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    The Hiring Process: Jennifer McClure on How to Read Resumes

    by on July 5, 2012

    The days of hanging a Help Wanted sign in the store window are disappearing. Job seekers and employers are turning to more modern methods, from LinkedIn to social networks, to find each other. But whatever your hiring scenario, you probably still request resum…

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    Spark & Hustle's Tory Johnson on Her Entrepreneurial Success

    by on May 25, 2012

    Tory Johnson’s career trajectory should provide ample inspiration for anyone with an entrepreneurial dream. After being fired unexpectedly from a steady job 14 years ago, Johnson had next-to-nothing going for her: no Rolodex, little money, and no college deg…

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    Adam Brownlee on Catching Warren Buffett's Eye

    by on May 7, 2012

    For many small-business owners, Warren Buffett is a role model for turning an entrepreneurial dream into a wildly successful career. The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, whose net worth is $44 billion, consistently ranks among the world’s wealthiest p…

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    Digital Media Visionary Says 'Blindness' Is Key to Success

    by on May 4, 2012

    Anthony Soohoo has the type of resume most entrepreneurs dream of possessing. The UC Davis grad and Harvard MBA rose to prominence in the digital media industry by first cutting his teeth in brand-management positions at Inktomi and Apple.

    A standout from the…

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    Why 3 Serial Entrepreneurs Help Other Small-Business Owners

    by on May 2, 2012

    Susan Zimmerman operates a retail store on Cape Cod and a small tech-consulting business in Wellesley, Mass. Lori Richardson does sales consulting from her Boston office and started a successful Seattle networking event. Melody Biringer organizes networking ev…

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    Paying It Forward: Fishbowl CEO David Williams on Mentoring

    by on April 30, 2012

    Running a small business often requires shifting your competitive spirit into overdrive. But there can be equal value in stopping for a moment to offer advice and guidance to your peers, particularly new entrepreneurs who want to join you on the fast track, bu…

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    Intuit to Acquire Demandforce

    by on April 27, 2012

    Expanding its effort to help small businesses succeed, Intuit today announced its intention to acquire Demandforce, a provider of software as a service (SaaS) solutions that help local businesses engage, attract, and retain customers.

    Demandforce shares Intui…

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    Should You Hire a Celebrity to Endorse Your Business?

    by on April 23, 2012

    Business owners know the limitless value of positive word of mouth. But is it worth paying a celebrity to generate that buzz?

    Endorsement deals cost money — sometimes millions of dollars — and imprudent business owners can get burned. Nike can afford to h…

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