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Crime Scene Cleanup: Turning A Negative Into A Positive by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. If your business deals with issues that are hard to discuss, spreading the word is a challenge. For example, how can you put a positive spin on a company that does things like cleaning up crime scenes? The founder of one small business says the solution is to focus on her marketing.
4 Ways To Get Major Retailers To Carry Your Products
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week, it's a dream for many small business owners to see their products on the shelves of a major retailer. Getting your items in those doors takes a lot of time, but it can be done. Robin Wilson, the founder of Robin Wilson Home, has these four suggestions for partnering with big brand names.
Rodan and Fields: Putting Customers First by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Rodan and Fields might be the most popular skin care you’ve never heard of. Their products, which are sold by massive community of consultants, can’t be found in any stores. Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields are the dermatologists behind the billion dollar company. They tell us about their partnership, disrupting distribution and buying back their company after they sold it.
Strategies for Expanding Your Business Overseas by OPEN Forum
 
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Thinking of taking your business from a local brand to an international market? Then now is the right time to improve your global acumen. Robert Salomon, Professor of International Management at NYU’s Stern School of Business, shares his advice for growing your company abroad.
Main Street USA: Welcome to Hamilton, MO by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week, Main Street in Hamilton Missouri, like many small towns in America has been struggling to survive with storefronts empty and crumbling. In this edition of Main Street USA, we'll see how the Missouri Star Quilt Company grew, and how the Doan family who started the business in 2008 saw an opportunity to improve their Main Street. Their growing business has been bringing quilting enthusiasts to town to shop, sew, meet up and grab a bite.
Crafting A Biz: Turning Hobbies Into Small Businesses by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. No matter how much you love doing something, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to make it a success. Etsy, the ecommerce marketplace for handmade crafts, has helped guide and support many entrepreneurs who have turned their hobbies into actual businesses.
Why One Entrepreneur Won’t Turn Her Yarn Company into an Ecommerce Business by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv. Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Many entrepreneurs are embracing the internet to boost sales, but not everyone is doing it. The owner of a yarn store refuses to set up shop online because it’s not how she wants to run her business. She prefers to interact with her customers on the phone, by email or face to face any day of the week instead of managing her sales through a website.
Reaping the Full Benefits of Crowdfunding
 
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When Andrew Thomas launched his crowdfunding campaign for Skybell, a Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbell, he set out to raise $100,000. Thirty-five days later, he surpassed his goal and raised $585,000. WayFounder CEO Damon D’Amore sits down with Andrew to learn how he made the most out of his crowdfunding campaign. Between creating a compelling video, generating market validation, and managing post-campaign logistics, there are a lot of steps to consider. What’s more, there are some unexpected side benefits to crowdfunding! Devices like Skybell are looking to be the future of home automation. What would you like to see automated in YOUR home? Let us know in the comments below! Watch more small business owners who are using new rules to succeed. Click here to see more episodes of New Rules for Business: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTkzAGkOKIh2WCiMx5Xk5bIN47FrSkAYl Get ideas for YOUR business by visiting American Express OPEN Forum: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/programhub/move-your-business-forward/?pillar=find-ways-to-innovate
The Jonas Brothers’ Parents Are Serving Up Southern Comfort by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas are known around the world. What you might not know is that these brothers can trace their roots to North Carolina. It’s where their father grew up. Now, the Jonas brothers’ parents have opened a restaurant there, and the business is cooking.
Finding Your Voice in Fashion Photography
 
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Kevin Sinclair takes us through a day in the life of a thriving New York City fashion photographer. Watch and learn as Kevin communicates with agents, assembles his portfolio, finds the perfect models, and shares the steps he’s taken to develop his personal style and define his brand in 2014. Get ready to be inspired. What do YOU think Kevin will need to do to take his photography business to the next level? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 2014 Fashion Week leaving you wanting more videos? Click here to watch more episodes of Breaking Out in Fashion: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTkzAGkOKIh3bCNzUyq0XmXn-uO5Js3GH Get ideas for YOUR business by visiting American Express OPEN Forum: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/programhub/getting-to-the-next-level/?pillar=breaking-out-in-business
Developing a Future-Proof Business Model
 
