Bill Would Protect Small Business Owners from Shady Credit Card Practices
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Bill Would Protect Small Business Owners from Shady Credit Card Practices

Nearly one in three small business owners relied on credit cards as a source of funding last year, according to the National Small Business... More »

A Seattle Startup Brings the Internet of Things to Homebrewing
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A Seattle Startup Brings the Internet of Things to Homebrewing

What could big data do for microbrewing? Craft beer lovers are about to find out. PicoBrew is a Seattle startup that this summer will fulfill the... More »

How to Get a Business In Shape for Franchising
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How to Get a Business In Shape for Franchising

After stints at the helm of Straw Hat Pizza and then Rita’s Italian Ice, Jonathan Fornaci, a fitness fanatic, took a job franchising a business that... More »

How to raise money for your small business: Honestly
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How to raise money for your small business: Honestly

It had been a bad day at Honestly Goods. The kiln had misfired; everything had come out smaller and grayer than expected. The 7-inch plates had... More »

Exporting is Easy, Say Small Business Owners Who Do
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Exporting is Easy, Say Small Business Owners Who Do

Think there’s a market for your goods or services abroad, but wonder if you’re too small to get into exporting? If responses to the 2016... More »

Small Exporters Are Seeing a Slowdown, Survey Says
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Small Exporters Are Seeing a Slowdown, Survey Says

Export volume has grown, but is stagnating, for small exporting firms, The 2016 Small Business Exporting Survey found.The survey of 530 owners of... More »

Older Bosses Less Likely to Track, Share Performance Data Daily
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Older Bosses Less Likely to Track, Share Performance Data Daily

Small and midsize businesses that track key performance indicators are more likely to achieve their goals for growth, while businesses that have no... More »

How to launch a new online business: Jet Engines, Self-Inflating SUPs, and the Paddleboarding
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How to launch a new online business: Jet Engines, Self-Inflating SUPs, and the Paddleboarding

At first, Slovenia seems like an unlikely spot for an innovative stand-up paddleboard (SUP) manufacturer like SipaBoards to set up shop—even an... More »

How You Can Beat Bigger Businesses with a Military “Maneuver” Strategy
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How You Can Beat Bigger Businesses with a Military “Maneuver” Strategy

When similar companies compete primarily on price, it’s a race to the bottom. Strategy and innovation consultants Jeffrey Phillips and Alex... More »

Tell Your Story to a Huge Audience, Maybe Even Win Some Cash
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Tell Your Story to a Huge Audience, Maybe Even Win Some Cash

When’s the last time you won something? FedEx began accepting applications this week for its annual Small Business Grant Contest, which will award a... More »

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