1. Featured Articles

    25-48 of 6570 « 1 2 3 4 5 ... 272 273 274 »
    1. 5 Crowdfunders to Watch - From Pin-Ups to Gluten-Free Buns

      5 Crowdfunders to Watch - From Pin-Ups to Gluten-Free Buns

      The BusyBees Bakeshop in Hillsboro, Ore., is a joint effort run by Rosie Brown and Heidi Hinderliter. The duo was motivated to open up shop after an unsuccessful search for the perfect barbecue accessory — a gluten-free bun capable of handling “a big, juicy burger.” From there, Brown and Hinderliter developed other recipes. Now, the team is ready to share its delicious creations.

      Read Full Article
    2. A World-Class Entrepreneur On Cash, Culture And Growing Leaders From Within

      A World-Class Entrepreneur On Cash, Culture And Growing Leaders From Within

      Fadi Ghandour built Aramex from nothing over 30 years into a Fed Ex-like logistics company in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The company employs 14,000 and trades with a $1.3 billion market capitalization on the Dubai stock exchange.

      Three years ago, Ghandour stepped away from the CEO to become vice chairman, and now spends much of his time — day in and day out, he says — helping entrepreneurs in his region. He’s an investor in 75 of them so far.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Africa Fed Dubai
    3. Ten Things about Business (and Life) That I Learned from My Father

      Ten Things about Business (and Life) That I Learned from My Father

      At 28 years old, my father found himself with wife and a 6 month old son (me). But he also had a family restaurant that had just partially burned and was under-insured. One owner of this restaurant, his uncle, was in the hospital with cancer, and the other owner, his father, was dead at 47 of a heart attack, probably from the shock of the fire.  I can’t imagine what it must have been like to be in such a desperate situation - having the livelihood of three families on your shoulders when you’re not even 30.

      Read Full Article
    4. Is Your Small Business Ready to Sell to the Government?

      Is Your Small Business Ready to Sell to the Government?

      There are a number of steps any business needs to take to get started in government contracting , including determining if your business qualifies for small business certification , getting a DUNS number, registering with the System of Award Management (SAM), and more. But what about preparing your business sales, marketing and operations infrastructure? Here are nine questions to ask yourself about your small business’ readiness to make a successful leap into government contracting.

      Read Full Article
    5. No, entrepreneurs, most of you don’t need angel investors or venture capitalists

      No, entrepreneurs, most of you don’t need angel investors or venture capitalists

      During an event in Austin on Monday, the Kauffman Foundation outlined research dispelling some of the most common myths that distort America’s idea of the business-building process, tops among them the notion that most successful start-ups raise money from outside investors. Check out the chart below, from a decade-long study the Kansas City-based research and advocacy organization conducted on more than 5,000 new firms.

      Read Full Article
    6. Crowdfunded Entrepreneurs, Tripped Up by the Taxman

      Crowdfunded Entrepreneurs, Tripped Up by the Taxman

      Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo make it fairly easy for creative entrepreneurs to propose new ventures and, if the ideas appeal to a big enough audience, attract capital to finance them. But once the cash changes hands, those who may never have run a business before are thrown straight into the weeds of operating one.

      Read Full Article
    7. The New Entrepreneur's Bible

      The New Entrepreneur's Bible

      It’s been more than ten years since Guy Kawasaki wrote his classic guide to entrepreneurship, The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, and a lot has changed. We’re in an era dominated by mobile devices, Big Data, and social media. Great ideas no longer have to pass scrutiny by mercenary venture capitalists, because entrepreneurs can go straight to customers with crowdfunding tools like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

      All of these current topics and a lot more are in the greatly revised version, The Art of the Start 2.0.

      I recently spoke to Kawasaki about his new book, and he said he was ...

      Read Full Article
    8. Why We Need a New Business Administration

      Why We Need a New Business Administration

      On the shortlist of character traits that many successful entrepreneurs share, there are the things you'd expect--intelligence, passion, drive, and communication skills. But there's one more trait you might not have expected to see on that list--ego.

      And it's not just my ego that motivates me to say that entrepreneurs don't get enough credit.

      Read Full Article
    9. 3 digital small business sectors that are ready to take off

      3 digital small business sectors that are ready to take off

      The definition of a small business is drastically different than it was even 10 years ago. Pioneers built apps that helped their businesses run smoother, and gave customers a better experience. But apps are no longer just a component of a smart business — for many entrepreneurs, apps are the business.

      And now, once again, the landscape is shifting from apps that help us connect with one another to apps that help us run errands and shop for essentials. Apps are replacing brick-and-mortar businesses. Here are a few such digital small business sectors that are really ready to explode.

      Read Full Article
    10. Small Business Still Manages To Mistreat Workers Like Large Corporate Chain

      Small Business Still Manages To Mistreat Workers Like Large Corporate Chain

      Employees at Gillman’s Hardware confirmed Monday that despite the company’s small size, single location, and the fact that it has been family owned and operated for over 35 years, it still manages to treat its staff as if they worked at a faceless multinational chain. “Sure, there are only 15 or so employees here, but our supervisors really make us feel like we’re completely valueless and replaceable,” said sales associate Alex Waverly, 27, citing touches like a lack of health benefits, the expectation that he stay late stacking bags of mulch without collecting overtime, and the prohibition against sitting on the sample deck chairs or anywhere else ...

