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Kate Rogers

Kate Rogers

Kate Rogers is a reporter at CNBC.

 

Cuba

What Cuban Startups Need to Succeed

New tech accelerator teaching business skills from ground up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Entrepreneur Mindset

Why More Millennials are Bullish on Entrepreneurship

Optimism is back in a big way among U.S. entrepreneurs, especially the millennial set.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.