Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

A Look Behind the Curtains of Family Businesses Everywhere—with Jim Blasingame

Jim Blasingame joins Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner to discuss what it means to be an entrepreneur, to own a small business, and everything in between

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

The Family Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

Founders of new ventures who follow in their family’s business line tend to trounce their rivals.

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Franchises That Don’t Cost a Lot

Here are 15 great franchises that don’t cost much to buy or operate.

Common Threads

In Defense of Brick-and-Mortar Stores: 5 Simple Ideas for Retailer Success

Attention retailers: Stop blaming Amazon because you can’t get it right. It seems there is an announcement about store closures…

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

How to Succeed as Your Own Boss—Avoid These 6 Mistakes

Many people dream of saying good-bye to their bosses and becoming self-employed, but those who give it a go often…

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Protect Your Business from Bad Reviews

If you own a small business, you’re probably very aware that disgruntled customers vent their displeasure on websites such as…

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

The 5 Most Important Lessons for Entrepreneurs from the Shark Tank

Do you ever think that you could come up with a smart idea that will make you millions of dollars?…

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Starting a Business for $1000

Bottom Line/Personal: A lot of people want to start their own business, they have dreams of it, but they don’t…

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Working With Your Spouse

Bottom Line/Personal: It’s very tempting – as people are thinking about starting businesses, the #1 thing they often do is…

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Should You Buy a Franchise?

Bottom Line/Personal: One of the most popular ways for people to start a business is to consider buying a franchise.…

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Watch How to Have a Successful Home Business

What a joy it is to work at home…to make your own hours and be your own boss. Easier said…

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Starting a Business After Age 50

Bottom Line/Personal: Nancy, should a person ever start a business after age 50? Nancy Collamer: It’s a great question, and…

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Turn Your Bright Idea into Cash

The Crowdfunding Trap and Other Mistakes New Inventors Make A once-in-a-lifetime idea for a wonderful new invention could make you…

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Want Your Business to Really Grow?

The One Thing You Must Do An Indianapolis man ran a valet service parking cars for fancy restaurants. The business…

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Are Your Employees Stealing?

Small businesses face big risks from employee fraud. They often lack the resources or know-how to implement extensive fraud-prevention safeguards.…