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FTC Cracking Down on “Free Trials”

The Federal Trade Commission is putting the kibosh on companies that bait customers with supposedly free trial officers.

Measuring Your Social Media ROI

Social media dominates small business owners' marketing tactics -- but measuring social media ROI is still a challenge. Rieva Lesonsky shares some tips.

Begin with a Referral in Mind

A referral is the result of a job well done, exceeded expectations, and delivering an experience worth talking about. Always begin with a referral in mind.

E-paper watch features 24 designs at the push of a button

From Japan, the FES Watch uses e-paper surfaces to enable wearers to pick a new design whenever they want.

What Would You Pay for This Wholesale Distributor?

Several competitors have tried to take market share away from this company, but it has very strong customer loyalty.

Today’s Startup Founders are All Going to Give Up and Buy Franchises

According to one anonymous startup consultant, most of today’s young entrepreneurs who’s first real work experience is in an internet startup, will turn to franchising in their late thirties. “There’s a point in everyone’s life, when they need to do something real. There will be a point where they can’t live on energy drinks and […]

How to Sell Without Looking Like a Salesperson

In business, the art of successful selling lies in the ability to sell without appearing to be selling. Here are four tips on how to not look like an unabashed seller.

5 Effective Ways to Repurpose Old Content for New Traffic

Fresh content is the lifeblood of the Internet, or at least, of the search engines. Here's how to turn that content into a new channel to drive traffic to your site.

Human ATM will come and meet you with cash

Nimbl is hoping to make ATM-style transactions mobile, with human helpers that deliver cash on demand.

Meet Renzo Aida: Fred Astaire Dance Studio Franchisee

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Renzo Aida, owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Dedham, MA.

6 Mistakes You May Be Making on LinkedIn

It's time to take a second glance over your LinkedIn profile to make sure you're not making any of these mistakes.

Authenticity in the Workplace: Are You Being True to Yourself?

When leaders model authenticity, in the way in which they handle themselves in the workplace, they build a culture that produces high-quality results with confident, motivated employees.

Social Media as a Sales Tool

Social media is still seen as a waste of time for many business owners. Here are ways on how to increase your sales using social media.

Service lets fans receive phone calls from their favorite popstars

Phonio is enabling celebrities to record mass messages for their fans, pushed to their handsets as a phone call.

When It Comes to Finding Your Path. Don't Overthink, Do.

Sometimes the right career direction isn't immediately apparent. The only way to get there, though, is to experiment.

Today in Small Business: Is Apple Pay the Future of Money?

How one start-up made its first hires. Why a travel ban is not going to happen. Should you have to pay to make a restaurant reservation?

Business Ideas in the News: How Drones Are Changing Business

How drones are poised to change the construction industry, Vietnamese coffee, and twerking.

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