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    Ramon Alvarez Takes On Detroit with Electric Vehicles

    by on December 26, 2012

    Fascinated with cars all his life, Ramon Alvarez is finally realizing one of his longtime dreams: bringing affordable electric vehicles to the masses.

    “My conviction and my passion … fuel me every day,” he says.

    On Nov. 1, Alvarez Electric Motors Co. b…

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    10 Things Every Leader Should Say

    by on December 24, 2012

    As a business owner, what you say reveals as much about your leadership skills as what you do. Using the right words at the right time will increase the odds of your company’s success.

    “The right words have the potential to be transformational,” says Ja…

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    How to Master the Elevator Pitch

    by on December 13, 2012

    “People love their businesses, but when it’s time to sell who they are and what they do, there’s a reluctance to sound too ‘salesy,’” says Terri Sjodin, founder of Sjodin Communications, a public speaking, sales training, and consulting firm in New…

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    Put the Heart Back into Your Business

    by on December 7, 2012

    Too many business owners lose sight of their original vision and the reasons they went into business, says Rasheed Ogunlaru (pictured), a U.K.-based business coach and author of the new book Soul Trader: Putting the Heart Back into Your Business. But, with a l…

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    American Restoration’s Rick Dale Fixes Stuff, Makes Money

    by on November 26, 2012

    Rick Dale is restoring America, one vintage item at a time. The 53-year-old entrepreneur has established a reputation as a master craftsman who can turn a rusty 1950s soda machine into a work of art that retails for thousands of dollars.

    Dale has amassed a st…

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    Local Merchants Alliances Gain Traction

    by on November 19, 2012

    Small businesses competing with big-box retailers and other chains in the San Francisco Bay Area have devised strategy for wooing customers into their stores: Join forces to promote one another.

    Now 200 members strong, the San Francisco Locally Owned Merchant…

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    5 Ways to Turn Your Small Business Around

    by on November 14, 2012

    Do you ever feel like your business is clinging to survival? Or that you’re one lost client or bad Yelp review away from bankruptcy?

    Saving a small business from the brink of disaster isn’t easy. But Grant Cardone (pictured), entrepreneur and host/executi…

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    Marc Benioff on Why Entrepreneurs Should Give Money Away Now

    by on November 12, 2012

    Marc Benioff is encouraging successful entrepreneurs to start giving away their fortunes now, instead of amassing their wealth and becoming philanthropic later in life.

    Easy for him to say, right? Benioff (pictured), the 48-year-old CEO and founder of Salesfo…

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