Small business

This photo of part of the website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Health law business insurance site delayed 1 year

CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration is delaying yet another aspect of the health care law, putting off until next November the launch of an online portal to the health insurance marketplace for small businesses. […]


This Nov. 18, 2013, photo,  shows Leigh's, an upscale independent clothing retail in Grand Rapids, Mich. Leigh's plans five parties including one Black Friday and another aimed at men shopping for wives and girlfriends. (AP Photo/Adam Bird)

Small retailers plan to party till they profit

NEW YORK (AP) — The parades and carnivals that draw people to downtown areas across the country this holiday season will be more than big celebrations. They’re part of a strategy to get shoppers into […]


Matthew May, Founder of EDIT Innovation

Matthew May on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Matthew May, the founder of EDIT Innovation, who helps companies like Toyota become more innovative. Later on the show, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Warren Stout shares how he grew his medical practice.


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Why Instagram is important for any business

Why is Instagram so important for your business? Are you having trouble engaging your audience on social media?  Did you know that photos on Facebook receive 50% more engagement than text posts? Find out how […]


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Why you need to have an exit strategy

Do you hate your job? Did you know that 70% of American workers either hate their job or have checked out?  If there’s any part of you that says you hate what you’re doing there […]


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What you need to know before starting an online business

What are the very first steps to starting an Online business? How would you rate your knowledge of internet and business?  What are the basics that you need to know to begin your journey as […]


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Why 90 days is the magic number to manage your expectations

Maintaining your sanity as an entrepreneur is largely dependent on how you manage your expectations. Most great things take a little bit of time, don’t get caught in the habit of being unrealistic about expected […]


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The bottom line

What is your bottom line? Do you know the difference between gross profit and net profit?  How familiar are you with your company’s financial statements? You don’t need to know all the numbers but there […]


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SEO is not your number one priority

Are you satisfied with your SEO strategy? Regardless, are you spending more time fiddling with Search Engine Optimization instead of reaching out to your real customers and strengthening those connections?  Behind each one of those […]


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How to know if you’re ready to be an entrepreneur

How do you know if you’re ready for entrepreneurship? Are you ready to commit both mentally and physically, all-in?  Are you aware that nature is going to come after you and try to beat you […]



How to build a virtual office and kickstart your corporate image

How do you build your own virtual office? Did you know some places won’t extend credit to a home-based business?  How do you establish a solid corporate image and build credit for your business while […]



Why competition should be the driving force behind your business

Why is competition a good thing? Do you have an edge over your competitors? Are you constantly trying to innovate? Find out how to gain a competitive advantage in today’s Rockstar Minute! For more information […]