Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

The story behind Handmake Me's latest incarnation

11/26/2014

  • TechCrunch

Gift-buying platform Handmake Me has had a long history and several business propositions. The startup began as a portfolio service known as Host My Portfolio before pivoting multiple times. "People a… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Small business soldiers on despite Buffalo snowstorm

11/25/2014

  • Fox Business Small Business Center

A massive snowstorm in Buffalo, N.Y., didn't shut down IT services firm TxMQ. "Don't wait until something scary happens. You've got to make sure you have [a disaster-response] plan in place," advises … Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Women make inroads in NYC's tech industry

11/26/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

The gender gap remains in the tech industry, but there are signs of progress, writes Michael Goodwin of Endeavor. The number of New York City-based tech companies with at least one woman founder incre… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small Business Saturday showcases handmade goods

11/26/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

American Express is expanding the reach of Small Business Saturday this year by partnering with Etsy to have brick-and-mortar businesses play host to local artisans. "Obviously there’s a sales compo… Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

FDA announces calorie-labeling rule

11/26/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Restaurants that have at least 20 locations and serve prepared food will have to display calorie information on their menus under new rules from the Food and Drug Administration. The rules could cause… Read More