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The Top 5 Business Challenges and How to Overcome Them
By Nicole Fallon | January 01, 2017

What do small businesses see as their biggest challenges in the year ahead? Here's what entrepreneurs and business leaders had to say.

I Started My EdTech Company to Get in on the Future of Education
By Nicole Fallon | December 31, 2016

Entrepreneur Todd Rothman knew the future of education was rooted in technology. He started wyzPREP to be a part of that future.

From Washing Machine Collector to No-Suds Detergent King
By Nicole Fallon | December 29, 2016

Entrepreneur Jon Charles collected old washing machines as a hobby. He never dreamed it would inspire him to launch his no-suds detergent business.

Filling the Gap: How I Self-Published a Barrier-Breaking Children's Book
By Nicole Fallon | December 23, 2016

Ylleya Fields couldn't find a children's book that reflected her own daughter's experiences, so she wrote one herself. The result? The Princess Cupcake Jones series.

How to Get Acquired by a Bigger Company
By Nicole Fallon | December 23, 2016

Do you dream of growing your small company by joining a larger one? Here's how to increase your chances of getting acquired.

Small Business Snapshot: Man Crates
By Nicole Fallon | December 21, 2016

Jon Beekman, CEO and founder of Man Crates, shares the story behind his e-commerce business, which sells unique, curated gifts for men.

5 Essentials Startups Need to Survive
By Karina Fabian | December 07, 2016

As a first-time entrepreneur, you'll need a few basic resources to keep your new business going.

My Crossroads of Career and Passion: Sign Language Interpreting
By Nicole Fallon | December 06, 2016

Marilyn Weber began learning sign language to communicate with her daughter, who is deaf. Her passion catapulted a full-time career in interpreter services.

Small Business Snapshot: Rebel Kitchen
By Nicole Fallon | December 02, 2016

Tamara Arbib, co-founder of Rebel Kitchen, shares the story behind her healthy, organic food brand.

Art Was My Escape, and Later Became My Path to Entrepreneurship
By Nicole Fallon | November 29, 2016

Bridgette Mayer discovered art at age 5, and used it as an escape from an abusive childhood. Later, it became the means for her to start her own business.

Feeding the Entrepreneurial Fire: From Firefighters to Restaurateurs
By Nicole Fallon | November 24, 2016

Chris Sorensen and his brother Robin had always dreamed of being entrepreneurs. In 1994, they gave up their careers as firefighters to launch a sub restaurant empire.

Entrepreneurial Launch Code: Learn the Keys to Success
By Joel N. Sussman | November 23, 2016

Some people are born with a knack for entrepreneurship, but can the skills needed to launch a startup be taught? These experts think so.

My Company Used Instagram to Sell More Than a Dozen Franchises
By Nicole Fallon | November 22, 2016

Local Door Coupons was looking to become a franchise. A lucky partnership with an Instagram star helped them lock in more than a dozen new franchisees.

How to Start a T-Shirt Business
By Pamela S. Stevens | November 17, 2016

Thinking about getting into the T-shirt industry? Here's what you need to know about starting your own online business.

Small Business Snapshot: Bumkins
By Nicole Fallon | November 17, 2016

Jakki Liberman, founder and president of Bumkins, shares the story behind her baby and parenting product business.

Slow and Steady Growth Improves Tech Startups' Long Term Success
By Adam Uzialko | November 15, 2016

It might be tempting to boost your startup early out of the gates, but strategically building your product to fit the market is key to long term viability and success.

Balance, Not Burnout: Why I Give My Team 30 Days Paid Vacation Per Year
By Nicole Fallon | November 15, 2016

Monique Tatum left her corporate 9-to-5 behind to start her own marketing and PR firm. She vowed to give her own employees the work-life balance they deserve.

Small Business Snapshot: VivoAquatics
By Nicole Fallon | November 11, 2016

Willan Johnson, CEO of VivoAquatics, shares the story behind his aquatic management business.

The State of Small Business: South Carolina
By Adam Uzialko | November 08, 2016

What is it like doing business in South Carolina? Business News Daily interviewed small business owners, lenders and development organizations to find out.

When Life Said 'No,' I Said 'Yes' to New Opportunities
By Nicole Fallon | November 04, 2016

Despite a series of family tragedies and a layoff, Jane King bounced back and founded a now-successful media company.

My Mission: Crafting a Better World Through a Better Corporate Culture
By Nicole Fallon | November 01, 2016

Pepe Piperno, who worked his way up from retail employee to company owner, bought a struggling A.C. Moore five years ago and transformed the culture completely.

8 Fun Businesses Started Just for Kids
By Adam Uzialko | October 26, 2016

Kids and parents alike will love these businesses that offer everything from art classes to fitness clubs for children and young adults.

10 Unique Food Trucks Serving Up Business Inspiration
By Adam Uzialko | October 13, 2016

These food trucks are dishing out more than just good food — entrepreneurs can learn a lot from their creativity, too.

Rejecting Rejection: A Smart Proposal Got Me Into an Accelerator Program
By Nicole Fallon | October 13, 2016

When Mike Neilson, founder of Switcheroo, applied to a hardware accelerator program, he was rejected. He made a smart proposal to change their minds.

The State of Small Business: South Dakota
By Adam Uzialko | October 11, 2016

What is it like doing business in South Dakota? Business News Daily interviewed small business owners, lenders and development organizations to find out.

Does Your Business Need an Advisory Board?
By Nicole Fallon | October 08, 2016

Fast-growth companies often create an advisory board to help guide them. Does your business need one?

The State of Small Business: Nebraska
By Adryan Corcione | October 04, 2016

What's it like to own a small business in Nebraska? To find out, Business News Daily asked real entrepreneurs there.

Surviving Cancer Helped Me Find My Passion for Organic Nutrition
By Nicole Fallon | October 04, 2016

When Dr. Andrew Abraham was just 17, he was diagnosed with cancer. During his recovery, he learned about organic nutrition, which later inspired him to start his company, Orgain.

Diving into the Deep End as a Swim School Franchise Owner
By Shannon Gausepohl | September 18, 2016

Rita Goldberg, CEO and founder of British Swim School, took a chance in the 80s overseas and eventually franchised her business in America.

The State of Small Business: West Virginia
By Adam Uzialko | September 15, 2016

What is it like doing business in West Virginia? Business News Daily interviewed small business owners, lenders and development organizations to find out.