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    Jonathan Fields on Succeeding in Uncertain Times

    by on November 28, 2011

    Many entrepreneurs strike out on their own early in life, but Jonathan Fields isn’t one of them. Fields began his career as a tough-as-nails hedge fund lawyer at a Manhattan mega-firm. Despite his professional success, he felt unfulfilled. So, he traded his …

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    Mark Johnson on Building Customer Loyalty

    by on November 18, 2011

    Small businesses have what seems like a million potential strategies for building customer loyalty — Facebook, Twitter, online deals, and smartphone apps, to name a few — but many wonder why their approaches aren’t working. Mark Johnson (pictured), preside…

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    Using Goodwill to Source Employees

    by on November 15, 2011

    Need to hire new staff for your business? Consider calling the Goodwill Job Center in your community. Goodwill uses the funds raised from selling donated goods to finance job-training and support programs. The nonprofit organization provides regional programs …

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    Shoe Designer Sheena Garg Edwards on Maintaining Work-Life Balance

    by on November 11, 2011

    Sheena Garg Edwards seems to do it all. Lately, her daily routine includes designing shoes for the next season, planning for the holidays, and running three kids to and from after-school activities. Since 2008, the San Antonio-based entrepreneur has run Lizzie…

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    'The Lean Startup' Rewrites the Entrepreneur Playbook

    by on November 8, 2011

    When one of Facebook’s founders endorses a new how-to book on entrepreneurial methodology — because it helps “answer the tough questions about business” — entrepreneurs listen. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation …

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    How and When a CEO Should Apologize

    by on November 1, 2011

    Gone are the days when being a CEO meant never having to say you’re sorry. Lately, it seems we’ve been deluged with corporate apologies — ranging from Mike Lazaridis, founder and co-CEO of Research in Motion, for BlackBerry’s worldwide outage to Andrew…

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    Adobo Nation's Michelle Valeriano on Adding Video to Your Online Marketing Mix

    by on October 31, 2011

    Michelle Valeriano has worn many hats over the course of her career. The former model and video jockey is now a video producer, a TV hostess, and the founder and CEO of marketing consultancy Ampliphi Media. She currently focuses on video production, taking adv…

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    How to Become an Online Video Star

    by on October 24, 2011

    Dina Kaplan (pictured) was holding down her dream job as a reporter for WNBC in New York City in 2005 when she received a call from a friend, Mike Hudack. He and a few engineers were building a platform that would enable talented producers to showcase videos o…

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