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How Local SEO Speeds Up Small Business Growth

David Goehst | Posted 09.19.2014 | Small Business
David Goehst

While global business is always great for income growth, small business has taken their eyes off the best piece of real estate for showcasing their unique products and services: their own backyard.

Change: A CEO's Job In The 21st Century

Brian Kennell | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Brian Kennell

Pioneering companies proactively embrace change--not on a reactionary basis or simply as inevitability, but as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and achieve greater success.

Big Isn't Always Better

Hans Hickler | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Expansion is an important element for a startup. The question is, when? All too often, in my experience, the desire to expand begins to rear its head well in advance of traction and readiness.

An Inside Peek at The Huffington Post

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 08.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

The winners flew in from all over the world -- from Canon City, Colorado to Adelaide, Australia. They won the competition by selling the most in their category over an eight-month period. The competition resulted in 21,000 entrepreneurs who created new businesses that sold more than $120 million in products.

Engagement Is the Motor to Our Economy

Karin Volo | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

Recently, I've been in several conversations with business leaders regarding employee engagement vs. employee satisfaction: Why does it matter?

Business Growth Beyond Survival: Why You Can't Stand Still

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Business growth is a lot like a human being -- you need to keep growing for survival. In fact, ask 60 percent of businesses that were listed on the stock exchange since 1980 that are no longer in existence. You'll quickly learn the importance of growing your business beyond survival.

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Warby Parker Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 09.20.2014 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

"Our thinking here is aligned with support for scale, rapid prototyping and agility."

And The Winners Of Shopify's Build- A-Business Competition Are...

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Eight months ago, we challenged people to launch a brand new business and start selling. When they entered the competition, each participant chose a category best describing their shop. The store that sold the most in each category during a two-month period would take home the prize.

Celebrating Entrepreneurial Freedom in the United States

J V Crum III | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

Entrepreneurial freedom has always been, and will forever be intertwined with the American heritage; on this 4th of July, 2014 as we celebrate our...

The Importance of Brand Building

Amy Oraefo | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Amy Oraefo

What is a brand? Why is it important? Simply put, a brand is your unique fingerprint -- how you are identified in your community. Whether we know it or not, we all have a brand, both personal and professional.

The Tough Decisions You Need to Make to Achieve Double Digit Growth

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 08.24.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

You've decided to get serious -- really serious -- about growing your business. Now what?

Are You Holding Your Business Back? Here's the Easy Cure

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

Many entrepreneurs feel that natural state of things is that we should be the ones pushing or pulling our business along. In fact, most business owners actually identify with one of the two, pushing or pulling.

Do You Think Profits First?

Josh Patrick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Small Business
Josh Patrick

If you own a business you know that you need to put profits first. If you've been around for any period of time, you've had lean times in your business.

5 Powerful Questions That Differentiate Your Small Business From the Competition

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 08.10.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

If this is true for your business, you may wonder how you can possibly get ahead when hundreds of other businesses are offering the same exact services as you do, at similar (or lower) price points.

5 Social Media Marketing Tips for Your Ecommerce Website

Ian Mills | Posted 08.03.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Social media is now an integral part of almost every consumer's online habits. Statistics abound about it's popularity and it's potential as a means of driving new visitors to your website, yet many businesses are still failing to turn their social media efforts into profits.

How to Scale Your Business (Fast!) After a Runaway Crowdfunding Campaign

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.20.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Liz Downey, Foodie Dice Last year, my sister moved to California to start a business with me. We didn't know what we were going to do, but we li...

Are Service Providers Slowing Your Business Growth? The Warning Signs You Need to Know!

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 07.14.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

There comes a time in every growing business when, as the owner, you "come to the end of your sleeve." Your business reaches capacity. Either your bus...

Do You See Faces in Everyday Objects?

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.13.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Alex Regenstreich, Iseefacestoo "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust ...

How to Use Google Shopping to Grow Your Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

All businesses know the power of Google - its search engine results can bring you customers that are actively searching for what you're selling. But...

5 Lessons I Learned While Developing My Product

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Sara Rose Anderson, Britelites A few years ago, after my daughter was born, I considered getting a serious makeover. Nine months of preg...

10 Coolest 3D Printer Creations

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.14.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Nathaniel Caird, Natty Industries I started Natty Industries because I noticed a gap that 3D Printing could fill, or rather lots of tiny gaps. ...

4 Tips On How to Raise Venture Capital With Topher Morrison

Jairek Robbins | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Jairek Robbins

"What's more important is that everyone who comes in contact with your business must get with absolute clarity what your business does and who they do it for."

How We Used Instagram to Grow Our Sales By 500% In 2 Months

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.08.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

ZuVi was created with a mother's love of fashion, a daughter's love for yoga, and their mutual love for the environment. The result was some crazy, ...

How to Choose the Perfect Domain Name For Your Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.01.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By .CO Having the right domain name helps you establish your credibility, makes it easier to promote your brand, and gives people a place to find y...

7 Strangest Stores in Shopify's Build A Business Competition

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.31.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Thousands of stores have entered Shopify's Build A Business Competition to see if they can sell the most in their category over a two-month period. ...