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Yun-Fang Juan

Why Business Credit Scores Matter for Your Business

Yun-Fang Juan | September 18, 2014 | Small Business
Business credit reports/scores are not just used for obtaining business financing. Even if you think your business will never get outside financing, business credit reports/scores can still impact your business.
Kristen Houghton

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Sometimes Your Happiness Depends On Walking Away

Kristen Houghton | September 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
Too often we focus so much on a door that has closed abruptly and unexpectedly in our faces that we don't realize that the world is full of other doors that are open to us. You won't find your happiness demanding that a certain closed and locked door reopen; all you will do is miss seeing alternate avenues of opportunities that are available to you.
Greg Autry

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Apple Watch Tells Us That It Is Time to Get Serious About Jobs

Greg Autry | September 18, 2014 | Business
All things being equal, Apple and other nominally American companies would be more efficient if they kept production closer to design and weren't shuffling $billions between Irish shell corporations and Caribbean banks.
Alex Ivanovs

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5 Tips for Being a More Productive Worker From Home

Alex Ivanovs | September 18, 2014 | Business
You could settle for traveling, or reading more books. Those methods certainly work for easing the stress, but they're not the key answer to treating your work as a unique part of your life.
Betsie Gambel

Labor Day Resolutions

Betsie Gambel | September 18, 2014 | Small Business
Dust off your annual goals to see where you stand and if you do not have any goals, now is the time to make them.
Paul Jarvis

How to Market a Self-Published Book

Paul Jarvis | September 18, 2014 | Business
You can achieve success -- however you define success -- by doing practically anything that goes with or even against current advice online for self-published book marketing. The "self" in self-publishing means you've got the reins.
John Arensmeyer

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When it Comes to Our Economy, Washington Can Do Something Before the Mid-Term Elections

John Arensmeyer | September 18, 2014 | Small Business
Small businesses have been doing their part -- outperforming big business on the job creation front every month for the past year. But, they can do more if Washington will only step up and take a role in helping fuel this engine for growth.
Michael Price

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Here's How a Light Bulb Raised $1.3 Million on Kickstarter in 6 Days

Michael Price | September 18, 2014 | Small Business
According to LIFX founder Phil Bosua, the team didn't use any marketing or PR to launch their Kickstarter project. So how then did they raise $1.3 million in just six days?
Nancy Michaels

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Top 10 Ways to Generate Stand-Out Publicity

Nancy Michaels | September 18, 2014 | Business
Publicity is viewed as being much more powerful than a straight advertisement, so it's worth the effort - and it doesn't cost a cent but sweat equity. Here are some other ways to generate publicity for your business.
Michael D. Simmons

How To Win Friends And Influence People In The Digital Age

Michael D. Simmons | September 17, 2014 | Business
Throughout human history, the predominant way we've built relationships is through real-time conversation. This throne is about to be taken over if it hasn't already been.
David L. Brown

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8 Ways to Develop a Successful Online Brand for Your Small Business

David L. Brown | September 18, 2014 | Small Business
Today's most successful businesses are memorable brands because they have a trusted reputation that keeps customers buying products again and again. As a small business owner, creating a clear-cut brand will increase the effectiveness of your company's advertising and marketing efforts.
Tom Szaky

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Entrepreneurs: Stick To What You Know Best

Tom Szaky | September 17, 2014 | Small Business
The problem with the "own-it-all" logic is that it forces your company to develop in slow, incremental, uncertain stages. Unless something like an inheritance graced you with a bottomless pit of resources and capital that you can sit on, this simply isn't practical.
Clif Dickens

17 Slogans That Frankly Make More Sense Than the Real Ones, Pt. 6

Clif Dickens | September 17, 2014 | Business
It's that time of year once again, when women become obsessed with pumpkin spice lattes and men start downing amber ales in front of a campfire. Fall is fast approaching, and what better time than now to share a few more Honest Slogans?
Preeti Vissa

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Riding the Back of the Digital Bus

Preeti Vissa | September 17, 2014 | Technology
Until now, consumers have been able to use any device and access any content on the Internet on an equal basis. Those protections could all go away, depending on what the FCC decides. What the companies want, it turns out, is no rules at all -- or at least rules so weak and vague that they can't be enforced in any meaningful way.
Leanne Faulkner

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My Business-Triggered Breakdown and Lessons Learned

Leanne Faulkner | September 17, 2014 | Small Business
Despite reminding myself that I was a smart, invincible, solutions-driven entrepreneur I could feel that failure was headed my way. Sales had dropped significantly and profits dried up. I found myself crying every day in the car on the way to work.
Sramana Mitra

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Building Unicorn Companies Using a Roll-Up Strategy

Sramana Mitra | September 17, 2014 | Small Business
We've looked at a number of Unicorn companies so far: Tableau, FireEye, RightNow, and Palo Alto Networks. Some have followed the lean startup model, some have raised a lot of money, and hence, have followed more a fat startup strategy. Today, we look...
​Jackie Nagel

Debunking the Myths of Small Business Growth

​Jackie Nagel | September 17, 2014 | Small Business
A national poll conducted by NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) shed light on the most common external factors stunting small business growth. Although the majority of small business owners stated their desire to grow, few show an inclination to...
Elizabeth McKenzie

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What One Direction Taught Me About Business

Elizabeth McKenzie | September 17, 2014 | Small Business
With the Where We Are Tour in full swing, it's time to admit it: I'm a self-proclaimed newbie Directioner. Yep, for real. While I'm not *that* obsessed to attribute my business growth to these lads, there's a thing or two that One Direction has taught me about being in business.
Jonathan Long

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Don't Ignore Your Company's Blog -- It Can Produce Long Term Revenue

Jonathan Long | September 17, 2014 | Small Business
There is absolutely no reason why your business shouldn't be blogging on a regular basis. Keeping your website updated with new blog posts gives your visitors new fresh content to engage with each time the visit.
Terri Wallin

Walking the Talk - Can Executives Succeed Without It?

Terri Wallin | September 17, 2014 | Small Business
Is seems trite and perhaps overused to use the phrase "walking the talk", but truly, this phrase stands the test of time for an executive in terms of building trust with a team.
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