Henry Schein, Inc., a medical supplies company, founded the Henry Schein Dental Business Institute to teach solo dentists how to successfully grow their businesses. This comes at a critical time when many dental practitioners are seeing their practices gobbled up by larger corporate dental shops.
talk small, hear small, eat, sleep and breathe small. Because when you’re trying to connect with a small business, you must understand everything about those who run them.
The ecommerce website, Etsy Inc., is advising small businesses to not compromise the quality and sustainability of their product for the sake of expansion. The peer-to-peer trading site allows entrepreneurs to sell vintage or handmade products to enthusiasts around the world, and often frowns upon mass-produced items.
Motivated to earn money to buy a $400 Lego Star Wars Death Star set, 8-year-old Jack Bonneau approached his father with an idea for starting his own lemonade stand.
Leo Tolstoy posited at the start of Anna Karenina, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” How about family-owned businesses (FOBs)? They represent 16% of small businesses in the U.S. Are all the happy ones alike, and the unhappy ones uniquely miserable?
Girls Scouts of U.S.A. has teamed up with Dell, using its donated platform to strengthen the role of technology in children’s lives.
For small businesses that are floundering, failing or faltering, George Cloutier’s business consultation company is just a phone call away. Cloutier, 69, started American Management Services as a business turnaround service based on the insight that many small business owners don’t know what they’re doing.
Canon will soon include small businesses in its MAXIFY Influencers Program in an effort to help those small businesses grow. By helping remove barriers for startups, the maker of printers will be producing more customers for itself.
The company that turned smartphones into credit card readers is now turning small businesses into savvy email marketers. For Square, it’s not so much a change of mission as an expansion of capabilities. And another example of how meeting the needs of small business can help bigger concerns meet their projections.