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The Entrepreneurist: Jett McCandless
By Business News Daily Editor | January 18, 2019

What can you learn from Jett McCandless and his company Carrier Direct?

Meet the Queen of King Size Bows
By Nicole Fallon | January 18, 2019

An unsuccessful search for a really big bow led Lynda King to create one of her own — and turn big bows into a thriving business.

How to Start Your Own Craft Brewery
By Business News Daily Editor | January 17, 2019

Learn everything you need to know about opening a craft brewery, from how to create a solid business plan to finding funding and obtaining a distributor.

E-Commerce Technology Helps Social Entrepreneur Support Cancer Research
By Nicole Fallon | January 17, 2019

When social entrepreneur Jessica Ekstrom started her business, she had no idea how to set up an e-commerce store. Here's how Shopify and other technologies have helped her bring hope to young cancer...

The Skinny Business Plan
By Business News Daily Editor | January 17, 2019

You might need a detailed business plan for investors, but for the vast majority of small businesses, the new business plan is on a diet.

12 Business Ideas for Artists
By Julianna Lopez | January 17, 2019

Turn your love of art into a lucrative business with these startup ideas.

Agawam Cinemas Clearly Knows the Right Way to Reopen a Business
By Bennett Conlin | January 17, 2019

After unexpectedly closing, a small-town Massachusetts movie theater reopened thanks to the efforts of a local resident.

Doctor Entrepreneur Franchises Custom Weight-Loss Business
By Business News Daily Editor | January 16, 2019

Rebecca Cipriano is building a business around solving a common problem.

How Many Hours Should Entrepreneurs Work Per Week?
By Bennett Conlin | January 15, 2019

Determining how many hours to work as an entrepreneur doesn't come with a simple solution.

8 Places to Find Businesses for Sale Online
By Saige Driver | January 15, 2019

Want to own a business without starting one from scratch? Here's where you can find interesting businesses for sale.

CEO of Cuts Clothing on Managing a Remote Team
By Sammi Caramela | January 15, 2019

Steven Borrelli, CEO of Cuts Clothing, shares how he manages a fully remote team.

Staying Quirky With Quirk Books
By Andrew Martins | January 13, 2019

Quirk Books President Brett Cohen shares his small publishing company's determination to stay fun, grow smart and keep its identity in the face of success.

What is Consumerization of IT?
By Elizabeth Peterson | January 13, 2019

The consumerization trend represents a shift in how businesses adopt new technologies.

How The 125 Collection Inspires and Empowers Others
By Saige Driver | January 13, 2019

The co-founders of The 125 Collection share how they overcame obstacles to inspire and empower others with their 'quote candles.'

The Best Online Business Plans
By Chad Brooks | January 11, 2019

Creating a business plan is easier than ever...

The Basics of Franchising and Today's Top Opportunities
By Bennett Conlin | January 09, 2019

Want to own a business that's part of an established brand and market? Franchising might be the right option for you.

Ethos Health Young Farmers Incubator Brings Mentorship to the Next Level
By Adam Uzialko | January 07, 2019

Ethos Health saw a need for young farmers in the industry, so the company designed an incubator program to mentor the next generation of American farmers.

101 Reasons Being an Entrepreneur Rocks
By Matt D'Angelo | January 04, 2019

Being an entrepreneur can be difficult, but it's not without its benefits. Here are 101 of them.

What the Farm Bill's Hemp Legalization Means for Small Business
By Adam Uzialko | December 21, 2018

The 2018 Farm Bill would federally legalize industrial hemp cultivation and harvest. Here's why this could be a good opportunity for entrepreneurs both in and outside the hemp industry.

Free Business Plan Templates for Startups
By Jennifer Post | December 11, 2018

Every new business needs a business plan to guide its growth. These free business plan templates will help you get started.

GrandyOats Builds Impeccable Culture, Finds Success in Maine
By Bennett Conlin | December 06, 2018

By hiring the right people and embracing Maine's culture, GrandyOats built a successful small business for that community.

How One T-Shirt Company Affects Social Change
By Saige Driver | December 01, 2018

Teddy the Dog has donated thousands of dollars after a tragedy. Here's how your business can become more socially responsible.

Going Into Business With Friends
By Katharine Paljug | November 27, 2018

Think you and your bestie would be great business partners? Here are tips for successfully starting up with a friend.

The Startup Path: What to Expect
By Matt D'Angelo | November 13, 2018

There's no textbook route to success, but considering some common ones can give you a general idea of your path forward.

Misfits Market Sprouts New Use for Selling 'Ugly' Produce
By Adam Uzialko | November 07, 2018

Misfits Market is carving out a niche by turning visually imperfect organic produce that would otherwise be thrown out into a marketable product and more affordable alternative to supermarket produce.

5 Startup Resources to Consider for Your New Business
By Matt D'Angelo | November 07, 2018

From accelerators to angel investors, these tools and communities can help you get your startup off the ground and growing.

Cuvee Coffee on Turning an Experiment Into a Thriving Business
By Sammi Caramela | November 03, 2018

Mike McKim, founder and CEO of Cuvee Coffee, shared his experience with turning his experimental hobby into a thriving business.

Lesson for Entrepreneurs: If You Can Visualize It, You Can Build It
By Matt D'Angelo | November 02, 2018

Toeing the line between staying open to new ideas and knowing when to push ahead with your own vision can be one of the toughest challenges.

How Accelerators, Incubators and Startup Collectives Drive Growth
By Matt D'Angelo | November 01, 2018

Finding the right community of entrepreneurs is key to finding success for your startup.

Big City, Small Business: 8 Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs
By Jennifer Post | October 31, 2018

A city with a high population density — and a large potential customer base — can be a great place to start a business. Here are some ideas for small businesses to start in a big city.