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Latest news and trends in the small business economy

beer

How Indie Brewers are Outpacing Beer Industry Growth [INFOGRAPHIC]

Though large breweries dwarf independent craft breweries in volume of production, the growth of small breweries has eclipsed overall beer industry growth in the last few decades. By tapping into …

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gas prices

The Week in Small Business – 02.11.12

We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. Gas Prices Causing Chronic Pain at Pump …

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4 Spring Cleaning Ideas for Small Businesses

Have the urge to do some spring cleaning this year? Be sure to funnel some of that energy toward making effective changes in your small business. Mary Lee Gannon, CEO …

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The Hottest Industries for Starting a New Business in 2012

Got the entrepreneurial bug? The potential for growth should rank among the critical considerations for any new business venture. That doesn’t necessarily mean you want to become the next GE …

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steve dalton

The Top 3 Challenges of Running a Web-Based Company [VIDEO]

Whether you’re a full-time professional seeking a new career path or a part-time hobbyist looking to generate supplemental income, the allure of launching your own web-based company can be immense: …

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mobile business

How Small Business Gets Started… and Keeps Running [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why does someone become a small business owner? And once they become one, how do they spend their time? How does our newly mobile working environment play into that? In …

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super bowl

The Week in Small Business – 02.04.12

We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. Super Bowl 101 for Small Business Owners …

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2012

9 Tips to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Are you getting off to a slow start in keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Although it’s nearly February already, it’s not too late to work toward your 2012 goals, whether …

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5 Curiously Instructive Games for Small-Business Owners

That old adage about too much work and too little play making some guy named Jack a less-than-scintillating character rings true to a point. But, as Jack Nicholson’s character in …

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The Week in Small Business – 01.28.12

We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. Small Businesses Mixed on State of the …

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evernote

8 Truly Useful Android Apps for Business Owners

Does productivity have to plummet if you aren’t sitting in front of your PC? In today’s connected world, a bevy of mobile phone apps can keep your efficiency soaring while …

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mobile website

3 Tips for Creating Mobile Websites

How long does it take your favorite website to load on your smartphone or tablet? For most of us, it’s a lengthy and frustrating wait while pages finish rendering. Now …

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brad pitt in moneyball

4 Small-Business Lessons from ‘Moneyball’

The award-winning 2011 film Moneyball — a potential Oscar nominee for best picture — isn’t just an entertaining flick. It can also offer insight into how to run a business. …

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The Week in Small Business – 01.21.12

We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. Could Obama Proposal Hurt Small Biz? President …

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Will Wednesday’s SOPA Blackout Deliver a Black Eye to Small Business?

According to impassioned opponents of online piracy, the United States of America is under attack today from pirates who continue to imperil the economy by illegally distributing American-made entertainment and …

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