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The Race to Become Boutique: The Health Club Dilemma

Nate C. Hindman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Nate C. Hindman

Sensing that a growing number of people are forgoing their gym membership in favor of specialized experiences like boot camps or cycling studios, some gyms have begun partnering with smaller boutique studios, offering them temporary or permanent space and giving their customers access to the gym's amenities.

5 Signs You're Ready to Start Your Own Business

Gillian Small | Posted 12.02.2014 | Small Business
Gillian Small

Starting a new business, be it big or small, is far from easy. In the early stages you will inevitably drift between periods of certainty and uncertainty about your decision. You will feel like you are constantly swaying with the wind of opinions from your peers.

5 Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

Jonathan Long | Posted 11.30.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

With new websites being created daily it becomes increasingly important to identify ways to attract more traffic. You could have the most user friendly website packed full of high quality content, but without traffic all of your efforts are for nothing.

How Running a Long Distance Race Is Like Building a Business

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 12.02.2014 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

Building a business requires a positive mindset, and so does distance running. Do you know how many times in my business, I have had to give myself a pep talk? Running a long distance race also requires serious pep talks, especially when one hasn't trained properly.

What Are Consumer Insights and How Do They Impact Marketing Effectiveness?

Jure Klepic | Posted 12.02.2014 | Small Business
Jure Klepic

While companies today might agree that consumer insights are a good thing, there are varying levels of opinions about just what these insights should be and how to use them.

What's a Stand-Up Meeting and Why Is It Beneficial?

Aron Susman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Small Business
Aron Susman

Stand-ups are meant to loosely give everyone else an idea of what we've all accomplished recently, while also outlining our plans and goals until the next stand-up.

A Simple Drawing Lands This Crafty Mom An Off-Broadway Show

Posted 10.01.2014 | 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 ha...

100 Inspirational Business and Leadership Quotes

Vala Afshar | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

Some of the very best business executives, startup founders, venture capitalists, management thought leaders, and bestselling authors regularly share words of wisdom on Twitter.

The Cure for Cash Flow Woes

Alex Charfen | Posted 11.30.2014 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

Even though money is what keeps an organization alive and you and your family fed, clothed and sheltered, most people have a tough time talking about it. The term itself carries all kinds of preconceived notions and prejudices with it.

5 Reasons Why Buying Facebook Likes Is a Waste of Time and Money for Your Business

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
N. Kimron Corion

I recently had a client who I was consulting and one of the things he was working on was setting up his Facebook page and generating traffic. He decid...

The 5 Tax Mistakes You're Making Right Now

Gene Marks | Posted 11.30.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

I know, it's a busy time of year. You're back from the summer holidays. Orders need to get out the door. Projects need to be done. Budgets need to be ...

5 Things Every Business Owner Should Know About Business Credit

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 11.30.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Business credit is an area first-time business owners tend to overlook. If your business sells to other businesses or wants to get credit, it's important to ensure that your business credit information is in good standing.

Small Businesses Are Still Struggling

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.23.2014 | Small Business
Marc Joseph

The lopsided failure rate of small businesses is a concern to every community. For our cities to recently jump in and realize this is a local issue that must be solved with "boots on the ground," reinforces that these entrepreneurs are not in this battle alone.

Kabbage Or Traditional Banks: Which Is Best For Your Small Business Loan?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 10.11.2016 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

With the advent of online business lending services like Kabbage, it's easier for small businesses to get the funding they need to get off the ground. But is it always the best option to go with an online lender?

6 Ways to Make Visitors Fall in Love With Your Website

Ian Mills | Posted 11.26.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

If you are familiar with your website analytics you would have heard of a metric called "bounce rate." The bounce rate is the percentage of website visitors that leave your website after visiting one page.

Holiday Cards Hacked! Quick + Cheap + Easy

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

Want to send out a little holiday "thinking of you" but don't want to break the bank doing it? Then today's video is for you!  Check out how I hack m...

Can Small Businesses Afford to Ditch Holiday Policies Like Virgin?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 11.26.2014 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

Small businesses tend to have smaller, and, depending on the age of the business, newer staffs. Implementing a no-limits-vacation policy could disrupt the slightly more fragile small business structure.

How to Boost Your Business Credit Scores

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 11.25.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Unlike personal credit scores (FICO scores) that take years to build up, it typically only takes 3-6 months to build up your business credit score. It helps if you know who will be looking up your business scores because some parties (such as banks and credit unions) have access to more data than others.

5 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

David S. Bunton | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
David S. Bunton

It's vital to understand how various choices will impact your business from a valuation standpoint so that you can make informed decisions that will put you on the path to future success.

Why Home Depot's Data Breach Is Worse Than You Think

Gene Marks | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

In a slow economy. Big companies can absorb losses, establish reserves, raise prices. Small businesses, including mine, have less resources and flexibility. We are exposed -- more exposed to this problem than anyone else.

A Solution To The Massively Disengaged Workforce [Slide Deck]

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

A Solution to the Disengaged Workforce from Vala Afshar Several disturbing statistics are plaguing the work force. Worldwide, 200 million people ...

It's Feast or Famine for U.S. Startups

Ray Leach | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
Ray Leach

We cannot beg, shame or coerce venture capitalists into putting their money on the table in more diverse regions. But if we stay focused on building our own world-class entrepreneurial ecosystems, we won't have to. It will happen naturally.

Simplification Is a Beautiful Thing: How to Simplify Your Business and Life

Franziska Iseli-Hall | Posted 11.23.2014 | Small Business
Franziska Iseli-Hall

Declutter and organize your computer, your office, your work-space: A few weeks ago I bought myself a new laptop because my old one kept crashing (I admit it, it was way too cluttered).

Another Gender Gap: Business Ownership

Claudia Viek | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Claudia Viek

Women-owned businesses are booming, starting at three times the rate for men. But imagine a world where women had equal access to capital, a fair shot at government procurement and capacity to grow beyond $500,000 in revenue, and the economic potential is far more exciting.

5 Tips for Sending Cold Emails That Receive a Response

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 11.22.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

I'm no expert in email marketing, but having been a blogger for so long -- it has taught me some invaluable lessons and skills, especially when it comes to working with people closely, asking them for favors and, in general, trying to be a good associate.