Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Start with a crazy idea to stimulate innovation

10/30/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)

Alex Shlaferman, who got an early start in entrepreneurship and has built his toy company into a multimillion-dollar venture, says the key to innovation is to start with an outlandish idea. "You don't… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Authenticity, planning are key for leadership

10/30/2014

  • Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model), The

Effective leadership as a small-business owner begins with developing your company's culture and being your authentic self, writes Jeff Cates, president of Intuit Canada. Among Cates' other pointers a… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Ernst & Young program helps women entrepreneurs find role models

10/29/2014

  • Fox Business Small Business Center

Women entrepreneurs suffer from a lack of role models, according to research from Ernst & Young. The company is trying to correct this problem through its Entrepreneurial Winning Women program. A majo… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Survey: Consumers spread the word about service quality

10/30/2014

  • BusinessNewsDaily.com

Outstanding customer service is essential, with many consumers saying they're willing to spend more with businesses that provide it, American Express research indicates. In addition, 46% of consumers … Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

Choice Hotels looks toward U.S. growth, rebranding efforts

10/29/2014

  • NBC News

The U.S. is the "hottest market" for Choice Hotels right now, and the company is focusing on American job growth, as well as growth of its lower-tier brands, Choice President and CEO Steve Joyce said.… Read More