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5 Components of Bootstrapping a Business

Two bootstrapping experts share their secrets on how to build a seven-figure business.
Author: Jonathan Long
Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:00 pm

My Whole Foods Real Estate Rule

Income properties near a Whole Foods are a safe bet, and other guides for investing.
Author: Grant Cardone
Posted: May 25, 2017, 2:30 pm

When It's Time to Hire a COO -- and How to Get It Right

The frustrating reality is that the right time to hire a COO is just before "trouble" appears.
Author: Stephen A. Miles and Nathan Bennett
Posted: May 25, 2017, 2:00 pm

What Are the Best Ways to Use Content Marketing to Grow Your Business? Watch This Facebook Live June 1.

Entrepreneur.com's insights editor and social media editor will discuss best practices for content marketing on the next #AskEntrepreneur Facebook Live.
Author: Entrepreneur Staff
Posted: May 25, 2017, 1:30 pm

What Are the Best Ways to Use Content Marketing to Grow Your Business? Watch This Facebook Live June 1.

Entrepreneur.com's insights editor and social media editor will discuss best practices for content marketing on the next #AskEntrepreneur Facebook Live.
Author: Entrepreneur Staff
Posted: May 25, 2017, 1:30 pm

10 Ways to Make Your Business More Socially Conscious

Social responsibility is now a key part of any successful entrepreneurial venture.
Author: Murray Newlands
Posted: May 25, 2017, 1:30 pm

What Gary Vaynerchuk Learned by Experimenting on Himself

Gary Vaynerchuk is half man, half brand, half digital experiment. And somehow, that all adds up.
Author: Eric Adams
Posted: May 25, 2017, 1:00 pm

Entrepreneur Network's Best Sleep-Related Advice

How do you survive without sleep as an entrepreneur? More importantly, how can you get more sleep without sacrificing productivity?
Author: Matthew McCreary
Posted: May 25, 2017, 1:00 pm

What Gary Vaynerchuk Learned by Experimenting on Himself

Gary Vaynerchuk is half man, half brand, half digital experiment. And somehow, that all adds up.
Author: Eric Adams
Posted: May 25, 2017, 1:00 pm

6 Tips to Help You Follow Through on Your Goals

Be consistent and accomplish more.
Author: Salma Jafri
Posted: May 25, 2017, 12:30 pm

4 Business Lessons Gleaned From a Couple Dozen Youthful Street Fights

Always compromise as much as dignity allows but if people are unreasonable, hit where it hurts.
Author: Tor Constantino
Posted: May 25, 2017, 12:00 pm

Mark Zuckerberg Reveals the 5 Strategies That Helped Facebook Grow at an Insane Rate

These moves bring 'move fast and break things' to life.
Author: Andrea Huspeni
Posted: May 25, 2017, 11:30 am

Mark Zuckerberg Reveals the 5 Strategies That Helped Facebook Grow at an Insane Rate

These moves bring 'move fast and break things' to life.
Author: Andrea Huspeni
Posted: May 25, 2017, 11:30 am

Who's the Next PewDiePie?

YouTubers with an authentic voice are using the platform to turn 15 minutes of fame into cross-promotional multimillion-dollar brands.
Author: Eric Samson
Posted: May 25, 2017, 11:00 am

Broadband internet makes the difference for chamber's Small Business of the Year - Sunbury Daily Item


Sunbury Daily Item

Broadband internet makes the difference for chamber's Small Business of the Year
Sunbury Daily Item
SELINSGROVE — The 2016 recipient of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year Award is staying in the Valley. Gilson Boards, whose owners had been fearful that the snowboard manufacturing business would ...

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Posted: May 25, 2017, 9:25 am

Top 3 Social Media Small Business Mistakes - Black Enterprise


Black Enterprise

Top 3 Social Media Small Business Mistakes
Black Enterprise
Social media is a breeding ground for poor marketing because of its dynamic and sometimes unstable environment. Rules are rarely well-defined and they're often subject to change, making it very challenging for users to determine what habits may or may ...

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Posted: May 25, 2017, 8:01 am

Oregon legislature passes bill to promote small business - KTVL


KTVL

Oregon legislature passes bill to promote small business
KTVL
House Bill 2152 moves to the governor's desk after passing the senate on Tuesday. It allows small business development centers to use grant funding for promotional efforts. Lawmakers hope this will help improve local economies, particularly in rural areas.

