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Bison Brewing's Daniel Del Grande Seeks Sustainability and Solidarity

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Across the country, more and more people are enjoying the ability to choose between organic foods and their pesticide-ridden counterparts, and if Bison Brewing Company owner Daniel Del Grande has his way, more people will also be able to choose between the environmentally-friendly organic beer and the mass-produced stuff. Before purchasing the Berkeley, California-based company [...]
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Dr. Henry Cloud on "Necessary Endings"

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For many entrepreneurs and small business owners, the mere thought of ending a relationship with an employee, product line, or a less-than-productive business strategy is a taboo subject often associated with failure. The idea can be so paralyzing it is often pushed to the back of the mind to gather dust. In his new book [...]
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B Lab Pushes For Legal Recognition Of Socially Responsible Corporations

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Today, there are few safeguards in place for investors and consumers to distinguish the socially responsible business apart from the company that simply markets itself in a better light than it actually deserves. That's why B Lab, a Pennsylvania nonprofit, is pushing for legislation across the nation that would officially recognize a new type of [...]
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Uncommongoods Works Towards a Better World

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When shopping online, the average consumer never stops to think about how a particular company treats its employees or if the conditions of the outsourced factory where its mass produced goods originate put human lives in danger for the sake of saving a penny. Uncommongoods is not one of those businesses. Selling unique, high-quality gifts [...]
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Is Your Website's SEO Working Against Your Business?

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Many small businesses are beginning to notice the marketing power of search engine optimization (SEO). At the same time, however, there are certain SEO practices that can damage a business that relies on or is attempting to establish a credible online presence. A relatively young field of online marketing, SEO is the practice of increasing [...]
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Music Marketing Company Terrorbird Media and New Artists See SXSW Opportunity

For emerging bands and musicians, a performance in Austin during South By Southwest (SXSW) can be a once in a lifetime opportunity to grab the attention of hotshot record executives. Unfortunately, performance space is limited during SXSW, and without a great marketing team, the chances of being heard are slim. To help up-and-coming artists gain [...]
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10 Unique Austin Businesses To Visit During SXSW

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The South By Southwest (SXSW) festivals bring in thousands of tourists to Austin, Texas, and the local businesses can't complain. For newcomers to SXSW and Austin, deciding where to go for the most interesting shopping and eating experiences may be somewhat difficult, as each small business in Austin has its own unique story to tell. [...]
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Austin Motel Offers Unique Stay For Guests And SXSW-Goers

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As the small businesses and residents of Austin, Texas gear up for the crowds brought in by the upcoming South By Southwest (SXSW) festival, the chance to make overnight accommodations has already rolled on down the highway like a tumbleweed in the breeze. For the historic, family-owned and operated Austin Motel, reservations for the week [...]
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