Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Don't let passion lead to inflexibility

9/30/2014

  • Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model), The

Passion can backfire if it prevents you from being flexible enough to adapt to changing market realities, writes Cameron Chell, co-founder and CEO of Business Instincts Group. "To prevent this risky '… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Why you should craft a 5-year plan

10/1/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)

Research from Staples suggests that most business owners have not developed five-year plans, which may explain why so many new ventures go bust, Gene Marks writes. Marks explains how he runs his busin… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Why women business owners need a million-dollar vision

9/29/2014

  • Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.)

It's critical for women business owners to conquer their fear of failure, work with other people and develop an inspiring vision for the future, says Lynn Bardowski, the keynote speaker at a recent ev… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Tips for easing the burden of entrepreneurship

10/1/2014

  • Entrepreneur online

It's quite easy for entrepreneurs to be overwhelmed by taking on more responsibilities than they can reasonably handle, writes Susan Steinbrecher. Therefore, it's important to delegate responsibilitie… Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

Calif. bill vetoed to keep status quo in franchise operations

10/1/2014

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce

California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have made it more difficult for franchisors to manage franchise contracts and quality of operations at franchise locations. Brown said passing … Read More