Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Birmingham, Ala., is thriving as a startup hub

7/22/2014

  • AL.com (Alabama)

Birmingham's startup ecosystem is full of vibrant biotech, health care, mobile applications and banking companies. New institutions are springing up to support the "exploding tech scene," writes Ian H… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

4 ways to tweak your website to attract customers

7/22/2014

  • Entrepreneur online

Make your website as easy to use as possible, including striving to maximize customer satisfaction and arranging design elements to make a positive impression on Web visitors, consultant Brett Reland… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Bracelets could bring success for 8-year-old entrepreneur

7/20/2014

  • News Times (Danbury, Conn.)

Samantha Sperrazza is only 8 years old, but she has already taken her first steps into the entrepreneurial world. She is the inventor of Kandy bandZ, a bracelet that can be filled with candy. Sperrazz… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Should you outsource your payroll?

7/22/2014

  • Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The

Handling payroll can be a tricky process for small businesses, writes executive coach Jennie Wong. Given the many steps and complications involved, businesses may want to consider outsourcing the task… 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

Lawmakers, employers grapple with implications of wage increases

7/21/2014

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

The impact of rising wages would be felt politically and economically, and Seattle and nearby SeaTac's controversial measures to double the minimum wage would give large companies three years and smal… Read More