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Branding advice for a struggling business...

Branding advice for a struggling business owner

03/24/17 09:36AM

The owner of Ellis Island Tropical Tea told us about some of the challenges she’s facing with issues like price and distribution. Jeffrey Hayzlett, the head of The Hayzlett Group, and Peter Shankman, the founder of Shankminds Breakthrough, have this feedback about ways to improve the operation. watch

Top tip: Don’t be afraid to fail

Top tip: Don’t be afraid to fail

03/24/17 09:36AM

Peter Shankman, the founder of Shankminds Breakthrough, explains why entrepreneurs need to embrace their failures instead of being potentially paralyzed by them. watch

Motown makeover: Ellis Island Tropical Tea

Motown makeover: Ellis Island Tropical Tea

03/24/17 09:36AM

Nailah Ellis-Brown wants to grow her regional beverage company into a national brand. The founder of Ellis Island Tropical Tea in Detroit says she’s absolutely determined to succeed. She emailed us about her dream, and now, she’s getting a small business makeover. watch

5 hi-tech ways to market your content

5 hi-tech ways to market your content

03/24/17 09:36AM

Great content marketing is about the right mix of strategy, creation and distribution. When you get it’s right, it’s a win-win. Here are five great tech tips for effective content marketing from Entrepreneur.com. watch

A former party promoter is saving the...

A former party promoter is saving the world from dirty water

03/21/17 01:43PM

More than 600 million people around the world don't have access to clean water. A former New York party promoter decided he would tackle this crisis by working with local experts and community members to identify potential solutions. Founder Scott Harrison tells us how he turned Charity:Water from an idea into a fast growing organization. watch

Top tip: Be nimble

Top tip: Be nimble

03/17/17 11:28AM

Serial entrepreneur Christiane Lemieux, the founder of Cloth and Company, says you have to nimble when it comes to running your business because the unexpected can happen at any moment. watch

Collettey’s Cookies: A sweet story of success

Collettey’s Cookies: A sweet story of success

03/17/17 11:28AM

Down Syndrome may have prevented Collette Divitto from getting a job, but it didn't stop her from starting her own company. Her mission now is to grow Collettey's Cookies so that she can hire other capable people with disabilities. Everyone in the cookie business from Mrs. Fields to Kathleen King, the founder of Tate's, is rooting... watch

Elevator pitch: Karma Organic Nail Polish

Elevator pitch: Karma Organic Nail Polish

03/17/17 11:28AM

Do you know how many chemicals you might be exposed to during a manicure or pedicure? The founder of Karma Organic Nail Polish says the services are more toxic than you think. That’s why he created nail polishes that are safe for people like pregnant women, children, cancer patients and allergy sufferers. Let’s find out if our panelists think he... watch

Will proposed changes to health care...

Will proposed changes to health care affect small business?

03/17/17 11:28AM

The Republican push to replace The Affordable Care Act is getting mixed reviews. As the GOP tries to drum up support for the American Health Care Act, small and medium-sized business owners want to know how they’ll be impacted. John Arensmeyer with the Small Business Majority and Kevin Kuhlman with the NFIB tell us what the future may have in... watch

4 ways your small business can save money

4 ways your small business can save money

03/10/17 09:58AM

Business owners typically have a tough time getting ahead. You may have a great product and great customers, but it may still be hard to keep your financials in order. Amanda Steinberg, the founder and CEO of DailyWorth, has 4 ways your company can save money. watch

The CEO of Perdue has these 5 tips for growth

The CEO of Perdue has these 5 tips for growth

03/10/17 09:58AM

When Arthur Perdue started his company in 1920, he only sold eggs. Today, Perdue is one of the largest American producers of chicken, and the business is still in the family. We speak with Arthur’s grandson Jim Perdue about the importance of getting face time and why the cluck stops here in this Learning from the Pros. watch

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