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Considering a Shared Office? Ask These 5 Questions First

Frank Chalupa | Posted 07.27.2014 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

Whether you're a freelancer, contractor or small business owner looking to leave the home office, it's important to find a workspace that's both affordable and free of distractions that can undermine productivity and hurt your professional image.

This Vet Is Helping Inmates Stay Connected With Their Families After Being Behind Bars Himself

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact

You could call Frederick Hutson an overachiever. After graduating from high school, Huston served honorably as a F-16 Avionics Electrician in the ...

8 Easy Ways Small Businesses Keep up With Technology

Jon Rognerud | Posted 07.23.2014 | Small Business
Jon Rognerud

Are you struggling to post to social media, even though you know that it's the right thing to do for your business? You're not alone; many people find that having a social media presence for their business can take hours away from actually running their company.

Will the JOBS Act Create More Jobs, or Just More Risk?

Jason Earle | Posted 07.23.2014 | Small Business
Jason Earle

The contrast between the unemployment numbers and the workforce participation stats seem to lead us in two different directions.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes In Small Business

Ian Mills | Posted 07.23.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

From my own experience and from the common stories I hear from being involved with over 4000 small business clients, I have compiled what I see as the 5 biggest mistakes people make when running a small businesses.

The Five Reasons People Blow Their Money

Don McNay | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Bad habits, bad advisers, lack of knowledge. People who spend more than they make will not suddenly be "cured" when they get a lump sum of money. In fact, whatever problems they had will now be magnified by having more money to get in more trouble with.

Rules for Surviving the Modern Office

Dina Mikhails | Posted 07.22.2014 | Small Business
Dina Mikhails

While it might be tempting to agree with your boss's remark on a co-worker's inability to multi-task or the new administrator's inappropriate attire, resist the urge to throw a punch.

7 Essential Steps to Leap into Entrepreneurship

Bobby Umar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Bobby Umar

Starting a business can be a scary thing. You give up the stability (albeit perceived) of a steady income with benefits. You put your career on hold. You sacrifice significant time and energy for the first several years just to get up to your former corporate salary. You enter a risky area where most people fail within five years.

Startup SEO: How to Get the Ball Rolling on a Limited Budget

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Long

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be a complete nightmare if you are a new startup. The majority of new startups know that SEO contributes to onlin...

5 Strategies to Being Your Own Boss

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.21.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Among the hundreds of thousands of twenty-somethings graduating from American colleges this month, an increasing number may consider forgoing the traditional first job search and opting instead for what has become something of the new American dream: Being your own boss.

Rebuilding Detroit, One Small Business at a Time

Paul Proctor | Posted 07.20.2014 | Small Business
Paul Proctor

Every business, including my own, has its own self-sustainment as its primary goal; yet, we Detroiters tend to include in our personal goals a desire - a need - to help Detroit.

Why Proper Prep Is Everything When It Comes to Operating a Food Truck

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

You can't just buy an old ice cream truck, toss a George Foreman grill inside, and start selling burgers by the beach.

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...

Why You Should Hire for Zest

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2014 | Small Business
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

The verdict is in. Americans are bored with their jobs. The numbers are staggering. Seventy percent of employees report being not engaged or actively disengaged from their work and it's costing U.S. companies $550 billion each year in lost productivity.

The 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Supervising People Your Parents' Age

Haydn Shaw | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Haydn Shaw

I've seen young managers make three mistakes most often that keep them from leading employees the age of their parents.

14 Bible Verses For Small Business Owners in 2014

Melinda Emerson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

We small business owners often find ourselves in circumstances where we are discouraged and exasperated, which can swiftly make us question our faith....

Battling The Burnout Culture: How To Game The Plan

William A. Beachy | Posted 07.19.2014 | Small Business
William A. Beachy

All too often, entrepreneurs' focus on hyper-growth quickly creates burnout that actually hurts their bottom lines. Seriously, are you helping or hurting your most valuable asset: the people on your team?

5 Things That Made Our Start-Up Work

Joe Boyd | Posted 07.18.2014 | Business
Joe Boyd

Our mission grounds us, but it isn't our strategy. You have to be willing to change or pivot from your original plans. We all assumed we'd be telling stories that spark hope and action by making feature films.

The Anatomy of the Perfect Business Homepage

Don Dodds | Posted 07.16.2014 | Small Business
Don Dodds

Visiting your homepage is likely to be the first experience that one has with your business, so it shouldn't be too difficult to see why it is one of the most important pages of your website.

Why Email Remains at the Core of Small Business Marketing

Ian Mills | Posted 07.16.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

The reality is that despite the growth of social media advertising, email remains one of the highest ROI and most measurable marketing tools available for small businesses.

When Your All is Not Enough

D.J. Wilson | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
D.J. Wilson

Not too long ago, after thirty years of blood, sweat equity, tears and prayers, raising a family, building multiple businesses and giving back to my c...

Small Businesses and Economy on the Upswing, but Still Need a Hand

John Arensmeyer | Posted 07.16.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Small businesses have played a huge part in pulling the economy back from the brink of the Great Recession. It's time for lawmakers to do their part, and pass smart policies that will not just help small employers survive, but thrive.

Economic Recovery Depends on Thriving Small Businesses

Blanche Lincoln | Posted 07.15.2014 | Small Business
Blanche Lincoln

This week is Small Business Week and a good time to reflect on just how important small businesses are to our economy.

You Can Grow Your Business With This 3-Step Marketing Formula

Julie Niehoff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Small Business
Julie Niehoff

When you really break it down, marketing for a small business or a nonprofit organization can be very simple.

Why I Left a Comfortable Corporate Gig to Bring More Gratitude to Healthcare

Amanda Krantz | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Amanda Krantz

More degrees often means feeling more shackled to a job and career. You feel pressured to "meet your full potential" (and pay off debt) instead of feeling free to take a chance. I am a big believer in never picking a job based on building a resume or because it's what everyone expects of you.