The growth of your small business is intertwined with your growth as an
entrepreneur. While your product or service is undoubtedly
important—indeed, essential—to future success, there are a lot of
companies out there with “great ideas” that never took off. Take a look
at yourself and your business to see if you possess, or can cultivate,
the three indicators of future success.
The concept behind a website called Freshsessions is plain, simple, and
successful: it helps artists book studio time and find studio
engineers easily. And it was created by a young African American
entrepreneur named Dan Miller.
The website for a San Francisco-based art and design studio called Mind
Traveler Design says its team is made up of dreamers and visionaries.
Specializing in character development for video games and film, the
boutique firm seems to approach the industry with a mix of quirky humor,
a bit of irreverence and a lot of creativity.
There is no denying it. Social media can help make or break a business,
especially a small-business startup. And one of the keys to success with
social media is to get other people to share your content. In fact, according to a study by Shareaholic, in 2014, social media
shares drove more traffic to websites than did search engines. Here, we share tips on making your content sharable.
When Tricia Lee opened up Polish Bar in Brooklyn in 2005, it was a
new concept. And actually, it was Brooklyn’s first nail polish bar. Lee came up with the idea after working for MAC Cosmetics for eight
years. In the years since Lee launched her trendsetting business, many have followed but Polish Bar has survived and thrived.
Longtime friends Gwen Niles and Fifi Bell-Clanton shared a food
passion--crabs. And it led to a successful new business, The Crabby
Shack. They left behind their careers in music and fashion, and became first-time restaurant owners.