Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

Small startup secrets to gathering customer insights

3/3/2015

  • Kellogg Insight

Small startups with limited budgets are close to their customers by necessity, writes entrepreneur and professor David Schonthal. "[R]educe the size of the experiment to be just big enough to answer s… Read More

SmartBrief on Main Street

News and advice for small-business owners

SmartBrief on Main Street

Independent bookstores stay strong despite challenges

3/3/2015

  • Daily Beast, The

Kimberly Daniels, co-owner of a bookstore in Southern Pines, N.C., is one of a number of independent booksellers who are staying in business despite challenges from online retailers and chain stores. … Read More

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Information and advice for women business owners

NAWBO® SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Women Business Owners

Startup works to correct imbalance in angel investing

2/24/2015

  • Week, The

Angela Lee is working to help more women become angel investors through her company, called 37Angels. "What we're doing is building a network and providing education for women who want to get more inv… Read More

SmartBrief on Small Business

Small-business news

SmartBrief on Small Business

How to format e-mails to improve mobile open rates

3/3/2015

  • Design Shack

Marketing e-mails designed for mobile devices should employ a single-column design, writes Carrie Cousins. Designers should also consider making the type larger, issuing a clear call to action and pro… Read More

IFA SmartBrief

The latest franchising news and trends

IFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Franchise Association

Togo's franchisee wants to help the brand expand

3/2/2015

  • Entrepreneur online

Jeff Cohen, who owns 12 Togo's units in California, says he was attracted to the brand because it "offered one of the best franchise opportunities in the sandwich category." Cohen says he wants to hel… Read More