Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

3 tips for setting up important meetings

8/28/2014

  • Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network

Developing a strong network is critical, but actually securing meetings with influential individuals can be easier said than done, writes Dorie Clark. You can increase your odds of making a connection… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Swarm offers analytics for small businesses

8/28/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The acquisition of a country store in Vermont served as the inspiration for Rudd Davis and a partner to develop technology that enables small businesses to track customers. Davis' company, Swarm, offe… 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

Online tutoring service looks to compete against free alternatives

8/28/2014

  • Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model), The

David Frey's online tutoring business, Skooli, offers highly personalized one-on-one instruction but comes at a cost of as much as $50 an hour. Frey says Skooli offers a product superior to free onlin… 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