Small Business

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

News for entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses

SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

How to deduct the cost of launching a business

1/29/2015

  • BPlans.com

It's possible to deduct expenses incurred while performing research for a new business or setting up your operations, writes Cameron McCool of bookkeeping service Bench. You'll be able to deduct up to… 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