The man behind BlackBerry, Swiffer and Scion on how to do branding right

November 2, 2011

– Connie Loizos is a contributor for PE Hub, a Thomson Reuters publication. This interview originally appeared here. The views expressed are her own. –

Serving up cupcakes with soft-sell social media

October 31, 2011

Foiled Cupcakes has found a loyal following for its gourmet treats, all without a storefront or traditional marketing.

Coaching program aims to empower female entrepreneurs

October 25, 2011

Dr. Mary Jo Gorman decided to help patients in intensive care units five years ago when she saw a problem brewing in hospitals.

Small businesses hiring more online workers

October 19, 2011

When Casey McConnell started text messaging marketing company Qittle he took the traditional route of hiring onsite employees. But he soon realized it was more advantageous to hire workers online.

LinkedIn expands promotional features for businesses

October 13, 2011

The online networking site, which more than a year began ago letting companies create their own profiles, last week expanded features within Company Pages that allow businesses to build and sustain their own followings in the professional community.

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Online education site raises $3 mil in a round led by Groupon founders

October 12, 2011

Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell have invested in online educational site (with one complicate name) Udemy through their venture capital fund Lightbank. Udemy just announced a $3 million Series A round of financing led by Lightbank that also includes funding from MHS Capital and 500 Startups.

11 business lessons Steve Jobs taught me

October 10, 2011

— Neil Patel is a serial entrepreneur that blogs about business at Quick Sprout and is the co-founder of KISSmetrics. The views expressed are his own. —

Why do customers shop at local small businesses?

October 9, 2011

— Stephanie Rabiner is a contributor to FindLaw’s Free Enterprise blog. FindLaw is a Thomson Reuters publication. This article originally appeared here. —

How to cope with a control-freak boss

October 8, 2011

Controlling bosses can make the workplace a living hell, but winning their trust is essential to improving office relations.

Seattle startup raises $1.3 million to encrypt the cloud

October 7, 2011

Kory Gill’s “a-ha” moment came in the form of a lightning bolt that struck his Seattle home and fried his computers. In the aftermath, his wife’s main concern was whether their digitally stored family photos had survived the blast.