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Posted: May 25, 2017, 5:48 am

Small businesses could get a boost - Washington Times


Small businesses could get a boost
Washington Times
However, small-business owners also reported that five out of the top 10 problems they face are related to taxes, specifically citing complexity and high rates as major impediments to growth. Our tax code does not encourage growth, it makes businesses ...

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Posted: May 25, 2017, 12:47 am

Taking 'Focus on Users' Advice Can Kill Your SEO Traffic

Why it's critical to keep your technical SEO in check when making user experience improvements.
Author: Mike Le
Posted: May 24, 2017, 11:16 pm

Congress should act on measure to help Medicare, small ... - The Hill - The Hill (blog)


The Hill (blog)

Congress should act on measure to help Medicare, small ... - The Hill
The Hill (blog)
OPINION | Seniors are being forced to pay more for prescription drugs than ever before. This is a major problem, and we must hold everyone accountable.

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Posted: May 24, 2017, 10:44 pm

Tears, faith in emotional small-business competition awards - Wichita Eagle


Wichita Eagle

Tears, faith in emotional small-business competition awards
Wichita Eagle
The Monarch, a restaurant and bar in Delano, and Mahaney Roofing were both named Small Business of the Year award winners on Wednesday by the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce. The awards, which were presented during a luncheon event ...

Author:
Posted: May 24, 2017, 10:31 pm

Top 5 Trends for Small Businesses to Follow Right Now - Small Business Trends


Small Business Trends

Top 5 Trends for Small Businesses to Follow Right Now
Small Business Trends
You've started a business and have been focusing on going strong in every possible way. However, you're not satisfied with the way you have fared till now. And you are not sure how to solve this issue. While planning your business, have you thought ...

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Posted: May 24, 2017, 9:36 pm

Why Building a Consulting Business Is Harder Than It Initially Seems

If you're trying to be a consultant, remember the words, "Customers buy for their reasons, not yours."
Author: Anna Johansson
Posted: May 24, 2017, 9:00 pm

Why Building a Consulting Business Is Harder Than It Initially Seems

If you're trying to be a consultant, remember the words, "Customers buy for their reasons, not yours."
Author: Anna Johansson
Posted: May 24, 2017, 9:00 pm

7 Pieces of Information Necessary for Any Marketing Strategy

Successful marketing campaigns don't just appear out of thin air. But the planning phase is especially crucial.
Author: Samuel Edwards
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:56 pm

7 Pieces of Information Necessary for Any Marketing Strategy

Successful marketing campaigns don't just appear out of thin air. But the planning phase is especially crucial.
Author: Samuel Edwards
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:56 pm

How to Crush Your Competition Like Michael Jordan

Jordan's crazy competitive streak made him one of the best athletes ever, but it also had its downsides.
Author: Stone Jordan
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:30 pm

Make the Most of Instagram's 'Vanity' Features

This marketing expert reveals two of the most effective ways to attract more followers on your business's Instagram account.
Author: Kim Walsh-Phillips
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:30 pm

Lessons From a JetBlue Founder on Creating a High-Flying Startup Culture

As JetBlue's founding team showed, applying simple common sense can be your most innovative strategy.
Author: Mario Moussa and Derek Newberry
Posted: May 24, 2017, 6:15 pm

Small Businesses Are Missing the Boat on Social - Adweek


Adweek

Small Businesses Are Missing the Boat on Social
Adweek
Social media has become an important part of any smart marketing mix, and small businesses could benefit the most. Unfortunately, many seem to be missing the mark. Despite the tools available on social sites, small business owners are dragging their ...

Author:
Posted: May 24, 2017, 5:55 pm

An M&A Wave Is Coming: 4 Ways to Determine Whether You Should Sell

This is a great time to sell but merger mania usually ends in a reversal of the tide painful for tech businesses that aren't profitable or growing.
Author: Frank Schilling
Posted: May 24, 2017, 5:00 pm

Small Is the New Big, Both in the Music Business and Your Business

Love country music? This country musician likes to call his fans "customers," and he treats them accordingly.
Author: John Brubaker
Posted: May 24, 2017, 4:15 pm

