What insights can former President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson impart about running your small business? Solid ones, it turns out. Those three were the powerhouse speakers addressing
When Jane Veron moved from Manhattan to Scarsdale, New York, in 1997 with her investment banker husband and two children, then 1 and 3 years old, she was on a leave of absence from her job as a senior
Unless you are a serial entrepreneur, you are bound to make mistakes when you start a business (and even they make a few.) Some mistakes are minor and become part of the trial-and-error new entrepreneur
While his advice was geared toward servicepeople, these are great takeaways for any business owner. Daymond John, acclaimed business owner and investor, knows a thing or two about how to succeed in business.
The NBA recently had its annual showcase. All-Star Weekend is a star-studded extravaganza of immense proportions with multiple events over three days and of course, all of it televised. The NBA is so and
What if you wanted an easy way to help women business owners succeed? If when you went to buy something or hire someone, you could select a woman-owned business? Well, if designer/entrepreneur Rebecca
NEW YORK (AP) — The years-long hot market for businesses may start to cool, perhaps as soon as this year. That’s the finding of a survey of brokers and advisers who help owners and buyers complete sales
Editor's note: This column was originally published in 2017. Pricing and availability may have changed. Here’s a dilemma most wine drinkers face: You want to buy a good bottle of wine, but you don’t want
Long before the Great Migration — the 20th-century exodus of millions of African Americans from the Deep South to the North — the opportunity to own land attracted many blacks to Oklahoma. But it was the
Can you guess the number one entrepreneurial training for girls in the United States? Surprise! It’s the Girl Scouts. National Cookie Weekend is Feb. 22-24, and if you’d like to help empower the next of
Question: Hey Steve – I am fairly new to business. I started on a shoestring but now I could use some money – for marketing, operations, and so on. But I hear that banks really don’t lend to new businesses
Starting a company is never easy. It is made even more difficult by preconceived notions and inherent doubt. Back in 1998, as a young academic scientist turned CEO, most people dismissed me and did not
No one is paying small businesses back. For thirty-five days the U.S. government was shut down — the longest stretch ever. Small businesses were hurt and hurt badly. There’s a chance that pain may return.
Some couples discuss their lives pre- and post kids, but Cheryl Baun and Paolo Garcia Mendoza, the owners of a small Filipino restaurant in New York, separate their lives into pre- and post Esquire. On
Entrepreneurs get inspiration from many different places and lots of different people. For some, inspiration comes from witnessing a business colleague create a small business out of thin air. For others,
Get out your pink paint. Or your coral, or yellow or teal. By the time you finish reading this column, you’re going to be painting one wall of your small business a color that will “pop” on Instagram.
At the beginning of Facebook's new podcast, “Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection,” host David Fischer poses a rhetorical question to his audience. "Remember that theory that everyone in world
As has become an annual tradition, I am once again looking into my crystal ball to detect the top trends that look most likely to affect your small business over the course of the next year. Last year,
Like many small-business owners and entrepreneurs, I start each new year with resolutions to improve my business life. Since I document those New Year resolutions in my USA TODAY column, I’m able to go
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Reinventing the wheel wasn’t easy, but it’s what HED Cycling has been doing ever since Anne Hed and her late husband, Steven, founded the company in 1984. It started with just the two
Starting a company is hard. Really hard. Most people with an idea do nothing more than talk about it, and even entrepreneurs who pursue their passion usually fail. Businesses almost always fail for the
So my editor and I are talking about upcoming holiday columns and before long we start discussing Kwanzaa, the week-long celebration of African and African-American culture that begins on December 26 ends
Are you the Scrooge in your small business? Remember “A Christmas Carol” – Charles Dickens’ tale of a miserly business owner visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. Let’s imagine
Which is actually better, a great individual or a great team? On the one hand, we revere outstanding individuals: the quarterback, the actress, the rock star, the CEO. Yet, we are taught the value of You
Not long ago, I was wandering through a used bookstore and happened upon an old article in a magazine from the 1950s about customer service. Treasure trove! (OK, so, you have your quirks and I have mine.)
DETROIT – Only five people know the top-secret recipe to Jar Head Salsa. "It's kept in Grand Blanc, Michigan, and guarded by a Marine," said Tom Smith, 67, the COO of Jar Head. The Marine is David Smith,
JACKSON, Tenn. – Army veteran Justin Scott started his business in a Tennessee garage in 2014 with the intent to sell detailed, hand-crafted wooden flags and employ fellow veterans. Within three years,
Twenty years ago, I tried to raise venture capital for a Silicon Valley startup venture I’d launched with a female partner. We had Fortune 100 sponsors and a huge bank ready to invest a million dollars.