Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Why co-working spaces might not be right for your startup

7/9/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Rebekah Campbell, CEO of Posse, tried to use a co-working space to build her startup after moving to New York City. The space was full of distractions and competitors, and the lack of permanent desks … Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Incentives may encourage customers to pay on time

7/9/2014

  • Fox Business Small Business Center

Pursuing clients who are late in paying their bills can be a frustrating process, but it's a necessary part of doing business, writes Donna Fuscaldo. However, it's possible to make the process less of… 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

Coaching is a 2-way street

7/9/2014

  • LinkedIn

Coaches need expertise, empathy for the person they're coaching and an intuitive sense of what people need to do to improve, writes Steven Methot. They also need the ability to keep on learning and gr… 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