Are you willing to take the big risks your business needs?

Stubbed Out Cigarette

CVS announced Wednesday that they plan to stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products. While many Americans might like to believe that CVS is just blowing smoke, the drug store giant has decided to kick the habit by October 1, 2014. Their reasoning behind this bold move is the shift the company is manifesting towards branding […]

Your New Year’s Resolution: Commit to Content


It’s that time of year again! With 2014 fast approaching, now is the perfect opportunity to sit down and make some New Year’s Resolutions; not only for yourself, but also for your business.  This year, there’s one goal that should be on every company’s list– to make the most of a marketer’s most powerful tool: […]

4 Free Services Every Budget-Conscious Small Business Should Use


Any small business owner knows the phrase “money is tight” can be a huge understatement. Expensive software, consultants, permits, and a plethora of other things are all vying for a piece of a new firm’s small budget. Thankfully, many large companies offer incredibly useful services for free! These companies do so for a variety of […]

Can You Generate Business Through the New Facebook Search?

Facebook Timeline Cover

Let’s start with the basics: What is Facebook Graph Search? In Zuckerberg’s words, Facebook Graph Search is the Third Pillar of Facebook (with the first two being the newsfeed and your timeline). The feature is designed to make much of the data we’ve already put into their database more accessible. If you think the “Graph” part […]

An Intern’s Guide to the Galaxy: Start your week off with 5 fascinating “small business” stories

Don't Panic

Salutations reader, It gives me great pleasure to inform you that you have discovered a gem! First, to address a few pressing concerns: 1) yes, I am an intern writer at the most splendorous company North of the celestial equator; 2) yes, this is a guide to what I take to be the most pertinent […]

Kara Swisher – Top 10 Takeaways “Uncensored”

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All Things D Co-Executive Editor Kara Swisher visited Santa Monica last week to take a quick dip in Silicon Beach for Docstoc‘s 32nd Startups Uncensored. Docstoc’s CEO and master of ceremonies Jason Nazar took the opportunity to wrangle interviewer into interviewee. Great success. Here are our top 10 takeaways: 10 “I’m starting at the top. Why not? I like the top. I […]

Chris Sacca – Top 10 Takeaways

Chris Sacca

Recently, we attended a PandoMonthly Fireside Chat where PandoDaily Founder and Editor-in-chief, Sarah Lacy caught up with Lowercase Capital’s Chris Sacca. We, among many other LA entrepreneurs and startup gazers, were literally on the edge of our seats. Lacy was able to run Sacca all the way through the gamut, not entirely unexpected from one of […]

Top 3 Takeaways from Munjal Shah – Amplified

Munjal Shah

Munjal Shah is no stranger to the bumpy startup ride, but he’s also had his seat belt buckled and passed ‘GO’ several times in the last 10 years. Shah originally birthed Riya, a company focused on facial recognition and consumer tagging. Google pulled a fake-out in 2005 when they almost acquired Riya, but then backed out last […]

Lessons Learned from our Small Business Saturday Q&A series


The feedback from small businesses from our extensive Small Business Saturday campaign was overwhelmingly positive with small business owners all over the country thankful for companies like American Express, FedEx and ourselves turning the spotlight on their businesses! During this time, we invited some of our favorite social media experts to give us their input on […]

Be Visible – a Small Business Saturday Q&A with Mari Smith

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We hope you are enjoying our SmallBizSat Q&A series, and have picked up some helpful tips from our social media friends on how to better prepare your business for the Small Business Saturday event for the holiday season and beyond! For our next guest, we are fortunate to feature the fabulous Mari Smith (@MariSmith), a social […]


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