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5 Tips For Using Twitter to Drive Social Commerce

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 03.18.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Twitter is a great tool to help you build meaningful connections with potential customers. What are the best ways to engage your audience? And ...

How Obamacare Impacts Small Business Transactions

Avi Sinensky | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business
Avi Sinensky

While small businesses are exempt from many of the most rigorous requirements of the Affordable Care Act -- most notably, the Employer Mandate -- there are still some requirements and even some opportunities that small business owners should be aware of.

WATCH: I Quit My Job Because I Was Way Too Overpaid

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For most people, earning a lot of money and doing a minimal amount of work sounds ideal. But for entrepreneur Hayden Williams, the cushy investment ba...

CSR 2.0: Prescription for a Better Future

John Friedman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business
John Friedman

In my last blog I explored the shortcomings of the current model of Capitalism with CSR thought-leader Dr. Wayne Visser. Today I look at how CSR can e...

9 Mantras to Make Your Entrepreneurial Journey Stress-Free

Rahul Varshneya | Posted 03.13.2014 | Small Business
Rahul Varshneya

Whatever be your circumstances or challenges, these rules will keep you warm when the chill sets in. These rules will keep you going in the toughest of times.

A Weak Winner

Lubna Najjar | Posted 03.13.2014 | Small Business
Lubna Najjar

How about the times you failed on your way to the top and how those situations taught you to do it better? How about the times you said 'no' when you should have said 'yes' to a business deal or a decision of profit building potential?

Small Business Owners Say Raise the Wage

John Arensmeyer | Posted 03.12.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Debate about raising the minimum wage is a hot topic, and the impact to small businesses is a sticking point in the argument. But what do real small businesses think about raising the wage?

6 Tips for Making Your Pop-up Pop

Cassie Hughes | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Cassie Hughes

From retail concepts to flash dinner parties to magazine events, pop-ups done well blend the immersive with the ephemeral to drive interest and buzz. ...

Tina Roth Eisenberg on Picking Winning Projects

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 03.12.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Tina Roth Eisenberg is known to many as swissmiss after her wildly popular design blog. She's since become known for many other creative projects i...

Five Important Lessons On How To Attract High End Clients

Brian Horn | Posted 03.12.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

Think of your main product as the "meat" of the sandwich. To complete your sandwich, you want to include bonuses that become the "bread" of your sandwich -- one for below your meat, and another that goes above it.

4 Effective Ways to Run Your Small Business Like a Big Business CEO

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 03.13.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

Why does one business achieve unprecedented success while its equally matched competitor fails? The truth is, success is largely determined not by your products or prices, but rather by the way you run your business.

Accidental Crook: A Guide to Handling Almost Any Legal Snafu

Jack Garson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Everybody makes mistakes. Smart executives avoid them when they can and swiftly fix them when they can't.

R(evolutionary)

Ian Cinnamon | Posted 03.12.2014 | Small Business
Ian Cinnamon

As entrepreneurs go and found new companies, they shouldn't focus so much on whether their technology is novel or just incremental. Founders should focus on the most important aspect of any business: creating something their customers actually want.

Every Thrift Shopper Needs to See This

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Chris White, Shinesty At Shinesty, our mission is to rid the world of life-sucking, smile-stealing, boring clothing. Every week, million...

Managing Superstars

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business
Bruce Tulgan

Even superstars need to be managed. Nobody can be as objective about himself and his own performance as his boss should be. Nobody can hold herself accountable -- accountability comes from knowing you have to answer to someone else.

Social Media Measurement and the Only Metric That Matters

Kim Garst | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Kim Garst

Regardless of the business, benchmarking, measuring and being able to analyze results is important. If you do not, how will you know if, and to what extent, you are succeeding?

Lil Jon: Who I Dream of Working With & What Donald Trump is Like

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 03.07.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Lil Jon is a rapper, producer, DJ and entrepreneur. He's known for his rambunctious catch phrases and ceaseless energy, as well as being a star of t...

10 Tips for Fighting the Uphill Business Loan Battle

Tom Lowery | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business
Tom Lowery

With such a low percent of net interest margin, the best possible outcome on a loan for these money making lenders is to get paid back all of its principal and make a small spread on the interest.

When in Doubt, Nose to the Grind

Melissa Leon | Posted 03.11.2014 | Small Business
Melissa Leon

So if you told me even five years ago that I would own and run a small business with my husband (in the fitness industry, no less!), I would have spit out my Frappuccino and laughed hard. Really hard. We opened our gym in the East Village in June of 2013. I have never "worked" a day since.

To Exist Is to Change

Faisal Hoque | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Tomorrow is today. If we or our organization are waiting for things to get better, we're missing the point: It's up to us to make things better now.

4 Incentives Obamacare Provides Small Businesses

Avi Sinensky | Posted 03.31.2014 | Small Business
Avi Sinensky

While it is true that the dominant provisions of the ACA (particularly, the Employer Mandate) apply only to "large" employers with more than 50 employees, there are still several provisions that affect all employers, including small businesses with 50 employees or fewer.

Remember the We

Mike Del Ponte | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Mike Del Ponte

We spend a lot of time monitoring our own success and comparing ourselves to others. We're constantly proving ourselves to be the best entrepreneurs, philanthropists, lawyers or doctors, and yet climbing to the top can be a lonely journey.

Going From Inmate to Entrepreneur

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 03.05.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Hass Saddique, SWAGG It wasn't long ago that I was in prison. Now, I'm travelling the country, spreading positive vibes and running a business ...

4 Requirements Obamacare Places on Small Businesses

Avi Sinensky | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Avi Sinensky

While it is true that the dominant provisions of the Affordable Care Act apply only to so-called "medium" and "large" employers, there are still several provisions that affect all employers, including small businesses with 50 employees or fewer.

How to Get Your Small Business Unstuck

Carol Roth | Posted 03.05.2014 | Small Business
Carol Roth

From time to time, business owners working in their businesses, find that they hit a wall or a plateau -- they get "stuck", so to speak. So how do you get "unstuck", whether you have been in business for a year or ten years?