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Top tip: Target the right investors

Top tip: Target the right investors

12/02/16 09:28AM

Richard Kerby, vice president of venture capital and private equity firm Venrock, tells us why you need to do your homework to find out which investors might be the best match for your small business. watch

Elevator pitch: GloCoat

Elevator pitch: GloCoat

12/02/16 09:28AM

If you’re a dog owner, you know how hard it can be to walk your pet in the dark. Today’s elevator pitcher says she has a way to protect your dog. Let’s find out if our judges fall in puppy love with GloCoat. watch

What affect will Donald Trump have on...

What affect will Donald Trump have on small business?

12/02/16 09:25AM

From tax and immigration reform to health care and trade policies, President-Elect Donald Trump’s plans will inevitably have an effect on small businesses nationwide. Republican Congressman Steve Chabot of Ohio, the chair of the House Small Business Committee, tells us what entrepreneurs can expect in 2017. watch

Dog and cat cafés: A unique take on animal...

Dog and cat cafés: A unique take on animal shelters

12/02/16 09:25AM

Pet cafes have been all the rage in Asia, but in the United States, strict health regulations and zoning laws got in the way. Two driven entrepreneurs, who believed anything is possible, braved all of the red tape and used their social mission as leverage to open minds and successfully grow their companies. watch

5 ways to protect social media from hackers

5 ways to protect social media from hackers

12/02/16 09:25AM

Small businesses depend on social media to get the word out about their companies. It’s extremely important to keep your accounts safe from hackers. Here are five ways you can avoid putting your brand’s social media accounts at risk from Entrepreneur.com. watch

Small biz stars: Kurt Russell

Small biz stars: Kurt Russell

12/02/16 09:25AM

As comfortable as he is in front of the camera, actor Kurt Russell is equally at home getting his hands dirty working in the fields for his wine label. He tells us how his love of wine grew from a hobby to owning GoGi Wines. watch

The transformation of downtown LA

The transformation of downtown LA

11/18/16 10:01AM

Small business owners play a key role in helping revitalize main streets in their communities. One area that has undergone a dramatic transformation is downtown Los Angeles. MSNBC’s JJ Ramberg and her father tour the area to see how the area has evolved since she used to visit her dad’s office. watch

What is co-shopping?

What is co-shopping?

11/18/16 10:01AM

Shopping with friends and family, better known co-shopping, can be fun around the holidays, and it can even be good for small business owners too. Financial planner and money strategist Justin Krane has these tips for getting creative and boosting sales by encouraging customers to shop together. watch

Your dollars can help local businesses thrive

Your dollars can help local businesses thrive

11/18/16 09:58AM

Beyond giving our main streets their charm, improving public spaces and offering us more choices, small, independently-owned companies drive local economies. Here’s a breakdown about the benefits of spending locally from the American Independent Business Alliance. watch

10 ways to promote Small Business Saturday

10 ways to promote Small Business Saturday

11/18/16 09:58AM

How do you get your community to shop local on Small Business Saturday? Here are ten ways small business owners can capitalize on this national event from the American Independent Business Alliance. watch

The SBA chief wants you to shop small

The SBA chief wants you to shop small

11/18/16 09:58AM

Local, state and federal officials are spreading the word about the shop local movement. They are throwing their support behind Small Business Saturday. SBA chief Maria Contreras-Sweet tells us what her organization is doing to get ready to back our country’s entrepreneurs. watch

Main Street USA: Welcome to Half Moon Bay, CA

Main Street USA: Welcome to Half Moon Bay, CA

11/18/16 09:57AM

Half Moon Bay is a beautiful seaside village with breathtaking views of the California coastline. The area is an escape for residents of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Some of the community’s small business owners tell us how this village thrives and remains relevant to visitors by never losing sight of its history. 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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