Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

How to invent an industry

10/21/2014

  • OpenView Blog

You have to focus on educating your target audience if you are trying to create an industry, says Mark Organ, who founded marketing-automation company Eloqua. Try to engage with your early supporters,… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Fewer business owners claim home-office deductions

10/21/2014

  • Small Business Trends

Fewer small-business owners have been claiming tax deductions for their home offices recently, even though more people are sole proprietors, writes Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University. The … Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

How gender politics, entrepreneurship intersect in China

10/20/2014

  • Forbes

Gender politics and economic outcomes are closely linked in China, as elsewhere, writes Linda Scott of the University of Oxford. Women own 73% of China's startups but few large businesses, and they of… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Tom Hanks can act, but can he write fiction?

10/21/2014

  • Guardian (London), The
  • Slate

Hanks

Tom Hanks has written a short story for The New Yorker of an iPhone-assisted journey to the moon and back with two Home Depot employees and a Web designer. "The structure is competent and comedic -- s… Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

Report: More small businesses would hire in better financing climate

10/20/2014

  • MainStreet.com

About half of small-business owners would hire more workers if better financing options were available to them, according to a report from Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. and Pepperdine Private Cap… Read More

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