Michael Essany is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on August 6, 2014
Any business navigating the world of social media marketing needs to know how to use hashtags.
What is a hashtag? On Twitter, a hashtag (denoted by the # symbol) turns any word or group of words that directly follow it into a searchable link. This allows us…Read » Views: 5,098
on March 28, 2014
Few global industries are as crowded and cutthroat as coffee, where it can be tough for entrepreneurs to make their mark. But small-business success isn’t impossible, as Todd Reddeman, owner of Mocha My Day, has clearly demonstrated.
His gourmet catering se…Read » Views: 1,367
on March 27, 2014
Some businesses go to the dogs unintentionally. But Shauna Caudill’s operation went there purposefully from the start: The canine-loving entrepreneur turned her passion for pooches into a potentially profitable enterprise in Pittsburgh.
“I have always lov…Read » Views: 1,338
on March 26, 2014
In the fall of 2013, Stacia Guzzo combined her background in teaching with her passion for body care products — from lip balms to clay masks — to launch a small business in Tehachapi, Calif. Since then, Handcrafted Honey Bee has become a popular vendor of …Read » Views: 1,429
on March 25, 2014
Nestled into the scenic agricultural preserve of San Pasqual Valley, Frank Konyn Dairy is a family-run farm with a success story like few others in Southern California today.
“My parents immigrated to this country from Holland, and they got into the dairy b…Read » Views: 1,571
on March 24, 2014
In 2011, while an MBA student at San Diego State University, Jenny Amaraneni was inspired to do more than just start a business. She set out to change the world.
That may sound cliché, but there’s no denying that Amaraneni has already improved the lives of…Read » Views: 1,413
on March 21, 2014
On the eve of her 28th birthday, Dana Donofree was diagnosed with breast cancer. In an instant, her life changed forever.
Although her road to recovery was long and painful, the Philadelphia entrepreneur drew insight from her experience and started a business…Read » Views: 1,384
on March 20, 2014
Serving residents of Kansas City, Mo., with pride and distinction for more than 50 years, Dye’s Appliance is a staple of its community that’s known for helping generations of locals repair their household appliances.
“Our grandfather, who is still here,…Read » Views: 1,336