Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

What to do after shutting down your business

7/29/2014

  • Fast Company online

If your business fails, you can at least use what you've learned to launch a new venture or pursue a career in a new industry, writes Pratik Dholakiya, co-founder of E2M and OnlyDesign. "Give yourself… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

How to revamp your hiring strategy

7/30/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)

Too many hiring processes follow the flawed assumption that there is an abundance of talented people looking for jobs, Lou Adler writes. Typical problems with the recruitment process can be avoided by… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Y Combinator president: "Sexism in tech is real"

7/30/2014

  • VentureBeat

About one-fifth of the companies backed by the startup incubator Y Combinator have women founders, according to data published by Sam Altman, the organization's president. "Sexism in tech is real," Al… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Delegation is key to successful crisis management

7/30/2014

  • Glass Hammer blog, The

Handling a crisis effectively is often about resisting the urge to micromanage, says Cynthia Zeltwanger, executive director of the Paulson Institute. It's important to communicate clearly, to have reg… 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's ruling of McDonald's as jointly responsible jeopardizes industry jobs, businesses' value

7/30/2014

  • Time.com
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The
  • Politico
  • Bloomberg Businessweek

The National Labor Relations Board voted that McDonald's will be a joint respondent in 43 complaints filed against independent operators. “If franchisors are joint employers with their franchisees, … Read More