Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

How new companies can sell enterprise solutions

7/31/2014

  • Entrepreneur online

Reaching high-level decision-makers in a large company for big purchases can be challenging for a startup, writes Sarah Austin. Try reaching employees and managers at lower rungs of the corporate ladd… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Bad habits that undermine leadership

7/31/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)

There is no lack of bad habits that leaders can fall into. Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council share some of the habits of weak leadership they have observed, including micromanagement and lack … Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Y Combinator president: "Sexism in tech is real"

7/30/2014

  • VentureBeat

About one-fifth of the companies backed by the startup incubator Y Combinator have women founders, according to data published by Sam Altman, the organization's president. "Sexism in tech is real," Al… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

How to make big decisions by consensus

7/31/2014

  • About.com

Decisions arrived at by consensus are, by definition, easier for employees to get behind, writes Dan McCarthy. Building a consensus is a step-by-step process that demands engagement and an absence of … 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

NLRB's ruling of McDonald's as jointly responsible jeopardizes industry jobs, businesses' value

7/30/2014

  • Time.com
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The
  • Politico
  • Bloomberg Businessweek

The National Labor Relations Board voted that McDonald's will be a joint respondent in 43 complaints filed against independent operators. “If franchisors are joint employers with their franchisees, … Read More