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College student manages books and Downtown...

College student manages books and Downtown Brookings

11/18/16 09:57AM

While many 20-somethings are going to college or holding down jobs, the main street manager in Brookings, SD is doing both. Elliot Johnson is juggling term papers and exams as well as city council meetings and summer concerts. This senior at South Dakota State University has helped bring downtown in his hometown back to life. watch

Learning from the pros: Hallmark

Learning from the pros: Hallmark

11/11/16 11:23AM

Whether you need a greeting card for a birthday, anniversary or the holidays, the name Hallmark immediately comes to mind. Founded in 1910, it’s the largest manufacturer of cards in the United States. We spoke to Don Hall Jr., the current CEO and grandson of founder Joyce Hall, to get his secrets for success in this Learning from the Pros. watch

Top tip: Combat cyber risks

Top tip: Combat cyber risks

11/11/16 11:19AM

Serial entrepreneur Paul Lewis talks about how you can protect your small business from cyberattacks by being more vigilant about things like passwords and phishing scams. watch

Main Street USA: Revamping Willmar, MN

Main Street USA: Revamping Willmar, MN

11/11/16 11:18AM

The hardware stores and soda shops that many of us associate with small town main streets are gone. Rows of empty storefronts around the country have left residents struggling to figure out how to revitalize their neighborhoods. In Willmar, MN, locals have found inspiration from new arrivals to the community. watch

Elevator pitch: Shaze

Elevator pitch: Shaze

11/11/16 11:18AM

Whether you’re heading to a tailgate party or the beach, today’s elevator pitcher has created a chair that will let you relax in style. Let’s find out if our panelists are ready to sit back, relax and offer him funding. watch

Turning online customers into offline...

Turning online customers into offline shoppers

11/11/16 11:18AM

As a small retailer, what can you do to get your online customers to hop offline, march through your door and get your cash registers ringing this holiday season? Emelyn Northway, co-founder of the women’s clothing company “Of Mercer,” and marketing expert and entrepreneur Stacey Riska talk about strategies for getting more foot traffic at your... watch

Elevator pitch: Aercase

Elevator pitch: Aercase

11/04/16 10:18AM

If you’re an athlete or just a sports fan, you know how bad footwear can smell after being active. Today’s elevator pitchers say they have a product that can help contain the problem. Let’s find out if their business is getting off on the right foot. watch

Will Clinton or Trump be a better small...

Will Clinton or Trump be a better small business president?

11/04/16 10:15AM

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in the final days of their campaigns, and entrepreneurs are paying attention to their messages. Rhett Buttle, the director of business outreach for Hillary Clinton, and Dennis Bradford, the national co-chair of the Trump/Pence Small Business Advisory Council, tell us about the candidates’ plans for America’s... watch

Shopping small: Made In Ohio

Shopping small: Made In Ohio

11/04/16 10:15AM

Two small business owners love their home state of Ohio so much that they’re on a mission to get residents and visitors to support as many local artisans as possible. They’ve done it by taking their case right to their customers. watch

Top tip: Pivots can be personal

Top tip: Pivots can be personal

11/04/16 10:15AM

Colleen DeBaise, contributing editor with Inc. magazine, tells us why more entrepreneurs need to change the way they run their companies to have more of a personal life. watch

From the battlefield to business owner

From the battlefield to business owner

11/04/16 10:15AM

It can be difficult for many veterans to make the transition from the combat zone to an office setting. The process can be overwhelming, which is why this former soldier turned entrepreneur saw an opportunity to make a difference by launching his own company. watch

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