Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Look for employees with outside interests

8/26/2014

  • Fast Company online

FiftyThree, which created the sketching application Paper, has developed a culture of creativity by looking for employees who have skills that extend beyond their job responsibilities. One staffer is … Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Calif. businesses hope earthquake doesn't dampen tourism

8/26/2014

  • Fresno Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The
  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Pinot Noir grapes

Officials want tourists to keep visiting businesses in California's Napa Valley despite an earthquake that shook wineries and other businesses. "Clearly, we are concerned that people are going to see … Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

How to avoid burnout

8/25/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)

Avoiding burnout requires figuring out what's causing you to feel stress, entrepreneur Kent Nguyen says. Make time in your schedule for activities that are important to you, and carefully monitor the … Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Financial planner starts 401(k) business for small firms

8/26/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

In his career as a financial planner, Chad Parks discovered that it was difficult for his small-business clients to find and set up 401(k) plans that met their needs. Parks decided to address the prob… 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

OrderUp brings food delivery to the suburbs with new funding

8/25/2014

  • TechCrunch

Startup OrderUp is doing for suburbs what Seamless has done for urban areas. The Baltimore-based company has raised $7 million in new funding to build out its food ordering and delivery network that f… Read More