Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Why startups shouldn't fear larger competitors

7/25/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)

A few years into Sageworks' development, the company faced a challenge from a corporation apparently intent on putting it out of business. The situation was scary, but that type of challenge may be a … Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Movie industry powers La. small businesses

7/25/2014

  • CNNMoney

Film production is thriving in Louisiana, which is giving small businesses new opportunities. One such enterprise is Southern Costume, which gets more than third of its business from the movie industr… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Entrepreneur creates a sportswear brand for girls

7/25/2014

  • ExitEvent

The difficulty that MaryAnne Gucciardi experienced in finding high-quality athletic attire for her daughter inspired her to start her own sportswear brand for girls 8 to 17 years old. Her line, called… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Building a socially conscious bottled-water business

7/25/2014

  • Fox Business Small Business Center

People Water, which sells water in bottles made from recycled plastic, helps to supply clean water to people in need worldwide. The co-founders lacked experience in the beverage industry, which means … 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

Forward Seattle petitions to place minimum wage repeal on Nov. ballot

7/25/2014

  • Forbes

Forward Seattle, a group representing small-business owners in the city, is joining the fight against Seattle's $15 minimum wage law and has collected and submitted nearly 20,000 signatures to support… Read More