Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

The downside to enormous early-stage valuations

1/30/2015

  • Entrepreneur online

Achieving a sky-high valuation in your first round of venture funding can lead to problems unless your company achieves rapid growth, writes David Mandell, co-founder and CEO of PivotDesk. "No one suc… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Detroit businesses featured in ad poking fun at Super Bowl marketing

1/30/2015

  • Detroit News, The

Two small businesses in Detroit -- McClure's Pickles and the Detroit Beard Collective -- are among the companies featured in a Newcastle Brown Ale commercial that mocks Super Bowl advertising. "I'm lo… Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Secrets for better business travel

1/27/2015

  • Forbes

Make air travel less of a hassle by taking advantage of the expedited security-check programs CLEAR and Global Entry, advises Lisa Song Sutton. Also, spend some time getting to know the person sitting… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

Well-known Calif. video store will shut down

1/30/2015

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Video-rental store Vidiots in Santa Monica, Calif., is planning to shut down in April after three decades in business. Video-rental stores have been in decline in recent years, and some of those that … Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

Opinion: Entrepreneurship is threatened by NLRB ruling

1/30/2015

  • Breitbart.com

American entrepreneurship is in trouble, with research suggesting that more businesses are shutting down than starting up, writes Mike Flynn. Furthermore, a recent action by the National Labor Relatio… Read More