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Rasheed Ogunlaru

Put the Heart Back into Your Business

Too many business owners lose sight of their original vision and the reasons they went into business, says Rasheed Ogunlaru (pictured), a U.K.-based business coach and author of the new …

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rick dale

American Restoration’s Rick Dale Fixes Stuff, Makes Money

Rick Dale is restoring America, one vintage item at a time. The 53-year-old entrepreneur has established a reputation as a master craftsman who can turn a rusty 1950s soda machine …

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mitchell's ice cream

Local Merchants Alliances Gain Traction

Small businesses competing with big-box retailers and other chains in the San Francisco Bay Area have devised strategy for wooing customers into their stores: Join forces to promote one another. …

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grant cardone

5 Ways to Turn Your Small Business Around

Do you ever feel like your business is clinging to survival? Or that you’re one lost client or bad Yelp review away from bankruptcy? Saving a small business from the …

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Marc Benioff on Why Entrepreneurs Should Give Money Away Now

Marc Benioff is encouraging successful entrepreneurs to start giving away their fortunes now, instead of amassing their wealth and becoming philanthropic later in life. Easy for him to say, right? …

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Applying “The Laws of Subtraction”

As a small-business owner, you’re probably always thinking about what more you could do to improve your business, whether it’s adding new products, services, features, employees, or locations. But author …

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What Startup Competition Judges Look for in Winners

Winning a startup competition often brings in more than mere recognition: The spoils of victory can include prize money and investment capital, introductions to venture capitalists and potential partners, public …

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Talking Sports and Business with Brandon Steiner

Growing up poor in Brooklyn, N.Y., Brandon Steiner (pictured) never dreamed that one day he’d own Yankee Stadium, the home field of the New York Yankees. As CEO of Steiner …

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jj ramberg

New Book Shares 183 Tips for Entrepreneurs, from Entrepreneurs

As regular readers of this blog will surely attest, small-business owners love to share tips about everything from launching a company during a recession to creating a great customer experience. …

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sandshore

How Weave Simplifies Life for a Multitalented Crafter

Even Howard is a San Francisco-based crafter of crochet jewelry and the founder of Nadene, an Etsy.com shop that she’s operated since 2006 (which makes her the earliest active member …

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How Weave Helps an Artist Manage Her Business

Artist Maggie Hurley finds a way to capture the “whimsy and whatnot” of everyday life in a way that resonates with people. She sells her paintings, portraits, and illustrations at …

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Stacy Kildal

Understanding QuickBooks Accounting and the Cloud

Curious about what cloud computing brings to the world of accounting and financial management? Stacy Kildal, owner of Kildal Services and an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, recently sat down with …

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the lean startup book

How “The Lean Startup” Method Is Changing Small Business

Build big. Go fast. Invest heavily. And fly by the seat of your pants. It’s been the American way for business for decades, and much of the time, it’s worked. …

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carol tice

Author Carol Tice on What Makes a Great Company

Entrepreneurs often know — based on intuition and experience — that they’re sitting on a great idea, whether it’s tangible (like a clothing line) or intangible (like a groundbreaking service). …

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Cyndee Lake on Overcoming Barriers to Small-Business Growth

Business consultant Cyndee Lake has watched countless small-business owners struggle through growing pains. Their biggest barriers? Not having a long-term strategy and ignoring their own needs. “Small businesses sometimes feel …

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