Each week, OPEN Forum's editors round up the most compelling entrepreneurial news and advice from our contributors and others. Here are this week’s highlights.
We take a look at five companies, each with a big problem, and the management consultants—aka fixers—who came to the rescue. Plus: Turn a small-business problem into an opportunity with these pointers.
Increased bank lending. A marijuana business boom. These are just two of the predictions for 2013. Are you ready for what next year will bring? Plus: Small business forecast: the good news and the bad news.
Meet the entrepreneur who set out to disrupt the beauty industry ... and gained hundreds of thousands of grateful customers in the process. Plus: Three small-business owners share what it takes to lead their companies from birth to maturity.
Use our tips to guide your mental mojo at the office from pessimism to optimism, and 2013 will be your year. Plus: 4 ways to raise employee morale during tough times—without spending money.
Some industries just don't lend themselves to tweeting and accumulating fans and are happy to keep it that way. Plus: It's not what you say, it's when you say it and in what order. Learn how to apply this principle to your sales pitch and watch your revenues grow.
Valuable leadership lessons you can learn from politicians' frantic negotiations over the fiscal cliff. Plus: How Congress's provisions to avert the fiscal cliff directly affect small-business owners.
What compelling small business stories have you read this week?
Photos courtesy of: Heather McCloskey, Barry Moltz, Donna Saul, Carol Roth