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7 Lessons for Nonprofit Organizations From the Startup World

Organizations tackling social problems have taught entrepreneurs the importance of mission. Entrepreneurs know how to get stuff done.

Keywords Change for AdWords, GoDaddy Acquires Email Marketing Firm

There was big news from Google and GoDaddy this week. And those are just two of the news items with implications for small businesses recently. The Small Business Trends editorial team brings you some of the headlines that could impact your small business in a big way in our weekly small business news roundup. Show More Summary

Here's What You Should Do After Drinking Coffee

New studies show that coffee can improve your health and productivity in several ways.

Saks Fifth Avenue Not Laughing About Pet Food Retailer Snaks Fifth Avenchew

Snaks Fifth Avenchew is a punny name. The company, which sells treats for dogs and horses, clearly chose its name as a spoof of the famous luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue. But Saks doesn’t think the name is funny at all. In fact, it...Show More Summary

What to Expect From Windows 9

When Microsoft unveils its next iteration of Windows 8, these are the design fixes you'll see.

Is Social Media Holding Your Community Hostage?

It’s a commonly held belief that the cost of acquiring new customers is much higher than retaining existing ones. While the exact ratio and cost is often debated, it does ring fundamentally true. Attracting referral customers through...Show More Summary

The News from Jackson Hole: It's All About Jobs

At the annual summit in Wyoming, the Fed said any rate hikes will depend on what happens with the labor market. Here's why that's good news for businesses.

Don’t Make These 7 Adwords Mistakes With Your Online Marketing Campaign

For many of you, online advertising drives a big chunk of your sales. So we’ve asked Sheri Firstenberg, Adwords Queen with Ripen eCommerce, to help guide you to the best ways to use Google Adwords advertising and avoid common Adwords mistakes. Show More Summary

4 Tactics for Your First Crowdfunding Campaign

Alex Daly, a crowdfunding consultant, describes how to plan out your first crowdfunding foray.

Neighborhood mailbox stickers let communities display items they have to share

Pumpipumpe is a Switzerland-based project that is encouraging residents to place stickers on their mailbox to denote the goods they're willing to lend to their neighbors.

3D printed reproductions enable gallery visitors to touch and feel precious historical objects

The Smart Replicas project uses augmented reality and 3D printed reproductions of priceless museum objects to make visits more hands-on.

Platform helps digital sports influencers get sponsored by brands

Raynforest is a marketplace that helps fans with social influence get paid for reviewing products and promoting brands.

Report from Jackson Hole: Yellen Hesitant to Raise Interest Rates

In this morning's speech, the Fed chair stated that the current job market makes it difficult to determine when the rates should be adjusted.

Today in Small Business: The Next Cronut

Instagram creates advertising tools for brands. How one company uses its employee handbook as a recruiting tool. Should publicly traded companies have to disclose their tax returns?

Have 3 Meetings a Week With People You Don't Know

Meika Hollender talks through a typical day in her life as an entrepreneur.

Phil Hill of Flashissue: Turning Gmail into an Email Marketing Platform

Sending emails and doing email marketing campaigns are two completely different things. But with many small businesses living in Gmail today, being able to do full blown email campaigns right from within the popular app may be just what many entrepreneurs need to efficiently execute more successful marketing interactions. Show More Summary

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