How Startups & Business Owners Can Use Google for Entrepreneurs

Google recently announced the launch of Google for Entrepreneurs, an umbrella initiative for the company to incorporate all of its programs to support startups, entrepreneurs and business owners across the globe. Google is hoping (1) to partner with strong organizations in local communities, (2) to organize Google-led programs that connect the company’s own teams and tools with entrepreneurs and (3) to ...

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What Does Groupon Entering the Credit Card Payment Business Mean for Business Owners

Last week Groupon made the announcement that they were entering the credit card and debit card processing business to compete with more established companies Square, Intuit and Paypal. According to Gartner, the mobile processing transaction value is expected to surpass $170 billion. The service will be called Groupon Payments and it will allow U.S. restaurants, salons and spas, retailers and other industries ...

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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Use the iPhone 5 for Their Business

Even those that have been living under a rock have heard about the iPhone 5 and its record breaking sales figures. Experts and pundits might argue that there aren’t many major changes to the new iPhone (larger display), no one will disagree about its sales. Some would argue that the biggest announcements and changes are actually for iOS 6.  For ...

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Thinking About Exporting? The United States Government Can Help

The United States Government provides free resources to help business begin exporting. Export.gov has resources from across the Federal Government to support American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in the global marketplace. At Export.gov entrepreneurs and business owners can connect with counselors, market matchmakers, and banks to learn about U.S. government export insurance, working capital loans, and ...

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5 Steps for Creative Problem Solving

Author, Jim Jensen believes that when you unleash the power of your subconscious mind, that unbelievable breakthroughs can result. In his new book, Beyond The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, he builds on the work of Dr. Joseph Murphy, and offers compelling evidence about the relationship between our conscious and subconscious mind.  Jensen provides 5 steps to creative problem solving:  Define the ...

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Amex and AMIBA Team Up to Spark Buy Local

Buying local is a huge initiative for entrepreneurs and business owners. Why should customers and consumers travel hours and hour away from their home when they can get everything they need at local shops and merchants. American Express, the founding partner of Small Business Saturday, and the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), a non-profit that helps communities launch and operate buy local campaigns, have ...

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Source of Entrepreneurial Confidence and Fears [Infographic]

Entrepreneurs and business owners feel more confident when there are resources and infrastructure put in place to make them successful, according to a survey by Edward Jones. Other interesting statistics: Seven in 10 Americans crave more entrepreneurial experiences at work. Only 15 percent think they are ready to take the leap and start their own business, but if given extra help 37 ...

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Leadership Tips from the Entrepreneur's Library

To be an entrepreneurs and business owner, you have to understand leadership and be excellent at it. Leadership is tough to describe, but Youth Venture explains that “a leader is a person who guides others toward a common goal, showing the way by example, and creating an environment in which other team members feel actively involved in the entire process. ...

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Top 5 Places in the World for Starting A Small Business

In today’s economy times can be tough and finding work can be difficult so many people turn to creating a small startup business to supplement their income or even create a full time career of their own. However, many countries have miles of red tape when it comes in starting a small business regarding the rules, regulations and procedures of ...

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Facing the Challenges of Opening A Restaurant

Are you passionate about cooking? Is it your dream to open a restaurant? Launching a new eatery is an exciting prospect, but there are numerous traps many would-be restaurateurs fall into that are worth keeping in mind. For example, as it’s a high risk environment you’ll need to make sure you have the right kind of business insurance for your ...

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