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Shark whisperer: Swimming with sharks

Shark whisperer: Swimming with sharks

06/28/15 03:27PM

The sharks in one small business owner’s life aren’t investors. They’re the real thing! A few years ago, Ocean Ramsey had an idea to introduce people to the animals she loves. Today, she’s got a thriving business. watch

Strength in numbers: Entrepreneurs team up

Strength in numbers: Entrepreneurs team up

06/28/15 07:37AM

June 28, 2015: It takes a little something extra to get someone to come to your small business instead of going to a big brand. That’s why some small, independent real estate companies joined forces to compete against more recognizable names. watch

Brand new bag: A Your Business makeover

Brand new bag: A Your Business makeover

06/21/15 03:44PM

Janet Goodman started her business after solving a problem for herself. She needed a bag to hold her medical supplies and everyday stuff. Unfortunately, Janet’s not making any money. That’s why our team of experts gave Yadabags a Your Business makeover. watch

Cosmetic changes: Lobbying on Capitol Hill

Cosmetic changes: Lobbying on Capitol Hill

06/14/15 06:04PM

While some small business owners complain about government regulation, one entrepreneur wants more rules. The founder of a cosmetics and skin care company says her industry needs to protect customers from toxins in everyday products. watch

Elevator pitch: Independence Day Clothing

Elevator pitch: Independence Day Clothing

06/14/15 07:48AM

Children with autism or other special needs now have an easier time getting dressed. A new line of clothes that’s both versatile and fashionable is making it possible. Let’s find out what our panel thinks of Independence Day Clothing. watch

Crime cleanup: Creating a positive spin

Crime cleanup: Creating a positive spin

06/08/15 10:48AM

Marketing is tough for businesses that clean up crime scenes or the homes of hoarders. How can you put a positive spin on it and get customers to trust and hire you? The founder of one small business says she had to focus on her marketing. watch

Team sales: Hiring reps to sell your brand

Team sales: Hiring reps to sell your brand

05/31/15 03:35PM

Once you get a client’s attention, do you know how to seal the deal? The founder of a skin care business discovered that the best way to sell his brand was to turn to a big business model. He hired sales reps to get his product into medical offices... watch

Winning sales secrets

Winning sales secrets

05/31/15 03:35PM

The owners of businesses both big and small have great sales advice. That’s why we went back to pick some of the best tips for selling your product or service that we’ve gotten from some top-notch entrepreneurs. watch

Entrepreneurs eMerge in Miami

Entrepreneurs eMerge in Miami

05/18/15 10:49AM

The city of Miami was transformed into a major tech hub at the eMerge Americas Conference. Attendees learned about disrupting and innovating with investors, accelerators, educators and tech talent. watch

Small data could equal big profits

Small data could equal big profits

05/18/15 10:48AM

Everyone who runs a company is collecting data, but not many entrepreneurs are looking at it. The owner of a lunch shop in California used her data to help increase cash flow and decrease supply costs. watch

A family affair: Mom is employee #1

A family affair: Mom is employee #1

05/10/15 01:15PM

Cristina Sheldon and her mother Linda Vitiello have always been close. That’s why it seemed natural for Linda to start helping her daughter when she launched her jewelry company. Neither of them ever guessed that Linda would become the brand’s top... watch

Family-owned funding & keeping the peace

Family-owned funding & keeping the peace

05/10/15 01:13PM

Howdy Holmes, the president and CEO of Chelsea Milling Company, and Wayne Rivers, the president and co-founder of The Family Business Institute, answer viewer questions about getting funding for family-owned businesses and keeping the peace with family... watch

Supply & demand: A vertical supply chain

Supply & demand: A vertical supply chain

05/03/15 06:29PM

Reno chef Mark Estee is a force to be reckoned with. He isn’t shy about sharing his past failures or recent successes. His current excitement is about implementing a supply chain to vertically integrate his restaurants. watch

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About Your Business

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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