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Small Steps to Revive Industry in the U.S.

Bobby Grajewski | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Bobby Grajewski

For American manufacturing to resurge in this competitive global market, handcrafted niche products are an essential pillar that needs to be developed. With cheaper foreign alternatives this will be no easy task, but it is not impossible.

The 3 Most Failed Businesses (Infographic)

Ebong Eka | Posted 08.12.2013 | Small Business
Ebong Eka


And The Most Innovative Small Business Of 2013 Is...

CNBC | Daniel Bukszpan | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business

CNBC No matter how far the marketplace advances, there will always be problems that plague consumers and that no company can seem to solve. This...

How Small Business Are Beginning to Own Mobile Moments

Brian Wong | Posted 08.12.2013 | Small Business
Brian Wong

The challenge was how we could take these moments and do something meaningful in them. It's really easy to shove an ad in there but you're now taking what was an opportunity to impress and doing what was expected. Do something unexpected and be the gentleman to your audience.

Crafting an Infographic Narrative | Posted 08.12.2013 | Technology

The best infographics are created when a story comes first. In a completed piece, every data point, piece of copy, and design element should support the story. This does not mean, however, that the story an individual or organization wants to tell will intuitively translate to the infographic medium.

Cleaning Up After Her Daughters, Mom Trips Upon A Million Dollar Idea

Posted 06.12.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Why Amazon Is Bad for (Small) Business

Steven Power | Posted 08.12.2013 | Small Business
Steven Power

It's important to strike a balance. Yes, Amazon is good for reaching a broader audience, but it can't be the exclusive model you use to market and sell your product, especially when it's clear they aren't operating in your favor.

LOOK: Small Business Are Terrified Of Risk

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2013 | Small Business

Entrepreneurs just aren't the daredevils they used to be, according to a new study. Small business owners have become decidedly more conservative a...

Make Sure You're Paying New Hires the Right Amount: 9 Professionals Weigh In

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

What's one resource that you use for evaluating pay scales for new hires? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC).

#Mompreneurs: Branding Yourself for Business

Sandy Abrams | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Rene Syler is the perfect example of someone who had success on national television and was fired, hit rock bottom trying to stay in an industry that just didn't fit anymore and then created her own career built around her own unique brand online.

A Modest Proposal: Thinking Outside the White Male Box

Hank Williams | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Hank Williams

I have a modest proposal that could easily quadruple the inventive capacity of the country. It's simple, yet powerful, and with the right funding, it could be a game changer. The idea: let's completely remove the shopworn expression "think outside the box" from circulation for retooling.

Getting Small Businesses the Capital They Need to Grow and Succeed

Karen Mills | Posted 08.10.2013 | Small Business
Karen Mills

As our economy improves, are U.S. small businesses getting the capital they need to grow, create jobs and accelerate our country's economic momentum? That's the central question that will be addressed today at the Capital Access Innovation Summit hosted by hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

9 Savvy Writing Tips for When You Travel

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 08.09.2013 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

For four days recently, I had no Internet connection! Knowing that I had much writing to do while away, I planned ahead so that it could all get done for my business.

New Data Show Walmart, Whole Foods Free Ride on Taxpayers at the Expense of Small Businesses

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

By leaning on taxpayers, these chains are gaining an unfair financial advantage over more responsible businesses. The public cost of ensuring that employees of these companies have health insurance and enough to live on represents, in effect, a hidden corporate subsidy.

These Cities Are The Best Places To Work For Small Business Employees

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 08.14.2013 | Small Business

It turns out small businesses aren't just competing with other local companies for top talent, they're also competing with other cities, a new report ...

The McClures: Pickling It Forward

Dark Rye | Posted 06.07.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

Just because something is artisanal doesn't mean it has to be precious. McClure's is a real Detroit success story, born from family love and a desire to improve a city.

You've Got Cash! Where to Put It?

Gene Marks | Posted 08.07.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The most important thing I've learned from the five business people here is this: You have a better chance of growing your own money faster than any financial planner.

Let It Go! 5 Ways to Manage Your Inner Control Freak

Dana Smith | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Dana Smith

Being a successful business owner means you'll have to manage your inner control freak to ensure the success of your company (and the sanity of your team). Here are some helpful tips to consider.

In the Age of Social Media, Why PR Should Matter to Businesses, Both Small and Large

Cari Shane | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Cari Shane

I tell my clients all the time that social media is Public Relations' BFF, or as I prefer to call it, BFFL -- "best friend for life."

Be the Name on Everyone's Lips

Rebekah Epstein | Posted 08.06.2013 | Small Business
Rebekah Epstein

Negative gossip can send your career into a downward spiral, but through your actions, you have the power to control the conversation about you, and keep that buzz positive. But how?

5 Steps To Create Brand Advocates For Your Small Business

Kes Thygesen | Posted 08.05.2013 | Small Business
Kes Thygesen

Word of mouth -- or keyboard, as these days it's mostly done via social media -- is what drives your business' success. If companies want to promote themselves in an organic way, they've got to develop brand advocates.

8 Ways to Build a Cohesive Team

Heather Huhman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Small Business
Heather Huhman

Building a cohesive team is a never-ending process. With every new project comes different challenges. It is important to consistently make sure your team is working well together and reaching results effectively.

Are Artists Entrepreneurs?

Amit Gupta | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Amit Gupta

As artists and entrepreneurs learn from their peers and those that came before them, they can also learn valuable lessons from one another.

10 Ways To Become A "CIO Plus"

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I had the pleasure of speaking with Joanna Young, CIO of the University of New Hampshire, the largest University in the state of NH with approximately...

Small Business PR: Should You Hire a Publicist or Can You Do It Yourself?

Ciara Pressler | Posted 08.04.2013 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

It's an attractive option: who wouldn't want their creation featured on the front page? But before you reach Fortune 100 status, it's important to understand when it's the right time to go big on PR.