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6 Great Business Ideas For Entrepreneurs
By Business News Daily Editor | October 09, 2012

If you are looking for a great business idea, search no further. Here are six small business ideas we hope will inspire you to start a business of your own.

Is It Folly to Follow Your Passion?
By Ned Smith | October 01, 2012

Passion is not something that you follow; it's something you cultivate

Pinterest Marketing Not Gaining Traction Among Businesses
By Business News Daily Editor | August 22, 2012

Despite proof that it's a great marketing tool for businesses, most are still shying away from using the social media site. Here are some tips for giving it a try.

Jersey Shore: One Family's Boardwalk Empire
By Business News Daily Editor | August 16, 2012

Chills, thrills and a few spills later, Morey's Piers is still going strong at the Jersey shore.

Want to Start a Business? 10 Signs You've Got What It Takes
By Chad Brooks | August 09, 2012

Some people are just born with what it takes to start a business. Here are 10 signs you were born to be an entrepreneur.

10 Former Olympians: Where Are They Now?
By Chad Brooks | August 01, 2012

Their athletic success was just the beginning. Today, these athletes are entrepreneurs in all sorts of fields.

Ann Taylor Brand Recruits for Perfect 'Fit'
By Jeanette Mulvey | July 18, 2012

With a constant need for employees, Ann Inc. has to do more than brand its products. It has to brand its work environment, too.

Louisville Slugger's Unlikely Home Run
By Business News Daily Editor | July 08, 2012

Louisville Slugger has become one of the most iconic and well-recognized brands in the country since carving their first bat in the late 1800's.

American Made: Five Companies Bucking the Outsourcing Trend
By Jeanette Mulvey | June 26, 2012

Staying local isn’t easy, but it’s worth it, they say.

Zippo Success Still Burns Bright 80 Years Later
By Business News Daily Editor | June 24, 2012

More than eight decades after starting, Zippo has become one of the most iconic brands in the world. What can you learn from their story?

Turning Minor League Baseball Teams Into Major Success
By Business News Daily Editor | June 17, 2012

Peter Kirk was able to turn his passion for minor league baseball into a career. He now owns four minor league teams; find out what you can learn from him to help yourself make your passion your...

LeBron vs. Durant: What's Your Work Style?
By Business News Daily Editor | June 13, 2012

How's your work game?

How Smashburger Built a Better Burger
By Business News Daily Editor | June 10, 2012

Smashburger was named the "Most Promising Company in America" earlier this year by Forbes Magazine. Find out what your business can learn from their story.

Low-Cost Franchises Rise in Popularity
By Ned Smith | June 02, 2012

Say the word “franchise,” and what comes to mind for most people are those fast-food chains. But that’s not where the franchise action is.

For NJ Resort Entrepreneur Summer Is High Season
By Business News Daily Editor | May 26, 2012

Curtis Bashaw thinks that success in business is all about two things. Find out what they are and what other entrepreneurs can take away from his story.

How Sizzler Got Its Sizzle Back
By Business News Daily Editor | May 12, 2012

In 15 years, Sizzler went from filing from bankruptcy protection to $300 million in sales. What can you learn from their turnaround?

The Customer is Always Right at Stew Leonard's
By Ned Smith | May 02, 2012

Customer service reigns supreme at Stew Leonard's, a micro-chain of fresh-food stores within a stone's throw of New York City in suburban and exurban New York and Connecticut.

Dylan Lauren Turns Her Love of Candy into a Sweet Success
By Business News Daily Editor | April 15, 2012

As the daughter of Ralph Lauren, Dylan Lauren had the pedigree for success, but it took much more than that to turn her own venture into a success.

10 Google Tricks for Taking Your Local Business Digital
By Business News Daily Editor | March 21, 2012

Are you leveraging the power of Google?

Perez Hilton Rethinks His Brand of Celebrity Gossip
By Jeanette Mulvey | March 15, 2012

Perez Hilton has some new ideas about the way he wants to bring celebrity news to the world. So far, it's working out just fine.

6 Franchises Poised for Big Growth
By Business News Daily Editor | March 09, 2012

If you want to get into the franchise business, here's what's looking promising for 2012 and beyond.

Celebs Help Kids Product Company Beatrix Go Global
By Business News Daily Editor | March 02, 2012

What can you learn from New York based company?

Business Advice from Uncle Al ... (Capone, That Is)
By Jeanette Mulvey | February 18, 2012

Before you laugh, just remember, just because it ended badly, doesn't mean the infamous "business" man didn't know what he was doing.

Stuffed Cupcake Company Wows Oprah and Rachael Ray
By Business News Daily Editor | February 17, 2012

Just what is a stuffed cupcake and what can you learn from one?

The Best Shopping Cart Software for Your Business
By Business News Daily Editor | February 04, 2012

Creating a business can be a daunting task, particularly an online business where your competition is equally available with just a few clicks.

Walmart Deal Shapes Success for Eyebrow Threading Entrepreneur
By Business News Daily Editor | January 22, 2012

Although Vas Maniatis has started several successful businesses, the one business venture that taught him the most about future success was the one that ultimately ended before it ever really started.

Change of (Business) Plan: Adapting to the Times
By Business News Daily Editor | January 15, 2012

Just because your company is good at sticking to its original business plan doesn't mean you're not eventually going to have to change. Here are three companies that had to change with the times and...

Hometown Girl Turned Cupcake Diva
By Business News Daily Editor | January 15, 2012

At a most unlikely moment, a Pennsylvania mom transforms herself into a successful cupcake entrepreneur.

12 Laws That Will Affect Your Business in 2012
By Business News Daily Editor | December 29, 2011

Are you ready to make the changes required by new government regulation?

The 10 Biggest PR Disasters of the Year
By Chad Brooks | December 28, 2011

From Netflix to Abercrombie and Fitch, it was an entertaining year in the world of image management.