Margaret Littman

Margaret Littman

Margaret Littman is a journalist who covers small businesses, travel and all manner of other topics, with a sweet spot for anything relating to stand-up paddling or Music City. She is the author of the Nashville Essential Guide iPhone and Android app and many travel guidebooks. Her work has appeared in many national magazines, and she is the editor of Entrepreneur magazine’s Start It Up section.

For Luxe Clients, What You Should Say But Haven't
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For Luxe Clients, What You Should Say But Haven't

Your clients might not expect to hear these phrases but they can help your bottom line.
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Vinyl Records Are Having a Moment
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Vinyl Records Are Having a Moment

A 65-year-old record-pressing plant settles into a growth groove.
A Candy Emporium for Adults
Business Unusual

A Candy Emporium for Adults

Because grown-ups need the occasional sugar fix, too.
To Boost Tourism and Combat Erosion, This Company Is Installing Artifical Reefs in the Sea
Business Unusual

To Boost Tourism and Combat Erosion, This Company Is Installing Artifical Reefs in the Sea

Walter Marine has installed more than 35,000 reefs in waters in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Mexico and other countries.
This Company Rents Out High-End Trailers For Camping and Corporate Events
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This Company Rents Out High-End Trailers For Camping and Corporate Events

A fleet of Airstreams packs a multifaceted business plan.
Accidental Entrepreneurs Create a Thriving Textile Business
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Accidental Entrepreneurs Create a Thriving Textile Business

When it comes to theatrical materials, one company is center stage.
The Boom Market for Niche Fitness Events
Entrepreneurs

The Boom Market for Niche Fitness Events

Founded by former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Chris McIntosh, Dirty Girl obstacle-course events are running up big bucks.
Beyond Secret Santa: Holiday Traditions That Build Teams
Growth Strategies

Beyond Secret Santa: Holiday Traditions That Build Teams

A company's holiday traditions should be more about mission-building than gift-giving or hall decking. Here's how you can use the holidays to build engagement with your team.
Avoid These Off-Site Work Party Mistakes
Growth Strategies

Avoid These Off-Site Work Party Mistakes

Even when you hold your holiday party off-site, you're still the host and a successful party relies on your good planning. Here are four mistakes to avoid.
Simple Solutions for Better In-Office Parties
Growth Strategies

Simple Solutions for Better In-Office Parties

For a fun, morale boosting office party, keep these tips in mind.
18 Easy Ways to Say 'Thanks'
Growth Strategies

18 Easy Ways to Say 'Thanks'

In an ideal world, your staff should feel appreciated 365 days a year. In the real world, gratitude sometimes gets forgotten. Here are 18 suggestions for remedying that.
Better Branded Holiday Gift Ideas (Slideshow)
Growth Strategies

Better Branded Holiday Gift Ideas (Slideshow)

Go beyond pens and calendars to create a branded business gift that will get your company remembered.
What to Expect From Hotel Room Service Now
Growth Strategies

What to Expect From Hotel Room Service Now

Room service options are changing and, in some cases, disappearing altogether. Here's what the changes mean to you.
The Flip-Flops That Help Pay Medical Bills
Entrepreneurs

The Flip-Flops That Help Pay Medical Bills

Hari Mari donates $3 from each pair of flip-flops they sell to hospital units that accept uninsured patients.
8 Ways Hotel Room Service Is Changing
Growth Strategies

8 Ways Hotel Room Service Is Changing

Hotels have created some unique alternatives to the traditional $40 scrambled eggs in bed. Here's what to expect when you're on the road.