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Best Places to Work: (Your Company Here)

Posted 12.11.2013 | Business

It's no coincidence that the same qualities that make your company a great place to work can also help you grow your business. Think about it: A great...

16 Signs Your Small Business Is Growing

Posted 12.11.2013 | Small Business

When you first start your own business, everything is a milestone: First customer. First dollar. First year. But after some time, things level out...

Launching an Enterprise: Is there an app for that? My tech product pre-launch To Do list

Nicole Valentine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Nicole Valentine

I'm building an app that is going to change the world for small businesses. And I'm planning to launch it in the New Year. There's so much to get right - the product, the design, the user experience, the marketing message, the roll out and the business model.

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Workday

Posted 11.13.2013 | Small Business

It doesn't take too much to derail your workday. The usual suspects? Your constantly ringing phone, endlessly populating social-media feeds, your emai...

#YourBrandHere: The Power Of The Hashtag (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 11.12.2013 | Small Business

You've seen it everywhere: on TV advertisements and billboards, on Twitter and Facebook, on ironic T-shirts and baseball caps. You may have even heard...

4 Big Mistakes Small Business Owners Make On Social Media

Posted 11.25.2013 | Business

Sometimes social media can feel like total quicksand. You open up your Twitter or Facebook feed, and before you even get a chance to start reading, yo...

Counting Your Facebook Fans? Here's Why This Small Biz Doesn't Bother

Jennifer Goforth Gregory | Posted 11.05.2013 | Small Business

Sarah Endline, founder of the New York City-based natural chocolate company, Sweetriot, was using social media to connect with her customers even befo...

The Secret To Keeping Each And Every One Of Your Social Media Followers

Lisa Wirthman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business

Successful social media marketing isn’t just measured by the size of a company’s fan base. Even more important than how many fans and followers yo...

5 Guiding Principles From Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Anjali Varma | Posted 12.22.2013 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Every speaker reiterated the importance of confidence in your idea, your vision and how you convey yourself to the business community. Many also reinforced exuding this confidence whether you have it or not.

What You Can Learn From These 7 Small Businesses That Are Killing It On Twitter

Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business

If you're a small business owner, you've no doubt already spent some time stressing about what to say on Twitter... or whether to say anything at all....

The 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Companies In America

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.26.2012 | Small Business

It's not a man's world anymore. Women-owned businesses account for nearly 30 percent of all companies in the U.S. and aren't slowing down, according t...

More Good News On Main Street?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.13.2012 | Small Business

There's more good news on Main Street, it seems. More than half (56 percent) of business owners feel good about their prospects for the next six month...

Will the Revolution Be Tweeted?

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

Any smart consumer knows the adage, "What's in it for me?" With the proliferation of social media, there's no good excuse for a brand not to know the answer.

Janean Chun

American Express and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Kick Off Small Business Saturday | Janean Chun | Posted 12.27.2011 | Small Business

In an effort to boost sales during the upcoming holiday shopping season, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and American Express CEO Kenneth Chenau...

Women-Owned Businesses On The Rise

Open Forum | Posted 06.02.2011 | Business

Today, American Express OPEN released The American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, a comprehensive look at the growth of women-ow...

From Neckties to Nuclear Waste: The U.S. Government Is Open for Business

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Haines

The Small Business Administration has announced its Women-Owned Small Business Procurement Programs. It just got a little easier to add to your client list the country's biggest spender: the US Government.

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 16: How Do I Get Customers To Find My New Store? | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz shares effective ways to communicate with customers and highlights some of the best sources for small-business tools....

Women and Minorities Bit Players, But Gaining in Selling to America's Biggest Customer -- the Federal Government

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

When it comes to stimulus-related government contracts for small business, women's business, and minority-owned businesses, there are but few happy campers.