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Jessica Mattioli has been running her event planning company Kids’ Posh Parties for over five years. Between planning over two hundred parties a year, training new party coordinators, and managing client relationships, Jessica has gained considerable expertise in her field. And while her business has undergone incredible expansion, Jessica is ready to spend more time figuring out the financial model she needs to grow Kids’ Posh Parties into the future. Gina Bianchini has arrived to help develop a plan that will unlock the full potential for Jessica’s business. What do you think? Where should Jessica take Kids’ Posh Parties from here? Let us know in the comments below! Want to get more expert advice for small business success? Click here to watch more episodes of Unlock the Money: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTkzAGkOKIh1q57JcCPj1nOqT8WupBIeG Get ideas for YOUR business by visiting American Express OPEN Forum: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/programhub/move-your-business-forward/?pillar=identify-new-opportunities
A Chess Shop Owner Achieves Business Expansion by Applying the Rules of the Game by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv. Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. A New York small business owner had to fight for his chess shop’s life when he went to war with the competition. The battle was a little too close for comfort. That’s because his rival and former colleague was right across the street.
Comic Book Speakeasy: How To Attract A Wider Audience by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. It can be frustrating if you have a product that you know a lot of people would love if you could just get it in their hands. We meet a Florida comic book store owner with a novel idea. He opened a bar and started hosting events that stealthily got his comics in front of a whole new audience.
Knitting with the Stars: Actress Karen Allen Turns Her Passion Into Profits by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week, for actress and entrepreneur Karen Allen, finding a work-life balance was key to cultivating her love of designing knitwear. As her son was growing up, that passion evolved into a store called "Karen Allen Fiber Arts" in Great Barrington, MA. Now that her child is grown, Allen has had to find a work-work balance once again as she continues her career as an actress and director while still running her small business.
Four Tips for Successfully Interviewing Prospective Employees by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week, interviewing is an art, and it's not easy. How do you really get to know if someone is the right fit for your company? Is it possible by asking them just a few questions? Kathryn Minshew, the founder and CEO of career platform and job discovery tool The Muse, has some advice for conducting the perfect interview.
How to Successfully Run Multiple Businesses by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. As a business owner you spend a lot of time trying to ensure the success of your business. So, it takes a lot more passion, patients and know-how to run several businesses. How do you make it work? Serial Entrepreneur Eric Casaburi has a bunch of tips to help you successfully run multiple businesses.
Changing the Face of the Bridal Business
 
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Sisters Yukia and Yuneisia are the owners of Curvaceous Couture - the first full figured bridal salon in the USA. This small, mom & pop boutique is setting the standard on how the fashion industry caters to plus size women. But with big goals come big responsibilities. Yukia and Yuneisia must oversee their inventory, work alongside their seamstresses and designers, manage their vendors, and establish a calm, comfortable environment for their customers. How do they make it all happen? Watch and learn. What do YOU think Yukia and Yuneisia will need to do to take their plus size bridal salon to the next level? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 2014 Fashion Week leaving you wanting more videos? Click here to watch more episodes of Breaking Out in Fashion: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTkzAGkOKIh3bCNzUyq0XmXn-uO5Js3GH Get ideas for YOUR business by visiting American Express OPEN Forum: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/programhub/getting-to-the-next-level/?pillar=breaking-out-in-business
Meet the Young Entrepreneur Who Left College to Start Her Own Business by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv. Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. The list of successful entrepreneurs who never received college degrees is pretty impressive. After all, school isn’t for everyone. We met a freshman who knew college would be a waste of her time and money, and so, she quit school and went into business for herself.
How Crowdfunding Helped Launch a Fashion Startup by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv. Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Equity crowdfunding is still relatively new. It gives you the opportunity to sell pieces of your company to people like investors, customers or brand believers to help expand your business. We spoke to the owners of a fashion startup when they took their equity crowdfunding campaign public to find out how it worked.
Thriving In The Business of Jewelry Making
 
