Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Adopting the right mind-set for startup success

8/21/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Building a startup can be emotionally draining, and the tech world is not known for its diversity, writes Wayne Sutton, general partner at Buildup. To conquer these challenges, startup founders must "… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

A warm and fuzzy workplace benefit

8/21/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

Data suggest pet-friendly workplaces can be beneficial for employees, and legal experts say there is nothing wrong with pets at work, provided the environment is safe and healthy for the entire staff.… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Soap business has grown through storytelling, risk-taking

8/20/2014

  • Mashable

PJ Jonas has built her company, which produces soap made from goat milk, into a thriving business that generates seven-figure revenues. Goat Milk Stuff, launched less than a decade ago, has succeeded … Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Think twice before installing fake security cameras

8/21/2014

  • FindLaw

Trying to save money by installing fake security cameras could prove costly, writes Daniel Taylor. The phony devices may impart a false sense of security that could prompt customers or employees to su… Read More

Location SmartBrief: Business Game Changer

News on location business intelligence and data

Location SmartBrief: Business Game Changer

Published in partnership with: LBx Journal

Location data make other advertising relevant, experts say

6/18/2014

  • BBC

Location-based data through smartphones is increasing the relevance of other outdoor forms of advertising, such as billboards, writes Matthew Wall. The ability to see what mobile users are searching a… Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

Poll: Small-business owners will vote against incumbents

8/20/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Four out of five small-business owners who plan to vote will vote against their incumbent congressional lawmakers in November, as concerns about the economy, health care regulations and minimum wage w… Read More