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Six Small Business Keys to Success in 2014

Kevin Harrington | Posted 03.12.2014 | Small Business
Kevin Harrington

Imagine what it would be like by 2015 to be setting resolutions on how to manage all the growth and success.

Debunking the Original Idea Myth

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

There are a few techniques for producing great product ideas. These techniques work for every aspect of your business, from new product ideas to brainstorming your marketing campaigns.

Love and Logic Equals Great Marketing

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

The greatest marketers of all are those who love marketing, use logic to track and read results and who understand the value of testing and live it everyday.

How to Be Your Own Consumer Advocate in Pursuit of Products and Services Promised, Speak to the Supervisor, and Still Be Nice

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Mary Crescenzo

Have you ever gotten nowhere over the phone with a manager, consumer relations person, or an automated help-line and just given up? Next time, be nice but determined on your quest for quality on the road to consumer power.

A Startup Avoids the Hockey Stick of Staffing

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 01.09.2013 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

One space that could use a healthy dose of the Slow Movement, however, remains largely unaffected. We speak, naturally, of the startup scene.

3 Keys to Naming Your Product

Tom Grasty | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Tom Grasty

Without question, naming your product is important. But it's also a great opportunity. The right name can distinguish you from the competition, as well as differentiate your product from seemingly similar offerings.

The Management Team -- While Building Usage

Fred Wilson | Posted 03.10.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

So your startup has graduated from the "building product" stage and has entered the "building usage" phase. But what does this mean for the team?

Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 01.31.2012 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

True visionary Terence Conran's genius comes from his capacity to anticipate people's whims and needs to change the way people live, shop, eat and even educate themselves.

The Man Who Redesigned Britain

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 11.03.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Kodak cameras, Parker pens, London black cabs - iconic and familiar as they are, is it so surprising that they've all experienced a design overhaul fr...

Concrete Lessons in Innovation

Jerri Chou | Posted 07.31.2011 | Impact
Jerri Chou

One of the first of our building series is with a company that works in something very, well, concrete. CEMEX is one of the largest building materials companies in the world.

WATCH: The High Court Of Design: Milan's Salone Internazionale

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

The Salone Internazionale del Mobile is for design what the Venice Biennale is for art and architecture. It's ...

Why 'Unfiltered' Ginger Ale Tastes Better

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

Meet Bruce Cost, the founder of Fresh Ginger Ginger Ale by Bruce Cost, an unfiltered, pure cane sugar ginger ale made in Brooklyn, NY.

Four Steps to Getting Your Product Out the Door -- Everybody Needs a Steve Bennett

Michele Colucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michele Colucci

It's hard to see who I am when there's so much I can become! Reality bites. The key here is that the capacity of the business has to match the reality of resources, development and bodies.

Microsoft Launches Office 2010 in New York City

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

The highlight of the night was being able to speak with a handful of early Microsoft Office 2010 customers.

Is the iPad a GameChanger?

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mike Bonifer

As Steve Jobs says, you can't connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backward. A product like the iPad, can be said to have 'changed the game' only after the game, has, in fact, changed.

Saving Our Rainforests: Just a Sip Away?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

When Coke buys Odwalla or Pepsi buys Naked Juice, The Man dumbs the product down. It's no longer quite so high-quality, quite so green -- because The Man is about the bottom lines, not triple bottom lines.