4 Times 'Fail Fast, Fail Cheap' Is the Wrong Advice

Used at the wrong time or taken to an extreme, failing fast and failing cheap can result in significant destruction of value.
Author: Doug and Polly White
Posted: May 24, 2017, 3:15 pm

5 Ways Your Goal-Setting Is Holding You Back

Too many goals is the same as none. Focusing on goals that take you nowhere is just another way of procrastinating.
Author: Daniel Marlin
Posted: May 24, 2017, 2:30 pm

Maui Brewing's founders are the 2017 small business owners of the ... - Business Insider


Business Insider

Maui Brewing's founders are the 2017 small business owners of the ...
Business Insider
The cofounders of Hawaii's biggest brewery, Maui Brewing, are the Small Business Association's entrepreneurs of the year.

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Author:
Posted: May 24, 2017, 2:24 pm

This Co-Founder Plants Roots at Colleges, Inspiring Students to Become Farmers

Freight Farms has learned that it has to give its customers the knowledge to succeed without too much individual handholding.
Author: Lydia Belanger
Posted: May 24, 2017, 2:00 pm

15 Ways to Save Now So You're Rich Later

Thrift is the quickest route to financial freedom.
Author: Marsha Hunt
Posted: May 24, 2017, 2:00 pm

Survey: small business owners remain optimistic about growth - USA TODAY


Shelby County Reporter

Survey: small business owners remain optimistic about growth
USA TODAY
Small business owners are largely optimistic about their ability to grow business and raise revenue in the year ahead, mirroring Wall Street's sanguine outlook, ...
Small business owners recognized at GSCCC luncheonShelby County Reporter
Small business owners expect to ramp up hiring: US Chamber reportThe Business Journals
America's Small Businesses Eyeing Expansion, Despite Concerns about the National EconomyBusiness Wire (press release)

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Posted: May 24, 2017, 4:39 am

'Snap' to It: 5 Tips to Improve Your Snapchat Marketing

Don't be fooled by its often silly exterior -- when it comes to marketing, Snapchat is the real deal.
Author: Tony Tie
Posted: May 23, 2017, 8:00 pm

10 New Age HR Software Solutions for 2017

Remember Toby the H.R. guy on "The Office"? He wouldn't recognize today's human resources landscape.
Author: Peter Daisyme
Posted: May 23, 2017, 7:30 pm

How to Close Deals Without Coming Off as Salesy

Cold calling, cold emails and sales tricks are outdated. Welcome to the new world of sales.
Author: Andrew Medal
Posted: May 23, 2017, 6:57 pm

How to Get a Raise Without Asking for One

Even when it seems you're doing everything right, promotions can be few and far between.
Author: Travis Bradberry
Posted: May 23, 2017, 6:00 pm

It's Not Just Business, It's Personal: How Love Can Create a More Successful Company

Love is the surprising emotion that leaders can no longer afford to ignore.
Author: Brian de Haaff
Posted: May 23, 2017, 6:00 pm

How to Make Money in Real Estate, Even If You're Not in the Real Estate Business

You can prosper in property regardless of what business you're in.
Author: Howard S. Dvorkin
Posted: May 23, 2017, 6:00 pm

How This Entrepreneur Created a Premier Women's Lifestyle Website

Danielle Moss went from blogging part-time to co-founding The Everygirl.
Author: Ximena N. Larkin
Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:30 pm

5 Tips for Starting Your Own Online Publishing Company

With good content and the help of talented writers and artists, there is nothing stopping your blog from growing into a publishing empire.
Author: Alice Goldstein
Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:00 pm

17 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Potential Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants can be a boon to startups but there are potential problems with long-distance relationships.
Author: Josh Steimle
Posted: May 23, 2017, 4:00 pm

6 Super Simple Content Marketing Hacks to Double Your Lead Generation

If lead generation is the engine that drives your business, then content marketing is the premium grade gasoline you use to fill that engine.
Author: Sam Oh
Posted: May 23, 2017, 1:30 pm

Sometimes You Need to Let Go of a Bad Idea

When you go into business, especially with a new or unique idea, how do you know when to persist and when to change course?
Author: Doug and Polly White
Posted: May 23, 2017, 1:15 pm

5 Ways to Lay the Foundations for Success at Your Next Important Business Meeting

Meetings are opportunities seized through good preparation.
Author: Jacqueline Whitmore
Posted: May 23, 2017, 12:00 pm

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