iOS app Android app

Small Business

Entrepreneurs: Find Your Flow!

John Bowen | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
John Bowen

Too many entrepreneurs enjoy major financial success but lack deep and all-important personal happiness. Instead of feeling fulfilled by their achieve...

5 Reasons to Become Unemployable

Sonia Thompson | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Sonia Thompson

Photo Credit: Steven Depolo / FlickR The other day I got word that a family member lost his job. When I asked what happened, I got a back a one-wor...

4 Ways Workplace Giving/Volunteering Can Drive Employee Engagement

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

One aspect of small business HR that's often overlooked is employee engagement. But getting your team members to invest emotionally in your company is a huge part of the equation for success.

Creating a Better Business Posture

Kaitlyn Stephens | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Kaitlyn Stephens

"Stop trying so hard to be interesting and get interested." Those are the words that Jim Collins' mentor at the Stanford Business School taught him...

3 Things Women Business Owners Should Know About SBA Loans

NerdWallet | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business

Attention, women business owners: The government wants to give you money. In fact, its funding for female entrepreneurs made big gains this year.

For People Who Are Following Their Passion, Stop Now And Do This Instead.

Ramon Nuez | Posted 12.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ramon Nuez

What are you passionate about is not a very important question. It's a rather elitist question because it presupposes that you know what your passion about. And very few of us do.

Be Your Own Secret Business Weapon

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.04.2015 | Technology
Steve Mariotti

Writing about entrepreneurship and working with entrepreneurs from around the world, I often have the pleasure of connecting with people I may never h...

Wealthy Woman Tip: How to Love Saving as Much as You Love Spending

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. Money is the same way... 'Tis the season to over indulge, over spend, and lose track of your goals. It's s...

How Come Some Not-So-Smart, Not-So-Well-Educated People Get So Rich?

Ebong Eka | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Ebong Eka

Depending who you ask, you'll hear two schools of thought. 1) Save your money, invest in mutual fund/stock market, lower your spending, buy a home and build equity. 2) Find a problem that many people want to have solved, find a solution and give them that solution in exchange for money (business).

5 Real Truths You Should Know About Starting a Business

Nellie Akalp | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

If you had told me 20 years ago that I would be a successful business owner with my husband, Phil, I wouldn't have believed you. I had every intention of becoming a lawyer, but then I got bitten by the entrepreneurial bug.

Booth Tips: 9 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Appearance at a Trade Show

Shuly Oletzky | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Shuly Oletzky

Trade shows and conferences give entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase our products and businesses to our target market and beyond. These events bring entire industries together; packing a lot of potential business and growth into a single room or exhibit hall.

A Good Harvest Starts with Good Soil: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Our East Africa Grantmaking Hub at The Pollination Project has been busy planting seeds of change in Uganda and Kenya. Here's some of the "soil building" projects our East Africa team funded in the past few weeks.

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Boost Employee Morale

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

You already know that you need a high rate of productivity to keep up with the competition. But how much effort are you putting into rewarding those...

The Season Is Changing -- Should Your Marketing Plan Adjust As Well?

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Josh Gershonowicz

Year after year, it seems like marketers not only do the same thing, but say the same thing. There's a method behind the madness, though: seasonal marketing works. As fall winds down and winter comes into focus, now is the best time to refocus your marketing approach.

Congratulations, You're Not Crazy, You're an Entrepreneur!

Katyan Roach | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Katyan Roach

I was once asked this question. "You already do so much, you have a great job, benefits, why on earth would you want to start your own business?" My answer came easy. I want more.

Running With Scissors: Why Struggling Professionals Should Be Sprinting to the Hair Industry

Nick Arrojo | Posted 12.02.2015 | Style
Nick Arrojo

These statistics don't lie; hairdressing is full of opportunity. Look at me: From England, I came to America with $1,500. Hard work in an artisanal craft means twenty years later, I'm the sole owner of a multimillion dollar brand with three salons and two schools in the greatest city in the world.

Why Links Matter to Grow Your Business

Janis Couvreux | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Janis Couvreux

Right now, there is so much content on the Internet that just putting your website up, the digital equivalent of hanging out your shingle, is no longe...

Thin Lips Suck: Linda Gomez at Age 60, Gives Women Something to Pout About

Janice Celeste | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

Linda Gomez started experimenting with naturally enhancing her lips at the age of 50. She noticed that as she aged, her lips were getting thinner. She didn't want surgery or injections and she realized that when someone kisses you and sucks on your lips, your lips become fuller.

How to Use a Year-End Assessment to Achieve Business Growth

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Ahhh, yes! It's the time of the year we gather around the holiday table with the significant people in our lives...and plan for the year ahead. (Oh,...

Do You Know How to Drive Your Team's Productivity? Number 2 Is Critical

Ramon Nuez | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Are you tired of the word productivity? I am too. I would bet you that it’s one of most overused words in our vocabulary. Now there is nothin...

How To Overcome Your Fear And Become an Entrepreneur

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Deborah Stachelski

So you hate your desk job at the windowless office with the rude boss who does not understand that holidays are for family and overeating and not ...

Planning a Switch to Apple?

Charles Edge | Posted 12.01.2015 | Technology
Charles Edge

As organizations continue to switch, there are a number of lessons we've learned over the years that can help. Here are a few important steps to take when looking to switch platforms.

A Few Things Creative Entrepreneurs Wish You Knew

Tamara Holder | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Tamara Holder

It's no surprise that entrepreneurship is on the rise in today's economy. I mean who doesn't want to set their own hours, control their financial destiny and bring to life an idea they envisioned?

3 Low Budget Marketing Strategies for Local Businesses

Elena Prokopets | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Elena Prokopets

Online media and social networks have changed the game set. However, a number of local businesses struggle to accept their power and take advantage. Here are three actionable strategies any local business can utilize to leverage their online marketing game without breaking the bank.

3 Careless Conversations That Can Threaten Your Small Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

As a small business owner or supervisor, managing employee relations is a critical part of your job. But more than the obvious tasks associated with employee relations, every little thing you do -- every conversation you have with employees -- can either help or harm your business.