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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...

You Want More Leads - So Use These 9 Tips Now

Jonathan Long | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

The only way to increase your conversion rate is to drive more traffic, and it needs to be targeted traffic. You could drive thousands of visitors to your website daily, but if they have no interest in what service or products you provide your conversion rate will be nonexistent.

6 Ways to Refresh Your Brand Without Starting From Scratch

Jose Vasquez | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Your brand will get stale and need an update after a while, but it's not always a good idea to rebuild from the ground up.

Should Your Business Buy Or Lease?

Frank McCafferty | Posted 09.02.2014 | Small Business
Frank McCafferty

Owning a building can represent stability, success and financial security, but, despite the attractions owning often boasts over renting, logistic and economic realities often dispel the dream of ownership and replace it with tough financial facts and additional stress.

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Jewish Corset-Shop Owner Fights Eviction To Keep His Slice Of Istanbul History | Sophia Jones | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Three generations of men in Ilya Avramoglu’s family have devoted their lives to women’s undergarments. But after 78 years in busine...

Time To Start Planning For 2015 In Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 09.02.2014 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Don't be like many small business owners and get caught by surprise -- thinking ahead and coming up with a clear direction for your small business in the new year will help you focus on execution when the calendar flips to January 1st.

Is the Recession Really Over?

Marc Joseph | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Where is the good news to get us out of this funk of no growth and the pain of the recession still lingering for businesses and individuals?

I Got You Covered: Ensuring Your Business Has Insurance When You Need It

Jack Garson | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

When you buy insurance, you shouldn't be simply checking a box. You are investing in a life raft. When you hit an iceberg, you don't want to find out the boat leaks or isn't big enough for all the passengers.

5 Business Lessons I Learned in a Foxhole (Literally)

Jacob Wood | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business
Jacob Wood

Unbeknownst to me at the time, I learned five powerful lessons over those three days that continue to serve me as an entrepreneur all these years later.

Economic Forces Are Mightier Than the Sword

Jack Nadel | Posted 08.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

We should do more to help potential entrepreneurs in places where domestic economies are too weak to assist. If we give this effort a higher priority in our country's foreign policy, we can create a healthier balance of world commerce.

Why Finding The Perfect Business Mentor is Like Hitting the Jackpot

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 08.29.2014 | Small Business
Jamilah Corbitt

If you're an entrepreneur with dreams of making it big, the smartest move you can make is finding a mentor. Obtaining the right mentor is like choosing the perfect pair of rollerblades -- once you find the best fit, they offer you quality support and comfort when skating on unpredictable terrain.

An Inside Peek at The Huffington Post

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 08.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

The winners flew in from all over the world -- from Canon City, Colorado to Adelaide, Australia. They won the competition by selling the most in their category over an eight-month period. The competition resulted in 21,000 entrepreneurs who created new businesses that sold more than $120 million in products.

New Clean Energy Jobs Report Something To Celebrate This Labor Day

Bob Keefe | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Bob Keefe

Environmental Entrepreneurs' (E2's) just-released quarterly jobs report shows that the number of new clean energy and clean transportation jobs announced in the second quarter of this year doubled from the previous quarter.