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9 Ways to Improve Social Sharing on Business Videos

Creating a video is a great way to showcase your business or service. The time and effort you put into this marketing material can really pay off — if people watch it. So how do you tap into the power of social sharing online? To find...Show More Summary

The Magic Of Franchise Financing

(Guest post) Can you become rich by opening up a franchise? Possibly! However, if you’re able to open 5 or 10 successful franchise locations, you’re more likely to get rich. The good news is that a business owner that is able to successfully...Show More Summary

Groupon Introduces “Pages” Similar To Yelp – Sort Of

Groupon seems to be taking a page from the Yelp playbook introducing Groupon Pages. The new feature is another effort by the company to move away from its online coupon origins by providing more comprehensive services to small businesses. Show More Summary

12 Things You Need To Know About Social Advertising

As social media giants like Twitter and Facebook seek to improve their advertising platforms and options (and networks like Pinterest and Vine step up to offer advertising options), social advertising is an area that you should become a lot more familiar with. Show More Summary

How a Cuban Bakery Competes With Dunkin Donuts Via Niche Marketing

Recently I (Ramon Ray of SmallBizTechnology, pictured below) parked my car in front of a Dunkin Donuts to use their WiFi while I waited for one of my children to finish taking some tests at a local high school. I got hungry and was thinking...Show More Summary

These Edible Greeting Cards Will Make Others Eat Your Words

Greeting cards are commonly exchanged for holidays, birthdays, special occasions and more. But how many of these cards end up in the trash after just a week or two? What if, instead of sending paper greeting cards that will eventually...Show More Summary

If You Can Work From Home, Where Should Home Be?

Why work from home in Raleigh, North Carolina ($5,139 per month) when you can work from home in Chiang Mai, Thailand ($641 per month) with the same internet speed? NomadList has combined data on internet speed, the cost of rental housing and food, local weather conditions including air quality and other factors to come up […]

Seva: The Fast-Casual Beauty Spa With Great Locations

Seva is a fast-casual beauty spa franchise with an unique strategy of locating their spas in places that maximize one-stop-shopping. I recently spoke with the founder and COO Vas Maniatis. My questions are below in bold, and there’s a video of a Seva grand opening at the bottom of the this interview, so be sure […]

How To Make Decisions Like Benjamin Franklin

Franklin's decision-making technique works for anything: which franchise to buy, what business to start, or what to have for dinner.

Edible Bugs, Whiskey & McDonald’s: Business Ideas in the News

What do edible bugs, cheap whiskey and McDonald's have in common? They're all part of today's Business Ideas in the News.

Today in Entrepreneurial History: October 23

2 On this day in 1958, the Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, later popularized in a Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series), appear for the first time in the story “The Flute with Six Holes.”

How to Market Your Plumbing Company on the Internet

A plumber asked for internet marketing help. What kinds of contrarian advice does Dane give him?

The Headshot Truck, Artisanal Ice and More: Business Ideas in the News

What do head shots, artisanal ice and carbon farming all have in common? They are all part of today's Business Ideas in the News.

How to Get Everything You Want Without Saying a Word

Once you know what you want to say during your next tough negotiation, master the body language that will help you say it.

It Takes More Than an Algorithm

Humans need to be involved in advertising decisions right now, but for how much longer?

Top 20 US Cities for Tech Startup Funding

Tech startups in these 20 metro areas received the most venture capital funding so far in 2014.

Small device charges smartphones through daily activity

Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, AMPY is a device that stores kinetic energy from walking, running and cycling, and uses it to charge devices.

Over 40? You Are The Perfect Entrepreneur

By combing through publicly available information on social media the company was able to create a composite picture of startup entrepreneurs.

Anti-aging skincare products personalized with DNA analysis

The UK's Geneu has developed U+, a system that uses in-store gene analysis to tailor skincare to each customer's DNA.

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