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    StartX Founder on the Benefits of Joining a Startup Accelerator

    by on August 8, 2013

    From Dropbox to Airbnb, some of the latest tech startups to hit it big have one thing in common: They all came out of incubators and accelerators.
    Why? One of the most important benefits of incubators and accelerators, says Cameron Teitelman, founder of the no…

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    How O2 Fitness Started Its Customer Loyalty Program

    by on June 20, 2013

    Can exercise be fun and games? O2 Fitness thinks so. The North Carolina-based health club chain in January introduced a loyalty program that encourages members to visit the gym regularly to score points for rewards.

    Since then, more than 16,000 of the chai…

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    Should Small Businesses Fear Google Glass?

    by on June 7, 2013

    Google Glass isn’t expected to be publicly available until at least the end of the year, but small-business owners are already considering the privacy implications and technological potential of the tiny wearable computer.

    The internet-connected device, whi…

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    6 Tips for Creating a Customer Loyalty Program

    by on May 30, 2013

    Big companies like Marriott and Toys R Us for years have spent millions of dollars on customer loyalty programs, offering frequent buyers points with each purchase that can be cashed in later for rewards.

    Now small businesses can provide similar perks through…

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    Management Expert Adam Grant on the Benefits of Being Nice

    by on April 22, 2013

    The business world can be a cutthroat, dog-eat-dog kind of place, but it’s OK to be nice. In fact, it may even benefit you, says Adam Grant, a management professor at the Wharton School and author of the new book Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Su…

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    5 Reasons You Need to Take a Break

    by on March 21, 2013

    It’s easy to get caught up in the hamster wheel of running a small business. But, although it may seem like a waste of precious time, it’s important to take an occasional break.

    For at least a few minutes, a few times each day, walk away from your comput…

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    Why Your Small Business Needs a Privacy Policy

    by on February 26, 2013

    Having a privacy policy can protect your small business from potential pitfalls and give it a competitive edge.

    Consumer privacy concerns affect businesses large and small, says Chris Babel, CEO of TRUSTe. Just look at what happened with the startup Path, whi…

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    6 Email Apps to Help You Manage Your Inbox

    by on January 14, 2013

    Email can save you time, but it also can distract you from what you really should be doing.

    Office workers spend 13 hours a week — or 650 hours a year — reading, sending, and managing email, according to one estimate. Another study [PDF] found that it tak…

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