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How To Win Big by Giving Stuff Away

In October 2009, a fledgling newbie in the world of social media decided to invest $4,000 into starting a new website called Social Media Examiner. Offering rich, pertinent, and always …

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Scott Stratten on Twitter and “Unmarketing”

Scott Stratten (known as @unmarketing to his nearly 100,000 Twitter followers) is a music industry marketer turned marketing agency owner (or UnAgency, as he prefers to call it) who’s known for …

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Startup King Offers Free Advice to Financial Businesses

John Kogan (pictured) is founder, CEO and CFO of Proformative.com, his fifth startup. He’s been in corporate finance for 20 years at companies as large as Cisco Systems and Cardinal …

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Guy Kawasaki on “Enchantment” [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is your handshake too limp? Is your message too convoluted? Are you using too many PowerPoint slides? If you answered yes to any of the above, your business communications — …

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Marketissimo: Small Business App Helps Companies Improve Marketing

Let’s say you’re working at a startup or a company looking to grow its business. Then let’s say that you need to refine your strategy, build a marketing plan, make …

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Catch Me If You Can-Style Check Fraud Continues to Plague Small Businesses

In the hit 2002 film Catch Me If You Can, Leonardo DiCaprio brought to the big screen the notorious real life story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a youthful con artist …

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5 Principles of Small Business Success — Straight from the Masters

When it comes to running successful businesses, few people have made their mark on the world the way that Jack Canfield, Dale Carnegie, Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, and Timothy Ferriss …

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Coaching CEOs In Three Languages

Cindy Steiner of Steiner International launched her business in Europe at the start of her 20-year career. She speaks English, French, and Spanish, with a working knowledge of German. Now …

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Insurance Broker Finds Niche in LGBT Community

Dennis Nix didn’t set out to be an insurance broker for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transsexuals. It just happened that way. Born in Staten Island, New York, Nix moved to …

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It’s a Jingle Out There for One San Francisco Musician

Ed Bogas of Bogas Productions is one of the most accomplished musicians you’ll ever meet. He’s a jingle writer for radio and TV commercials. He writes humorous songs for the …

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Food Writer Cooks Up Success At Local Farmers’ Markets

Amelia Saltsman had been writing about food for over 20 years when she penned and self-published the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook in 2007. She hoped it would sell well, …

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Nutritionist Focuses on Better Living Through Gluten-Free Diets

It’s true what they say: You are what you eat. So it’s always shocking to discover that the kinds of foods people eat every day can cause far-reaching health problems. …

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How Long Do You Need to Save Those Tax Files?

April 15 has come and gone, the taxes are filed, the checks are written, and you’re finally kicking back with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc to plot the year ahead. …

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Gary Vaynerchuk on The Thank You Economy

In the last five years, Gary Vaynerchuk grew his family wine retail business from $4 million to $60 million. Now, in addition to running Wine Library, starring in Wine Library …

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When to Hire a Life Coach — And What The Heck Do They Do?

Do you call a life coach to navigate life’s challenges or help with career issues? Does a life coach help you understand your goals, how to reach them, and prioritize …

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