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5 Innovative Christian Businesses You've Never Heard of

Cat Knarr | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Cat Knarr

You know the Christian-run businesses that are always in the headlines, like Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby. But what about the smaller businesses that are doing something remarkably creative?

WATCH: Take It From This Dude, Buying Weed Off The Street Can Be Fishy

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.28.2014 | Small Business

The first yellow tail's free. A funny ad for MarijuanaDoctors.com, which hooks up patients with doctors who can recommend medical marijuana, imagin...

Resources vs. Resourcefulness -- A Key to Greatness

Bill McBean | Posted 04.30.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

When the shit hits the fan, or you find yourself with a promising opportunity, the first thing you have to do is determine what the real issues are.

Why Does Google Care About Breastfeeding?

Gene Marks | Posted 04.30.2014 | Technology
Gene Marks

Google's into a whole bunch of cool technologies -- driverless cars, glasses that record videos, robots, home automation, breastfeeding. Wait... brea...

Investment in Infrastructure Will Help Small Businesses Drive Economic Growth

Karen Mills | Posted 04.30.2014 | Small Business
Karen Mills

It's no secret that America's 28 million small businesses were hit hard during the financial crisis with a perfect storm of declining sales and frozen credit markets. Since then, we've turned a corner.

The Three Key Retail Metrics You Should Be Tracking

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

We all know the importance of looking at the numbers in order to improve your business. But what metrics should you focus on as a retail store? And wh...

Let Freedom and Cash Registers Ring

John Conway | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
John Conway

To deny service or business interaction to other American based on a religious objection is itself not a protection of religious freedom but a direct assault upon it.

The PR Problem With Public Relations Firms

Carol Roth | Posted 04.28.2014 | Small Business
Carol Roth

Unless you are a big deal, press releases are often useless: If you are Apple or Tesla, the world will cover your press release. If you are Joe Blow or Joe Inc., nobody cares about your new product or service launch.

5 Easy Ways To Balance Your Business And Personal Life

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 04.28.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

You can't spend 25 percent of the day at work, 25 percent of the day with your kids, 25 percent of the day with your spouse, and 25 percent of the day taking care of yourself, and still achieve your goals and make sure everyone feels taken care of. It's just not possible.

The 5 Traits Businesses Look For When Hiring Salespeople

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

One of my favorite questions to ask a potential hire is, "When do you think your relationship with the client ends?" I always have a few interviewees that tell me they are finished with the client after the sale, which is the wrong answer.

What It's Like To Watch Your Own Ad During The Super Bowl

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.28.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Millions of people tune into the Super Bowl every year to watch the big game - but also to see the specially crafted Super Bowl commercials. This y...

Selita Ebanks: Why 'Honesty' Still Counts In Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.27.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Supermodel Selita Ebanks travels the world modelling, doing philanthropic work and promoting her swimwear line, Sass by Selita. She's the Health & Bea...

The Missing Piece of the Entrepreneurial Puzzle

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
N. Kimron Corion

entrepreneurs tend to go full speed ahead, without first understanding one of the fundamental principles of business planning, and that is first identifying their customer profile.

Poor Website Grammar: Time to Call in the Grammar Police

Jonathan Long | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Jonathan Long

Nothing screams "professional" more than seeing an email response from a corporate executive stating that they look forward to hearing from "u."

Following Your Passion Incrementally -- One Woman's Story

Lola Olley | Posted 04.14.2014 | Weddings
Lola Olley

The idea to turn her passion of makeup into a business came in 2006 around the time of a major life event. "I was planning my 2007 wedding and contemplating whether to do my wedding makeup myself," said Essien.

The One Thing I Wish I Knew Before I Started Building My Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.26.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Belinda Cendron, Sourceress Let me start by saying I never suffered from the wide-eyed optimism many entrepreneurs feel when entering the world of...

Networking Not Working? 5 Quick Tricks to Making Connections That Count

Susie Moore | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Susie Moore

Networking has become a dirty word when it is in fact an important, natural and valuable use of time. The way to succeed is to simply not think of it as "networking" but simply as making new connections and sharing information.

3 Questions Millennial Entrepreneurs Get Asked

Susan Liang | Posted 04.25.2014 | Small Business
Susan Liang

I tried it out, and decided that climbing the corporate ladder is not for me, so I started a company that stands for more than just food, but also a commitment to helping people eat healthier and helping more girls go to school.

What Fantastic Mr. Fox Can Teach Us About Marketing

Molly Hahn | Posted 04.23.2014 | Small Business
Molly Hahn

Last night, I finally saw Fantastic Mr. Fox. Not only were the visuals totally captivating, I fell in love with the lead character {or Clooney's voice...

Design for a Moving Target

Michele Serro | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Michele Serro

Every entrepreneur thinks they are designing for a complex and dynamic system. In the case of the housing industry, though, there really is very little one can take for granted, especially when designing for Millennials.

Is It Really Under Armour's Fault?

Gene Marks | Posted 04.23.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Technology is a tool. In the end it's your people who are going to use that tool to their best advantage. They, and you, are responsible for the results. Not software. Not hardware. Not long underwear.

Use Buyer Personas to Hit Your Marketing Bull's-Eye

Don Dodds | Posted 04.22.2014 | Small Business
Don Dodds

If not, you should make it a priority to educate yourself, and quickly. It's the concept behind one of the more effective ways to ensure that your marketing efforts reach their target audience.

Shut Up and Listen to Your Mentors

David Simnick | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
David Simnick

Listening to sage advisors will pivot your company towards repeated success, while avoiding the burn of lessons learned the hard way. So how do you get the right advisors around you?

Who Are You Putting In Charge of Your Career?

Erin Daruszka | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

It's paramount for you to have a realistic sense for your strengths, your weaknesses and where you want your career to go. But sometimes, you may need to make a decision to take your experience where it will be more appreciated (which I did).

I Built a Mobile App -- Now What?

Ilina Dimitrova | Posted 04.22.2014 | Small Business
Ilina Dimitrova

Here are four actionable strategies entrepreneurs can leverage to create a strong drumbeat of downloads and accelerate adoption.