Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Should the world embrace a "fail fast" philosophy?

6/1/2015

  • The New Yorker (tiered subscription model)

Failure is a common topic in Silicon Valley and for U.S.-based startups in general, but not necessarily for startups in other countries. Eliminating the stigma surrounding failure could help to stimul… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Tips for taking advantage of a summer slowdown

6/1/2015

  • USA Today

Rhonda Abrams lists six ways to stay productive during summer, when some small-business owners face a decline in customers. Do research to identify your best prospects, put together a marketing plan a… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

MisFix educates women on maintenance skills

5/27/2015

  • WDAZ-TV (Grand Forks, N.D.)

Amanda McKinnon's startup, called MisFix, aims to teach women how to make repairs and handle home and vehicle maintenance. The business launches June 11 and will offer workshops and eventually an app.… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Innovative beehive generates a buzz

6/1/2015

  • The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

Harvesting honey from a beehive can be a hot, messy and sometimes painful experience, especially if the bees are grouchy, says Cedar Anderson. Anderson and his father are trying to make the experience… Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

Elder-care franchise offers internship program in N.J.

6/1/2015

  • NJBIZ (New Jersey)

Executive Care, a franchise that offers home care for elderly clients, has started an internship program for students who are thinking about pursuing careers in elder care and are attending Rutgers Un… Read More