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Small biz disruptor: LegalZoom

Small biz disruptor: LegalZoom

04/29/16 11:38AM

The founders of LegalZoom had a vision for disrupting the legal industry. The company has come a long way since it started in 2001 by helping people create their own official documents. We sat down with the company’s CEO John Suh to talk about innovation and the importance of boundaries when being a disruptor. watch

Celebrating National Small Business Week

Celebrating National Small Business Week

04/29/16 11:35AM

All this week, communities around the country are celebrating the contributions of America’s small businesses. The theme of National Small Business Week is “dream big, start small.” Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, highlights some of this week’s events. watch

5 ways to work on a business trip

5 ways to work on a business trip

04/29/16 11:33AM

Your job never ends. As any entrepreneur knows, you have to be able to work in a variety of conditions.. Here are five ways to take care of business when you’re on the road from Inc.com. watch

Business war chest: Small biz tools

Business war chest: Small biz tools

04/29/16 11:33AM

There are so many online tools that can be assets to your small business, but which ones actually deliver? We asked our viewers to help out. Here are some of the small business tools they rely on most. watch

Small biz superhero: Customized capes

Small biz superhero: Customized capes

04/29/16 11:31AM

Sometimes a business idea that you thought was a sure thing fails to take off. That was the situation one entrepreneur faced when his superhero costume company wasn’t bringing in sales. His decision to listen to his customers, who wanted the opportunity to design their own looks, now has this small business flying high. watch

Ask the Expert: Creating a business plan

Ask the Expert: Creating a business plan

04/22/16 11:27AM

Need to write a business plan for your startup? What should you do or where can you go to find an expert to help you with the outline? Let’s ask the expert. Steve Strauss is the Senior Small Business Columnist at USA Today. watch

Elevator Pitch: Ring Weeder

Elevator Pitch: Ring Weeder

04/22/16 11:24AM

Spring is here and weeds will soon be unwelcome guests in your yard. That’s why our Elevator Pitcher has come up with a tool he calls The Ring Weeder, which gets right to the root of the matter. Let’s see if our Panelists really dig his idea. watch

5 best performance indicators

5 best performance indicators

04/22/16 11:24AM

If you’re not accurately measuring your company’s progress you could risk a chance to improve the performance of your business. Here are some key indicators that can help determine how well your business is doing, courtesy of VentureBurn.com. watch

Keeping politics out of the office

Keeping politics out of the office

04/22/16 11:22AM

How should small business owners deal with members of their staff who want to talk politics with co-workers? David Lewis, the President & CEO of OperationsInc provides advice on managing a culture of openness and keeping political rhetoric in check. watch

Top Tip: Say no to FOMO

Top Tip: Say no to FOMO

04/22/16 11:20AM

Patrick McGinnis, a Venture Capitalist and Private Equity Investor who founded Dirigo Advisors tells small business owners to focus only on actions that can drive your business forward and don’t try everything for Fear-Of-Missing-Out. watch

Top Tip: When WalMart calls

Top Tip: When WalMart calls

04/22/16 11:19AM

Les McKeown, the Founder, President and CEO of Predictable Success tells us how important it is to manage business deals with massive accounts right from the start. Beware, he says that one big super-contract can literally make or break you. watch

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