Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Companies without a strategy chase bright, shiny objects

9/22/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Does your company have a strategy for smartly, efficiently going after opportunities? "Chasing bright shiny objects is not innovation -- it's the pursuit of the make-believe," says John Baldoni in thi… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

A failure to proofread can cost money

9/22/2014

  • Entrepreneur online

It's critical to proofread marketing materials to avoid potentially costly mistakes, writes Joan Stewart. Carefully review prices and deadlines, and make sure phone numbers are correct, Stewart writes… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

NAWBO helps Mo. women tackle tough entrepreneurial problems

9/21/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Women-owned businesses have become more plentiful in Missouri since the late 1990s, says Deborah Weaver, president of NAWBO's St. Louis Chapter, and women entrepreneurs deal with many of the same issu… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

High-end furniture maker leverages strengths as competition heats up

9/21/2014

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

Besieged by competition and a globalized market, Canadian furniture manufacturer Wilson Furniture decided to stick with its strength -- high-quality craftsmanship -- while expanding partnerships and o… Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

Franchise owners lobby Congress

9/22/2014

  • ThinkProgress.org

IFA members lobbied Congress last week, asking lawmakers to take action after a legal ruling that could hold franchisors responsible for how franchisees treat their employees. Senate Republicans are e… Read More