At first glance it sounds like the coolest thing ever -- you’re going to work for a company that offers an unlimited vacation policy. That’s right, *unlimited* More »Unlimited Vacations. Too much of a good thing?
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In order to survive as a freelancer you have to find clients. Council was broke, but he knew he needed a web presence to establish himself—so he got a small business loan and used that money to build his first web site. More »Famous For a Few Minutes: Photographer Scott Council Captures the Hero Portrait on his Website
Like a LinkedIn for the military, RallyPoint was built by two enterprising Iraq War veterans exclusively for members and ex-members of the U.S. Armed Forces. RallyPoint founders Yinon Weiss and Aaron Kletzing first met in Baghdad in 2008 and crossed paths again at Harvard Business School in 2011. More »RallyPoint: Building a Social Network to get 2 million veterans back to work.
The year was 1999. “I knew nothing of starting a business,” says Walsh, “never mind an online business! I started reading all I could online to get some direction.” More »Social Media, Bootstrapping, Doing Well—and Doing Good: The Doll Clothes Superstore
Todd is among hundreds of thousands of small merchants across the country who are feeling the effects of a stricter lending market, and, despite recent news that cash is flowing to small businesses again, have been unable to secure the funds needed to expand or even just to stay afloat. More »The State of Small Business Lending: Small Merchants Weigh-In
If you’re starting a new business, you want to make sure your service or product isn’t too unique for the public. It helps to align yourself with your competition. Once you have identified your competitors, you can carve out your niche, finding the gaping hole in the industry. More »Keep Your Friends Close And Your Competitors Closer
Resources for Competitive Research: The Yahoo Smart and Simple Guide To Starting a Small Business Part 6Yahoo! Small Business Advisor - Mon, Jun 24, 2013 6:37 PM EDT
Part six of a series – The Yahoo Smart and Simple Guide to Starting a Business. More »Resources for Competitive Research: The Yahoo Smart and Simple Guide To Starting a Small Business Part 6
These down-to-earth tips will help get you going in the morning, and keep you productive all day. More »The 4 Smartest Things You Can Do Every Morning
When most people hear the word branding about a business they tend to think big business – Apple, Coke, 3M, BP – and not small business. But branding is at least as important for a small business as a giant corporation. More »Branding: First Impressions Matter
Resource Guide for the Yahoo Smart and Simple Guide to Starting Your Business Part 5: Branding Your BusinessYahoo! Small Business Advisor - Fri, Jun 7, 2013 4:05 PM EDT
In part five of our Smart and Simple Guide to Starting a Business we have been looking at branding. Read the main articles, How to Brand your Business on a Budget and Branding: First Impressions Matter. The links and articles listed below will provide more background and techniques. More »Resource Guide for the Yahoo Smart and Simple Guide to Starting Your Business Part 5: Branding Your Business
Averill’s Sharper Uniforms: A revamped website and SEO efforts helped this business change directionYahoo! Small Business Advisor - Thu, Jun 6, 2013 4:45 PM EDT
“I smelt an opportunity—there was a huge need there!” The Sharper Knife morphed into Averill’s Sharper Uniforms. More »Averill’s Sharper Uniforms: A revamped website and SEO efforts helped this business change direction
When you log onto Stylin Online's web site you may think you've accidentally surfed onto Fandango, MovieFone, or some other Hot Summer Movie/TV ticket site. All you see are high-powered, eye-catching, fast-cutting graphics for Iron Man 3 (Style Like Tony Stark With the Newest Tees), Star Trek Into Darkness (Boldly Go Out With Intergalactic Gear Worthy of Starfleet), Man of Steel and Game Of Thrones. More »Pop Culture Super Store Stylin Online Delivers the Gear
Nearly half of all new businesses don't make it past their fifth anniversary, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. That makes it crucial for mom and pops to get basic strategies right from the get-go. More »The Top 5 Small Business Mistakes
These days it's easy to shoot professional-looking video on a shoestring budget. Except for the editing. More »Tubifi Puts Free Video Production Suite In the Cloud
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