Sponsored by

Small Business News

Study shows 41 percent of venture-funded startups have invented names - nearly triple that of other high growth companies

Data from Clutch shows a movement towards more inventive company names in response to domain and trademark limitations

Advice from experts

Become an Independent Contractor

Small Business ExpertAn administrative assistant gets a pep talk on how to branch out on her own. It's in

For small business ideas, get inspired by Profiles of gutsy entrepreneurs who followed their dreams. You can, too!
View all profiles

Color Star
rhonda barker Dove's Touch Wedding and Event PlanningGulf Breeze, FL
Color Star
monica riche The Guild HouseBellflower, CA
Color Star
leah brown House of SlaymentsDarrow, LA

Small Business Forums

Can This Idea Make it as a Business?

Here's where you can get & give frank feedback on career training and biz ideas. A great place to sharpen your biz brain! CyberSchmooz

How to Submit an Article to Idea Cafe

Now you can demonstrate your business wisdom by posting your own article in our CyberSchmooz forum! CyberSchmooz

Join the Buzz on the Perks (and Jerks) of Running a Small Biz.

Working alone at home? Looking for new ideas or ways to juggle work & family demands? Come on over to the Working at Home forum and see how others are dealing with the same issues. CyberSchmooz

Latest Blog

Entrepreneurs: 3 Ways To Better Manage Your Money

It takes courage to start a new business. While your initial mission may be to make money, a point will come when you'll have to change tactics. You'll have to switch from offense to defense. If offense is making money, then defense is

Are Baby Boomers and Millennials Driving Your Business?

Millennials are a driving force in today's consumer world. With the millennial generation making up about one fourth of the American population, they have a big hand in the consumer world. Companies, from the auto industry to the work out gear world,

Other Usefull Resources

Running your Business

You thought starting your business was tough. But now running it day after day is even more of a challenge. find out more

Small Business Grants

For small business grants, visit Idea Cafe's Small Business Grant Center. find out more

Today's Business Form

Discover Your Ideal Target Customer GO

Today's Business Financing Advice

Cleaning Up Your Credit more

Get a FREE Magazine

Browse through our extensive list of free Small & Medium Business magazines, white papers, downloads and podcasts. View all FREE Trade Publications

Today's Suggestion
Baseline - for a technology company

Biz Books

Grab a cup of coffee and browse the shelves for the biz books that meet your needs.

Entrepreneur of 2015: Your Chance to Get the Recognition You Deserve

Important News for Small BusinessAre you breaking the rules? Changing the game? Generally being brilliant? Then you may be one of the trailblazers who inspired others with ideas, leadership and accomplishment. This award is your opportunity for global recognition. Enter for your chance to shine!

If you're an entrepreneur looking to get recognition or know a person running a business who deserves admiration, don't hesitate to nominate them NOW.

Featured Videos
Business Greetings & Awards
Surprise your co-workers or business partners with a nice business greeting card or a custom award.

Today's Suggestion
Thanks for the Helping Hand!
Small Business Greetings and Awards