Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Why startups shouldn't fear larger competitors

7/25/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)

A few years into Sageworks' development, the company faced a challenge from a corporation apparently intent on putting it out of business. The situation was scary, but that type of challenge may be a … Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Why leaders should focus on behaviors, not results

7/28/2014

  • Entrepreneur online

Rather than focusing purely on results, concentrate on the processes used by your employees, writes Jason Forrest of Forrest Performance Group. "The more we focus on winning, the more stressful and le… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Entrepreneur creates a sportswear brand for girls

7/25/2014

  • ExitEvent

The difficulty that MaryAnne Gucciardi experienced in finding high-quality athletic attire for her daughter inspired her to start her own sportswear brand for girls 8 to 17 years old. Her line, called… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Transferring a business to your heirs requires planning

7/28/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Careful planning is key if you're hoping to pass your family-owned business on to your children when you retire, experts advise. "One of the first questions you have to ask yourself is, 'Do I have fin… Read More

Location SmartBrief: Business Game Changer

News on location business intelligence and data

Location SmartBrief: Business Game Changer

Published in partnership with: LBx Journal

Location data make other advertising relevant, experts say

6/18/2014

  • BBC

Location-based data through smartphones is increasing the relevance of other outdoor forms of advertising, such as billboards, writes Matthew Wall. The ability to see what mobile users are searching a… Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

SEIU ratchets up attacks on franchises during its convention

7/28/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Employees of quickservice restaurants gathered last week to rally for a $15 minimum wage during an event spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union. Many business groups, however, are ag… Read More