Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Employee praise should be specific, strategic

9/19/2014

  • Popforms

The praise you provide to your employees will be most effective if it is specific and delivered regularly, writes Jason Evanish, founder of Get Lighthouse. It's also important to use your praise strat… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

U.S. small-business contracting rules often violated, investigation finds

9/19/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A lack of enforcement is allowing companies to abuse a program that sets aside contracts for small businesses, a Government Accountability Office investigation found. Violations have occurred despite … Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

500 Startups turns to AngelList to support women founders

9/19/2014

  • American City Business Journals

500 Startups is hoping to support more women entrepreneurs through a new AngelList syndicate. The syndicate, known as 500 Women, has 20 investors and has already backed two companies. "We think it is … Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Crowdfunding isn't a cure-all for small businesses

9/18/2014

  • MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

Online crowdfunding is getting a lot of attention, but some small businesses are learning that it doesn't always yield the desired result. For example, Michigan's Grand River Brewery raised only $535 … Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

Small-business model is under attack by White House

9/19/2014

  • Investor's Business Daily

With the recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board, the White House is attacking franchising, which is one of the most successful ways to expand small-business ownership, Heritage Foundation… Read More