Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Cooler brings in record Kickstarter haul

8/27/2014

  • Mashable

A souped-up cooler is now the most funded project in Kickstarter history. The Coolest Cooler, which includes a blender and Bluetooth speakers, has raised more than $10.3 million, surpassing the Pebble… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

The story behind an N.C. market's success

8/27/2014

  • Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The

Charlotte, N.C.

Blake Barnes opened a convenience store and deli with an offbeat vibe after ending his career as a musician. Times were tough at first, but Barnes subsequently opened a second location and generates a… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

New website to support women leaders

8/26/2014

  • BostInno (Boston)

Katrina Melesciuc and Tara Chang, employees at a Boston advertising technology company, have started a site called Women's iLab to help women get ahead. The site's content will run the gamut from cook… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

6 ways to be a better delegator

8/27/2014

  • Gallup Business Journal

The best leaders know how to delegate well, especially in growing companies that require their full attention, writes Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal. It's important to offer employees opportunities to succe… 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

NLRB rulings could fix what isn't broken

8/27/2014

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce

If the National Labor Relations Board overturns its "joint employer" standard, it could mean big changes for union rules and rules pertaining to franchisor liability, writes Thomas Donohue, president … Read More