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    Marc Benioff on Why Entrepreneurs Should Give Money Away Now

    by on November 12, 2012

    Marc Benioff is encouraging successful entrepreneurs to start giving away their fortunes now, instead of amassing their wealth and becoming philanthropic later in life.

    Easy for him to say, right? Benioff (pictured), the 48-year-old CEO and founder of Salesfo…

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    What Do Technology and Chocolate Have in Common?

    by on November 6, 2012

    For Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring, starting a chocolate-making business hasn’t differed too much from launching a technology startup.

    The Stanford University friends co-founded Plaxo, an online address book, almost a decade ago and sold it to Comcast for ov…

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    5 Do's and Don'ts of Successful Negotiation

    by on November 5, 2012

    From hammering out a contract to securing a lease for office space, negotiation is essential to the success of nearly every small-business owner.

    Need some advice? The longtime best-seller Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, first publish…

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  • How to Take Advantage of Online Learning

    by on October 12, 2012

    Maybe you need help creating an appealing Facebook page for your new company. Or you want some tips on cold-calling customers. For small businesses, online classes have become a cost-effective and flexible way for owners and employees to receive the training t…

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    3 Tips for Standing Out at a Conference

    by on October 11, 2012

    TechCrunch Disrupt has become one of the technology industry’s go-to gatherings, drawing hundreds of startups, many of them launching to the public for the first time.

    The latest conference, held in September, packed 2,800 attendees into the Concourse at Sa…

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    The Do's and Don'ts of a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

    by on October 1, 2012

    Crowdfunding is fast becoming a popular strategy to raise funds, test an idea, and attract customers. Some businesses have recently drawn so much attention from their crowdfunding campaigns that they could barely keep up with demand.

    On the flip side, not all…

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    3 Mobile Apps to Make Travel Easier

    by on September 18, 2012

    The smartphone can be a road warrior’s handiest tool when it comes to navigating unfamiliar streets. The device’s built-in GPS can not only steer you toward your next meeting, but also keep you from getting stranded if unexpected obstacles (such as traffic…

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    3 Tips for Better Password Security

    by on September 12, 2012

    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 sole proprietor or small-business owner who uses a Google account or other cloud-based service to …

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