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How I Transformed my Hobby Into a Thriving Bath and Body Business
By Sammi Caramela | October 31, 2017

Science teacher Denise Zannu loved teaching chemistry by making homemade soaps. When she started gifting and selling those soaps, she realized she could turn her hobby into a business.

5 Business Ideas That Inspire
By Business News Daily Editor | October 30, 2017

Want to start a business, but don’t have an idea? Look no further. Here are five business ideas we think might help inspire you to start your own.

I Challenged Traditional Architecture Cultures and Helped Ours Succeed
By Sammi Caramela | October 29, 2017

Diana Nicklaus knew she wanted to break the architecture industry's cultural status quo when she started her own firm. Here's how Saam Architecture does things differently.

Water in the Desert: How a Trip to Burning Man Sparked My Business Idea
By Nicole Fallon | October 26, 2017

Nicholas Reichenbach saw how much waste was created from plastic water bottles at Burning Man. This inspired him to create Flow water's eco-friendly packaging for spring water.

Serving from the Inside Out: Why I Don't Manage From Above
By Sammi Caramela | October 26, 2017

Tony Lamb was always searching for the "greener grass," until he took the leap and started the Kona Ice truck franchise. Here's what he's learned about entrepreneurial success.

How I Turned My Side Hustle into a Thriving Franchise System
By Sammi Caramela | October 24, 2017

Scott Marr spent his teen years washing vehicles, homes and buildings for spare cash. He eventually turned this into a successful franchise concept, Fleet Clean.

Health Before Wealth: Partnership and Collaboration in Your Personal and Professional Life
By Sammi Caramela | October 24, 2017

Former college athlete Mark Rose was in denial about his weight and health. He finally made a change and made health a priority, and encourages his company to do the same.

Family: The Key Ingredient to Success at Our Coffee Franchise
By Sammi Caramela | October 21, 2017

Todd Graeve learned from his parents early on that family matters most. He's taken that philosophy into his business, Scooter's Coffee. Here's his story.

Experiences Over Possessions: Cheers to a Life of Adventure
By Sammi Caramela | October 20, 2017

When Jacki Strum got engaged, she realized modern couples would rather register for experiences than possessions. This inspired her to start ThirstyNest, a wine wedding registry.

Behind the Glitz and Glam: An Inside Look at My Entrepreneurial Dream
By Sammi Caramela | October 19, 2017

Jean Noisette conquered her fear of the unknown and made her entrepreneurial dream a reality. Today she runs Dazzle Me Parties, and serves as a role model to young girls in her community.

Got a Business Loan? 4 Great Ways to Use It for Growth
By Nicole Fallon | October 19, 2017

Whether you borrowed from a bank or an alternative lender, put your business loan to good use. Here are smart ways to use startup capital for growth.

An Experience Worth My Time: How I Started a Men's Grooming Franchise
By Nicole Fallon | October 16, 2017

As a former insurance executive, Ben Davis understood the value of his time. He created The Gents Place to give men a grooming experience worth their time.

Is a Co-Working Space Right for Your Small Business?
By Jennifer Post | October 13, 2017

Are you thinking about running your business out of a shared office? Here's what business owners should know about co-working spaces.

Safe and Sound: Incorporating Workplace Safety Into Your Culture
By Jennifer Post | October 12, 2017

As an employer, one of your top priorities should be keeping your workers safe on the job. Here's how to create a culture of safety in your workplace.

How to Start (and Maintain) a Vlog
By Sammi Caramela | October 11, 2017

Got a lot to say and feel comfortable on camera? Start a vlog to share your thoughts and interests. Here's how to do it.

How Reverting to 'Old School' Ways Helped Me Build Strategic Relationships
By Sammi Caramela | October 10, 2017

In a fast-paced, digital world, Demetri Argyropoulos of Avant Global believes "old school" relationship building is the key to success. Here's his story.

Shopping on Social Media: The Future of Social Commerce
By Adam Uzialko | October 10, 2017

Social networks are integrating e-commerce directly into their platforms. This means big changes for brands and their social media marketing strategies. Here's what you need to know about this...

4 Ways to Effectively Market Your Equity Crowdfunding Campaign
By Adam Uzialko | October 05, 2017

Equity crowdfunding is a great way to raise capital and generate interest in your startup, but a campaign's success hinges on the marketing efforts behind it.

Losing My Job Was the Beginning of My Career
By Sammi Caramela | October 03, 2017

When Lauren Danziger lost her finance job during the recession, she explored other career paths but didn't feel fulfilled - until she joined the nonprofit world.

6 Steps to Becoming an Uber or Lyft Driver
By Saige Driver | October 03, 2017

Employees increasingly value flexibility at work, and Uber and Lyft drivers can work whenever they want. Here are the six steps to become a rideshare driver.

The Gift of Giving: How I Found Success by Helping Others
By Sammi Caramela | October 02, 2017

A philanthropist at heart, Gavin Keilly built his business on making a difference with gift-giving, whether it's through a celebrity gifting suite or nonprofit donations.

Is an Ethical Supply Chain Worth the Cost?
By Katharine Paljug | October 01, 2017

As more companies move toward more sustainable and ethical business practices, one area you might consider revamping is your supply chain.

Growing Your Business the Adventurous Way
By Sammi Caramela | September 22, 2017

Entrepreneur Maggie Schlarb spent five months cycling around New Zealand with her two-year-old son. This journey inspired her adventurous business philosophy.

Supply Chain Management: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Jill Bowers | September 22, 2017

For product-based businesses, supply chain management is a critical part of operations. Here's what you need to know about properly handling your supply chain.

How a Failed Exam Gave Me the Tools to Succeed in Business
By Sammi Caramela | September 22, 2017

Despite failing her board exams, Lynnsey Jepsen never gave up on her dream of becoming a doctor of chiropractic. Here's how she became the owner of a HealthSource clinic - and a full-fledged doctor.

50+ Franchises For Every Budget
By Saige Driver | September 22, 2017

Want to run a business but don't want to build one from scratch? Try investing in one of these franchises.

Want to Be a Part-Time Franchisee? What You Need to Know
By Jill Bowers | September 21, 2017

You don't need to have a great idea of your own to start a part-time business. Here's why part-time franchise ownership is a great entrepreneurial opportunity.

By Adam Uzialko | September 21, 2017

For midsize and large companies, a versatile human capital management is a must UltiPro's performance management module and associated software deliver effective tools for managing your most valuable...

Fighting With Your Business Partner? Resolving 3 Common Disputes
By Marci Martin | September 20, 2017

Even the best of business partners will have disagreements now and then. Here's how to resolve disputes amicably and professionally.

How Valuing Myself Made My Cosmetics Business More Valuable
By Sammi Caramela | September 20, 2017

Makeup artist Sarah Biggers recovered from a debilitating health crisis by eliminating toxins from her life. This inspired her to create her clean cosmetics line, CLOVE + HALLOW.