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.

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'
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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)
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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
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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
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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.
3 Team-Building Activities That Can Build Trust
Growth Strategies

3 Team-Building Activities That Can Build Trust

When trust is on the line, these adventures can help strengthen your team in new ways.
How Home Soda Making Devices Became the Next Big Thing
Entrepreneurs

How Home Soda Making Devices Became the Next Big Thing

Sales of a carbonation device go from flat to sparkling.
Go-Anywhere Cameras Snap up a Devoted Following
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Go-Anywhere Cameras Snap up a Devoted Following

Popular GoPro cameras offer a 'you're there' perspective on life.
Pulled Super-Bowl Ad Creates Super Buzz for Soda Upstart
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Pulled Super-Bowl Ad Creates Super Buzz for Soda Upstart

SodaStream pokes at Coke and Pepsi and sees its ad declined by CBS.
College Entrepreneur of 2012: Bryan Silverman
Entrepreneurs

College Entrepreneur of 2012: Bryan Silverman

An enterprising young trep capitalizes on a captive audience with toilet paper you can read.
A Luxury Shoemaker's Surprise Family Business
Growth Strategies

A Luxury Shoemaker's Surprise Family Business

Philip Nappi discovers that his passion of footwear runs in the family.
Mining Company Branches Out into Recreation
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Mining Company Branches Out into Recreation

Coal Creek Company's Brent Galloway added a recreation and camping site on the mine's property.