Small Business Salutes

Go with the flow
Take a break from pandemic stress and meditate with the Monterey Bay Aquarium

“The tide still comes and goes, the jellies keep on drifting, and the fish keep swimming.”

eat up again

You need to read how this entrepreneur turned garbage into delicious snacks

ByStephen J. Bronner

“Because our budget is so tight, everything we spend on feels important to the success of the business.”


The one key to workplace success everyone can use

ByStephen J. Bronner

Researchers didn’t uncover gender discrimination, but rather a proclivity to listen to people who expressed confidence.

growing good

How this company went from a few farms to filling up frozen food aisles

ByStephen J. Bronner

Pitaya Foods helps the South American farmers it sources fruit from to obtain organic certification.

cooperation makes it happen

Who is the ‘Lebron’ of your office? Star employees bring 1 weird benefit

ByStephen J. Bronner

In the NBA, there's a whole team — not just your Lebrons, Jordans, and Currys. But sometimes, stars need to shine. Other times, it's good to pull from the bench.


How the granola company that fed Google weathered the pandemic

ByStephen J. Bronner

The pandemic has forced the founder of gr8nola to branch out from her formerly reliable business-to-business channel.

time is money

A slow response to a question can have surprising consequences

ByStephen J. Bronner

“If you think the answer is easy, respond fast!”

A matter of time

Why experts say our ideas of time management are all wrong

ByStephen J. Bronner

Thinking of it in terms of productivity may not be right the way to go.


Can marijuana make you more creative in business? 4 billionaires who may agree

ByStephen J. Bronner

Smoking pot can help generate ideas — but there’s a catch, say scientists.

Scaled Up

A sea salt company's total meltdown offers 2 teachings to save any business

ByStephen J. Bronner

Björn Jónsson, founder of sea salt maker Saltverk, had one of the worst years any business owner can imagine in 2020. Coming out of it, he has two vital lessons to share.


The surprising reason you should turn your webcam off during meetings

ByStephen J. Bronner

You can take a meeting in pajamas and save the environment at the same time. That's the unexpected finding from new research about the value in leaving your camera off during web conference meetings.