Smart The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Smart en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:30:00 GMT This One Habit Can Help Make You Smarter Behavior science expert and contributor James Clear on the most important philosophy for improving your life and business. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:30:00 GMT Jason Fell Using an iPad to Boost Productivity Jaime and Mark Van Wye, owners of dog-training franchise Zoom Room, say they're running a more efficient business thanks to tablet technology. Here are their iPad tips. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 08:00:00 GMT Colleen DeBaise A Bakery Makes a Sweet Comeback With Crowdfunding After investors backed out, pastry chef Jessie Isaacs turned to her customers to raise money to open her storefront. In this video, she provides tips on how to crowdfund. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:26:00 GMT Colleen DeBaise How to Turn Tweets Into Customers Kenny Lao of Rickshaw Dumpling uses Twitter and Facebook to update his restaurant's fans on a "moment-to-moment" basis. Here are his tips on managing a social-media schedule. Tue, 03 Jan 2012 10:00:00 GMT Colleen DeBaise How a Startup's Social Vision Wins Customers Warby Parker donates a pair of eyeglasses for every one it sells, a "one-for-one" model that's helped the ecommerce business blow through sales targets. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 04:00:00 GMT Colleen DeBaise Targeting the 'It Girl' Customer The co-founders of Rent the Runway outline five strategies they've used to build a high-tech fashion company. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 11:00:00 GMT Colleen DeBaise A Fashion Startup Goes Viral Divya Gugnani, co-founder of fashion site Send the Trend, tells how she built a social business with about 200,000 Facebook fans in less than a year. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT Colleen DeBaise A Focus on Sustainable Building in Providence, R.I. Two architects in Providence, R.I., contained their plans and found new reasons to recommit themselves to their city along the way. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 08:50:00 GMT Margaret Littman Seven Tips for Marketing a Business with Video When creating videos for marketing purposes, keep this advice in mind. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 06:03:00 GMT Starr Hall Creative Business Uses for Touch-Screen PCs PCs with touch-based interfaces have a small business upside: They can morph into everything from interactive retail kiosks to data-entry terminals. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 03:04:00 GMT Jonathan Blum Need Cash Fast? Pawngo Can Help When banks aren't lending, entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to online pawn shops like this one. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 10:00:00 GMT Jonathan Blum Financing a Second Startup on Cash Flow of Your First With the success of one startup, Kiha Lee financed another. Mon, 10 Oct 2011 00:03:00 GMT Michelle Goodman Can Starbucks, GE and MillerCoors Save Small Business? Big companies have recently announced plans to provide loans to small businesses. Thu, 06 Oct 2011 03:52:00 GMT Carol Tice How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave Online sales are still booming in Spain, Brazil, China, Russia and Mexico, and their ecommerce growth rates are expected to outpace U.S. growth in the next four years. Here are eight tips for e-tailers seeking to improve their appeal to overseas shoppers. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 11:00:00 GMT Carol Tice How to Recruit a Great Programmer as a Partner Follow these three steps to land a top-notch software engineer for your tech startup. Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Jason Fell In 'TechStars,' See What VCs Really Think A new reality TV show provides a behind-the-scenes look at how some fast growth businesses are able to land venture capital funding. Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:01:00 GMT Carol Tice 10 Ways to Turn Your Blog into a Lead-Generation Machine How to attract more traffic to your blog and convert more of your visitors into buying customers. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 02:00:00 GMT Ann Handley The Top Five Social Media Mistakes Sure you're marketing with Twitter and Facebook, but are you doing it well? Here are the most common traps you might be falling into. Tue, 02 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT Starr Hall A Look at the Best Online Accounting Tools Small-business accounting is moving online, where it's becoming cheaper, more powerful--and a lot more confusing Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:32:00 GMT Jonathan Blum 10 Must-Have Business Apps for 2011 These downloadable applications can improve productivity, ROI and time management for businesses of all sizes. Mon, 25 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT Scott Steinberg