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Investing in young entrepreneurs venturing...

Investing in young entrepreneurs venturing America

10/27/16 02:17PM

A group of young, aspiring small business owners are hoping to launch their companies in cities that need revitalization. With some help from “Venture For America,” recent college graduates are given a house, an office and a little money so that they can concentrate on getting their businesses off the ground while creating new jobs and... watch

Flat broke flatware: Born out of bankruptcy

Flat broke flatware: Born out of bankruptcy

10/27/16 02:17PM

Small business owners are survivors. Two entrepreneurs chose to fight for their company even after it went bankrupt. Rather than turning off the lights and leaving the keys on the desk, they chose the long and hard path of reorganization. They had a hunch and a strategy, and so they went with it by launching a brand during Chapter 11. watch

Tips to avoid hijacking the hiring process

Tips to avoid hijacking the hiring process

10/27/16 02:17PM

The goal of the hiring process is to find the best candidate for the job, but we can often trip ourselves up without even realizing it. You may be hijacking the process because we don’t really get to know the interviewee. Susan David, a psychologist at Harvard and the CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, tells us how to conduct better job interviews. watch

Elevator Pitch: iSow.com

iSow: Exchange gifts for goals on birthdays and holidays

10/21/16 09:31AM

A Mom turned entrepreneur designed a website called iSow which enables young people to use birthday, holidays and other gift-giving moments to register for goals instead of goods. Let’s see if our panelists want to see this business grow. watch

Learning from the pros: Columbia...

Tips from Columbia Sportswear CEO on business opportunities

10/21/16 09:31AM

This global sportswear company is synonymous with staying warm, dry, cool and protected while enjoying the outdoors. We talk with the third generation President and CEO of Columbia Sportswear, who talks about importance of being open to all opportunities and how adding his “Tough Mom” into their marketing campaigns helped to add a personality to... watch

Small biz growth: Using a founder’s mentality

Small biz growth: Using a founder’s mentality

10/21/16 09:29AM

Why are some companies better at innovating, while others slow down and fall behind on the innovation curve? Chris Zook, a Partner at Bain & Company, explains how the difference could trace back to the fundamental use of a founder’s mentality. watch

A costume shop excels at predicting...

Small business predicts most popular Halloween costumes

10/21/16 09:29AM

“What to wear for Halloween?” We met with the owner of a long-running family costume shop in Phoenix who along with her amazing staff can predict at the beginning of the year, what Halloween merchandise will sell before you can say Boo! watch

Top Tip: Partner with people that bring...

Top Tip: Partner with people that bring diverse opinions

10/21/16 09:29AM

Larry Cheng, Managing Partner at Volition Capital LLC tells us why small business owners should embrace diversity and surround themselves with a variety of people, from employees to investors who bring a variety of opinions, but shared values. watch

Top Tip: Turning a 'no' into an...

Top Tip: Turning a 'no' into an opportunity for improvement

10/21/16 09:29AM

Janet Kraus is an Angel Investor, Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School, as well as Co-Founder and CEO of the lingerie company called Peach; she explains why a customer’s “no” can actually help you to make better business decisions. watch

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Financial journalist, author and entrepreneur JJ Ramberg focuses on issues and opportunities for businesses across the United States. She highlights important matters that affect business leaders, and offers news, guidance, and insider tips to help them optimize growth, get work done and achieve success. Since its inception, the program has profiled hundreds of businesses to highlight how they have overcome challenges while also offering insightful interviews with business experts and... read more

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