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Does Small Business Training Help Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries?

National governments and other organizations spend considerable time and money on small business training in developing countries as a way to promote entrepreneurship. But are these training programs really working as expected?

Burt Shavitz, the Burt Behind Burt's Bees, Dies at 80

A spokeswoman for Burt's Bees said in an emailed statement Shavtiz died of respiratory complications in Bangor, Maine, surrounded by family and friends.

Half-year’s resolution: get finances under control

  Take this simple quiz. When I think of last year’s tax return time, I’d say it was: A breeze. I just printed out one or two reports and answered a few questions from my tax preparer. A bit of a mess. I had to do some work to catch up and then answer a […]

Why Nobody Knows What Will Happen in Greece Now

Forget rational negotiation. The EU and Greece are on a collision course in an emotional game of Chicken.

Use the Right Words for Winning Business

When sending an email to a perspective client, customer, partner or supplier, it's important to stand out from the crowd. But if your emails are regularly being ignore by these people, it may be a sign of a deeper problem. Are you using the right words to win business?

The Idaho Family Business Keeping the West Wild

Southeastern Idaho's Cowboy Cordage has become the go-to source for the ranchers and rodeo stars whose livelihoods depend on a well-made rope.

3D printed previews for cosmetic surgery patients

MirrorMe3D prints miniature replicas of customers' post-surgery appearance, so they can get a sneak peak of their new face.

Fiverr and the Hyperspecialization of Jobs

The Harvard Business Review's The Big Idea: The Age of Hyperspecialization covers the trend towards work being divided into ever smaller tasks performed by ever more specialized workers. The article suggests these workers will increasingly be contractors provided via online...

10 Really Surprising Facts About Warren Buffett’s Company

He's America's most celebrated investor and one of the wealthiest people in the world. But did you know that Warren Buffett's company is almost a century older than he is?

This Week’s Assignment

Today I went online to look for some information. I was looking to make a painting, a big one, and I wanted to find a supplier of paper in the size I needed. I found myself on a forum post from several years ago. Somebody wanted something similar, and forum participants were offering potential options. […]

What Winning Looks Like In Franchising

If you were to buy a franchise, what would winning look like to you? Think about it for a moment. What are you seeing? What’s the visual? What is your visual?   Define Success What are your goals? If you decide to pull the trigger, and...Show More Summary

The Five Most Dangerous Things You Can Do As An Entrepreneur

From taking that first step, to the complacency of success, these are the lethal challenges every successful entrepreneur will face.

9 Cool Products That Never Quite Caught On

Sometimes the much-heralded "products of the future" turn out to be only might-have-beens.

4 Reasons Speed is Everything in Business

It's difficult to overstate the importance of speed in business. With the pace at which society progresses, companies have to do whatever it takes to stay relevant.

13 Colonial Small Businesses Making a Big Comeback Today

On this July 4 weekend, take a look at some of the businesses that thrived in the early 13 colonies and are still around today. Some of these businesses have made a comeback. Others have never left. All are reminder of how, in some ways, small businesses really haven't changed that much over the years.

It’s Not What Happens, It’s How You Handle It

Life happens… Things you can’t control… People you can’t avoid… Stuff happens just beyond your reach, and it affects you. I used to think it was my responsibility to control the things that happened in Life. I strived to minimize the bad and to maximize the good. I watched and I stood prepared. I let in only what … Read More

Let’s Get Physical: Why Shoppers Still Love Real-World Stores

Don't think customers have completely abandoned physical stores for the opportunity to shop online. In fact, there are many studies suggesting it just isn't so. Consumers, including Millennials, continue to swarm to physical stores. But what does the future state of retail hold?

The Secret to Happiness

Happiness comes from your own actions. Happiness is a choice. When you find yourself in an emotional state that you'd rather not be in, you have the power to change it in an instant.

Read “Just Make Money” to Find Out What it Takes to Become Successful

If you want to learn what it takes to make an entrepreneur successful, one place to start is entrepreneur Eric Casaburi's new book. Learn more about the stages of the business cycle to learn how they apply to the business you're starting -- or thinking about starting.

Learn How to Fund Your Business Webinar with Biz2Credit

It takes money to make money, but securing funding for your small business can be daunting. If you want to learn more about what funding options are available to you and how to get it take a look at this webinar hosted by Biz2Credit...

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