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Mompreneur Spotlight: Founder of Stella and Dot, Jessica Herrin

Anjali Varma | Posted 04.02.2015 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

When Jessica Herrin had her "aha moment" she was standing in an elevator full of Mary Kay saleswomen after they had just attended their annual sales conference. In that short elevator ride, Herrin was struck by the women's excitement and affinity towards the brand they were selling.

Just Do the 'Thing'

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 12.30.2014 | Small Business
Johnathan Cardillo

"Fear is debilitating" -- as cliché as this phrase may be, it's something you should remind yourself of every day of your life if you are or want to be a business owner. This post was inspired by a good friend who told me exactly what I needed to hear a few years ago when I was looking to launch a business.

A Taste of Honey: Women Entrepreneurs Succeed Differently Than Men, Especially When It Comes to Scaling Their Businesses Up

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Jane D. Wurwand

As your business grows, pass on your experience and entrepreneurial advice to the next generation of women entrepreneurs. If we want to see more women's businesses scaling up, supporting other women and their entrepreneurial dreams is a great place to start.

9 Tips for Making a Temporary Job Permanent

Tom Lowery | Posted 02.16.2014 | Small Business
Tom Lowery

What's one area of the workforce that's seen a huge increase in the last few years? Temporary employment. That bastion of often low-paid work many of us fear to get close to is doing better than ever. But it's not just low paying jobs at Walmart.

Five Things Every Startup CEO Should Know About Hiring a PR Firm

David Mandell | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
David Mandell

Having spent time a good amount of time in the PR world - both agency and corporate side - prior to jumping into the startup world, I often get asked ...

Music, News and Talk = Money

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 12.22.2012 | Small Business
MaryEllen Tribby

Many companies have used radio ads to transform their businesses. Unfortunately, too many entrepreneurs and marketing professionals don't try it because they think it is beyond their reach.

Building Brand, Community and Customer Loyalty: An Interview With Gillian Muessig (Part Two)

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 07.22.2012 | Small Business
Penny C. Sansevieri

"If your customers are not ready to buy, help them to be profitable enough so that they can buy. When it is time to buy, they will want to buy from you, because you were the one who helped them get there."

Enthusiasm and Entrepreneurship in Vietnam

Karen Leland | Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

As small business owners, we have become so overburdened and overwhelmed by the constant bombardment of our marketing to-do list and social media strategies, I think we sometimes forget that what should ultimately drive our small businesses is enthusiasm.

Investors Seek Entrepreneurs With Fire in the Belly

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money
Marty Zwilling

If you think you want to be your own boss and run your own business, look in the mirror to see if you have the right traits to be an entrepreneur. Here are some key ones to look for.

Innovation Crisis in Black America, Pt. 1

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Green

There is a crisis occurring in 12.3% of the American population, otherwise known as Black America. The crumbling economic infrastructure of the natio...

You Aren't in Kansas Anymore

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Upon entry to the land of small business, remember people here speak a different language. No one cares what you used to do for Big Name Company. It's up to you to prove your value.

A Whistle-Stop to Opportunity

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

We need smarter, more targeted spending. We must invest in the people, places and projects that will spread the most opportunity to communities that need it.