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Bizshark Scholarship Contest Deadline Approaching!

There are only a few weeks left to apply for the inaugural Bizshark Startup Scholarship! You could win $1,000 to help you with college expenses – from books to tuition – just for giving us your story. As you know, Bizshark’s big on business. We love nurturing the startup community and we’re always supportive of ambitious students working to further their education. The Bizshark Startup Scholarship is an annual essay competition and this year you’ve got the opportunity to be our first winner.

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7 Adventure Travel Companies Using Social Media Right

Adventure travel is a relatively new niche in the tourism industry and it’s not all that strictly defined. “Adventure” means different things to different people whether it’s rappelling down a sheer cliff face or simply traveling to a previously-unexplored country. A few brands are taking advantage of the endless opportunities provided by social media within the adventure travel industry and are continuously finding new ways to inspire and engage customers. Here’s a look at seven travel companies who have the social media thing down…

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7 Small Food Businesses Making Waves on Social Media

Specialty food businesses are not a fad - they're the next big thing and growing! From specialty pickle producers to crème brulee food trucks, successful food entrepreneurs know grassroots support is one of the most effective ways to build business. Growing a loyal customer base with social media is providing a smarter, more affordable, easier-to-access way to reach customers than ever before. Here are seven enterprising businesses in the food industry that's at the top of their game, making a lot of ruckus online, and blazing the new normal on the social media front.

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Which “Shark” Matches Your Business Style Best?

The cultural juggernaut Shark Tank (on ABC) has taught us everything about the ultimate business pitch, from having your numbers ready, to pricing a fair valuation… well, that and that Daymond John really, REALLY likes pinstripes. Most importantly, the show highlights the importance of picking the best partners for your small business. Networking connections are what make the Shark Tank world go ‘round and more than 5 million people are tuning in each week to find out who can take home a big catch and who’s all chum. Metaphorically, of course.

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