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Lessons From A Global Copycatter

Inc. Magazine | Posted 06.04.2012 | Technology


Promote Your Business: 6 Ways Technology Can Help

Women & Co | Posted 07.31.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

Whether your company is fully established or is in the "start-up" phase, here are six things you can do to improve your business' findability and increase its exposure to potential customers in the interactive space.

Private-company Sales, Margin Growth Continue

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 07.22.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Privately held U.S. companies -- the millions of businesses that drive job creation and GDP -- are growing sales so far this year at about the same ra...

How Do You Know When You Have a Good Business Idea?

Susan Feldman & Alison Pincus | Posted 07.22.2012 | Technology
Susan Feldman & Alison Pincus

Despite starting a new business during the worst economic downturn of our lifetime, our passion consumed us and we forged ahead. Good times or bad, an innovative business can prevail.

Hummingbird Beats: Wild Squirrel Nut Butter

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 07.20.2012 | Home
Jill Donenfeld

Keeley and Erika were University of Oregon sophomores when they made their first batch of homemade peanut butter. A year later (i.e., now), Wild Squirrel Nut Butter sells three peanut and two almond butters in roughly 50 stores in the Northwest.

From Home Runs to Bunts: The Real Reason Managers Get Nothing Done

Rob Asghar | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
Rob Asghar

Catch most managers in a moment of honesty, and they'll admit they feel less effective than they'd expected to be. The reason, they'll say, is that they're too busy to do the big things they'd hoped to do.

Soccer Moms Score Big With A Very Simple Idea

Posted 10.18.2012 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website, is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang...

Are You Doing Your No. 1 Job as an Entrepreneur?

Melinda Emerson | Posted 07.15.2012 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Your ability to sell is key. Introspection today should set your expectations for tomorrow. Once you get the hang of power selling, closing a sale will be thrilling and more fun than work.

A New Degree for Generation Startup: Master's in Management

Amy Hillman | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Amy Hillman

The Master's in Management degree gives this generation -- whether they want to start a business or work for an existing company -- the ability to gain competitive skills relevant to their chosen profession.

5 Tips for Entrepreneurs Starting a Business

Women & Co | Posted 07.04.2012 | Money
Women & Co

Linda Kempkin had a vision to help women entrepreneurs quickly secure a strong Internet presence for their new businesses. We thought it would be helpful to know what lessons she would share with readers who may be thinking about making the leap to entrepreneurship.

8 Cardinal Rules for Enterprising Entrepreneurs

Women & Co | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Women & Co

Every day, at work and at home, we weigh competing demands and opportunities. It's not only difficult but can be overwhelming at times. Sound familiar? Try having a focusing question to create clarity.

Entrepreneurial Lessons From a 9-Year-Old Boy

Katie Hawkes | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business
Katie Hawkes

While we can't all invest in cardboard arcades and plan to make enough cash to pay off mortgages, student loans and/or bankruptcy fees, we can take a few cues from Caine.

What Are The Fastest-Growing Industries? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business

Small businesses know best that the life cycle of certain industries can be abruptly cut short by new developments or changing consumer preference, wh...

Janean Chun

Why I Mortgaged My Mom's House To Start A Business | Janean Chun | Posted 04.19.2012 | Small Business

Louis Woelfel made a promise to his dying father that changed the direction of his life. On his deathbed after a yearlong battle with pulmonary fi...

Kickstarting a New Business Idea

Gabriela Gutierrez | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Gabriela Gutierrez

The only thing scarier than showing something you're working on to your friends, the people who know everything about you and still love you, is to present your projects for scrutiny to complete strangers. This is especially true in New York City.

Early Predictors of Long-Term Survival for Startups

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Marty Zwilling

If you see a startup with these execution habits, that may be the horse you want to bet on, and ride to the finish line.

On Being a Female Entrepreneur

Caroline Chu | Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business
Caroline Chu

There's a gender disparity between the tech and beauty industries, and while I am thrilled I've been able to be a part of both, I'm really hoping to see that imbalance change as more men and women branch out to do what they love.

10 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Beat the Odds

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

No Experience? Think Again! Confessions of a Female Entrepreneur: Street Cred

Michele Colucci | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women
Michele Colucci

We women spend a lot of time working for our family, for our friends and for our passions. We need to take ownership of our successes, experiences, and accomplishments in our "other" jobs.

It's a Good Time to Start a Business: Five Things You Need to Know

Brian Hamilton | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Brian Hamilton

Private company sales and profit margins are up and steadily increasing, GDP is growing and there are signs of life in the real estate markets. Now is the perfect time to employ yourself by starting a business.

Blinded by the Light -- The Epiphany

Steve Blank | Posted 06.03.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

It can be challenging for an entrepreneur to slow down, disengage from the relentless pace and smell the roses. But making this kind of time for your right brain to process what your left-brain has learned can bring you insights you'd never uncover otherwise. You can't force an epiphany but when it comes, you'll know it.

Is Regulation Really Strangling Start-ups, and How Much Would the JOBS Act Do to Keep It Under Control?

Scott Bittle | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Scott Bittle

Whether regulation is hampering business and stymieing job creation is just as important as whether the public interest is being served and what would be lost if the regulations were rolled back or pruned.

The Race To Become The Next Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Small Business

It's often said that Silicon Valley is more than just a place -- it's a state of mind. As such, the entrepreneurial mecca, defined as the southern ...

The Self-Employed Revolution

The Huffington Post | Steve Strauss | Posted 03.26.2012 | Small Business

What do you do if you have been out of work for 99 weeks, your unemployment is running out and you have no prospects? What do you do if you are a 30-s...

Babies in the New Economy

S. Lochlann Jain | Posted 05.23.2012 | Comedy
S. Lochlann Jain

Want to make some extra cash in a depressed economy? All you may need is a young terminally ill man and a good dose of American entrepreneurial spirit.