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Top 5 podcasts for business owners

Top 5 podcasts for business owners

11/01/15 02:16PM

Even though you may have launched a successful company, you should still be growing personally. Here are five podcasts to help you keep learning about running a small business from Inc.com. watch

Small business star: Karen Allen

Small business star: Karen Allen

11/01/15 02:13PM

Actress and director Karen Allen has turned her love of designing knitwear into a small business. She tells us how she balances her stage and movie work with running her own store in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. watch

Celebrating small business: Art All Night

Celebrating small business: Art All Night

11/01/15 02:05PM

“Art All Night” is a chance for small business owners and various artists in Washington, DC to come together and encourage customers to shop local. The festival blends culture and commerce in five neighborhoods. The result is a boost in foot traffic, visibility and sales. watch

Small business disruptor: Warby Parker

Small biz disruptor: Warby Parker

10/18/15 01:00PM

Warby Parker disrupted the world of prescription eyewear when it launched as an e-commerce site. Two years ago, the company opened its first store in New York. Since then, they’ve grown to over a dozen locations around the country and are a shining example of how to build a brand. watch

On course: What’s in a name?

On course: What’s in a name?

10/18/15 12:58PM

If you purchase someone else’s business, you inherit everything that comes with it. One entrepreneur decided a name change was in order when he bought a golf course. He knew immediately that the best way to attract new customers was to give his business a new identity. watch

Two Men and a Truck: A franchise on the move

Two Men and a Truck: A franchise on the move

10/11/15 09:58AM

“Two Men and A Truck” isn’t just any moving company. The business is the largest franchised moving company in the country. We talk to founder Mary Ellen Sheets and her daughter Melanie Bergeron, the company’s chair, in this Learning from the Pros. watch

Balancing baby: Taking maternity leave

Balancing baby: Taking maternity leave

10/11/15 09:57AM

When you know everything that’s going on at your company, the idea of stepping aside for months is tough. How do you get your team ready for that? The founders of a beauty company dealt with this issue when they learned that not one but two of them were going to have babies. watch

Business Answers: Working with manufacturers

Business Answers: Working with manufacturers

09/28/15 08:55PM

Larry Broughton, CEO of broughtonHOTELS & CEO of yoogozi.com and Heather Thomson, the Founder of Yummie by Heather Thomson, answer viewer questions about adding to your chain of manufacturers and how to figure out the correct sales tax rate for your business. watch

Elevator Pitch: Flat Out of Heels

Elevator Pitch: Flat Out of Heels

09/28/15 08:52PM

If you’re like most fashionistas, you probably love heels but can only wear them for so long.  Dawn Dickson the Founder of Flat Out of Heels has a solution for stiletto sore feet. Her rollable ballet flats are durable enough for daily wear but compact enough to carry in a clutch purse. Sold both online and in vending machines placed in high... watch

5 TED Talks to improve your leadership skills

5 TED Talks to improve your leadership skills

09/28/15 08:50PM

True leadership is a quality we all wish for especially if you want to run a successful business.  So constantly working on those skills is important.  In this week’s Small Biz Top 5, we give you five different TED talks you should watch to help strengthen your leadership skills, courtesy of Inc.com. watch

Business tip: How to upgrade to chip card...

Business tip: How to upgrade to chip card technology

09/27/15 12:11PM

Starting on Oct. 1 retailers need to switch to the new chip card technology or pay for fraudulent charges. Ramon Ray, Publisher of Smart Hustle Magazine explains what this means for small business owners and how to update your point-of-sales systems. watch

Handling It: Tapping Into a Demand

Handling It: Tapping Into a Demand

09/27/15 09:56AM

All entrepreneurs start out with an idea in mind, but having just one concept could be a hit or miss. Balitmore’s Mark Supik and Company followed its customers who bought beer tap handles, products they didn’t plan on selling, but are now a bestseller. watch

Elevator Pitch: Nicepipes

Elevator Pitch: Nicepipes

09/22/15 01:25PM

As a yoga & fitness instructor, Lisa Binderow who’s now Founder & CEO of nicepipes apparel says it was the cold weather that inspired her to come up with her performance fabric leg and arm warmers. Made with the same awesome fabric as yoga pants, Lisa notes that nicepipes are designed to keep costumers warm where their crops and tops don... 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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