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    Bill McBean on the Facts of Business Life

    by on March 8, 2013

    Bill McBean built one of the most profitable General Motors dealerships in Saskatchewan, Canada. He later helped turn around an underperforming auto dealership in Corpus Christi, Texas. Now he runs McBean Partners, a family-owned investment company, and freque…

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    Why Your Small Business Needs a Privacy Policy

    by on February 26, 2013

    Having a privacy policy can protect your small business from potential pitfalls and give it a competitive edge.

    Consumer privacy concerns affect businesses large and small, says Chris Babel, CEO of TRUSTe. Just look at what happened with the startup Path, whi…

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    John Warrillow on How to Make Your Business Attractive to Potential Buyers

    by on February 11, 2013

    You love your small business, but you wouldn’t mind if somebody showed up and offered to purchase it. After all, it could be the ultimate payday — and help prove that you did what you set out to do, as in build a successful enterprise from the ground up.

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    Expert Advice on Small-Business Credit Cards

    by on January 29, 2013

    A small-business credit card can be a valuable tool, but it can also be a source of financial pain (or even ruin) if used irresponsibly.

    Rosemarie Clancy is editor-in-chief of Credit-Land.com, a website that specializes in helping people find the best credit …

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    Kathy Sidell on Living the American Restaurant Dream

    by on January 23, 2013

    Kathy Sidell grew up in a family of foodies. In 2005, the producer-turned-restaurateur opened the Metropolitan Club in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Since then, she’s expanded the upscale burger bar to four more locations.

    Sidell (pictured) also published a book in …

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    Finance Expert Coaches Etsy Sellers in New Book

    by on January 22, 2013

    When Etsy launched in 2005, the e-commerce site turned thousands of hobbyists into professional craftspeople. Woodworkers, knitters, seamstresses, and others suddenly had a virtual storefront through which they could sell their handmade wares for a profit.

    Th…

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    Author Brad Feld on Building Sustainable Startup Communities

    by on January 11, 2013

    Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley get ample credit for fostering startups. But they aren’t the only places conducive to business launches. In his new book, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, author Brad Feld (pictured) re…

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    How 'Sellable' Is Your Business?

    by on January 7, 2013

    Ever dream of selling your business for a profit? Or maybe you’d like to know what prospective buyers think of your company’s potential?

    Entrepreneur and angel investor John Warrillow developed the Sellability Score to quantify the “sellability” of a …

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