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Top tip: Embrace failure

Top tip: Embrace failure

12/16/16 10:29AM

Serial entrepreneur and angel investor Howard Love talks about embracing your failures and how that can help you improve the way you run your business. watch

How does the future look for small...

How does the future look for small business in 2017?

12/16/16 10:29AM

This was an uncertain year for small business owners, much of it centered around the presidential election. Since then, the NFIB Small Business Optimism is up and Donald Trump has nominated a new SBA chief. We talk to Dennis Bradford with the Trump/Pence Small Business Advisory Council and Katie Vlietstra with the National Association for the... watch

Learning from the pros: The Elf on the Shelf

Learning from the pros: The Elf on the Shelf

12/16/16 10:29AM

Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts know what it’s like to work with Santa Claus, The sisters, along with their mother Carol, created The Elf on the Shelf, which is now a holiday tradition in many homes. We speak to Chanda and Christa about hiring for where you’re going and why you can’t be everything to everyone in this Learning from the Pros. watch

5 ways to make sure you get paid

5 ways to make sure you get paid

12/16/16 10:29AM

Sometimes customers pay late or not at all. Unfortunately, it's unavoidable and it'll happen to every business owner at some time or another. Luckily, there are ways to make sure this doesn't happen often. Here are five tips for getting paid from Mashable.com. watch

How can I start a business after I retire?

How can I start a business after I retire?

12/09/16 09:37AM

If you’re retired and thinking about getting back into the workforce, how do you determine where there are growth opportunities? Let’s ask the expert. Denise Blasevick is the CEO of The S3 Agency. watch

Top tip: Build your personal brand

Top tip: Build your personal brand

12/09/16 09:37AM

Serial entrepreneur Larry Broughton, the founder and CEO of broughtonHOTELS, talks about the importance of building your own brand as you grow with your business. watch

Top tip: Leapfrog over obstacles

Top tip: Leapfrog over obstacles

12/09/16 09:37AM

Nathalie Molina Niño, the co-founder and CEO of Brava Investments, tells us why you should never give up if you see something standing in your way. Instead, you should leapfrog over those obstacles. watch

Elevator pitch: Mini Melanie

Elevator pitch: Mini Melanie

12/09/16 09:37AM

These treats may leave your mouth watering. Our elevator pitcher has created handmade desserts that may be the perfect way for small business owners to say “thank you” to clients or employees. Let’s find out if our panelists have a sweet tooth. watch

Learning from the pros: Radio Flyer

Learning from the pros: Radio Flyer

12/09/16 09:34AM

The Radio Flyer red classic wagon brings back memories of childhood for generations of people. Founded in 1917, we spoke to third-generation CEO Robert Pasin about this nostalgic brand, which his grandfather started after immigrating from Italy, in this Learning from the Pros. watch

College student manages books and Downtown...

College student manages books and Downtown Brookings

12/09/16 09:34AM

Let’s face it, as small business owners, you’re also salespeople. You need to get people to put money down. Entrepreneur and sales expert Anthony Iannarino has these five tips for what we need to do to close the sale with customers and investors. watch

5 holiday marketing tips to increase sales

5 holiday marketing tips to increase sales

12/09/16 09:34AM

Small business owners pull out all the stops at the end of the year to take advantage of holiday sales. Here are five things you can do to make the fourth quarter as profitable as possible from SmallBizTrends.com. 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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