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Guides, advice, and examples on how to become a more efficient and effective leader of your organization.

Mars Curiosity Brings Business Satisfaction

NASA’s newest Mars rover, Curiosity, survived a harrowing seven minutes of terror to touch down on the Red Planet late Sunday night, at 10:32 p.m. Pacific Time. Half robot, half SUV, Curiosity sports six wheels for feet, a belly-full of scientific instruments, and a set of high-def eyes made possible by a business 150,000,000 miles away in Rochester, New York.

An Olympic-Sized Opportunity for a Small Business

Tune into the upcoming London Olympics and take a close look at the U.S. Olympic team’s (including parathletes) gear tags, lanyards, and key chains. Florida-based small business Survival Straps will supply these items “for the country’s best athletes on the world’s biggest stage,” according to a report from Fox Small Business Center.

For Under Armour, the Key to Success is Being Uncomfortable

You’ve heard that small businesses are built on sweat and a growing feeling of discomfort.  If you were to ask founder of Under Armour, Kevin Plank, he’d probably say that was about right. As a speaker at SBA’s 2012 Small Business Week, Kevin Plank shared his excitement and bass thumping video on how he led… Read the full article.

Small Business, Big Impact Q&A: Cassie Piasecki, Optimal Orthopedic Medical Group

Small Business, Big Impact Q&A Cassie Piasecki, President Optimal Orthopedic Medical Group Cassie Piasecki and her husband Jack, an orthopedic surgeon, started Optimal Orthopedic Medical Group in 2001, and currently employ five people, including office staff and doctors. As is the case with many small business owners, Cassie wears many hats as co-owner and office coordinator…. Read the full article.

Share Your Small Business Success Story with America

Entrepreneurs and small businesses make a powerful impact every day across the U.S. Whether it’s in its community, in the economy, with philanthropy, or through innovation, it’s clear that “small business is anything but ‘small,’” as the Huffington Post notes.