Business News Articles For Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

Top 10 Lessons Business Owners Learn After College

Learning is an integral part of human existence and going to school embodies the formality of it all. We aim for higher education to enrich our knowledge faculties and complete this educational phase with flying colors. Little do we know the real world out there is about to give us bigger and brighter lessons that [...]

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10 Successful Entrepreneurs Under 40

Every day, thinkers and observers challenge themselves to do something great, something life-changing, something so great everyone will want to become part of it. For those who own a business with a steady flow of income in mind, the very first step matters – and pushing on against the odds is equally important. The popular [...]

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Small Businesses Are Finding It Easier To Get Bank Loans

Businesses have had enough of the credit crunch, a global economic issue that, to say the least, tormented not only consumers but also entrepreneurs who need loans for start-ups and business growth. The onslaught of the recession was marked by restrictions on loan availability and generally limited loan resources, heightened difficulty in meeting requirements, tensed [...]

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5 Reasons Venture Capital Is Bad For Start-Up Businesses

Getting venture capital used to be the focal point of an easy way out of investment woes, while ensuring fast business growth. For the longest time, aspiring start-up owners have been wired to believe it’s all about convincing investors of their venture’s massive potential for success through rock-solid business plans based on proven business processes [...]

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KFC Canada Puts Beer on the Menu

In Canada, chicken lovers who enjoy their favorite dish, the cooked to KFC perfection, are getting themselves a new bubbly beverage option in addition to the usual menu of sodas or juices. Beer and chicken sound like a great combination, and KFC Fresh in Toronto is treating customers to just that. Pairing rich, well-prepared and [...]

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Chipotle a Threat to McDonald’s – How McDonald’s Plans to Fix This

Chipotle, the fast-rising Mexican food chain, has been keeping Americans away from the iconic burgers and fries, says McDonald’s, one of the country’s leading fast food companies with over 3,000 franchise owners across the United States. As though one for the business ironies, Chipotle was once financed by McDonald’s Corporation. Following failed efforts to get [...]

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Your First Business Loan – 7 Important Things To Know

Budding entrepreneurs need more than just inspiration, drive or hard work to make it in their very first business. Money plays a vital role! In this regard, knowledge on getting a business loan is everything, especially if you’re in on this route for the first time. Once you think you’re all set, it’s easy to [...]

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4 Ways To Rehire Employees Who Have Left Your Business

Welcoming new workers who aren’t exactly new – those have left the company and have come back – is increasingly becoming a more common phenomenon in businesses. Entrepreneurs are seeing the value of getting boomerang employees back on board, particularly those who have spent a considerable time and earned significant experience working in the company. [...]

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Business Owners: 5 Tech Tools To Manage Your Business On Vacation

Taking time off is one of the most important ways for any business owner to recover lost energy and relax from work pressure. In fact, vacationing is recommended for hardworking entrepreneurs for a chance to take a much-needed break and recharge. Taking a short or lengthy retreat from your business – depending on your need [...]

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Smart Strategies to Select a Successor for Your Family Business

Admit it or not, family-run businesses constitute the majority of the enterprise pie. Most of these businesses start small and has expanded dramatically over the years. Now the problem is, the heads of the companies, be it the patriarch or similar to that does not live forever. Sooner or later, they are bound to choose [...]

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Advice to Business Owners: Think Before You Speak

In American Express Open Forum Rieva Lesonsky wrote about Chick-fil-A president’s view on same sex unions.  Dan Cathy first spoke of his anti-gay union in The Baptist Press and again, over radio where he reiterated his position.  Although his comments are his personal opinion, gay rights groups and some customers sought to boycott his company, [...]

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6 Ways To Minimize the Impact of Divorce on Your Business

Family law attorney Jennifer A. Brandt, writes in Fox Business Small Business Center about how divorce affects not just the relationship of those involved but also the business, if one of the spouses is a business owner.  The emotional agitation a party to the divorce undergoes can have a negative impact on the business as [...]

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Why Credit Cards are Important to Small Businesses

Tom Gazaway in his Small Business Trends article could not over-emphasize how important credit card borrowing is for small business owners.  Credit card borrowing is the foremost source of financing for them.  The National Federation of Independent Business reports that 79% of small business owners use credit cards to run their businesses.  Gazaway says credit [...]

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Your Company in 2013: Think and Act Innovation

In the Chinese calendar, 2013 is the Year of the Snake. Snakes are notoriously intuitive. At most times, along with intuition is innovation. There is nothing wrong with that. Not that everyone should follow the Chinese zodiac, but this year should be the year when innovation plays a pivotal role in your company. This should [...]

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Building a Sellable Business – How Sellable Is Your Business?

Do you know how much your business is worth when it is time to sell? According to Intuit Small Business Blog, angel investor John Warrillow answers this question. He determines how much a company is valued at using a Sellability Score. He developed this method based on eight influencers. To know how much your company is worth is as important [...]

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Cinnabon Franchises Expanding Globally

Who would not be enticed by the sweet smell of cinnamon rolls wafting through the air in the morning? Perhaps one of the sweetest successes a business can have is to penetrate the global market and sell its products and services across the world. This is what Cinnabon has been doing despite the downfall of [...]

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Small Business Trends – What Business Owners Should Look for in 2013

Small business owners are always looking for great opportunities to either innovate an existing business or create an entirely new business in their chosen market. This year is not much different for small business owners. However, it should be noted that there are some kinds of businesses predicted to be great hits this year. According [...]

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Franchisee Discusses Subway’s Secret to Success

What better gift can you receive from seasoned entrepreneurs and franchisees but a set of values that have been tested and proven to work? By giving you how an assistant minority counsellor working with the House Banking Committee, and still is, has become the prime mover as to why Subway franchises are what they are [...]

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Get Your Business Ready for 2013: Tackle These Vital Business Areas

Are you sure that you have covered your tracks? Is your business ready for this year? Are you sure that with your current plan, your company will grow? It is a great time to contemplate and think about your future plans. These plans should be congruent with your company and how they can improve operations for the year. [...]

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Questions To Ask When Forming Business Partnerships

George Labovitiz and Victor Rosanksy in their Smart Blog on Leadership discuss the advantages of partnering that is beneficial to mutual customers.  They cite as an example Wal-Mart and Procter & Gamble, a key Wal-Mart supplier.  People from both companies were brought together to find means of serving the needs of their shared customers better.  [...]

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