says

Despite tech savvy and higher levels of education than prior generations, mounting student debt levels are beginning to drag down younger Americans' entrepreneurial ambitions.
Why More Millennials are Bullish on Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneur Mindset

Why More Millennials are Bullish on Entrepreneurship

Optimism is back in a big way among U.S. entrepreneurs, especially the millennial set.
Riding the Ups and Downs of the Small-Business Obamacare Market
Obamacare

Riding the Ups and Downs of the Small-Business Obamacare Market

A month into the launch of the federal exchanges, small-business owners report mixed results with the program.
Pop-Up Shops Prep for Winter Sales Lift
Holiday Shopping

Pop-Up Shops Prep for Winter Sales Lift

It's that time of year (again).
More Startups Are Cashing in on the Growing Worker Skills Gap
News and trends

More Startups Are Cashing in on the Growing Worker Skills Gap

Opportunity: The growing divide between prospering American workers and those falling further behind.
Nearly 10 Percent of Americans Go to Work High, Study Finds
Managing Employees

Nearly 10 Percent of Americans Go to Work High, Study Finds

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel's recent comments about marijuana use at Twitter underscore a more widespread problem.
For U.S. Businesses, Selling on Alibaba Has Its Advantages
Ecommerce

For U.S. Businesses, Selling on Alibaba Has Its Advantages

Some U.S. businesses have already waded into China's largest ecommerce conglomerate, which is about to go public.
This VC Powerhouse Doesn't Want to Hear Your Elevator Pitch
Pitching investors

This VC Powerhouse Doesn't Want to Hear Your Elevator Pitch

No matter how smart you are or how great you startup idea is, one big investor says the elevator-style pitch doesn't work. Here's why.