      Read Full Article
    11. 5 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

      5 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

      There are few things more inspiring in life than seeing someone talking about their passion. There's something about sharing what they love that makes people light up: their energy levels rise, their speech quickens, their eyes open wider, and a big smile comes across their face.  In many cases, these inspiring people are entrepreneurs, and their passions led them to creating their businesses.

      Some of these entrepreneurs have gone on to achieve great fame and wealth.  More importantly, they have made a positive impact in their communities and the world.  However, before all of this success, these entrepreneurs were in a place not very different from where any of ...

      Read Full Article
    12. When Does An Entrepreneur Become A Business Owner?

      When Does An Entrepreneur Become A Business Owner?

      As a mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs and startups, and an Angel investor, my passion is to find and nurture those entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas and acumen, to make them into successful business owners. I fully realize that for some of the best entrepreneurs, success is surviving the journey, and they can’t wait to hand off the new business and start another one.

      Thus, in my view, entrepreneurship is an evolution of an idea through a series of developmental stages, culminating in a self-sustaining business. A business is an entity which exchanges goods and services with people outside the business (customers) for money, social good, or something of ...

      Read Full Article
    13. The 3 Reasons Most People Fall Short at Entrepreneurship

      The 3 Reasons Most People Fall Short at Entrepreneurship

      Being a former professional athlete, one of the hardest things I have ever had to do didn’t involve blocking, tackling or going through the dreadful dog days of training camp. It was becoming a successful entrepreneur.

      That might come as a shock, as you would expect having a 300-hundred-pound, angry, big and very agile offensive lineman trying to take your head off every single play would be difficult on you. Of course, football, and most sports for that matter, weed out the weak, undetermined and those who have no discipline at all. However, in my eyes, entrepreneurship is the true test of mental strength, guts and courage.

      Read Full Article
    14. Mom-And-Pop Go Global... And Learn Tax Rules The Hard Way

      Mom-And-Pop Go Global... And Learn Tax Rules The Hard Way

      It’s clear that, while Main Street USA is being impacted by Amazon and Wal-Mart, there is a new small business revolution developing online. Main Street USA dot-com represents a sort of hybrid small business, with the administrative infrastructure of an old-fashioned mom-and-pop business and the global footprint of a giant multinational. This new type of business leaves small business owners on the hook for the same global tax compliance requirements as the big guys – without the same technology and resources to handle them.

      In fact, the full context of the letter from eBay Main Street was a plea to lobby Congress to update complicated international trade laws that are ...

      Read Full Article
    15. 5 Common Reasons Small Businesses Fail (and How Business Management Tools Can Help)

      5 Common Reasons Small Businesses Fail (and How Business Management Tools Can Help)

      Businesses can fail for many reasons. Small businesses, in particular, face a unique set of challenges that can quickly lead to failure if not addressed. Luckily for small businesses many of these challenges can be overcome through sound business practices bolstered by automation tools. Here are five of the most common reasons small businesses fail and how business management tools can help.

      Read Full Article
    16. Visa Launches EMV Chip Education Tour for Small Businesses

      Visa Launches EMV Chip Education Tour for Small Businesses

      Visa Inc. today launched its 20-city tour to educate small businesses and consumers about payment card chip technology (also known as EMV technology). The Small Business Chip Education Tour will commence at the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Small Business and Entrepreneurial Showcase in Austin, Texas. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from payments industry experts and connect directly with merchants who have already migrated to chip technology. They will also have an opportunity to see demonstrations of how chip technology works at the payment terminal to protect sensitive account information from risk of fraud.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Austin Texas Florida
    17. Commentary: Why my small business and many others aren't hiring

      Commentary: Why my small business and many others aren't hiring

      A new employment report came out Friday, and the numbers were better than expected. In fact, unemployment is now down to 5.5 percent, which is great news. But no, everything is not awesome.

      Sure, optimism among business owners is high and the economy is stronger. My business is profitable and definitely faring better than it was a few years ago, thank goodness. But despite the better economic news and the positive surveys reported during the past few months by companies from The Hartford to Sage to Wells Fargo, I’m not planning to bring any new employees on board this year – or for the foreseeable future. 

      And I know ...

      Read Full Article
    25-48 of 6570 « 1 2 3 4 5 ... 272 273 274 »


  1. Categories

    1. Marketing & Sales:

      Customer Experience, Email Marketing, Marketing, Sales
    2. Finance & Accounting:

      Accounting, Crowdfunding, Finance, Venture Capital
    3. Human Resources & Personnel:

      Health Insurance, Hiring, Personnel & HR
    4. Technology:

      Apps, Mobile, Technology
    5. Social Media:

      Facebook, Foursquare, Google+, Instagram, LindedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, Yelp
    6. Entrepreneurs:

      Entrepreneur, Family Business, Small Business Ownership, Small Business Saturday, Start-ups
    7. Politics:

      Executive, Judicial, Legislative
  2. Popular Articles