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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
RockPaperRobot: You can't always do it all
 
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Jessica Banks and Mihae Mukaida of Rock Paper Robot on when to outsource to the experts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Venus Williams Keeps Her Business on Point
 
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When tennis legend Venus Williams founded her clothing brand, EleVen, she discovered that the skills she developed as a pro athlete served her equally well as an entrepreneur. The CEO and Creative Director offers candid insights on goal-setting, defining your company’s mission and building a positive workplace environment.
The New SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN
 
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Learn about the new SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN.
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.
Going “All In” on Your Business
 
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Meet Tracy Dinunzio, the CEO and founder of Tradesy — a buy-and-sell marketplace for women’s fashion. Tracy is an “all in” kind of founder; she sacrificed a lot to get her business off the ground. And when Tracy initially launched her tech business, she had no previous technical experience — so convincing investors was no simple task! WayFounder CEO Damon D’Amore sits down with Tracy to learn the steps she took — from DIY customer development to social media strategies — to gain traction and build her business. What would you rent out in your house in order to fund your start-up? 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
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.
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
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
Design Your Store to Stand Out: Touring Gracias Madre with Emily Henderson
 
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A store’s design is a part of its identity that sets it apart from the competition and entices customers to see what’s inside. Interior designer and TV personality Emily Henderson has found a chic Mexican restaurant that’s landed on their design sweet spot, making her want to go back again and again. Follow along as Emily tells you how to create a stylish, welcoming environment in your store that continuously draws in new and veteran customers alike. On a tour of Gracias Madre, Emily points out all the ways your business communicates what it stands for to your customers, starting with your storefront. Are you making the most of your storefront? Give a shout out to the type of customer you want to attract by saying something that “pops”. Order your complimentary decals here: www.americanexpress.com/lovemystoredecals
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
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.
5 Ways To Better Manage Your Time 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. Some people are simply good at getting stuff done. Others get very little accomplished no matter how much time they have. If you’re one of those people, would you like to be more productive? Kory Kogon is FranklinCovey’s global productivity leader. She has these tips for getting your tasks done quickly and efficiently.
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.
Expanding Beyond the Flagship Location
 
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Anton Cura is the owner of Attention to Detail, a full-service barber shop located in the heart of San Francisco. Anton’s business offers a different kind of experience from your typical barber shop, with stylists dressed in white shirts and black ties doing precision-style cutting and styling techniques. As Attention to Detail enters its next phase of growth, and Anton plans to open a barber school, there are a lot of moving parts to consider. Thankfully, Gina Bianchini, a Silicon Valley CEO, has arrived to help Anton unlock new ways to grow his business. What do you think? Where should Anton take his barber shop 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kale Yeah: A Your Business Makeover 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. With no previous experience, an entrepreneur couple in Daytona Beach, Florida turned their idea into a profitable business called Kale Café. Fast-forward and now they have two locations, several kids and they want to delve into business expansion – it’s a lot to juggle. So to help them create a recipe for success, we decided to assemble some experts to give them a “Your Business” makeover!
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
How Pia Arrobio Took a Community-First Approach to Fashion
 
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Pia Arrobio, Creative Director and Founder of her namesake label LPA, proves that there’s more to fashion than just pretty dresses on a model—it’s about empowering women to be true to themselves. With a brand following comprised of celebrity influencers and style icons, Pia discusses how social media has changed the way she thinks about design and why independent brands will always find success with today’s customer.
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
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.
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.
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.
How Boxed CEO Chieh Huang Repackaged the Wholesale Business
 
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When Chieh Huang founded Boxed in his New Jersey garage in 2013, he transformed the wholesale market by taking it online. The Boxed CEO talks about identifying areas of potential growth, embracing change and building a supportive company culture.
Dos Toros: Expand Your Business at Your Own Pace
 
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Oliver and Leo Kremer of Dos Toros talk about the risks of growing too quickly. The newspaper clipping is copyright The New York Times, Used Under License. American Express can help you grow your business with selection of products such as business credit cards, business loans, corporate cards and more. Explore products online: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/
Can You Get Your Employees to Think Like an Entrepreneur? 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, if employees feel like part-owners rather than replaceable pons, they'll be more invested in the growth of the company. That's the advice from Jullien Gordon, the founder of New Higher. He says teaching employees more about the business, helps them become more innovative and it encourages them to take action.
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.
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.
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.
Expand The Brand: Creating A Community Around Your 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. This week, when customers don't have to leave their homes to go shopping, you need to give people a reason to come to your business. The owners of a store in California have discovered a way to get clients through their doors. Not only do they sell things that you can't find anywhere else, but they've also turned their small business into a destination.
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.
Spin Cycle: Cleaning Up With Investors After Bootstrapping A 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. A little cash infusion can go a long way when you’re starting a small business, but any investor wants to make sure they get their money back. So, what you do when potential investors aren’t even listening to you pitch because they think your business could be a bust? As the owner of a laundry pickup and delivery service with a special focus on bikes found out, you bootstrap the company, manage it creatively and get people to pay attention.
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
Venus Williams Shares Tips for Growing Your 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. Venus Williams won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics making her the second tennis player to ever win five medals. Off the court, she’s just as victorious, having started two companies of her own. We spoke with Venus about how she balances her time between tennis and growing her businesses, and why she’ll never settle for anything less than her best.
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.
Gene Simmons: An Entrepreneur Who Rocks! 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, he's more than just the tongue wagging, demon-faced bass player for the legendary band KISS. Reality show star Gene Simmons is also a master marketer and entrepreneur who recently opened the third location of his "Rock & Brews" restaurant franchise. We sat down with him at his home to talk about his business philosophies in this Learning from the Pros.
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.