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    What Makes Shoppers Buy Daily Deals?

    by on August 14, 2012

    Think daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial are a passing fad? Your customers disagree. A whopping 92 percent of shoppers think daily deals are here to stay, according to new research from Constant Contact.

    The study, conducted by Chadwick Martin Ba…

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    What to Do When Your Clients Go on Vacation

    by on August 9, 2012

    Service-oriented enterprises may find business to be slower than usual during the summer, when many customers go on vacation. What should you do with the downtime? How do you cope with the unsteady cash flow?

    Here are a few tips for what to do while your clie…

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  • How to Keep Your Seasonal Business Going after Tourists Head Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

    by on July 17, 2012

    It’s summertime, and the living is easy — for other people. If you run a seasonal business, this may be your busiest time of year.

    Summer tourism can bring a big boost to revenue. In Maine, the state known as “Vacationland,” visitors seeking an escape…

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    College Entrepreneur Wins Small Business Grant from Intuit

    by on July 5, 2012

    Brandon Rives is a busy young man. When he isn’t studying computer science and business at Tuskegee University or running his upstart entertainment and management company, Rives is actively involved in his community and helping other youngsters find their pass…

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    Clockworks Gets a Big Hand from Intuit Small-Business Grant

    by on June 14, 2012

    Ask anyone in the Downtown Creative District of Salem, Ore., where you can find the hottest, most laid-back coffee shop in town, and they’re bound to send you to Clockworks Cafe & Cultural Center.

    Clockworks Cafe is owned and operated by the Culture Sho…

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    Michigan Ebook Mogul Wins Grant from Intuit

    by on June 12, 2012

    For more than 15 years, Vern Firestone of Redford, Michigan has followed his professional passion. As a freelance marketer, Firestone developed such an impressive body of work that he and his equally marketing-savvy wife, Joni, finally went into business for t…

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    Are You Ready to Open a Second Location?

    by on April 24, 2012

    Business is booming at your restaurant or retail store, and you’re considering opening another location. But doing so will require a significant investment. Are you biting off more than you can chew?

    To help determine whether or not you’re ready to expand…

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    Midwestern Momprenuer Wins $25,000 Hiring Grant from Intuit

    by on April 16, 2012

    Kelly LeFevre loves to make her clients feel happy, pampered, and confident through jewelry. These days, however, LeFevre is feeling the same way. But it has nothing to do with jewelry and other fashion accessories. LeFevre’s Aurora, Illinois-based Kele & …

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