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J.D. Roth on Managing Fluctuating Self-Employment Income

When GetRichSlowly.org founder J.D. Roth quit his job selling cardboard boxes for his family business in 2008 to run his website full-time, he was faced with a new financial challenge: …

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Peg Fitzpatrick Imbues Social Media Strategy with Positivity

“Social media is the new television,” says social media marketing expert Peg Fitzpatrick. “[You have to] make sure that you have a channel that people would like to watch.” That means …

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Rebekah Radice’s Secret to Social Media Success

Rebekah Radice loves to share her passion for all things social wherever and whenever she can. As founder and CEO of a digital marketing agency in Los Angeles, Radice (pictured) …

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Robert Goetz on Small-Business Trends to Watch in 2014

As the new year begins, small-business owners need to look at the big picture. While many business owners are concerned with making the monthly payroll, other issues — such as …

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“Zentrepreneur” John Murphy on Running a Peaceful, Meaningful Business

“Not every entrepreneur is making good change, and not every entrepreneur is at peace — balanced, so to speak — and living in the now,” says John Murphy, a self-proclaimed …

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How Entrepreneurs Can Serve the Planet

Steve Strauss is a proponent of starting up businesses and uplifting people who live in poverty. The Portland, Ore.-based consultant merges his two passions in Planet Entrepreneur, a book he …

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Excuses, Excuses: Is Risk Aversion Ruining Your Business?

You can talk yourself out of just about anything. Sometimes being cautious works in your favor, but it can also limit your small business’s growth. The most successful entrepreneurs are …

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Jason Miles Paints Instagram’s Big Picture for Small Businesses

As a huge social media fan, Jason Miles eagerly hopped onto Pinterest shortly after its launch in 2010. Nuggets of how he used the site to catapult Liberty Jane Clothing, …

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Nell Merlino on Why Women Are Driving Small Business in the U.S.

When it comes to starting businesses, women are running circles around men. Female entrepreneurs have been hanging their shingles at a higher rate than men for the past two decades …

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Using Handwritten Thank-You Notes to Distinguish Your Business

A personal touch can boost client loyalty, referrals, and overall business success. John Kralik’s story proves this: With everything going wrong in his life and his work, he decided to …

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Why You Should Step Away From Your Keyboard and Pick Up the Phone

A recent survey by Constant Contact shows that by far the two most popular small-business uses of mobile phones are social media and email marketing. Perhaps that’s because using digital tools …

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Expert Advice on Working With Big Businesses

If you’re hoping to cater to corporate giants as prime customers, be careful what you wish for: Although large contracts generally help you move more inventory and enable you to …

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Young Entrepreneurs: 4 Highly Successful CEOs Who Started Early

Surely you’ve heard of Mark Zuckerberg, the über-successful entrepreneur who co-founded Facebook in early 2004 at the tender age of 19. Since then, increasing numbers of teenagers have started their …

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Why Good Experience Design Is Great for Business

The makers of Roku, a popular device that streams video from the internet to a TV, put just one word on the front of its user guide: “Hi!” The idea …

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Get the Most Out of Your Creative Thinkers

The best work comes from teamwork, right? It’s a concept that’s been drilled into our heads since grammar school. But, as it turns out, it’s not always true. In her …

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