Small Business Blog
News, tips, and advice for small business owners
Sip a Moment to be Mindful with Aisha Chottani
In this season 2 episode of Back of the Napkin, Aisha Chottani, founder of Moment, a flavored water formulated and packaged to inspire mindful moments, discusses the origins of her company and how she took a dip in the Shark Tank.Read More
A Taste for Rapid Expansion Serves Up Valuable Lessons Learned for Hiran Patel.
In this season 2 episode of Back of the Napkin - Friday Fails, Hiran Patel, owner of Naansense Indian restaurants in Chicago, discusses the issues he encountered when expanding to a second location and the wisdom gained from failure. Listen to the episode.Read More
‘Thank You’s’ Do Go Out of Style.
In this season 2 episode of Back of the Napkin - Friday Fails , Rachel Doyle, social entrepreneur, CEO and founder of GlamourGals, shares an early failure due to inexperience writing thank you notes.Read More
Should You File a Tax Extension?
Tax season tends to be a time of the year that individuals, and small business owners, don’t look forward to. Taxes can be confusing, mistakes are costly, and making sure you have all the proper paperwork can be time-consuming.Read More
Ready for Your Close-up? GlamourGals Opens the Door to Seniors in Isolation.
In this season 2 episode of Back of the Napkin, social entrepreneur Rachel Doyle, owner of GlamourGals, merges makeovers and service to bring joy to isolated seniors. Listen to the episode.Read More
Roasting High-Quality Coffee and Serving the Post-Prison Population with Pete Leonard.
In this season 1 episode of Back of the Napkin , Pete Leonard, owner of I Have A Bean Coffee Co in Wheaton, IL, shares how a trip to Brazil and a smoke-filled backyard started an obsession for roasting coffee, and how a personal experience changed his perspective on the post-prison population.Read More
Does Salary Impact Employee Engagement?
“Money can’t buy happiness.” Researchers have spent a lot of time understanding how money affects people, and at what point will they be happy.Read More
Understanding Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is one of the keys to business success. Studies have shown that engaged employees produce higher quality work, treat customers better, and are more likely to stay at their jobs and continue to grow and deliver those strong business results.Read More
5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
While filing taxes can be a painful, time-consuming task, one thing that people don’t get mad about during tax season is receiving a refund.Read More
How to Plan a Wedding in 5 Minutes with Pyaari Weddings
Manali Shah and Raj Kamaria are shaking things up in the wedding industry with their business Pyaari Weddings.Read More
Expiration Date …What’s That? A BOTN Friday Fail with Maria Erna.
In this season 1 episode of Back of the Napkin - Friday Fails , Maria Erna, owner of WaG Grooming Salon and Spa, a holistic dog spa in Salem, New Hampshire, shares an early failure due to a missing coupon expiration date, and recalls a fight for M&Ms.Read More