Mixing Politics with Small Business

In turbulent political times, it’s tempting, as a small business owner or CEO, to bring your personal political views to the forefront in your business. But it’s often a bad idea. The only “right” approach is strategic — not reactionary....
Presidential Advertising Run Amok

Presidential Advertising Run Amok

And now, a word about presidential advertising that has nothing to do with political campaigning. For the sales season surrounding Presidents’ Day, businesses invoke the images and words of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington in every imaginable way. And...
10 Ways to Pay Higher Wages, Inspired by Dr. King

10 Ways to Pay Higher Wages, Inspired by Dr. King

What do higher wages have to do with Martin Luther King, Jr.? Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights leader our nation remembers officially on January 19 with a holiday and day of service was a gifted orator and a man who set high moral standards for both this...

Summer Heat

Most retail promotions are geared toward specific dates — Father’s Day, Independence Day, and so forth — but there is another season with huge demand that is often under-marketed by retailers, product makers and small business owners — and that...

Mother’s Day Giving

Looking for Mother’s Day gifts? You’ll find all of the spa, chocolate and wine recommendations elsewhere. Here, we’re talking about Mother’s Day for moms who own or run their own small businesses, or are the chief driver of a family business....