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    Applying "The Laws of Subtraction"

    by on November 7, 2012

    As a small-business owner, you’re probably always thinking about what more you could do to improve your business, whether it’s adding new products, services, features, employees, or locations.

    But author Matthew E. May (pictured) urges you to think about …

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    What Startup Competition Judges Look for in Winners

    by on November 6, 2012

    Winning a startup competition often brings in more than mere recognition: The spoils of victory can include prize money and investment capital, introductions to venture capitalists and potential partners, public relations support, training and mentoring, and o…

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    Talking Sports and Business with Brandon Steiner

    by on October 25, 2012

    Growing up poor in Brooklyn, N.Y., Brandon Steiner (pictured) never dreamed that one day he’d own Yankee Stadium, the home field of the New York Yankees. As CEO of Steiner Sports, the entrepreneur counts himself lucky to live and breathe his passion for spor…

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    New Book Shares 183 Tips for Entrepreneurs, from Entrepreneurs

    by on October 18, 2012

    As regular readers of this blog will surely attest, small-business owners love to share tips about everything from launching a company during a recession to creating a great customer experience. JJ Ramberg (pictured), host of the MSNBC-TV program Your Business…

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    How "The Lean Startup" Method Is Changing Small Business

    by on September 11, 2012

    Build big. Go fast. Invest heavily. And fly by the seat of your pants. It’s been the American way for business for decades, and much of the time, it’s worked. But it’s just as often led companies into disaster, too.

    Eric Ries attempts to shift this paradigm w…

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    Author Carol Tice on What Makes a Great Company

    by on September 7, 2012

    Entrepreneurs often know — based on intuition and experience — that they’re sitting on a great idea, whether it’s tangible (like a clothing line) or intangible (like a groundbreaking service). The challenge is how to turn their concept into a business …

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    Cyndee Lake on Overcoming Barriers to Small-Business Growth

    by on August 28, 2012

    Business consultant Cyndee Lake has watched countless small-business owners struggle through growing pains. Their biggest barriers? Not having a long-term strategy and ignoring their own needs.

    “Small businesses sometimes feel that they need to be all thin…

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    'Rebel Entrepreneur' Author Jonathan Moules on Breaking the Rules

    by on August 24, 2012

    After profiling hundreds of business owners for the Financial Times, journalist Jonathan Moules (pictured) noticed an interesting trend: The most successful ones are often those who buck conventional wisdom about how to create a profitable company.

    In his new…

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