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How To Reboot Your Old Business Idea For A New Age

Terry Jones | Posted 07.30.2013 | Small Business
Terry Jones

As they begin to challenge the status quo and push you to change your model, please never say, "But we've always done it that way" or "We'd never do it the way you suggest." Instead, engage in debate as equals, and be prepared to lose a few times.

Marketplace Fairness Act Has It Backwards

John Conway | Posted 07.29.2013 | Small Business
John Conway

The "Marketplace Fairness Act" is supposed to level the playing field between the traditional brick-and-mortar storefronts of the old economy and the online and catalog sales of the new economy, taking a simple problem and attempts to solve it in the most obtuse and damaging way it could.

Conversations With Female Forces of Nature in Small Business - Zahra Al-Harazi, Creative Director/CEO, Foundry Communications

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 07.29.2013 | Small Business
Cari E. Guittard

Her name, Zahra, in Arabic means "brilliant, bright" two words that epitomize not only the woman herself but her approach to business and life. I caught up with Zahra recently and asked her to share some of the lessons learned and insights gleaned since she started Foundry.

How Planning A Wedding Is Like Running A Company | Posted 05.29.2013 | Weddings

Planning a wedding is like being on a roller coaster. It’s the most wonderful and memorable times in our lives, but it can be demanding too…...

4 Things You Don't Know About Private Companies

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 07.28.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

As the U.S. stock market has climbed this year, initial public offering filings and pricings are also outpacing last year's figures, based on statistics from IPO research firm Renaissance Capital of Greenwich, Conn.

Series A Crunch: Don't Get Discouraged

Sramana Mitra | Posted 07.29.2013 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

Much is being said on a daily basis about the Series A crunch. I will give you my thoughts on how to deal with the issue. Please note that this advice...

How To Stop Procrastinating

James Clear | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Recently, I've been following a simple rule that is helping me crush procrastination and making it easier for me to stick to good habits at the same time. I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.

Made in the Lower East (miLES) -- A Community Incubator

Michael Seo | Posted 07.28.2013 | Small Business
Michael Seo

Will larger spaces mean "bigger" small businesses or will co-shared pop-ups be the next iteration? It will be interesting to keep tabs on how they develop and hopefully they meet with continued success and growth.

5 Rules of Thumb for Startup Financial Projections

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.28.2013 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

Financial projections that make sense in your business domain, and cross-foot with available data from independent market analysts are no guarantee that you can deliver. They do show you already stand out from the crowd of talk-only entrepreneurs, understand financial realities, and are willing to commit.

Virtual Friends or Analog Friends?

Michael Drew | Posted 07.23.2013 | Business
Michael Drew

Are we able to cast a wider and wider net of virtual social acquaintances that actual mean something?

Meaning Is the Antidote to Corporate Zombies

Amanda Schneider | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business
Amanda Schneider

Despite productivity levels reaching an all-time high, morale is flagging and more and more people are just going through the motions. There are fewer people doing more work which leads to fewer breaks, longer hours and less sleep.

Should the Federal Government Be Giving Small Business Contracts to Fortune 500 Firms?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Ever since the economy took a nosedive in 2008, I have watched with total amazement as presidents, Congress, economists and the mainstream media have totally and completely ignored the single most important factor in the U.S. economy: Small businesses create virtually 100 percent of the net new jobs in America.

If I Could Start Over: 6 Facts I Wish I Knew When Starting My First Business

Bill McBean | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Planning in most businesses doesn't work because the business lacks the leadership, the controls and processes, or the proper protection of assets in order to make the plan a reality.

Top 30 Small Business Champions To Follow On Twitter

Melinda Emerson | Posted 07.22.2013 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

If you want to stay ahead of your competition, you should keep your small business toolbox stocked with the latest and greatest news and innovations. These experts share their knowledge to teach you how to be better in business.

Know Your Audience

Michele Masterfano | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

Business people seem to spend their lives making presentations, both formal and informal. Many of us get to the point where we think we can "wing it" in practically any meeting or venue. That's generally not a good idea, though.

The Small Business Software Revolution

Daniel Saks | Posted 07.22.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Saks

Cloud-based business applications, also called Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), are leveling the playing field for small companies worldwide. Instead of buying servers and other infrastructure, and hiring an IT team to run it, small business owners can simply subscribe to powerful apps that can help them save time and lower costs on everything from accounting, to customer service, to marketing, and beyond.

8 Small Business Owners Who Put Their Growth Plans Into Action

Posted 06.16.2015 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses Running a small business with...

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Lebron James

Kai Sato | Posted 07.21.2013 | Small Business
Kai Sato

There is a key insight that entrepreneurs should take from watching Miami Heat star Lebron James: even with unparalleled talent, you must continue to add to your skill set.

Providing Capital Solutions for Small Businesses

Kiva Zip | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Kiva Zip

This is a guest blog post by The Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation in Newark, NJ. They provide training and technical assistance to small busine...

A Tale of Two Birthdays: LGBTQ Violence

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

What will you do to push back? Will you sign a petition about the Boy Scouts or challenging the use of the word "tranny" at 7-Eleven? Will you march? Will you join an email list? Volunteer?

Solving Poverty: The New Philanthropy is a Job

John Hope Bryant | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Creating even one job for those otherwise left-behind is helping. And if you cannot create a job, sponsor a business internship. In most cases, we can all do something. When you do this you are joining a unique club of American job creators.

Wedding Industry Insider: Tradeshows, Tweets and Talent

Patricia Vining | Posted 07.21.2013 | Weddings
Patricia Vining

In life and in business, you get what you give. Start building that village!

Letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook from a Disgruntled Shareholder

Brian Levin | Posted 07.21.2013 | Technology
Brian Levin

I want Apple to innovate with new "incredibly great" products that wow the world like the iMac and iPhone did--not with new ways of nickel and diming Uncle Sam. Do what's right and stick to what Apple does best and continued success will surely follow.

What Is "Entrepreneurship" in the 21st Century?

Faisal Hoque | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Most ventures fail. Most entrepreneurs make a lot less money than if they worked for someone else. The road to success is often long and lonely -- brutal hours; massive amounts of stress; and a huge amount of personal sacrifice. So, why would you want to become an entrepreneur?

Retiring Boomers Are Making Major Moves

AP | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | Posted 05.20.2013 | Fifty

NEW YORK -- Baby boomers preparing for retirement are driving a surge in small business sales, as they find more and more buyers confident enough in t...