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New Year's Business Resolutions

New Year’s Business Resolutions From Some of the Smart Hustle Community Members

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]Every year – sometime in December – folks start the tradition of deciding on a New Year’s Resolution. For many it’s how to better themselves, personally, in the New Year. Drop 10 pounds, run a marathon, spend more time volunteering – these are some of the typical resolutions we all hear...

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What is the Best File Storage Solution for Your Small Business

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]Over the past few weeks I’ve taken a look at Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. All three of these online file storage products let you store and synchronize your files across multiple devices and let you access them from anywhere you can get an Internet connection. As I’m writing this, I'd be remiss to not...

Everyday Technology

7 Pieces of Everyday Technology That Need to Change This Year

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]What’s one everyday technology you use all the time that you wish a startup would totally rethink in 2015? Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) share their thoughts. The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a...

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5 Small Business Trends You Need to Watch for in 2015

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]Small businesses owners are in for quite a treat in 2015. There are some major trends that are going to benefit small businesses across the country. If you're a small business owner thinking about what you need to do to get ahead in 2015, here are the expected trends, so you...

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5 Fantastic Ways Small Business Owners Can Relieve Stress

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]As an entrepreneur you probably have had friends or former colleagues say, “You're so lucky to be doing your own thing”. Yes, the experience of owning your own business and seeing your ideas materialize is extremely rewarding. However, the reality is that being a small business owner is extremely stressful, especially...

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How to Plan For The New Year Without Becoming Overwhelmed

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]Community Q: I've been trying to put a plan together for 2015 but I'm finding it so overwhelming! Where do I start? Lisa Rehurek: My recommendation for business owners is to always start with the money. It’s a simple place to start, and it’s also the most logical. That makes some people...

FINTECH

FINTECH: The New Term Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]A new term has emerged in recent months, leaving many entrepreneurs to wonder what it means. “ Fintech ” is a category of startup tech that includes such disruptive technology as mobile payments, fundraising, and peer-to-peer lending. A combination of the words “financial” and “technology,” the sector merely refers to technology...

7 Small Business Online Marketing Must-Do’s

7 Small Business Online Marketing Must-Do's Online marketing offers small businesses the opportunity to promote their products or services at significantly lower costs and on a much larger scale than traditional advertising methods. However the entire gamut of online marketing tools - email, social media, blogs, websites, online customer forums, search campaigns, online ads and affiliate marketing to...

Beyond the Lemonade Stand: 7 Kid Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets of Success

Beyond the Lemonade Stand: 7 Kid Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets of Success When talking about kids running businesses, most people think of lemonade stands, delivering newspapers, mowing neighborhood lawns or babysitting. While those are still very common for many, kids today are taking entrepreneurship to a whole new level by creating products and businesses that...

4 Organizations Helping to Cultivate Young Entrepreneurs

4 Organizations Helping to Cultivate Young Entrepreneurs Herbert Hoover said it best when he said, “Children are our most valuable resource”. They are, after all, our future thinkers, leaders and doers. And while they may come into the world with different advantages, disadvantages and challenges, what is most important is how they use the opportunities...

5 Apps Your Accountant is Begging You to Have for 2015

5 Apps Your Accountant is Begging You to Have for 2015 Running a small business can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Handling the tricky financial side of things is typically not. Income taxes and deductions, sales tax, sales receipts, inventory management, expenses and many other financial responsibilities can be overwhelming. And for those entrepreneurs...

10 Apps to Help Run Your Small Business On The Go

10 Smartphone Apps to Help Run Your Small Business On The Go As a small business owner you are inevitably away from your desk and office a lot - meeting with clients, business partners, suppliers, distributors, or simply networking. While you are on the move work still needs get done and that can be a...

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