There I was, in The Hague (the city, and not, fortunately, the international criminal court). In front of me were sumptuous trays of lobster and steak and wine, and as I jostled for a seat, I saw an opening
It’s time to recognize the facts: The U.S. is in a trade war. Some victims of the war are almost certainly going to be small businesses and small farms. Maybe even yours. Even if your small business does
Question: Hi Steve. I have been in business for myself for quite a while and am encountering a new problem (which I didn’t think was possible!). These days, employees increasingly want to work remotely,
You’ve got 20,000 followers for your small business on Facebook. You sell hundreds of products a month on Amazon. Your restaurant increased its sales by linking up with an online food delivery service.
MEMPHIS – When Kinyah Braddock was 6, her father laid out a challenge: He asked her to come up with an idea and launch a business by her 10th birthday. "Apparently, I met that goal," Kinyah, now 10, told
Danny Brewer knew that the entrepreneurial life was for him when he saw that the address of one of his bosses after college was, literally, “No. 1, Easy Street.” This was about a decade ago and soon thereafter
It’s National Small Business Week, so you’ll hear a bunch of platitudes about small business: “Small business is the backbone of the economy, creates new jobs, is the American dream, yada, yada…” All but
I was talking recently with PayPal COO Bill Ready about some easy and simple ways in which small businesses can grow their business. He shared something I thought was key. While most online sellers tend
It’s "Earth Week", so it’s time to talk about how you can help protect the environment in your small business. In particular, what are you going to do with all that tech trash you have? If you own a small
Think what you will about President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement (dumb and shortsighted). Think also what you will about the Green New Deal (appropriately
My CPA emailed me on a Friday night, letting me know the taxes I’ll have to pay on my small business income. Gulp – those number are high! (Note to CPAs – wait til Monday to clobber small business clients
As African American parents, Pamela and Jeffrey Blair of St. Louis, Missouri, always taught their four children about their history and helped them to develop a positive self-image. They told stories their
Is there anything more delicious than first signs of spring –blooming flowers, longer days, warmer nights? Well, an empty inbox might come in a close second. So how about we have our cake and eat it too?
A federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald Trump, marking the second setback in a week for the administration’s health care initiatives. U.S.
Now, it may seem crazy, or craven, to use a social message to sell skin cream, but there’s an important lesson for you, small business owner, behind this marketing ploy. Today’s millennials expect companies
LANSING, Mich. – DeAnna Ray-Brown was standing under a 10-foot-by-10-foot hot pink tent in single-digit temperatures when it struck her: This might be something. More than a year ago, Ray-Brown was serving
Dani Geraci opted out of full-time work at an advertising agency after her first child was born. When her second child was 10 months old, Geraci decided it was time to put her business skills back to in
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
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
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