iOS app Android app

Small Business

Part IV, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.30.2013 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Students will gather from all corners of the country for the competition and the southeastern region will be represented by student entrepreneurs dealing in everything from web design to fashion to software.

Six-Figure to Seven-Figure Entrepreneur Productivity Evolution: What Productivity Means and What It Can Do for You

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Dr Monique Y. Wells

This three-article series is a Think and Grow Rich-type exposé that draws from the experiences of entrepreneurs in the "expert arena" (coaches, consu...

Obamacare Is Making Republicans Sick

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The most ironic argument against the ACA is that it kills jobs. While most Republicans would argue that the government can't create jobs, apparently government can destroy them.

Part III, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.29.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

From fighting bullying, to baking fortune cookies, to the world of fashion, these students from the Nation's Capital, Baltimore and Philadelphia are inspiring and I know they will stand out with their innovative business ideas.

Young, Old and In Between Equals Success

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.28.2013 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

When I was a young adult and thought I had all the answers to life, and yet was looking for more information that might give me a leg up on success, I...

How the Psychology of Meetings Matters (and Why You Should Care About It)

Tom Lowery | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

Do you like meetings? I'm willing to bet most of you will say no. Let's face it -- very often meeting managers are too focused on what they're saying as opposed to engaging others.

8 Tips to Help You Increase Your Website Conversions

Don Dodds | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Don Dodds

When a visitor to your website shifts from reading content to another website activity, it is considered a conversion. The following tips will assist you in designing a website conversion strategy for your website.

Can CEOs Afford to Be Angry?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Trust me -- these issues are minuscule compared to the ones just over the horizon. You have to learn not to get tripped up by every roadblock; otherwise you'll be a hot mess 24/7.

Part II, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Of the 35 business plans to be displayed on that evening, six of them come to us from the west coast programs in Los Angeles, Fresno and San Francisco. In fact, NFTE Los Angeles has bred three of the past seven winners!

Obama Small Business Administration Shutdown Will Go Unreported in Mainstream Media

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

One journalist from the mainstream media could save the SBA and all the federal programs to assist the 28 million small business that create over 90 percent of net new jobs in America. Just one. Don't hold your breath.

5 Free Ways for Small Businesses to Establish an Internet Presence

Brian Penny | Posted 11.26.2013 | Small Business
Brian Penny

We live in an age in which jockeying for position in search results has become a big business. As a small business, you may wonder what this means to you and your business.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Glitches Mount As Launch Day Nears. Nobody Panic. | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business

At almost the same time President Barack Obama was giving a big speech in Maryland touting his health-care reform law and mocking his critics, his adm...

The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3rd

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

On October 3rd, at The Times Center in New York City, 39 students representing 35 businesses from around the country will contend for top honors and for the chance to win over $25,000 in cash and prizes to help bring their business ideas to life or advance their education.

Tips For Quick and Easy Family Dinners

Anjali Varma | Posted 11.25.2013 | Parents
Anjali Varma

All busy moms have faced this all-too-familiar scenario: it's 6:00, the kids are starving, you're exhausted and you have no idea what you're serving for dinner tonight! Couple that with an empty pantry or fridge and a picky eater and it is a "recipe" for disaster.

Interviewing Chip Bell: The 9 1/2 Principles of Innovative Service

BJ Gallagher | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Chip Bell is one of my favorite authors. His books are smart, succinct, accessible, and practical. Among the mind-numbing, eye-glazing, sleep-inducing...

She Turned A Snack Stand Into A $50 Million Business

Posted 09.25.2013 | 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...

What Really Fosters Innovation for Business? | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business

Although the majority of business leaders are making innovation a primary focus, most fail to implement or execute effective innovation strategies.

Five Reasons Crowdfunding Is Still Cool, Despite Zach Braff

Posted 09.24.2013 | Comedy

Did Zach Braff ruin crowdfunding for you? Well, it's time to get over it, because there are plenty of truly independent artists and entrepreneurs out...

Innovating for TV and the Internet: Is This What Consumers Want?

Russell J. Sapienza, Jr. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Russell J. Sapienza, Jr.

When it comes to digital TV and Internet services, today's consumers have a dizzying array of features and options. But what do consumers and small business owners really want from their Internet and digital TV providers?

Does Small Business Understand Social Media?

Daniel Newman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

So while the small business owner is asking to have an account set up with every social network on the planet (and there are many), the very presence of having an account means exactly as much as the effort it took to get signed up with it in the first place. Nothing!

11 Lessons on How to Get and Maintain Trust

August Turak | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
August Turak

Trust is the most powerful form of capital there is, and nothing makes a business run more smoothly than trust. In addition, trust is not a scarce resource.

Fearless in Fashion

Lubna Najjar | Posted 11.23.2013 | Small Business
Lubna Najjar

Fashion is not my career. Fashion is a way of life and clothing is one way to express and present YOU every day. It's the business of fashion that has kept the industry alive and influential for centuries.

This Is How to Get Along Better With Your Multigenerational Coworkers

Haydn Shaw | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Haydn Shaw

Here are four steps that will help you get along better with your multigenerational coworkers, protect you from stereotyping, keep you from staying stuck in generational sticking points, and most important, maintain your sanity.

5 Things Nobody Tells a Start Up

Elaine Thompson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Elaine Thompson

I have been in the start up scene for around five years and listened to over 500 pitches in this time. These are my observations.

The Middle Class Problem Is Now an Emergency: Entrepreneurs, We Need You!

Jack Nadel | Posted 11.23.2013 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

If our nation's workforce is just barely scraping by, then who will buy our goods and services? Our GDP is bound to shrink unless we act swiftly to restore our middle class.