When Dave Szlam realized his bourbon was no longer selling, he knew it was time for an overhaul. Now Virgil Kaine Bourbon has a bottle, brand story, and marketing strategy. About 10 months ago, Dave Szlam approached the marketing agency...Show More Summary
Searching for America's most social business. A warning for small businesses using Windows XP. Printing Oreos.
The Soradofarm scheme is placing allotments on top of train stations, to allow commuters to more seamlessly fit growing their own vegetables into their busy lifestyles.
Different is good, right? It must be, because the out-of-the-ordinary ideas fueling these companies seem to be working. There was a day when the adjective "weird" was something you wouldn't want to emulate. But today it's more like a badge of honor. Show More Summary
There are certain types of employees likely to go rogue. Here's how to find them and stop them before they damage your company and your reputation. The first time I dealt with rogue employees, I was absolutely stunned. Very smart people I trusted did something incredibly stupid. Show More Summary
Leading two people is much different than leading two hundred people. When it's just you and a couple people and a garage, you're involved in everything. When your company grows to employ hundreds of people that style of leadership is no longer feasible. Show More Summary
Chobani is possibly the largest independent company in the processed foods industry--but not for long. How long can one entrepreneur carry a packaged food company before turning to outside investment? Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Greek-yogurt maker Chobani, is about to answer that question. Show More Summary
As a small business owner, your business credit may not be as important as you think. After a recession in which credit scores took big hits and personal assets lost value, many small business owners don't think they have the business credit they need in order to get financing. Show More Summary
The CEO of buzzed about app Sosh offers advice for businesses that are scaling local market to local market. As a consumer, chances are many of your favorite businesses are location specific. Think of that quirky bakery around the corner or even Craigslist, jammed packed with stuff for sale or rent in your community. Show More Summary
If you still use Windows XP in your business, Microsoft is planning four security updates for the 13-year-old operating system this week. XP and the new Internet Explorer have both been vulnerable to hacking in recent months. Microsoft says they also have a patch for Explorer to be released this week, too. Show More Summary
What is one important thing to remember when vetting SaaS products used to improve my business? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership...Show More Summary
Epic! offers a large digital library of children's titles, complete with rewards for finishing chapters and embarking on reading marathons.
Idealab founder Bill Gross says the best leadership teams balance four personality types. Here's a quick way to assess how your team fares. Bill Gross, founder of the renowned Idealab incubator, believes that the best senior management...Show More Summary
A sure-fire recipe for management success, based on interviews with dozens of successful CEOs. A few years ago, I interviewed several dozen highly successful CEOs. In the post "The 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses," I provided a summary of what I learned. Show More Summary
Social scientists have studied how we run our businesses and have uncovered a surprising fact: Employee incentives don’t work. Beth Kuhel of Personal Branding Blog investigates what does.
We asked seven successful young entrepreneurs to share what they believe is the biggest benefit to certifying your small business as minority-owned.
As a 21-year-old business novice, Lauren Morenz found meaning in her job as a Fetch! Pet Care franchisee.
Is your company's internship program missing out on great candidates? By failing to recruit diverse interns, it just might be.
Sponsored Post There is no shortage of award programs honoring entrepreneurs, but most measure revenue or growth. While this is not a bad thing, entrepreneurs deserve to be recognized for other contributions. They should be celebrated for things they don’t do: • They don’t follow. Show More Summary
A university study about lying did not investigate the number of lies told by entrepreneurs looking for investment capital, but I fear we would top the chart.