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How Entrepreneurs Can Serve the Planet

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Steve Strauss is a proponent of starting up businesses and uplifting people who live in poverty. The Portland, Ore.-based consultant merges his two passions in Planet Entrepreneur, a book he edited and co-wrote with 13 other members of the World Entrepreneurship Forum. Through case studies and real-life examples, the authors strive to inspire entrepreneurs to [...]
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Jason Miles Paints Instagram’s Big Picture for Small Businesses

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As a huge social media fan, Jason Miles eagerly hopped onto Pinterest shortly after its launch in 2010. Nuggets of how he used the site to catapult Liberty Jane Clothing, the “doll couture” company he co-founded with his wife, to success appear in the 2012 book Pinterest Power: Market Your Business, Sell Your Product, and [...]
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TechShop CEO Offers a Manifesto for the Maker Movement

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“I’m a trained revolutionary, in a sense,” says Mark Hatch, a Green Beret turned innovator and author of the recently published The Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Innovation in the New World of Crafters, Hackers, and Tinkerers. As CEO of TechShop, a membership-based do-it-yourself fabrication studio founded by serial entrepreneur Jim Newton, Hatch (pictured) has [...]
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Coffee Shop Fueled by Budget-Conscious Pricing

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When Adam Banks opened a coffee shop in Chicago’s trendy Wicker Park neighborhood in July, he was determined not to gouge customers with $5 to $7 espresso drinks. Coffee, he believes, should be accessible to everyone, including people on a tight budget. Beverages at his establishment, Ready Coffee, cost $1 to $3. Ready Coffee also [...]
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Holly Green on Her Unique Business Niche

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Seasoned esthetician Holly Green, owner of Norabloom Botanicals & Beauty Lounge in Ithaca, N.Y., wanted people to see facials as more than merely cosmetic. So she pursued a certification in oncology esthetics and expanded her services to include specialty skin care treatments for cancer patients. Late last year, she also added two products (a cleanser and [...]
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Author Brian Moran on Massively Increasing Your Productivity

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Brian Moran got his first brush with true leadership in high school, when he worked part-time for the U.S. Postal Service. The job led to a management position in college. "Back then, that environment was unionized teamsters, but I worked for a coach who was really a coach before anyone talked about it," explains Moran [...]
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Business and Ex-Basketball Coach Offers Tips for Staying on Top of Your Game

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Whether he’s coaching small businesses or corporations like Dell and State Farm, Micheal Burt helps managers learn how to stand out in a crowd. “As a small-business owner and entrepreneur, the biggest challenge we all face is obscurity,” says Burt (pictured), who likes to compare the marketplace to the animal kingdom. “There’s a strong need [...]
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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's Fresh-Brewed Tips for Business Owners

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At the National Restaurant Association trade show in May, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discussed how the coffee conglomerate strengthened its brand and solidified its customer base after the company opened too many stores in a short period of time and despite the dismal economy. Schultz left Starbucks in 2000 but returned eight years later, vowing [...]
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