Business Success Strategies

May 1st, 2016 by

  By Barbara Weltman- As you get ready to engage eager college students to work for you this summer, don’t run afoul of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Many companies view summer interns as free labor to fill in when regular employees are on vacation. Be sure to understand whether you can treat these […]

April 25th, 2016 by

Cloud apps to boost your small biz and a cloudy economic crystal ball… Get your head – or at least your small business – in the clouds, get a better understanding of virtual teams, and decide if the U.S. economy is a basket case or Mr. Reliable. All of these topics, and much more, are […]

April 22nd, 2016 by

Q&A with Sherwood Neiss Entrepreneur, Crowdfunding Expert & Advocate On May 16, equity crowdfunding enters a new phase. Title III of the Jumpstart Our Businesses Startup Act (JOBS Act) takes effect. It took four long years following President Obama’s signing of the JOBS Act, but now that Title III is fully implemented, ordinary people can […]

April 19th, 2016 by


April 17th, 2016 by

By Susan Solovic- Improve your calls to action, make debt work for you, and plot out your startup strategy step-by-step. These are just a few of the very practical tips you’ll find among this week’s top curated content from around the Internet. Leadership, Management and Productivity Unlike personal debt, Kevin O’Leary believes that small business […]

April 12th, 2016 by

By Barbara Weltman– Access to capital was, is, and likely will continue to be challenging for small businesses. Since the Great Recession, banks have not found it profitable to offer traditional financing to small businesses. Even SBA loans—commercial loans guaranteed by the SBA—are difficult to obtain. Fortunately, technology has made it easier for small businesses […]

April 11th, 2016 by

By Susan Solovic- Fifteen seems to be a magic number this week. We have 15 SEO tips and tricks, the 15 least profitable industries and the impact of a $15 per hour minimum wage in San Francisco. Need more than 15? How about 53 great ideas for blog posts? Leadership, management and productivity Are you talking […]

April 6th, 2016 by

By Susan Solovic- I believe it was Seth Godin who, a few years ago, coined the term “connection economy.” The idea is that value is generated by making connections rather than pumping widgets out of the tail end of an assembly line. I might put a little sharper focus on this and say that for […]

April 4th, 2016 by

By Barbara Weltman- Not surprisingly, Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report found that data breaches continue to be prevalent and costly. The cost per breach is higher for small businesses than for large firms. For example, a breach of 1,000 records results in business losses of between $52,000 and $87,000 ($52 to $87 per record), while a […]

April 4th, 2016 by

by Susan Solovic- The evolution and increased importance of messaging apps for marketing gets a lot of attention in this week’s roundup of top articles. You need to see how your small business will fit into this new marketing world. Entrepreneurship, startups and innovation Facebooks’ Messenger app is already the second most popular app in […]

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