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

From pastry chef to entrepreneur

11/24/2014

  • Palladium-Item (Richmond, Ind.)

Going from a pastry chef at Disney World to the owner of Bowman Bakery in Hagerstown, Ind., was "definitely a learning experience," Travis Bowman says. Bowman now has a much tighter budget, and he has… 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

Lenders look beyond a business' credit score

11/24/2014

  • Entrepreneur online

Your business' credit history may not be as important as you think when it comes time to apply for a loan, writes MultiFunding founder Ami Kassar. Many banks want entrepreneurs to personally guarantee… 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