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Why HR, PR, and IT Are Worthy Startup Investments

Julia Neumer | Posted 09.12.2014 | Small Business
Julia Neumer

Money is tight, especially as you continue to build your startup. We know as well as the next entrepreneur that the bottom line is always top of mind. However, there are a few particular areas in which you should focus on early to secure future success.

What Your First Step In Digital Marketing Should Be

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Think your business is 'too complicated' for an app or there isn't 'an app for that' yet? Go get a sobriety test.

The Gaming App That Does Social Good: An Interview With Puzzable Co-founder

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

Here are some questions he answered for me which I hope will inspire you to launch your own business or reinvent a business or organization that already exists.

After An Awful Marriage, This Woman Got The Sweetest Revenge (Literally)

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.02.2014 | Divorce

“My ex used to tell me I couldn’t cook for anything," Kathy Masunaga says, while sitting at a table in Sweet Revenge, her successful pie shop in H...

The Most Important Success Factor in Your Business

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

There are No Great Companies, Without Great People Last year, Alex was invited to be a speaker at a global entrepreneurial conference in Greece. Th...

The Startup Education Gap

Lee Schneider | Posted 09.10.2014 | Small Business
Lee Schneider

Startups need to understand and deploy their culture first, because that's how their customers will understand them best. There's a good reason for this: products are easily commodified. They can copied and sold at a lower price.

10 Steps to Help Improve Your Local SEO

Jonathan Long | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

There are several online marketing options available today that your local businesses can utilize to improve your website traffic, leads, and sales. In the past there was print advertising, TV, and radio. Now, with so many different online-based options available it has left many small business owners confused.

When Spirituality and Entrepreneurship Overlap

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 09.08.2014 | Small Business
Deborah J. Levine

There are two basic motivations of the entrepreneur. The first is the money-making side of the business, the bottom line. The second motivation is sel...

Miami: The Land of Gimme

Suzan McDowell | Posted 09.08.2014 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

A few years ago, walking into a club I had been invited to by the promoter, I found him snapping this huge rubber band on his right hand. I asked him ...

What Do Small Businesses Want from Their Government? (Part 1 of 3)

Lukas McGowan | Posted 09.08.2014 | Small Business
Lukas McGowan

When you speak with entrepreneurs, they're liable to tell you either that it's too difficult to find and connect with customers, or that their interactions with government - at all levels - too often leave them feeling frustrated and confused.

Test Any Business Idea for Less Than $400

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.08.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

You've got a great idea for a new store, app or restaurant. Should you quit your job and invest before doing basic marketing research? It's amazing how many businesses are started on a hunch or feeling. Instead, budget $400 in some general digital marketing tactics to test the waters out by doing the following.

Minimum Wage, Pandering Politicians, and Crony Capitalism

Kevin Price | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Kevin Price

Fundamentally, most policy makers have failed to realize that those who are impacted by laws, respond to the laws accordingly.

The Fight for Miami's Libraries

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 09.08.2014 | Miami
Christian Zabriskie

In many ways it is a microcosm of the larger fight for libraries across the Unites States. It will hopefully be seen as a turning point when our citizens demand more from their elected leaders and the social fabric can be rewoven.

3 Steps for Dealing With Drama Kings and Queens at the Office

Mike Harden | Posted 09.05.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

These people do more than drain the collective energy of their teams and organizations; they draw on their resources as well, costing billions in lost productivity.

The Top 5 Questions to Ask When Leasing Office Space

Frank Chalupa | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

Whether you're moving from a shared office, home office or local coffee shop, finding the ideal space for your growing business can be a daunting task, even if you've been through the office search process before.

The Power to Bid by Title: How One Independent Bookstore Is Innovating This Centuries-Old Model

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.04.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

In 8th-century Baghdad, the warraqueen (those that handle paper) were the paper masters, the human photocopiers, copying texts and creating tomes to fill shelves throughout the Islamic world.

Thousands Win: Two Friends Trying To Grow More Sh*t In Brooklyn

Dark Rye | Posted 09.04.2014 | Taste
Dark Rye

New York was once the U.S. capital of hop growing. Freese and Hensarling are trying to restore it to its former glory.

Why We Launched Crowdpac

Steve Hilton | Posted 09.04.2014 | Small Business
Steve Hilton

The goal of Crowdpac is to give every American access to the same political tools that the insiders have monopolized.

The Biggest Reasons Athletes Make Great Entrepreneurs

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 09.03.2014 | Small Business
Jamilah Corbitt

Market knowledge and skill is not enough to succeed as an entrepreneur. It takes mental toughness and perseverance to win in this game. Even when you think you don't have anything left in the tank, I guarantee you can push out one more rep.

The Myth of Being a Successful Freelancer

Gene Marks | Posted 09.03.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Want to quit your job and be a freelancer? Be a one-person shop? I have bad news for you and you need to hear it now, before it's too late. You won't be able to make a lot of money if you're running a one person business.

Startup Advice From Yes Man CEO and College Student: Part 2

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.05.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

This installment covers how Nathan set out on his entrepreneurial journey and where he hopes to be in the next 10 years.

Why Nagging Is Actually Great for Business

Diana Mackie | Posted 09.08.2014 | Small Business
Diana Mackie

By periodically broaching the subject, or nagging, you will identify a potential problem or roadblock much earlier than if you wait until the due date to inquire as to the progress.

How to Turn a Passion Into a Career

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Christophe Testi was working as a software engineer when he decided it was time to try making a living doing what he loved: photography. Testi, who moved to the U.S. from France in 2000, started selling photos part-time in 2004.

The New Global Leader, Part VIII: Guillermo Chavez and the Gift of Giving

O'Brien Browne | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Guillermo is co-founder and CEO of We Gift, a marketing agency whose mission is to help non-profit organizations and businesses by creating shared win-win relationships through creative marketing campaigns.

Scoring Big With High End Sports Travel Niche

Sandy Abrams | Posted 09.02.2014 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Beck & Score is a new high end sports travel business that offers "tailor made travel experiences to the world's premier ticketed events." It launch...