Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Is your business partnership headed for disaster?

7/9/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Consider the situation carefully before forming distributions deals with other small firms, writes Mike Bergelson, CEO of Everwise. "It’s hard enough for one emerging player to become relevant; part… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Mass. monks open brewery to support religious work

7/10/2014

  • CNNMoney

Trappist monks have a long history of brewing beer in Europe, but a Trappist brewery in Massachusetts is the first of its kind in the U.S. The monks at St. Joseph's Abbey started the brewery after jam… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

African-American women spur business creation

7/9/2014

  • KTHV-TV (Little Rock, Ark.)

African-American women are launching businesses at a higher rate than the national average, writes Macy Jenkins. Cushena Scott, founder of Sheena's Hair Emporium, is among the entrepreneurs driving th… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Vocal problems could undermine your message

7/10/2014

  • Fast Company online

Communication isn't just about saying the right words -- it's about saying them the right way, says linguist and vocal coach Laura Sicola. She advises avoiding speaking in a monotone, giving yourself … 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

Matco franchisee offers new technology, old-time service

7/9/2014

  • Advertiser (Lafayette, La.), The

Craig Herndon has been a Matco Tools franchisee for 15 years, stocking, delivering and financing tools for mechanics from Lafayette to Franklin in Louisiana. The tools in Herndon's truck are more comp… Read More