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Sisters Yarden and Oren are the creative founders of the Los Angeles-based fine jewelry brand, Carbon & Hyde. They’ve come a long way since their humble beginnings working out of a New York City apartment. As they enter the next phase in their business, these sisters are looking to bring their jewelry to retail stores all across the world - but making it happen will be no easy task. Whether you’re reviewing sales reports, showcasing new products, working with stylists, or expanding locations, a career in making fine jewelry demands that you wear a lot of hats! What do YOU think Yarden and Oren will need to do to take their jewelry business to the next level? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 2014 Fashion Week leaving you wanting more videos? Click here to watch more episodes of Breaking Out in Fashion: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTkzAGkOKIh3bCNzUyq0XmXn-uO5Js3GH Get ideas for YOUR business by visiting American Express OPEN Forum: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/programhub/getting-to-the-next-level/?pillar=breaking-out-in-business
Creating a Small Business with Big Negotiating Power
 
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Wayfounder CEO Damon D’Amore sits down with Tot Squad (fka CleanBeeBaby) founder Jennifer Beall to learn how she created a start-up that provides tremendous value to big brands and companies, and has huge negotiating power when building business relationships. Tot Squad is a mobile, eco-friendly cleaning company for baby strollers and car seats. This mobile business partners with a different retail store each day, sets up shop in the business’s parking lot (for free), and helps the retailer attract new customers with Tot Squad’s convenient service. What are YOU doing that a big company should be paying you for? Let us know in the comments below! Watch more small business owners who are using new rules to succeed. Click here to see more episodes of New Rules for Business: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTkzAGkOKIh2WCiMx5Xk5bIN47FrSkAYl Get ideas for YOUR business by visiting American Express OPEN Forum: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/programhub/move-your-business-forward/?pillar=find-ways-to-innovate
Managing a Business’s Hypergrowth
 
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When Rebecca Jean Catering started four years ago, there were only two employees. Four years later, the business has undergone tremendous expansion — they have forty employees, serve 700–900 daily meals, and cater special events all around the San Francisco Bay Area. As founder Rebecca Jean continues to move forward, Silicon Valley CEO Gina Bianchini has arrived to help develop a plan that will unlock the full potential of Rebecca’s growing business. What do you think? Where should Rebecca Jean take her catering business from here? Let us know in the comments below! Want to get more expert advice for small business success? Click here to watch more episodes of Unlock the Money: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTkzAGkOKIh1q57JcCPj1nOqT8WupBIeG Get ideas for YOUR business by visiting American Express OPEN Forum: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/programhub/move-your-business-forward/?pillar=identify-new-opportunities
Disrupting Distribution: Dirty Lemon And Conversational Commerce by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Have you ever heard of conversational commerce? If not, pay attention because it’s changing the way consumers shop. Want to know how it works? We followed the company Dirty Lemon, which has ditched traditional distribution methods in the beverage industry and is relying 100% on text messaging.
Small Biz Disruptors: 1-800-GOT-JUNK? by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Brian Scudamore started 1-800-GOT-JUNK? with just one vehicle. Now, the company’s signature trucks can be found nationwide. Brian tells us how the company took a fragmented industry and professionalized it.
Small Business Makeover: Ellis Island Tropical Tea by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv. Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Nailah Ellis-Brown wants to grow her regional beverage company into a national brand. The founder of Ellis Island Tropical Tea in Detroit says she’s absolutely determined to succeed. She’s getting a small business makeover to help her achieve her dream.
Main Street USA: Welcome to Fort Collins, CO by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week, small business owners in Fort Collins, CO have figured out how to make their main street stand out from the rest. They discovered that the secret to bringing in more customers and competing against bigger brands is to provide unique selections and an entertaining shopping experience.
Sandal Exporting: Expanding Step by Step  by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv. Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Exporting your products to customers around the world can help you to scale globally. Ray Sickles found that out when he bought his handmade rope sandals company. At first he didn't intend to focus on exporting. However, when customers from around the world started contacting him at Gurkee's in Morgantown, West Virginia, he decided to put his best foot forward and learn everything there is to know about exporting. He expanded his company's reach overseas and it really paid off.
5 Ways to Become a Better Leader by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv. Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Bad leaders can ruin everything. The success of a company and its team can rest squarely on the shoulders of the person who is leading the group. Lolly Daskal, the founder and CEO of Lead From Within, shares five ways you can be a better leader.
The Power of Social Proof by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Having an amazing product or service often isn’t enough to get customers to open their wallets. Your delivery is often just as important. In this week’s Getting Customers, Robert Cialdini, President of Influence at Work and auithor of the book, “The Small Big: Small Changes that Spark Big Influence,” joins us. He tells us why you should be paying more attention to the power of social proof and what you can focus on to get more customers in the door.
The Pay Over Time option from American Express
 
