Rieva Lesonsky

Rieva Lesonsky is president and CEO of GrowBiz Media, a custom content and media company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship, and the blog SmallBizDaily.com. She’s a nationally-known speaker, best-selling author, and authority on entrepreneurship and has covered the industry for more than 40 years. Prior to starting GrowBiz Media, she was the long-time Editorial Director of Entrepreneur magazine. She wrote the best-selling Start Your Own Business. Her newest book is Small Business Hacks: 100 Shortcuts to Success.

Lesonsky regularly writes about small business and entrepreneurship for print and digital media outlets and also consults with and produces content for corporations about entrepreneurs and small business owners.

She is a member of the Business Journalists Hall of Fame.

Hot, Crunchy and Exotic Foods All the Rage

As the song from the musical Oliver! exclaimed, “Food, glorious food…” Americans love food—eating it, manufacturing it or selling it. So if you’re in the food business—or want to be, check out the top five trends from last month’s Specialty Food Association’s Fancy Food Show.

Making Money from Mindfulness

It’s easy to mock, but actually being mindful can make your staff more productive, make you a better leader and improve the overall attitude and output at your small business. And it de-stresses everyone.

Make Your Dream Business a Reality

Starting a business isn’t fast or easy, but a majority of U.S. entrepreneurs say the hard work is worth it, according to a new survey.

The Future of Wearables

We’re still in the infancy of the wearables industry right now, leaving years of opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Food Trends: What Will Be Eating Next Year?

For restaurant owners, food trends matter. Depending on the type of dining establishment you run, you’re going to lose customers if you’re not serving what customers want—or think they want.

Millennials Headed to the Suburbs?

Younger generations, as they age, always seem to defy the labels slapped on them while they’re just coming into adulthood. As a small business owner, here’s how you can cash in as Gen Y-ers become moms and dads.