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Rod Kurtz

Rod Kurtz

What Is Your Best Job Interview Question?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 06.14.2012 | Small Business

Congratulations, graduates! All those early-morning classes and late-night cramming sessions and what's your reward? A lousy job market. Sure, we've s...

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What Does The Future Hold For Facebook?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 05.18.2012 | Small Business

It's finally here. One of the most talked-about companies of the past decade makes one of the most talked-about IPOs in history on Friday, as Facebook...

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A 'Funeral' For The Old New York (PHOTOS)

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 04.10.2012 | Small Business

The streets of New York are an ever-changing canvas, with new people and places jockeying to paint over the old. This Jackson Pollock of an urban metr...

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3 Tips For Creating A Viral Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 04.09.2012 | Small Business

No one has ever accused the Method guys of taking themselves too seriously. Sure, the San Francisco-based company has become a household name (literal...

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The Jamaica Summit: 'An Outstanding Experience'

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 03.30.2012 | Small Business

During a TV interview a few years back, I was asked why I like entrepreneurs. My response was something to the effect of, "Well, how can you not? They...

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Ask Rod: How Can We Take On Big Competitors?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 02.15.2012 | Small Business

No matter your industry, you'll eventually find yourself going head-to-head with a bigger competitor. So what's the best way to take them on? And w...

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Ask Rod: Should We Outsource Our Manufacturing?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 12.21.2011 | Small Business

Moving your company's manufacturing overseas can be a tempting way to trim your budget. But what about the hidden costs? And attracting customers t...

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Ask Rod: How Do We Set Up A Twitter Account?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 12.07.2011 | Small Business

With tens of millions of users, Twitter has become fertile ground for finding new customers. But how do you get started? And adding new customers i...

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Ask Rod: How Can We Get Our Product Into Stores?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 11.30.2011 | Small Business

Every designer or inventor dreams of seeing their products on store shelves. But how do you get them there? And what can you do get customers to ac...

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Ask Rod: How Can We Take On Big-Box Retailers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 11.23.2011 | Small Business

A small business is never going to beat Walmart, Target and other big-box retailers on price. So how can they convince customers to stick with indepen...

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How Is The European Debt Crisis Affecting Your Business?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.10.2012 | Small Business

Main Street can feel pretty far away from, say, the piazzas of Rome and the platias of Athens. But the recent political and economic turmoil in Italy,...

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Ask Rod: Can Twitter Help My Business?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 02.22.2012 | Small Business

With all the responsibilities a business owner has, who's get time for social media? As it turns out, Facebook and Twitter can be a cheap and easy way...

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Confessions Of A New York Street Hustler

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 05.21.2012 | Small Business

Behind the bar at Niagara, a no-frills watering hole in New York's East Village that still feels like it actually belongs there, there's a bumper stic...

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Ask Rod: How Can We Reach New Customers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.02.2012 | Small Business

Sure, you've got some loyal customers. But how do you get them to spread the word to new ones? And there's no better advertising than free advertis...

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Ask Rod: What's The Best Way To Find Good Employees?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 12.26.2011 | Small Business

Hiring employees is perhaps the most important decision a business owner has to make. After all, the wrong player can prove incredibly disruptive to a...

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Ask Rod: How Can We Keep Customers Loyal?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 12.18.2011 | Small Business

Switching to a new location is a challenge for any retailer -- but it can also open up new opportunities. So what's the best way to hold onto your cus...

Who Are The Top 100 Small Business Influencers of 2011?

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 11.13.2011 | Small Business

The 100 top Small Business Influencers of 2011 are being honored Tuesday in an awards ceremony at the New York Institute of Technology Auditorium on B...

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What Advice Would You Give Young Entrepreneurs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.15.2011 | Small Business

It's the most wonderful time of the year. For cookie lovers, at least. That's right, Girl Scout Cookies season is upon us -- when eager tweens in gree...

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Ask Rod, Episode 22: How Do I Attract More Twitter Followers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 10.13.2011 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz is back in studio with advice on conquering the Twittersphere and getting your product on store shelves. Do you follow Rod ...

Taking A 'Young & Reckless' Approach To Business

AOL Small Business | Rod Kurtz | Posted 09.16.2011 | Business

Chris "Drama" Pfaff has spent his entire adult life under the watchful eye of an MTV camera. In 2007, fresh out of high school, he moved from the subu...

Ask Rod, Episode 30: How Can We Boost Revenue?

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz offers tips on creating multiple revenue streams and working from home. Please pardon the outtakes. The original version...

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Ask Rod, Episode 29: Where Can We Find Tech-Savvy Talent?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz explains how to hire tech geeks, why more investors are looking overseas and what you can do to stay on Aaron Sorkin's good...

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Ask Rod, Episode 28: Should I Pursue An Advanced Degree?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz advises students at the University of Pennsylvania about graduate school, angel investors and venture capital. Go Quakers! ...

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Ask Rod, Episode 27: How Do We Maintain Our Company Culture?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz offers tips on preserving company culture and converting online shoppers into online buyers. The original version of thi...

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Ask Rod, Episode 26: How Can We Improve Our Marketing?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz helps a cardboard furniture company take its marketing to the next level and a 79-year-old board game inventor get her prod...