Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Don't cling to false assumptions

4/27/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Effectively managing failure requires an honest assessment of the situation, writes Chris Myers. He explains how his company, BodeTree, learned that an early assumption about a customer base proved to… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

How to make the most of your trade-show booth

4/26/2015

  • Small Business Trends

Participating in trade shows can be a great way for small businesses to engage with new customers, but they can also be expensive, writes Timothy Carter. Among his five tips for getting your money's w… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Small businesses threatened by "ransomware" attacks

4/22/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Small businesses with less sophisticated security systems are being targeted by cybercriminals who use malware to block access to their data until a ransom is paid. This so-called "ransomware" is ofte… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Social media lessons learned by managing an audience of 11M

4/27/2015

  • Buffer blog

No matter how large your social media audience is, certain strategies tend to be effective at winning additional followers, writes Peg Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick shares some of the lessons she has learn… Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

McDonald's pledges to stop deforestation in its supply chain

4/27/2015

  • Reuters

McDonald's says it will eliminate deforestation in its supply chain related to commodities production. The brand says it will help suppliers meet the commitment and will set time-bound goals for the r… Read More