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Subscriptions: A Business Rockstars Minute

There is a powerful business model that is coming into prominence with the rise of SaaS (software as a service) business models for tech companies.... More »

People Invest in People -- an Overlooked Aspect of Private Investing
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People Invest in People -- an Overlooked Aspect of Private Investing

To say technology has transformed the way people interact with one another, in business and personal contexts, is an understatement. Fifteen years... More »

Effective Email Marketing for Small Businesses
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Effective Email Marketing for Small Businesses

Keeping the doors of your small business opens can depend a lot on your ability to market to potential clients. With a plethora of options open to... More »

Yes, You Can Teach an Old Company New Tricks, Innovation Psychologist Says
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Yes, You Can Teach an Old Company New Tricks, Innovation Psychologist Says

There’s a science to being creative, and, having worked with such innovative giants as Google, Disney, LEGO, and Virgin, Amantha Imber has it figured... More »

A Coffee Company Is Growing Quickly, Thanks to a Free Ad and Lots of Caffeine
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A Coffee Company Is Growing Quickly, Thanks to a Free Ad and Lots of Caffeine

Mike Brown’s Round Lake, NY, coffee roasting business hit the jackpot last year when it won the Intuit Quickbooks Small Business Big Game... More »

Women Business Owners See Glass Ceiling Half Cracked
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Women Business Owners See Glass Ceiling Half Cracked

Women small business owners agree that a glass ceiling exists, but not necessarily that it limits their opportunities.A survey of 1,000 small... More »

5 Tips for Your First Sale: Venture Capitalists' Advice for Startups
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5 Tips for Your First Sale: Venture Capitalists' Advice for Startups

What matters most in the first years of a startup’s life? “Closing deals,” says Greg Pugh, SVP of Customer Acquisition for Rev1 Ventures,... More »

Most Small Businesses Don't Know Their Search Marketing ROI
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Most Small Businesses Don't Know Their Search Marketing ROI

Figuring out the return on your investment in local search marketing can seem like solving a puzzle. Nearly 60 percent of small businesses... More »

Building a specialized business? Special Tomato and Adaptivemall Understand
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Building a specialized business? Special Tomato and Adaptivemall Understand

When Chairman Tim Bergeron started Adaptivemall.com in 1998, the notion of actually earning a profit doing e-commerce was a mere gleam in some... More »

4 Steps to Starting a Conversation about Changing Your Culture
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4 Steps to Starting a Conversation about Changing Your Culture

Wondering how to fix your business’s culture? If you’re like most business leaders, you probably are. VitalSmarts founders and... More »

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