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This tight knit business won’t sell its...

This tight knit business won’t sell its yarn online

04/07/17 08:53AM

Many entrepreneurs are embracing the internet to boost sales, but not everyone is doing it. The owner of a yarn store in Alexandria, VA refuses to set up shop online because it’s not how she wants to run her business. She prefers to interact with her customers on the phone, by email or face to face any day of the week instead of managing her... watch

President Trump meets women small business...

President Trump meets women small business owners

03/31/17 09:37AM

President Donald Trump says that supporting small businesses owned by women is a priority in his administration. In a meeting with female entrepreneurs from around the country, he pledged to help them overcome barriers. Shirley Perry, the owner of HydroTech, and Jessica Johnson-Cope, the owner of Johnson Security Bureau, tell us what was discussed. watch

Launching the company Little Passports...

Launching the company Little Passports with very little cash

03/31/17 09:37AM

Securing venture capital seemed like the only way to go for the founders of a monthly subscription company for kids called Little Passports. These best friends thought their idea had legs. They would send a suitcase, passport, stickers and world maps to inspire kids to learn more about the world around them. But the duo, formerly of Ebay, found... watch

Elevator pitch: Hang-O-Matic

Elevator pitch: Hang-O-Matic

03/31/17 09:37AM

Hang-O-Matic is an all-in-one tool for hanging pictures. It measures, acts as a level and marks the wall to make hanging things like your family photos easier. Let’s find out if our panelists are ready to take this tool home. watch

5 podcasts that will inspire all...

5 podcasts that will inspire all entrepreneurs

03/31/17 09:37AM

Listen up! More and more people are listening to podcasts for great ideas about how to grow their companies. After all, a little advice never hurt any of us. If you’re looking for ways to grow your business, we have a some suggestions. Here are five podcasts that will help spark ideas and turn plans into action courtesy of Inc.com. watch

Top tip: Dump the distractions

Top tip: Dump the distractions

03/24/17 09:36AM

Marketing expert Jeffrey Hayzlett, the head of The Hayzlett Group, tells us why you have to show some restraint and not get bogged down by all of the distractions at your company. 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

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

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

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