Why the stores are closed on Thanksgiving now

Some grocery stores will open on Thanksgiving, anticipating your desperate rush for some last-minute dinner ingredients. Trader Joe will not be among them. For more than 30 years, the national chain has been closed so employees can spend Thanksgiving with family and friends, the company’s website says. But it wasn’t always this way. For decades, … Read more

How Personio CEO Hanno Renner built a $6.3 billion company

Persono CEO Hanno Renner Benjamin Hall | CNBC In just six years, software company Persono has become one of the most valuable startups in Europe, with a value of $6.3 billion. But CEO Hanno Renner remembers a time when money was tight for the company. Speaking to CNBC, Renner recalled how the company only had … Read more

How Trader Joe’s went from extra-large eggs to a grocery store empire

Sixty years ago, Joe Coulomb was a young entrepreneur who ran a failed chain of convenience stores called Pronto Markets. Today, he is known as “Trader Joe,” the founder of a national grocery store empire. The chain has more than 530 locations across the United States, with 10,000 employees and an estimated revenue of $16.5 … Read more

Kevin O’Leary on the biggest resume ‘red flag’

There are a lot of factors that come into play when Kevin O’Leary is evaluating a potential hire, but there’s a “red flag” he looks for before anything else: candidates who are “wearing everywhere.” If an applicant’s resume shows they’ve held multiple jobs over the past two years, “I’m simply throwing it in the trash, … Read more

Drew Binsky got paid to travel the world

It took 1,458 flights and 1,117 buses and trains for Drew Pinsky to reach his goal of traveling to every country in the world. And he did so in less than a decade. CNBC spoke with Pinsky nine hours after he arrived in his last country – Saudi Arabia – about how he financed his … Read more

One-bedroom rental for $1,000 per month in Bronx, New York

Lori Mooney’s one-bedroom apartment appears to have been clipped straight out of a magazine. Or rather, thousands of them. This 40-year-old in the Bronx, New York, covers every surface of her 525-square-foot living space—from the kitchen floor to the curtains on her windows—with stickers from magazine clippings. It was a “visual assault,” Mooney told CNBC … Read more

How to become an entrepreneur — while you’re still in college

As founder and director of two programs focused on entrepreneurship at Stevens Institute of Technology, Launchpad, and iSTEM, I have overseen the creation of 12 formally incorporated companies, with more on the way. It took about three years to consolidate our first company, but now we launch a new company every three months. To maintain … Read more