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How a Vintage Clothing Reseller Uses Weave as a “Tiny Personal Assistant”

Jillian Knox faced a big challenge: It was 2009. She was about to graduate from Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia, had no job, and needed money. …


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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13 Essential iPhone and iPad Apps for Running a Startup

As the size of Apple’s App Store grows, the company is getting more creative with how it highlights newcomers and noteworthy apps by putting together “collections” that make it easier …

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Holiday Travel Tips for Small-Business Owners and Their Families

Many small-business owners spend a fair amount of time on the road. But no matter how often you travel for business, your experience does nothing to prepare you for taking …

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Should You Ban Customers from Using Cell Phones?

Check out the Yelp reviews for Saad’s Halal Place, a Philadelphia eatery, and you’ll read raves about its shawarma and chicken maroosh. Patrons also strongly suggest that you turn off …

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How to Make Multitasking Work for (and Not Against) You

Multitasking isn’t for everyone. In many cases, trying to do two or more unrelated things at the same time can result in substandard work, partially completed jobs, and a constant …

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5 Ways to Take Advantage of the iPhone 5

As a small-business owner, if you haven’t developed a mobile strategy, now’s the time. Apple sold more than 5 million units of the iPhone 5 in its first three days …

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Making it in America: Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC]

Since its foundation, the U.S. has been a country of immigrants, offering many who leave their home countries the opportunity to realize their dreams on their own terms. It takes …

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With California Aboard, 4 New Factors in the Online Sales-Tax Debate

After years of fights and reprieves, California’s sales tax for online retail purchases officially went into effect on Sept. 15. That means every out-of-state business that sells more than $1 …


The Benefits of Building a Business While in College

Starting a business is a huge undertaking for any entrepreneur. Some of the world’s most successful companies, including FedEx and Microsoft, were started while their founders were in college. Juggling …


Is Your Small Business in Need of Reinvention? [INFOGRAPHIC]

In 1998, Steve Jobs triumphantly returned to the company he’d co-founded two decades earlier. At the time, Apple was at a crossroads: Success was anything but certain. “The cure for …

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3 Fast-Growing Technologies Small Businesses Should Pay Attention To

Research firm IBISWorld recently picked its top 10 technologies poised for significant growth and the industries likely to reap the bottom-line rewards. It’s the kind of list that tends to …


3 Tips for Better Password Security

When Wired writer Mat Honan was hacked, much of his digital life was wiped out, from his address book to photos of his daughter. It’s a cautionary tale for any …

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Small Businesses Work Smarter with a QuickBooks Designed for Efficiency

Today, Intuit unveiled QuickBooks 2013, the latest version of QuickBooks desktop software for Windows. Our millions of small business customers will be delighted to experience a completely reimagined and improved …

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QuickBooks for Mac 2013 Helps Small Businesses Master Finances

Today, Intuit announced what’s new in QuickBooks for Mac 2013. Updates help small businesses work more productively so they spend less time managing their finances and more time building their …

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