Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Tips for getting VCs to believe in your startup

10/20/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Start your investment search with friends and family and make sure you have product data before seeking funding from venture capitalists, writes entrepreneur Jay Samit. VCs don't necessarily expect yo… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Get your money's worth when working with Web developers

10/21/2014

  • SmartCompany.com.au (Australia)

Small-business owners can run into trouble by outsourcing website design without having a clear idea of their needs, says Ned Dwyer, co-founder of Elto. Experts say it's critical to put together a lis… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

How gender politics, entrepreneurship intersect in China

10/20/2014

  • Forbes

Gender politics and economic outcomes are closely linked in China, as elsewhere, writes Linda Scott of the University of Oxford. Women own 73% of China's startups but few large businesses, and they of… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Fewer business owners claim home-office deductions

10/21/2014

  • Small Business Trends

Fewer small-business owners have been claiming tax deductions for their home offices recently, even though more people are sole proprietors, writes Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University. The … Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

Report: More small businesses would hire in better financing climate

10/20/2014

  • MainStreet.com

About half of small-business owners would hire more workers if better financing options were available to them, according to a report from Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. and Pepperdine Private Cap… Read More

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