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Latest news and trends in the small business economy

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Young Women Entrepreneurs Offer Some Advice to Their Peers

Female entrepreneurship is on the rise. “Women entrepreneurs lead one in five startups around the globe,” Forbes reports. “The ratio of female founders to male soared 30 percent over the …

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Should Small Businesses Fear Google Glass?

Google Glass isn’t expected to be publicly available until at least the end of the year, but small-business owners are already considering the privacy implications and technological potential of the …

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What to Do Every Day to Succeed in Business

Your parents probably told you to brush your teeth, make your bed, and eat your vegetables every day, so that you’d develop into a healthy adult. What routine tasks are as …

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How Your Small Business Can Benefit From Vendor Managed Inventory

For most small manufacturing businesses, the necessary inventory of raw materials, product parts and sub-assemblies, and consumable supplies tends to be tedious and expensive to manage and maintain. Waste and …

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Attorney Ruth Carter on Avoiding Lawsuits Related to Your Company Blog

It’s just a blog, right? Wrong. Untold thousands — even millions — of people may read the contents of your company’s blog over its lifetime. So it’s far from “just …

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5 Steps to Getting Organized at Work

We’re well into May — do you know where your desk is? If you haven’t caught the spring cleaning bug, you aren’t alone. Whereas most small-business owners find it easy …

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5 Tips for Overcoming Your Self-Doubt

As a small-business owner, your success depends on overcoming myriad challenges — market forces, limited resources, and time constraints to name just a few. But frequently the biggest obstacle is …

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Should Women Entrepreneurs “Lean In” Like Sheryl Sandberg?

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” It’s one of the provocative questions Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg asks in her best-selling book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will …

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A Retiree’s Second Act as a Small-Business Owner

The word “entrepreneur” typically conjures images of professionals in their 20s and 30s. But that stereotype often misses the mark, because baby boomers engage in more entrepreneurial activity than Millennials …

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Canada Launches a New Visa Program for Entrepreneurs

Canada is rolling out the red carpet for immigrant entrepreneurs in the hopes of becoming a choice destination for startup ventures. The new Start-Up Visa Program went into effect April …

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The Top Cities for Female Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC]

The number of female entrepreneurs is on the rise and (thanks in part to Lean In) so is their optimism about growth opportunities for their business. Where are the best cities …

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Lemonade Day Gives Kids a Chance to Explore Entrepreneurship

What was your first business? For many of us, it was the classic lemonade stand. Finding the best location for a booth, pricing the product, and dealing with customers can …

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How to Get In On the Gluten-Free Dining Trend

An increasing number of restaurant diners are passing on the bread basket and other wheat-based items these days. About 1 percent of Americans have celiac disease, which makes them intolerant …

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How 3-D Printing Could Transform Your Business

What do you know about 3-D printing? If you’re like many of us, you know that it exists, but you’re not quite sure how it works. Yet this rapidly growing …

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Browsing Fees: A New Retail Strategy or the End of Bricks-and-Mortar?

Georgina Fatseas-Sano, owner of Celiac Supplies, a specialty food store offering gluten- and wheat-free products in Brisbane, Australia, had had enough. Earlier this year, she posted a sign in her …

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