Our Best 2018 Small Business Articles

A year-end look at the top small business content from Longitudes.

Editor’s note: The past year was hardly lacking for stories on Longitudes.

We explored the trends of tomorrow with thought leaders like Richard Branson and Tim Brown. We highlighted upstart businesses that are changing the way we live, work and play. And we showed you how UPS is tapping into its Global Smart Logistics Network to transform the movement of goods in more than 220 countries and territories around the world.

We’re so grateful that you came along for the ride with us this year.

As we close the book on 2018, we’d like to take a look back at the best content on Longitudes this year. We’ll begin our year-end coverage today by highlighting (below) our favorite 2018 small business stories: podcasts, videos and commentaries shining a light on entrepreneurs doing big things in their industries.

And stay tuned for our favorite articles about e-commerce, leadership, sustainability, innovation, manufacturing, logistics and workplace culture in the coming days.

See you in 2019!

Starting your own business is hard – no, it’s really hard. Just ask the millions of aspiring small business owners whose “big idea” never made headway in the real world.

In this podcast, Gene Marks, a columnist, author and small business owner who writes for The Washington PostForbes, and other publications explains why passion alone isn’t enough for sustainable business success. Read more 

Small businesses in the United States fail at an alarming rate. Half close their doors by year five, and 70 percent by year 10. The No. 1 reason? They run out of money.

What’s the secret to their success? UPS’s Ruchi Shah shares a community-based solution with lessons for every small business. Read more

P.S. Kate Clothing is a Los Angeles-based fashion line designed for contemporary women.

In the interview above, Gina Park, P.S. Kate co-founder, explains how her business evolved alongside e-commerce – and details why investing in your own people is the best down payment on small business success. Read more

If we do business today the way we did yesterday, then we won’t be in business tomorrow.

That axiom always reminds Leo Schafer, CEO of PR Diamond Products, to keep an open mind to new ideas, trends and strategies. It’s part of the reason why, in 2014, after enjoying a successful career in banking, he left it all behind to buy a small business. Read more

Emily Levy, the CEO and co-founder of Mighty Well, believes wellness is something you can wear. She creates the products she wishes she had when diagnosed in college with Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease.

Learn more about how Emily and her company are leading the charge to change our perception of patients – from victims to fighters. Read more

Brian Hughes is Managing Editor of Longitudes and co-host of Longitudes Radio.

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