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Ask the expert: Developing new products

Ask the expert: Developing new products

09/23/16 10:09AM

Should a business owner develop new products on his own or turn to another company for help? Let’s ask the expert. Serial entrepreneur Sonia Kapadia is an angel investor and the co-founder of Little Global Chefs. watch

Elevator pitch: Lucky Iron Fish

Elevator pitch: Lucky Iron Fish

09/23/16 10:07AM

The creator of Lucky Iron Fish has big aspirations. He’d like to see the end of iron deficiency around the world. Let’s find out if our panelists take the bait. Here’s their advice. watch

Top tip: Clear your slate

Top tip: Clear your slate

09/23/16 10:07AM

Jeffrey Hayzlett, the head of The Hayzlett Group, has this advice for making time for yourself even when your schedule is jammed. watch

Floral Rearrangement: Hitting A Rough Patch

Floral Rearrangement: Hitting A Rough Patch

09/23/16 10:07AM

When things are falling apart at your business, how much do you tell your employees or customers? Can you share too much? These are the questions the founder of a San Francisco flower company had to ask when he and his staff were at a crosswords, and they had to re-think the way they do business. watch

5 ways to include live video on social media

5 ways to include live video on social media

09/23/16 10:02AM

Adding live streaming to your social media campaigns is one way to separate you from your competitors. From Snapchat to Instagram stories, here are five ways you can integrate live video into your marketing from YFS Magazine. watch

Is the IRS targeting small businesses?

Is the IRS targeting small businesses?

09/23/16 10:02AM

The “random” audits of small businesses and their owners may not be so random after all. A new study suggests that small businesses may be targeted for a greater number of audits. Congressman Steve Chabot, a Republican from Ohio and the chair of the House Small Business Committee, talks about the investigation. watch

5 ways to market your business offline

5 ways to market your business offline

09/16/16 09:03AM

It’s easy to forget traditional marketing techniques when so many business owners are focusing on their mobile and digital efforts. If you’re looking for other options, here are five effective, offline branding strategies from Entrepreneur.com. watch

Top tip: Pivot fast and early

Top tip: Pivot fast and early

09/16/16 09:03AM

Serial entrepreneur Christiane Lemieux, the founder and CEO of Cloth & Company, explains why you must be willing to make changes early in the life of your small business. watch

Which candidate is better for small business?

Which candidate is better for small business?

09/16/16 09:03AM

As the race for president enters its final weeks, both candidates will be talking about issues that affect small business owners. William Dunkelberg, chief economist at the NFIB, and USA Today columnist Rhonda Abrams talk about whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be better for small business. watch

Elevator pitch: PhishTrain

Elevator pitch: PhishTrain

09/09/16 11:01AM

PhishTrain is a web-based cyber security tool that may help block hackers from infiltrating your computer. Let’s find out if our panel thinks it’s a valid deterrent and can protect customers. watch

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JJ Ramberg is the host of MSNBC’s Your Business, the only television show dedicated to issues affecting small business owners. Now in its seventh season, the program has profiled hundreds of small business owners and offered advice from countless business experts and investors. Ramberg is a regular contributor to The TODAY Show about small business and financial issues. She's also co-author of the book "It's Your Business," which offers tips and advice based on stories from the show.

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