on September 11, 2012
Don’t have enough time to take care of necessary yet mundane tasks? You could hire an intern, but that seems like such a hassle — because you’ll have to train him. A better option may be to enlist one of several new services that offer temporary help wit…Read » Views: 1,602
on August 22, 2012
Pooja Sankar’s son is less than two months old, but the founder and CEO of Piazza is already back at work.
With the summer ending and students getting ready to return to school, Sankar is busy updating and managing Piazza, an online space where college st…Read » Views: 1,667
on July 23, 2012
More than ever, consumers are relying on their smartphones to point them toward the best deals in town on the fly. For small-business owners, that means an opportunity to get them in the door when they’re already nearby.
Nearly half of all U.S. adults now o…Read » Views: 2,258
on July 3, 2012
Industry conferences can be an exhilarating — and intense — few days, packed with inspiring panels, workshops, and keynotes, not to mention networking over cocktails. However, these events can be exhausting, too, which can make it easy to lose momentum onc…Read » Views: 1,465
on May 30, 2012
Can adopting fair trade practices lead to better business? Paul Rice thinks so.
Rice is the founder and CEO of Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit that inspects and monitors products under the Fair Trade Certified label. Rice started the group more than a dozen years…Read » Views: 1,812
on April 19, 2012
On Squeeze In’s Pinterest page, the family-owned restaurant business already has 12 boards and 263 pins — from photographs of sumptuous breakfasts to scenic shots of the Lake Tahoe area, where it operates three restaurants in Reno, Nev., and Truckee, Calif…Read » Views: 3,905
on April 2, 2012
When it comes to soups, cereals, and crackers, U.S. consumers may choose among dozens of retail products. Most chain grocers stock big-name brands, such as Kraft, Kellogg’s, and Campbell’s. So, how does a smaller brand, such as Annie’s, compete?
Since its f…Read » Views: 3,406
on January 23, 2012
You don’t have to party like it’s 1999 — after all, most of those dot-com startups crashed and burned — but hosting a gala can boost business on various fronts. The festivities may raise awareness of your company, attract new customers, reward loyal fa…Read » Views: 1,722