Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur hit with back taxes after misclassifying workers

8/29/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Tya Bolton, CEO of Exceptional Business Solutions, tried to reduce overhead by relying on independent contractors rather than full-time employees. But the government determined that some were actually… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Research: Real hourly wages falling for most Americans

8/29/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Real hourly wages declined for U.S. workers of all educational levels during the first half of this year compared with the first half of 2013, according to a paper from the Economic Policy Institute. Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Collaborate to build a bigger business

8/29/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

Research suggests that most women-led businesses don't surpass $50,000 in annual revenue, but women can buck the trend by using their communication and collaboration skills, writes Jane Wurwand, owner… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Pizza entrepreneur learns business lessons from boxing

8/29/2014

  • Business Insider

James Markham grew up with boxing and pizza, and he learned from both in launching his successful Project Pie fast-casual chain. Markham was inspired by Chipotle in his business model, which allows vi… 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

IFA: Calif. bill language will hinder franchise growth

8/29/2014

  • New York Amsterdam News

Despite California Senate Bill 610's intentions, the IFA said the bill would have a negative impact on the state's franchise industry. "SB610, particularly the termination language, is more vague and … Read More