Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

How talent affects business failure rates

10/24/2014

  • Gallup Business Journal

An entrepreneur's innate character traits play a key role in the success or failure of his or her business, says Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal, co-author of "Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder." "[O]ur resear… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Etsy card reader lets sellers accept payments

10/24/2014

  • Re/code

A card reader from Etsy will let merchants accept credit card payments via a mobile device. Etsy will charge 2.75% of each sale for the service, which could help users coordinate their online and offl… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

PNC: More than a third of employers plan to increase wages, raise prices

10/24/2014

  • Fox Business Small Business Center

A new survey by PNC Financial shows that 38% of business owners polled plan to raise employees' wages in the next six months, up from 22% a year ago and signaling confidence in the economy. The survey… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Be clear about billing expectations when working with lawyers

10/24/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Working with lawyers can be challenging and expensive, writes Rebekah Campbell, CEO of Posse. Therefore, Campbell has learned to make it clear that her business has a narrow budget and little flexibil… Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

Tax issues businesses should have on their radar with midterm elections

10/24/2014

  • Forbes

With upcoming midterm elections, corporations should monitor several key tax issues, including reform of the current 35% federal corporate tax rate, the "Amazon Tax," which would allow states to colle… Read More