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Steve Jobs Biography
By Business News Daily Editor | October 29, 2021

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs revolutionized the computer industry.

Dylan Lauren Turns Her Love of Candy into a Sweet Success
By Business News Daily Editor | October 28, 2021

As the daughter of Ralph Lauren, Dylan Lauren had the pedigree for success, but it took much more than that to turn her own venture into a success.

OnDeck Review
By Simone Johnson | October 22, 2021

OnDeck is the best alternative lender for bad-credit loans because of its low credit score minimum, long loan terms and scheduled repayments.

Kabbage Review
By Simone Johnson | October 22, 2021

Kabbage is the best non-bank provider of credit lines because it offers an automatic online approval process and great customer service.

Insightly Founder Anthony Smith on CRM for Small Business
By Nicole Fallon | October 01, 2021

Anthony Smith, the globe-trotting creator of project management and CRM system Insightly, shares his insights into the world of tech entrepreneurship.

20 Businesses That Make Gift Giving Easier
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 18, 2020

Use this list to help you find the perfect gift for your boss, employees or co-workers this holiday season.

WebiMax Review
By Skye Schooley | November 16, 2020

WebiMax gets our best pick for businesses because it offers up-front pricing and multi-level plans suitable for businesses of all sizes.

Gadook Review
By Skye Schooley | November 16, 2020

Gadook helps you manage your personal brand at a low cost and with a wide array of services.

TeleDirect Review
By Adam Uzialko | October 27, 2020

TeleDirect is our best overall pick for call center reviews because it combines comprehensive service with a flexible pricing model suitable for businesses of any size.

Specialty Answering Service Review
By Adam Uzialko | May 12, 2020

Specialty Answering Service has years of experience in a range of industries. It has flexible pricing plans and several convenient features, making it a suitable partner for businesses of any size.

7 Wedding Businesses to Help Couples Plan Their Beautiful Day
By Business News Daily Editor | February 28, 2020

These companies help couples tie the knot with less of the added stressors.

7 Ways a Business Incubator Can Benefit Your Online Startup
By Skye Schooley | September 10, 2019

Use a business incubator to access big data, leverage a playbook and launch your startup.

Companies Founded by Amazing Young Entrepreneurs
By Jennifer Post | September 08, 2019

These young entrepreneurs are running the companies of the future.

Hey, Neighbor: Why You Should Be Greeting Your In-Store Customers
By Kiely Kuligowski | May 20, 2019

The CEO of Pet Supplies Plus shares his thoughts on the importance of greeting customers.

How to Choose the Right Business Alarm System
By Business News Daily Editor | January 24, 2019

Knowing the right questions to ask helps.

Superior Customer Service Turns Crisis into Opportunity
By Business News Daily Editor | January 16, 2019

Do your best to serve the customer and turn a negative situation into a positive one.

Staying Quirky With Quirk Books
By Andrew Martins | January 13, 2019

Quirk Books President Brett Cohen shares his small publishing company's determination to stay fun, grow smart and keep its identity in the face of success.

GrandyOats Builds Impeccable Culture, Finds Success in Maine
By Bennett Conlin | December 06, 2018

By hiring the right people and embracing Maine's culture, GrandyOats built a successful small business for that community.

How Mushy Blueberries Became a Multimillion Dollar Idea for This Single Mom
By Sammi Caramela | February 01, 2018

Looking for a better way to keep her son's lunch cold, Melissa Kieling got creative and sewed a freezer gel pack inside the lining of a lunchbox. The result? PackIt lunchboxes.

How Life as a Mom Inspired a Business that Brings Families Together
By Sammi Caramela | January 09, 2018

Julie Burleson had pursued several culinary entrepreneurial ventures, but it wasn't until she founded Young Chefs Academy that she was able to marry her passions of family and cooking.

Good Karma: How One Entrepreneur Gave Back and Earned More in Return
By Sammi Caramela | December 15, 2017

Patricia Dao has always believed that every experience has a meaningful place in a person's story, including opportunities to give. She started dailyKARMA to make giving part of everyday life.

From Brothers to Business Partners: Why Family Makes the Best Colleagues
By Sammi Caramela | December 07, 2017

Fred Vicario's relationship with his brother Steve growing up prepared them well to become business partners. Here's what he's learned operating 11 Cherry Blow Dry Bar locations with his brother.

Never Grow Up: How I Channeled My Childhood Dream to Start a Toy Business
By Sammi Caramela | November 21, 2017

Kate Karcher-Clark put her entire life's savings on the line to start her own toy company. Here's how she broke into the industry and achieved her dream.

How My Business Survived Two Years of Construction
By Sammi Caramela | November 18, 2017

Franchisee Al Silva's Play It Again Sports location was under construction for two years. He managed to keep the business booming during that time, despite appearances. Here's how he did it.

When Cleaning and Pro Sports Collide: How An Athlete Disrupted the Laundry Market
By Sammi Caramela | October 31, 2017

Professional lacrosse player Drew Westervelt launched HEX Performance laundry detergent to help athletes get their workout clothes and uniforms cleaner. Here's his story.

I've Got 99 Problems, But People Aren't One of Them
By Nicole Fallon | August 17, 2017

Karen Gordon has been a CEO for nearly 20 years, and in that time, she's learned a lot about understanding people. She shares her best advice for fellow leaders.

Small Business Snapshot: One River School of Art + Design
By Nicole Fallon | August 17, 2017

Matt Ross, founder & CEO, One River School of Art + Design, started his business to make learning and creating art more accessible, fun and cool for adults, teens and kids.

Finding My 'Why': My Entrepreneurial Journey to a Healthy Vending Business
By Nicole Fallon | March 30, 2017

A.J. MacQuarrie, founder and CEO of KarmaBox Vending, has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. He learned that confidence and courage are the key to success, in life and in business.

Art Was My Escape, and Later Became My Path to Entrepreneurship
By Nicole Fallon | November 29, 2016

Bridgette Mayer discovered art at age 5, and used it as an escape from an abusive childhood. Later, it became the means for her to start her own business.

Going Green: 9 Successful Eco-Friendly Businesses
By Nicole Fallon | May 30, 2015

These nine businesses have found success in their sustainable, eco-friendly business models.