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Top Preventable Causes For Small Business Failure

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Yes, the economy was rough on commerce for a while, but still many businesses fail unnecessarily. If I've gained any wisdom about business, it's that there is a learning curve and you must always improve your skills for your business to thrive.

WordPress Hackers Serve Up Cautionary Tale to Small Businesses

Mike Foreman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Technology
Mike Foreman

Once again we come back to the very real threat this kind of malware presents to the small- to medium-sized business who will very commonly use these kinds of free and open source tools to build up and maintain their online presence.

I Want to Be a Failure, Like Walt Disney

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 06.29.2013 | Small Business
Stacey Alcorn

How is it that one man created something so amazing allowing his name to live on forever? Perhaps the secret is in his failures. We all fear falling down. However, rarely will falling down kill us. Death is in not getting back up. Just ask Mickey Mouse.

NFTE's South Bronx Roots: Founding Students Tell Their Stories

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

With the 25th anniversary of NFTE fast approaching, my friends Marisol, Serena and Vincent recently met with me to share their life stories. These three students were all in the same remedial business class at Jane Addams High School in the Bronx, 28 years ago.

Am I the Only One Feeling Sympathetic for Kim Jong-un?

Gene Marks | Posted 06.26.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Kim Jong-un? I know how he feels. Really, I do. If you run a small business, you have to feel a little sympathy for the guy.

The Small Business Take on Minimum Wage

John Arensmeyer | Posted 06.26.2013 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Small businesses don't make decisions based on politics. They make decisions based on what's right for their business, what's right for their communities and what's right for our economy.

3 Draft Picks in the Fantasy Entrepreneurs League

John Hrabe | Posted 06.25.2013 | Small Business
John Hrabe

To inspire others, who want to start their business, but can't overcome the internal obstacle. To share tips of what works and what didn't. To support our friends and family that are putting in 12 hour days, every day.

Share the Wealth - Why Businesses Thrive When Their Employees Trade Knowledge

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Gil Laroya

Don't let your company become a slowly sinking ship. It is ultimately more productive for everyone to be rowing the boat, than to be bailing water.

Be Your Own Boss: 4 Must-Haves Before Starting A Business

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Suze Orman The notion of working for yourself has serious allure these days -- but every would-be entrepreneur should have these essentials in...

An Easy Way to Resolve Startup Disputes: Lessons From Company Connector

Joseph Bubman | Posted 06.25.2013 | Small Business
Joseph Bubman

Conflict presents an opportunity to leverage differences to generate creative solutions and improve relationships. This first in a series of posts on startup negotiations shares one approach for overcoming disagreements effectively.

Let's At Least Have a Sensible Tax Structure When It Comes to Infrastructure

Christopher H. Lee | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Christopher H. Lee

At a time of stagnant economic growth and dismal job prospects, especially for the youngest members of the workforce, real investment in infrastructure has the potential to create employment opportunities, spur economic growth and ensure that this country remains competitive.

Oops. The Benefits of Running a Flawsome Small Business

Kelly Gregorio | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Kelly Gregorio

If someone approached you and they claimed to be flawless, could you trust them? Chances are, slim to none that you could; the same disbelief applies to consumers and self-defined "perfect" brands.

Four Years Later: Life is Surreal

Indie Lee | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Indie Lee

I encourage you all to stop, really stop and take stock. Make sure you are living with passion and passionately living. Surround yourself with people that raise you up, that fill your life, heart and soul with passion.

Balcones Distillery: Craft Whiskey From Waco, TX

Dark Rye | Posted 06.23.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

We're definitely in the golden age of craft distilleries, but Balcones was carved from a unique set of ideals.

15 Do's and Don'ts to Consider Before Buying Into or Opening up a Franchise

Chris Hurn | Posted 06.22.2013 | Small Business
Chris Hurn

Here are 15 tips (in no particular order) I've learned firsthand through my experience with Kennedy's for those of you thinking about buying into a franchise or opening up your own.

Small Firms Are Ready for Immigration Reform

Kristie Arslan | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Kristie Arslan

As lawmakers move forward with immigration reform, they must consider both the financial and business impact it will have on America's smallest businesses.

Enlightened Technology for Practicing Mindfulness

Flynn Coleman | Posted 06.22.2013 | Technology
Flynn Coleman

As mindfulness becomes a hot topic in the innovation space, more and more software that combines cutting-edge technology with modern mindfulness is available, melding plugging in with unplugging. So for your yogic pleasure, here are four simple tools I enjoy

John Celock

Online Sales Tax Moves Forward | John Celock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate is expected to open debate Monday evening on a bill that would allow for the collection of sales taxes on items bought o...

How Manchester United FC May Have Lost This Small Business Thousands

Gene Marks | Posted 06.22.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

This is the story about a mini-cab company in London. And customers. And technology. And Manchester United Football Club.

Goldman Sachs CEO: Small Businesses Key To British Economy

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact

Last week, Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, penned an op-ed in the Telegraph on the importance of the small business community in Britain. In an...

Growing a Small Business with 5 Essential Principles

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.22.2013 | Small Business
Faisal Hoque

Behind every "overnight success" is a story of a person or a team toiling away for years, with very few people except themselves and perhaps a few friends and partners supporting them. Consider the following two stories.

The "B" Word

Nell Merlino | Posted 06.19.2013 | Women
Nell Merlino

In solidarity with Sheryl and all the women bosses I know, I decided to share my kindergarten report card in which I am scolded for being bossy and praised for being a leader.

Business Insider Picks 'Coolest' Small Businesses In Detroit

Business Insider | Posted 06.19.2013 | Detroit

Detroit was one of the hardest-hit cities in America during the recession. Its auto industry, which helped build America's middle class, needed mul...

You've Done the Work... Are You Ready to Talk About It?

Natasha Wozniak | Posted 06.18.2013 | Small Business
Natasha Wozniak

I have, in a succinct way, given them a glimpse of the deeper levels of what I offer. What was the method to discovering and learning to deliver this message?

From Idea to IPO: Where Do Ideas Come From?

Daniel Newman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

Whether figuring out how to fix a problem around the office and then realizing you could fix the same problem for many, or taking a product that is working and making it just the slightest bit better, it is the entrepreneur with an idea and the willingness to take a chance that helps bring ideas to life.