July 29, 2015


courageous leaders

10 Tips to Start a Small Business from Nothing

A new documentary series from Vox Creative highlights the stories of some successful entrepreneurs who were able to start a small business from nothing, essentially. The series explains how they made it from the financial doldrums and how you can emulate that success.


This Company is Creating Operas with a Fresh Perspective

A U.S. opera house is taking a non-traditional approach to marketing a truly vintage art form. Apotheosis Opera is using modern technology to market its new take on operas. And the company is succeeding in large part because its new spin actually clues viewers in on the storylines.


SuccessLab Founder Builds Community on Collaboration

Beth Cochran is a successful startup owner but says she felt like she was operating in a silo. That's when she decided to start SuccessLab, which she compares to a support group for other entrepreneurs in an interview with Small Business Trends.


10 Business Ideas for the Summer

Summertime means fun in the sun for a lot of people. But it's also a time that's teeming with seasonal small business opportunities. Check out this list of business ideas for the summer.

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A Willingness to Travel the World Has Helped This Entrepreneur Succeed

Have you always wanted to be a globe trotting entrepreneur? Then listen to the story of Kisha Mays. Mays is a business development consultant and founder of Just Fearless. She regularly travels the world to work with her many clients on global business branding. Here's how she manages her company on the go.


Are These Mistakes Plaguing Your Startup’s WiFi Usage?

Offering a free WiFi connection to your customers could prove to be a real boon to business. However, you could potentially commit one of several fatal errors that could end up causing that decision to backfire.

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How to Pick the Best Business Partner for You

If you're going into business with another person or company, who you choose is a very important decision. The results could be long lasting, either good or bad. Here are 5 tips to picking the best business partner for your needs.

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Breast Cancer Survivor Creates Niche Lingerie Line

No one really understands the wants and needs of cancer survivors like someone who has gone through the experience themselves. Dana Donofree founded AnaOno, a lingerie line made especially for breast cancer survivors, as a result of her first hand experience with the disease.


What the Wright Brothers Can Teach You About Management

In the beginning, Wilbur and Orville Wright were hands on inventors -- and hands on entrepreneurs. But gradually over time they had to delegate. Most small business owners must do the same. Here is what you can learn from the Wright Brothers' success.