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    A CEO Who Changes Smoothie Flavors with a Nod to the Sigmoid Curve

    Sales at Tropical Smoothie Café have climbed consistently since Mike Rotondo came on board as CEO in 2008. The fast-food chain’s 421 stores saw an... More »

    One Part Factory, Two Parts Dotcom: A Tech Startup's Winning Formula
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    One Part Factory, Two Parts Dotcom: A Tech Startup's Winning Formula

    It seems no industry is safe from disruption. Startup companies have leveraged technology and the power of the Internet to transform the way business... More »

    No Tech, No Accountant: How Will Small Businesses Grow?

    A vast majority of small business owners are optimistic they will grow in 2015, but how they plan to do that is not clear. Few will hire, nor will... More »

    Hot Marketing Gadget: Does Your Business Need a Beacon?
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    Hot Marketing Gadget: Does Your Business Need a Beacon?

    When the team at BeaconStream offered to “answer Yahoo Small Business readers’ most commonly asked questions about beacon implementation,” I had just... More »

    33 Years and Counting: Running a Small, Stable Software Company
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    33 Years and Counting: Running a Small, Stable Software Company

    It’s the rare small tech company that stays in business more than 30 years. Most fail within a few years of startup. Others get bought, merged, or... More »

    Support for Raising Small Biz Tax Deductible Expense Limit
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    Support for Raising Small Biz Tax Deductible Expense Limit

    The National Federation of Independent Business on Friday applauded the U.S. House for passing America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015. The... More »

    Business Owner Says Legal Immigrant Labor Will Help Understaffed Sector
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    Business Owner Says Legal Immigrant Labor Will Help Understaffed Sector

    President Obama’s executive actions on immigration are set to go into effect this Wednesday. Among other provisions, the actions will grant... More »

    30 percent goes to them: A Business Rockstars Minute
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    30 percent goes to them: A Business Rockstars Minute

    Raising money. It’s the most dreaded task for any startup or new business. And nobody wants to do it. But unless you have a big source of money... More »

    Chairs could destroy your business: A Business Rockstars Minute
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    Chairs could destroy your business: A Business Rockstars Minute

    To tell the truth, it is probably more common for people to imagine business owners destroying chairs than the other way around. But behind that... More »

    What's Your Plan B? A Business Rockstars Minute
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    What's Your Plan B? A Business Rockstars Minute

    In this Business Rockstars Minute with Ken Rutkowski he discusses the importance of having a backup plan. In business not everything goes right.... More »

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