Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Starting a business is deeply personal

10/22/2014

  • Fast Company online

When you start a company, you are making a decision for personal rather than for business reasons, says Paul Berry, who left his job at The Huffington Post to launch Rebel Mouse. If you decide to take… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Who will lead House, Senate small-business committees?

10/22/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, may be the front-runner to take over as chairman of the House Small Business Committee after Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., leaves the post, writes J.D. Harrison. Meanwhile, Sen. J… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Small-business owners misjudge costs of maternity leave

10/22/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Many small-business owners underestimate the value of maternity benefits and overestimate their costs, according to a report from the U.N.'s International Labour Association. Small-business owners can… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Get ruthless to make meetings more efficient

10/22/2014

  • LinkedIn

Meetings don't have to be an endless waste of time, writes Jeff Denneen. Try passing rules limiting the length of all meetings, and start each by evicting anyone whose attendance isn't necessary. "Onc… Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

Brinker posts quarterly gains despite high commodity costs

10/22/2014

  • CNBC

Brinker International saw comparable-store sales increase 2.4% this quarter, despite pressure from elevated commodity prices. The casual dining segment was strong through the summer and the company is… Read More