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Avoiding a ransomware attack

Avoiding a ransomware attack

08/19/16 09:36AM

Hackers are targeting small businesses. The newest threat is ransomware. It’s a type of malware that hijacks your computer system and blocks access to data until you pay up. Dan Hubbard, product chief technical officer at Cisco, tells us how you can avoid getting hacked in the first place. watch

Small biz stars: Venus Williams

Small biz stars: Venus Williams

08/19/16 09:36AM

Venus Williams won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics making her the second tennis player to ever win five medals. Off the court, she’s just as victorious, having started two companies of her own. We spoke with Venus about how she balances her time between tennis and her businesses, and why she’ll never settle for anything less than her best. watch

A fashion startup tries equity crowdfunding

A fashion startup tries equity crowdfunding

08/19/16 09:36AM

Equity crowdfunding gives you the opportunity to sell pieces of your company to people like investors, customers or brand believers. We spoke to the owners of a fashion startup when they took their equity crowdfunding campaign public to find out how it worked. watch

Top tip: Ask for help

Top tip: Ask for help

08/19/16 09:34AM

CNBC Contributor Carol Roth talks about how you can effectively ask for help and get the guidance that you need. watch

5 ways to improve your brand’s credibility

5 ways to improve your brand’s credibility

08/19/16 09:34AM

Your brand is everything, and if your customers don’t think you’re being authentic, they could easily head to the competition. Here are five ways you can improve your brand’s credibility from Entrepreneur.com. watch

Ask the expert: Access to capital

Ask the expert: Access to capital

08/10/16 03:05PM

What are some ways to access capital for your business especially if you’re a minority-owned company? Let’s ask the expert. Melinda Emerson is the founder and president of Quintessence Group. watch

Rapid growth: From competitors to co-workers

Rapid growth: From competitors to co-workers

08/10/16 03:00PM

A friendly rivalry can be good for business, but imagine going head to head with the same competitors year after year and then one day, you're co-workers. That was the case for employees at three whitewater rafting companies that merged in West Virginia. While the decision to join forces was good for business, the owners never realized it... watch

Top five: 5 Ways to engage on Instagram

Top five: 5 Ways to engage on Instagram

08/10/16 03:00PM

If you’re running a very visual business, you should be posting pictures to your Instagram account. How do you increase your views and keep your likes and comments coming? Here are five ways to get the most out of this social platform from Entrepreneur.com. watch

Flying high: This business has taken off

Flying high: This business has taken off

08/10/16 03:00PM

A San Diego business is literally taking off with some help from hydroflight. People are doing flips over oceans, bays and lakes thanks to the water propelled boards that have helped define this new extreme sport. So, how do you turn customers to tap into their adventurous side? We went to California to check out this ride of a lifetime. watch

Winning in a competitive market

Winning in a competitive market

08/05/16 09:19AM

If your company is successful, you can pretty much guarantee that other entrepreneurs are going to try to stake their own claim in your space. Michael Dermer, author of the new book “The Lonely Entrepreneur,” has some ideas for fending off the competition. watch

5 design trends for mobile websites

5 design trends for mobile websites

08/05/16 09:19AM

Your customers are probably using their phones to check out your website. Do you know how your interface looks on the small screen? Here are five design trends that will help you create an appealing mobile platform from Inc.com. watch

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