Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Don't let your brand be misused by third parties

3/6/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

It's critical to protect your brand identity if your company relies on business partnerships or third-party contractors, writes Chris Myers, CEO of BodeTree. "We’ve found the most successful partner… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Startup touts low-cost retirement plans for small businesses

3/6/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Honest Dollar says it will offer a low-cost, online retirement-planning service aimed at helping businesses with less than 50 employees. The company says the goal is to provide retirement options to e… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Where women entrepreneurs are thriving

3/4/2015

  • Forbes

Santa Fe, N.M., came in first in NerdWallet's ranking of the areas that are best for women-owned businesses, based on factors including business climate and women's education. Rounding out the top fiv… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

ACA requires small firms to monitor employee health care expenses

3/6/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Affordable Care Act is requiring businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to keep track of how much workers have to pay for employer-sponsored health plans. This requirement can be challengi… Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

The story behind Painting with a Twist's success

3/6/2015

  • MSNBC

Catering to customers has been key for Painting with a Twist, which has grown to include about 200 franchises since it opened eight years ago. "We want them to know that they're the most important per… Read More