iOS app Android app

Small Business

The African Youth Movement for Social and Economic Prosperity

Barry Segal | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

We cannot afford to stand at the sidelines and watch people do things for us. Developing a resilient entrepreneurial base and private sector can sustain economic growth and produce real economic and social gains in Africa.

12 Midwest Startups That Are Changing the Status Quo

Matt Hunckler | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology
Matt Hunckler

These behemoths undoubtedly made a worldwide impact, but some of the biggest game changers aren't happening on a global scale. They aren't even happening in Silicon Valley. Midwestern entrepreneurs are proving a knack for finding niches and solving problems.

The CEO and the Waitress

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

"I just got a call from the day care center, and my two-year-old is sick. I have to go. Would...?" The raised eyebrow of one CEO said it all. They had worked hard to carve 60 minutes out of their schedules to begin discussions on a merger. Now this.

What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Fear, Life And Business

Tiana Patrice | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Tiana Patrice

At the end of the summer, after watching all the other kids and how much fun they had playing with the elephant, I told myself that this was the day that I would conquer my fear.

What Losing 70 Pounds Taught Me About Startups

Jessica Santana | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Jessica Santana

When you get rid of your fears, stay consistent and learn to adapt to changes, you set yourself up for entrepreneurial success. Pound for pound, mastering these three skills will grant you longevity in business and industry. What are some of your most valued lessons?

Smorgasburg: A Feast of Opportunity in Brooklyn

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 08.07.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

What's it like to sell your artisanal goodies at Smorgasburg, the open-air food market in Brooklyn's trendy Williamsburg neighborhood?

Good-Time Sunglasses (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 08.07.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

Does your workday feel like a walk on the beach? Rich Amundson's didn't, so he sailed his way into a new career. In 2009, Rich founded Dicks Cottons, a sunglasses company with fashionable, affordable, shades for party-ready Millennials.

The Journey of a Chocolatier

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 08.07.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Oscar Baile immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines in the 1970s with just $500 in his pocket. He is now president of Landru Chocolates, which he runs with the help of his wife and son.

America Inc. Needs Attitude Adjustment to Reach Full Potential Abroad

Ryan McMunn | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

With the US economy finally growing at a faster pace globalization has also accelerated. As international trade continues to grow, America Inc. must s...

Entrepreneurship: An Avenue for Economic Growth

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 08.06.2014 | Small Business
N. Kimron Corion

If many more countries were to invest in entrepreneurship and ensure that citizens are exposed to business creation from a very young age then this can help curb some of the economic problems being faced.

Why You Should Outsource Your Digital Marketing

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.05.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

You need someone in-house to keep the digital agency utilized and take the marketing campaign to the web, but not to do the work in house.

5 Tips to Propel Your Small Business Forward During the Summer Slowdown

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 08.06.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

Summer is a challenging time to be in business. Decision makers are on vacation, proposals are put on hold and prospects want to wait until the fall to get started on a program. It can feel like everything has stopped.

Where's the Love, Twittersphere?

Erin Dullea | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Erin Dullea

I must admit: I am feeling very alone in the Twittersphere right now. Sometimes it feels like a chess game and -- like chess -- I am ignorant as to s...

Is the End of the Middle Class the Beginning of the Revolution?

Ellen Rohr | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Ellen Rohr

Egads. We've learned that it's closer to 40% of the wealth that lies in the hands of the top 1%. This growing disparity between the uber rich and the expanding poor isn't just an inconvenience for those slipping economically backward every month. The end of the middle class may mark the beginning of the revolution.

5 Reasons Why You Should Admire Comcast

Gene Marks | Posted 08.06.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

I recognize Comcast's shortcomings. But as a guy running a small tech company I also have to admit something: I admire Comcast. And you should too. For a few good reasons.

Your Blog Will Survive in Your Leave of Absence

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

When I discovered that I would be leaving everything behind for a few months, I didn't know what to think, and whether my blog would survive my absence during these few months. It turns out, your blog can and will survive.

8 Paid Search Marketing Tips for Beginners

Jonathan Long | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

In order to be competitive you need to be found online at the top of the search results. If you are in a very competitive industry or don't have time to wait for SEO to propel your business to the top of the organic search results then you need to consider a pay per click campaign.

8 Ecommerce Mistakes that are Costing You Sales

Ian Mills | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Converting visitors to buyers is one of the most important components of a successful ecommerce business because increasing this conversion rate has a...

The 5 Pearls of Wisdom Not Taught in MBA Programs

Wendy Reese | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

I took a "weekend warrior" certification. I liked yoga, but I didn't want to teach it. About the time I did that, we hired a new teacher who was very committed and I never had to teach.

I'm a Great Big Kid With a Business. But I'm Not Supposed to Act Like One!

Rick Clemons | Posted 08.01.2014 | Small Business
Rick Clemons

It's 2014 and according to the Small Business Administration there are over 23 million small businesses in the United States. From my perspective ...

3 Things to Unlearn Today to Create a Thriving Business You LOVE

Tiana Patrice | Posted 08.01.2014 | Small Business
Tiana Patrice

I have to admit, one of the best decisions I could have done for myself and as a mom is becoming a mompreneur. It hasn't been easy, but it's been so w...

Word Of Mouth: Real World "Going Viral"

Cassie Hughes | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Cassie Hughes

In the era of digital marketing, brands are increasingly focused on the latest trends from memes to consumer-generated content to mobile everything. F...

5 Things To Know About Starting Your Own Business

Alexis Meads | Posted 08.01.2014 | Small Business
Alexis Meads

The flow of my days, quality of my work and sense of fun and meaning in my life look very different now than they did when I started.

Are You Treating Social Media as an Afterthought?

Nika Stewart | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
Nika Stewart

Studies show that the biggest mistake entrepreneurs and businesses make on social media is not investing enough. Though experts continue to espouse the virtues and benefits of social media, many businesses and thought leaders have failed to make it a priority.

Can You Trademark a Sound?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

The first successful application for a sound mark was registered in 1978 and was filed by NBC. Thirty-five years out, it is still a notoriously long and difficult process. So when I'm asked by another business owner if they can trademark a sound, I always have to give a "yes, but..." answer for the following reasons.