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Small Businesses: Uncle Sam's Calling on You

Dr. Jill Biden | Posted 08.21.2013 | Small Business
Dr. Jill Biden

Small businesses play a critical role in helping our economy, but to stay competitive they need access to a motivated, flexible and skilled workforce.

Drink What You've Dumped--Personal Responsibility In The Workplace

Tom Lowery | Posted 08.21.2013 | Small Business
Tom Lowery

It's crucial to the survival of large and small corporations to drop the ancient mentality of the past and step up to the needs of today's world. Managers and employees must work together for a mutually respectful environment to the benefit of all concerned--not just the company itself.

The Audacity of Audacity: Entrepreneurs Must Be Crazy

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 08.20.2013 | Small Business
Morra Aarons-Mele

If I had one request for leaders during this Small Business Week, it would be for successful businesspeople -- those with assets, experience and networks - to encourage a small business owner to embrace audacity and think big.

Turning a 'No, Thank You' Into a 'Yes, Please'

Marcia Wieder | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Marcia Wieder

We've all heard it before: You approach a potential client or customer with your best pitch for your incredible services/products and you get a resoun...

Marketing Obamacare Insurance

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

If we want to sell health insurance, it behooves us to study how the same purchasing audience buys cornflakes.

Chef Phil Jones: From Motown to Grow Town

Dark Rye | Posted 06.20.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

COLORS has become a hub of the revitalizing Detroit food scene.

In U.S. Opens and Business, Consistency Fuels Victory

Kai Sato | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Kai Sato

The U.S. Open offers the business world a valuable reminder: facing tremendous competition and extreme pressure, consistency fuels victory.

Success Soup - What is the recipe?

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 08.19.2013 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

So what does it take to get to this level and beyond? Three major ingredients have led our growth. Fear, desire and courage. An interesting mix for sure. A healthy balance of each is key.

Mompreneurs: Launching Small Biz With $500 and a Baby on the Way

Sandy Abrams | Posted 08.19.2013 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Entrepreneurs are known to be risk takers, but in Kendra Scott's case, there seemed to be more risk in not starting her business after her husband was out of work while she was pregnant.

Former Model Strikes It Big With Clever New Invention

Posted 06.19.2013 | Home

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 han...

Opening Doors: The Business Benefits of Women-owned Certification

Karin Kamp | Posted 06.18.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

When Brenda Duinkerken met with a Boston-based food broker to help increase sales of her gluten-free products such as cake, cookie and pizza dough mix...

Facts of Business Life: If You Don't Market Your Business, You Don't Have One

Bill McBean | Posted 08.18.2013 | Small Business
Bill McBean

In my new book, The Facts of Business Life, I explore what's required to operate a successful business, and the facts every successful business owner knows One of those facts is: If you don't market your business, you don't have one.

Cloud 101: 5 Reasons to Get Your Head Out of the Clouds and Embrace This Small Business Tool

Gabriel Shaoolian | Posted 08.18.2013 | Small Business
Gabriel Shaoolian

There is a general misunderstanding on the complexity of cloud computing. Like anything else, we are much more comfortable with the systems we have in place and we naturally resist change. But we shouldn't.

How Small Businesses Can Handle Patent Trolls

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 08.18.2013 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

There are plenty of small businesses being threatened with frivolous infringement lawsuits. So exactly how can you avoid patent trolls and what can be done if one moves in to strike?

A Letter to Kathryn: The Graduation Gift

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 08.17.2013 | Books
Stacey Alcorn

As I wish you bon voyage to your unknown and exciting future, I have compiled fourteen of the greatest assets I accumulated over the eighteen years since I sat amongst the throngs of college graduates contemplating my own future; books.

The Tale of Two Markets

Jeremy Brown | Posted 08.17.2013 | Small Business
Jeremy Brown

At its heart, small business is about entrepreneurs going for it, taking on risk and chasing their dream, with access to funding being core to their ongoing success.

Are You As Courageous As Edward Snowden?

Gene Marks | Posted 08.17.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

I'm not saying that I agree with Edward Snowden's actions. But I do think he's courageous. Very courageous. More courageous than me. What about you?

No Economic Recovery Without Small Business Recovery

Lynda Bekore | Posted 08.17.2013 | Small Business
Lynda Bekore

To share in the wealth, we all have to share in the responsibility of speaking out when government help turns into government obstacles. We have to make sure our elected representatives know why we object and what results we expect, because small business growth is good for everyone.

LOOK: Worker Savages Former Boss In Epic Letter To The Editor

Posted 06.16.2013 | Good News

A former employee of a restaurant in Crested Butte, Colo. has a bone to pick with her erstwhile boss. In a letter to the editor of the Crested But...

How Social Media May Be Killing Your Business

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business
Penny C. Sansevieri

We all hear how important it is to be the King (or Queen) of social media. We need to be on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and, of course, Pint...

Small Merchants: Getting Noticed Among "Big Box Noise"

Ed Jay | Posted 08.14.2013 | Small Business
Ed Jay

Smaller or emerging merchants might be intimidated by today's business landscape, especially when considering they don't have the resources to outspend larger, more established brands in marketing, or provide rock bottom prices. So how are small merchants expected to draw customers to their local, independent locations?

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

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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.