Local

6 Tips for Starting a Business That's an Instant Hit With Locals

Looking to start a business that resonates with locals? Take a cue from Proper Hospitality co-founder Brian De Lowe, who makes sure each of his new hotels authentically reflects its community.

Patrick Carone

If Business Is Booming, Why Is Main Street America Still Full of Empty Storefronts?

Whether or not you have a retail store, you've seen the problem: Storefronts are shuttered on streets nationwide. And when one store closes, others will follow. How do we fix it?

Hayden Field

BizCast

Don't Let Your Butt Dominate Your Brain

Are you too focused on local problems and ideas?

Jim Joseph

How Entrepreneurs Can Succeed Outside of Silicon Valley

With startups popping up all over the U.S., here is how to make the most of your local community.

Andrea Huspeni

4 Ways to Use Your Local Community to Scale Your Business

After finding success in Denver, here is what we learned about how to tap into your community to expand your company.

Free Ways to Use Pokémon GO to Increase Business

No PokéStop? No problem. All you need is your smartphone and a bit of creativity.

The New Reality: AI-Enhanced Relationships

Intelligent automation has hit local businesses, and it's actually outperforming humans.

Ido Mart

Why Local Businesses Should Pay Extra Attention to Google Maps

Want to score more web traffic and in-person visits? Better start promoting your business on Maps.

Andrew Medal

Why You Should Be Looking Locally for Customers

Small businesses can -- and should -- target consumers closest to home. Here's how.

Paula Andruss

3 Proven Ways Entrepreneurs Can Get Media Exposure

Press coverage puts your message in front of a larger audience in a way that is more educational than an advertisement and establishes you as an expert and thought leader in your industry.

Matthew Toren