Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Startup lessons from a Cisco Systems co-founder

11/21/2014

  • Entrepreneur online

Sandy Lerner's varied career has involved co-founding Cisco Systems and makeup brand Urban Decay. Lerner, who is now working on a sustainable farm in Virginia, says it's important to do your research … Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Develop an effective business plan with these tools

11/21/2014

  • Small Business Computing

Writing out a business plan can help an entrepreneur to get a loan, gather feedback and make sure their strategy makes sense, Jamie Bsales writes. Bsales lists a number of software tools and resources… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Mentor initiative will support women founders

11/21/2014

  • Fast Company online

The PwC Charitable Foundation and an organization called Points of Light are working to help women entrepreneurs access funding by pairing them with experts. "They'll be supported through funding and … Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Focus on the audience to craft engaging sales pitches

11/21/2014

  • Entrepreneur online

Sales pitches are most effective when they are carefully targeted, and a few tactics can help them be, writes Leyl Black, head of communications at One Medical Group. Among her tips are to do your res… Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

Opinion: McFerran's NLRB nomination should be delayed until next session of Congress

11/21/2014

  • Hill, The

President Barack Obama recently nominated Lauren McFerran for an appointment to the National Labor Relations Board. The administration appears to be hoping for a quick confirmation, because McFerran w… Read More