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Learn about the Pay Over Time option from American Express.
Main Street USA: Welcome to Galena, IL by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week, when we talk about Main Street, we're usually thinking about the heart of a community. It's a place where small business is usually the focal point, and where you can expect something special like great customer service or a terrific cup of coffee. So, how is Main Street doing? We decided to travel the country to find out. Our first stop is Galena, Illinois.
5 Things You Need To Know Before Applying For A Trademark by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week, a trademark is a word, a symbol or a design that identifies a product as being from a certain company. Two great examples are the Apple logo and the Nike swoosh. If you want to apply for a trademark, there are five things you need to think about. Mary Juetten, the founder of Traklight.com, a website that provides entrepreneurs the tools they need to protect their intellectual property, has this advice.
Main Street USA: Welcome to Golden, CO by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Golden, CO is a thriving community steeped in history and entrepreneurship. Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains about 15 miles from Denver, small business owners there are marking six years of Small Business Saturday. We spoke to retailers in Golden about the many ways they get locals to shop small all year, and how the largest business in town, the Coors Brewery, is an important partner in boosting traffic on main street.
Be a Smart Cookie by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week, the cookies from Tate's Bake Shop are a familiar favorite. Based on the company's current success, you'd never know the concept was born out of some challenging times. Tate's only became a recognizable brand after the entrepreneur behind it entered into a bad partnership.
Udderly Successful: Keeping A Big Brand Small by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week, as your small business grows, typically so does the size of your operation. Lucrative deals often mean more employees, more equipment and maybe some outside funding. One family-owned company, which has seen major growth, has managed to buck that trend. As major orders keep coming in, the owners have reaffirmed their commitment to keeping their big brand small.
American Express® Business Loans
 
