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Google Launches Google My Business, a Central Dashboard for Small Business

Google has launched a new portal, Google My Business, designed to simplify and demystify Google visibility for small businesses. Google My Business provides a central hub for small, local businesses …

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Steve McHugh

Cancer Survivor Opens Restaurant That Gives Back

Snug in San Antonio’s ultrahip Pearl Brewery complex, a collection of shops, restaurants, and even a culinary institute housed in the now-defunct brewery buildings — you’ll find a gastropub-style restaurant …

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Regional Retailer Appeals to Families by Hosting Playtime in Showrooms

What better way to sell recreational gear to parents than to get their kids to play with it? Play N’ Learn (pictured), which offers residential and commercial playground equipment in Maryland …

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Hyperlocal Advertising: How to Use Window Graphics

Retail marketers have been giving hyperlocal advertising — the act of appealing directly to customers and prospects in the immediate vicinity — all sorts of buzz lately. As a small-business owner, …

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Mocha My Day

QuickBooks Helps Coffee Caterer Brew Up a Marketing Plan

Few global industries are as crowded and cutthroat as coffee, where it can be tough for entrepreneurs to make their mark. But small-business success isn’t impossible, as Todd Reddeman, owner …

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Bow Wow

Pittsburgh Entrepreneur Barks Up the Right Tree for Marketing Boost

Some businesses go to the dogs unintentionally. But Shauna Caudill’s operation went there purposefully from the start: The canine-loving entrepreneur turned her passion for pooches into a potentially profitable enterprise …

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QuickBooks Giving Handcrafted Honey Bee a Buzz

In the fall of 2013, Stacia Guzzo combined her background in teaching with her passion for body care products — from lip balms to clay masks — to launch a …

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Frank Konyn Dairy

California Dairy Farm Milks Marketing Opportunity From QuickBooks

Nestled into the scenic agricultural preserve of San Pasqual Valley, Frank Konyn Dairy is a family-run farm with a success story like few others in Southern California today. “My parents …

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Solo Eyewear

QuickBooks Helps SOLO Eyewear Achieve Its Vision

In 2011, while an MBA student at San Diego State University, Jenny Amaraneni was inspired to do more than just start a business. She set out to change the world. …

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Ana Ono

QuickBooks Helps Breast Cancer Survivor Market Her Brave New Business

On the eve of her 28th birthday, Dana Donofree was diagnosed with breast cancer. In an instant, her life changed forever. Although her road to recovery was long and painful, …

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Dye’s Appliance Getting Marketing Repairs From QuickBooks

Serving residents of Kansas City, Mo., with pride and distinction for more than 50 years, Dye’s Appliance is a staple of its community that’s known for helping generations of locals …

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Emkin Toys

QuickBooks Gives Emkin Toys New Marketing Tools to Play With

Being in the toy business is rewarding, but it isn’t all fun and games, says Emily Finegold, owner of Emkin Toys in Hatboro, Pa. Despite her creative genius and nearly …

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Castle Island Brewing

Marketing Push on Tap for Castle Island Brewing

Beer is more than a beverage. It’s an experience. Or at least it should be, says Adam Romanow, founder of Castle Island Brewing Co. Romanow has a bold vision for …

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ShopMieux

ShopMieux Gets Some Marketing Muscle from QuickBooks

In 2013, ShopMieux opened its physical and digital doors as a consignment shop that caters to women seeking secondhand clothing worldwide. The Dallas-based small business has done well to date, …

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Athena

There’s a Worldly Buzz Ahead for Athena Study Abroad

Stacy McKay Benander believes that a more educated world is a more peaceful world. To help cultivate greater awareness of and appreciation for the world’s many diverse cultures, Benander started …

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