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From Single Mom to CEO of an $11 Million Company

Desperation led Melissa Kieling to launch PackIt, creating a new type of lunch bag--and a fast-growing company.

How to Fix What’s Wrong With Your Business Plan – You Have One, Right?

Wondering why your business revenue is going in the wrong direction? It all goes back to that foundation you first created for your company — or sometimes didn’t create — and how solid it was from the start. Everything since then should be built on top of that foundation, that plan. Show More Summary

Women, Seniors Leading Self-Employment Growth in UK & Canada

The UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) released a report showing that self-employment in the UK is the highest its been since they started tracking it 40 years ago. Their data shows the UK has 4.6 million people working for...

4 Reasons Business Productivity Software Means Better Business – Period

Business Productivity Software (BPS) promises to deliver a lot more bang for its buck, both initially and over time, for companies of nearly every shape and size. So What is BPS? Different from standard productivity software, BPS is a revolutionary new approach for integrating systems, people, and business processes. Show More Summary

Five Tips For Using Social Media For B2B Success

Social media can be powerful when finding and engaging customers. But what if your customers are businesses?

How to Properly Handle Your Company’s Meeting Minutes

If you have incorporated your business as an S Corporation or a C Corporation, most states require that you keep careful records of the company’s activities. Every time your board of directors meets, your company needs to keep a record on file for regulatory compliance purposes. Show More Summary

Coffee stain? Menswear brand will deliver a fresh white shirt in under 90 mins

London-based tailor Thomas Pink's 90-Minute Delivery service helps customers quickly replace a smart shirt in the case of an emergency.

Fire detector for tightly-packed slums alerts at-risk neighbors

South Africa's Khusela startup has developed a smart detector specifically for shacks, which enable community-wide warnings in the event of a fire.

Licensed images made free-to-use through embedded attribution

IMGembed provides an easy and free way for anyone to use a licensed image on their site through HTML embedding, while ensuring creators get credited.

Microsoft Temporarily Cuts the Price on the Surface 2

Microsoft is cutting the price on its Surface 2 just a month after cuts to the prices of its Surface Pro 2 devices. The Surface 2 runs the much-maligned Windows 8 RT operating system. Microsoft will be taking $100 off the regular prices of the tablets. Show More Summary

Spartan No Longer: Road Tripping Tech With a Battle-Hardened Shell

Anyone who’s followed this home office, home-based business and road warrior / teleworker blog knows the Chief Home Officer has gone hardcore minimalist in recent years. The laptop bag went from carrying every possible tech accessory to a pared-down, Spartan approach that reduces clutter, weight and mental detritus. That’s even been the case with my [...]

7 Steps to Creating a Winning Coaching, Consulting, or Service Business

Many people are launching their own coaching, consulting, or service business. Duct Tape Marketing's John Jantsch shares seven important steps to building a winning practice.

Don't Let Unearned Income from Your Business Result in Higher Taxes

If you are a "retired" business owner who still receives income from your business, there is a chance for you to reduce your tax liability.

How Many Candidates Should You Interview Before You Hire?

Hiring the right person does not require endless rounds of candidate interviews. These steps will help you target the best candidates for the job.

Attending a Conference? These Tips Will Help Your Next Event Be a Success

How can you make the most from a conference event? You meet a lot of people, shake hands, and gather business cards, but you can only do so much during the event. These tips will help.

How to Produce a Powerful Kickstarter Video

Kickstarter campaigns can go one of two ways: financial success or miserable funding flop. Here are a few production tips to help your Kickstarter video get off the ground successfully.

Venture Capital Trends Updated

Four years ago I posted (http://smallbiztrends.com/2010/06/trends-in-venture-capital.html) a presentation I had made at a workshop at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on trends in the venture capital industry. In the intervening period, a number of people have asked me for updated slides. Show More Summary

New LG Smartphone Added to the G3 Line Has a Stylus Pen

LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is getting set to introduce a new smartphone to the G3 line it introduced earlier this year. The latest advent of this series will feature a stylus pen, according to new information from the company. Show More Summary

Hey, Ecommerce Companies – Location Still Matters!

If you have an eCommerce business, you probably think that location doesn’t matter. But that isn’t always the case. New research from the Wharton School suggests that real-world factors such as location can actually have a big impact on online businesses. Show More Summary

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