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MSNBC's "Your Business" and HSN have teamed up for this elevator pitch

HSN elevator pitch: Chrysmela

05/03/18 03:24PM

May 6, 2018: Mayumi Ishii’s company creates high tech earring locks. Chrysmela is already number one in the jewelry space in Japan, and Mayumi would like to match that success in the U.S. Let’s find out if the judges think her pitch is secure enough for HSN. watch

The team at b8ta is watching your shopping habits

This store is studying your shopping habits

05/03/18 03:15PM

May 6, 2018: Does the rise of online shopping mean the death of brick and mortar? Two entrepreneurs aren’t waiting to find out. They’ve developed a new, retail business model that doesn’t depend on sales or stocking inventory, and they still make a profit. At b8ta, they’re actually focused on how customers shop. watch

Advice for advertising on YouTube

Advice for advertising on YouTube

05/03/18 03:15PM

May 6, 2018: Posting video ads online give you the full power of sight, sound and motion to bring your story to life. Kate Stanford, the director of global ad marketing at YouTube, helped launch YouTube Director Onsite, a service that will create a free ad for you if you advertise on the platform. watch

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon on marking National Small Business Week

Celebrate National Small Business Week

04/27/18 11:56AM

April 29, 2018: Be sure to shop and dine local this week. Business owners around the country, along with help from the SBA and Score, are celebrating all that small companies have to offer this week. SBA Administrator Linda McMahon tells us how she will be shining a light on local businesses. watch

HEART's Brian Moak changed the culture at his auto care business

Coming out: Shattering stereotypes in car care

04/27/18 11:49AM

April 29, 2018: Who you are as a person has a lot to do with who you are as a leader. The owner of an auto care company runs his locations based on the principles of authenticity, equality and respect. He says this was largely influenced by his decision to come out at work. watch

Designer Nicole Miller on why you have to keep re-inventing your brand

Learning from the pros: Nicole Miller

04/27/18 11:48AM

April 29, 2018: Iconic designer Nicole Miller has remained unstoppable in the fashion world. Her looks are adored by everyone from Hollywood elite to fans around the globe. Miller opened up about her secrets to staying current in this Learning from the Pros. watch

Caryn Seidman-Becker & Nick Martell  share this advice for business owners

Top tip: Every “no” is an opportunity

04/27/18 11:46AM

April 29, 2018: Every “no” is an opportunity and always ask for one more. These are the top two tips for growing your business. Caryn Seidman-Becker is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of CLEAR, and Nick Martell is the co-founder of MarketSnacks. watch

MSNBC's “Your Business” & HSN have teamed up for this elevator pitch

HSN elevator pitch: Go With Me Chair

04/27/18 11:46AM

April 29, 2018: Kristi Gorinas says she’s got the perfect indoor/outdoor chair for your children. This grandmother says the chair is versatile enough for kids of all ages, and she’s pitching her concept to HSN. Let’s find out if the judges think Kristi’s chair has legs. watch

Les McKeown on hiring a customer service representative

Jump start your customer service team

04/27/18 11:46AM

April 29, 2018: As the founder and CEO of a company, how do you encourage customers to communicate with other employees? Let’s ask the expert. Les McKeown is the founder and CEO of Predictable Success. watch

Jasmine Star tells us how to connect with consumers on Instagram

Getting customers on Instagram

04/19/18 03:40PM

April 22, 2018: Instagram can play a huge part in the success of your business, but what happens if you don’t have a product or service that be photographed easily. Business expert Jasmine Star shares some tips for using the social platform to hook your customers and get them to browse. watch

MVMT is using social media to sell watches directly to consumers

Social influencers can help sales skyrocket

04/19/18 03:40PM

April 22, 2018: A few years ago, using social media for sales and marketing was unfamiliar territory, but today, the tides have turned. The use of social influencers to promote brands is more popular than ever. That’s how the watch company MVMT grew into an $80 million business. They adopted this strategy early in the life of their brand. watch

Patrick McGinnis tells us about investors and growth

Should I grow fast or slow?

04/19/18 03:40PM

April 22, 2018: Should you continue to grow slow with your own money or look at bringing on an investor to grow fast? Let’s ask the expert. Patrick McGinnis is the founder of Dirigo Advisors. watch

Lior Arussy & Phil Town share this advice for business owners

Would Warren Buffett buy your business?

04/19/18 03:38PM

April 22, 2018: You should always take time to think about your next opportunity and run a business that would interest Warren Buffett. These are the top two tips for growing your business this week. Lior Arussy is the founder and president of Strativity Group and investor Phil Town is co-host of “Invested: The Rule Number One Podcast.” watch

“Your Business” & HSN have teamed up for this elevator pitch

HSN elevator pitch: Slick Lizard Designs

04/19/18 03:38PM

April 22, 2018: Lucy Pellegrino says her creation isn’t your ordinary tablet cover. These neoprene sleeves give you 16 different looks in one case. She got the chance to pitch her product to HSN. Let’s find out think if the judges think Lucy is as slick as her product. watch

Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama have all worn work uniforms

Do you need a work uniform?

04/13/18 11:20AM

April 15, 2018: Some very famous CEO’s and even a former president have adopted the idea of a work uniform, but does it make sense for everyone? Would we all get more work done if we didn’t have to think about the clothes we were wearing every day? Let’s find out if it’s an idea we should all consider. watch

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