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Real business owners share their experiences with American Express® Business Loans. American Express® Business Loans offer loans between $3,500 and $50,000*, fixed interest rates with APRs ranging from 6.98% to 19.97%*, no origination fee or pre-payment penalty, simple application and a decision in a few minutes. *You must be pre-approved for an American Express® Business Loan offer in order to apply. Your pre-approved loan amount and maximum APR are based on the creditworthiness of you and your business and other factors. Not all customers will be pre-approved for the lowest APR or the highest loan amount. For more information, please visit https://www.americanexpress.com/us/business-loans
Main Street USA: Welcome to Bedford, PA by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week, from Galena, Illinois to Brundidge, Alabama, we've been traveling the country to see what life is like on Main Street. The idea is to find out what's working for small business owners and what's not. Today, we have the story of a group of entrepreneurs who didn't like what they saw in their downtown. With some help from their main street manager, they joined forces to turn Bedford, Pennsylvania around.
How an Inspiring Young Woman With Down Syndrome Grew Her Cookie Business by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv. Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Down Syndrome may have prevented Collette Divitto from getting a job, but it didn't stop her from starting her own company. Her mission now is to grow Collettey's Cookies so that she can hire other capable people with disabilities. Everyone in the cookie business from Mrs. Fields to Kathleen King, the founder of Tate's, is rooting for Collette.
Marketing vs. Public Relations and Bonding with Your Customers
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week, Mike Michalowicz, the founder and CEO of the Provendus Group, and Denise Blasevick, the CEO of the S3 Agency, answer viewer questions about the difference between marketing and public relations and how to maintain relationships with your customers once you've developed a rapport with them.
Fans Are Going Bananas For Baseball In Savannah by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business.” What do you get when you combine a baseball game with the circus? You get the Savannah Bananas. It’s a minor league baseball team with an owner breaking all of the rules. He’s changing the lengthy game into a show that can’t be missed.
Women Helping Women: UR Bath & Body by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. A Florida entrepreneur isn’t only interested in growing her business. Part of her success includes helping women be independent and have a voice. One job at a time, she’s employing women in crisis and helping them get back on their feet.
Franklin, Tennessee: Shopping Local On An American Main Street by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Franklin, TN calls itself “America’s Favorite Main Street” with its rich history, vibrant musical roots and Southern charm. For Small Business Saturday celebrations this town’s banding together with special events to encourage customers to shop local.
Chipotle: Tips for Success That Will Leave You Hungry for More by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week, Steve Ells broke all the rules when he opened his first Chipotle Mexican Grill 20 years ago in Denver. The company's founder insisted on using fresh, high quality and sustainable ingredients. The chain now has close to 1,600 restaurants and serves nearly a million a day. Ells, who considers himself a chef first and a CEO second, talks to us about hiring the right people and making sure your customers get exactly what they want in this Learning from the Pros.
Teaching Kids How to Be Entrepreneurs by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business.” It’s lemonade stand season, which means it’s the perfect time to teach your kids about the basics of running a company. As the mother of three kids and an entrepreneur herself, MSNBC’s JJ Ramberg decided to share some of her most valuable business lessons in a new children’s book.
Customers Are Going Nuts For This Non-Dairy Creamer On Ecommerce by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Getting a food product to market used to be almost impossible for small companies because larger brands controlled distribution. Today, things are different. We talk to the creator of a non-dairy creamer who used sites like Facebook, Twitter and Amazon to help change the rules and get her products on store shelves.
Patchwork Startup: Bootstrapping Growth by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Finding funding for your business can be one of the hardest parts of starting a company. The founders of one venture know that experience all too well. Despite their best attempts, no investors were willing to take a chance on the pair’s idea for a business that makes quilts out of t-shirts. Today, they actually consider themselves lucky that they were repeatedly rejected.
Leaders Eat Last: How To Bring Your Team Together by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week, do you have the kind of employees who feel like they're critical to the business and enjoy coming to work every day? If not, you may want to re-think your leadership strategy. Simon Sinek, the author of the new book "Leaders Eat Last," has this advice for bringing your team together to create a happier, more productive business.
How To Determine The Value Of Your Small Business by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. If someone wanted to buy your small business tomorrow, would you know how much to sell it for? There are no firm rules for valuing a company, but it’s always a good idea to have a sense as to how much your business is worth. Brandon Hinkle from Kovitz Private Holdings offers up this advice.
Main Street USA: Welcome to Nyack, NY
 
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For more info, please visit: http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv Each week MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week, with the holiday shopping season upon us, customers have to decide whether they're going to hit up the big box stores or shop local. Competition is tough, but small business owners can provide a more personal experience while offering special deals for their clients. We visited Main Street in Nyack, NY where entrepreneurs are going out of their way to get customers to shop small.
S’well: This Is No Ordinary Water Bottle by OPEN Forum
 
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For more info, please visit http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv. Each week, MSNBC's Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Seven years ago, Sarah Kauss was driving a fancy car and dressing in designer clothes. Her only major gripe was carrying around a water bottle. So, she decided to launch a business, disrupt the landscape and turn your basic water bottle into a fashion accessory.