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3 Tips for Managing Crowdsourced Workers

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Providing incentives and learning to listen can help managers maximize a crowdsourced workforce.
The 7 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read When They're Discouraged

The 7 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read When They're Discouraged

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As a founder, you are going to see your fair share of twists and turns, with some making you want to throw in the towel. Here are seven books to read when you are feeling discouraged and need to feel inspired.
Think Samsung's Fingerprint Scanner Is Foolproof? Think Again.

Think Samsung's Fingerprint Scanner Is Foolproof? Think Again.

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The security feature on Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 was tricked. Here's how.
Do Pass Go: Business Lessons From Monopoly

Do Pass Go: Business Lessons From Monopoly

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The game we all grew up playing actually provides great advice for entrepreneurs trying to figure out the startup world.
The Next Big Thing: Embeddable Tech?

The Next Big Thing: Embeddable Tech?

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When asked about the future of wearable technology, tech enthusiast Veronica Belmont says she is more excited about 'embeddable' tech. Here's why.
This Startup Aims to Be the Tesla of Mattresses
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This Startup Aims to Be the Tesla of Mattresses

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New York-based startup Casper is looking to bring some transparency -- as well as vertical integration -- to the $13 billion mattress industry.
What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Do What They Do? (Infographic)
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What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Do What They Do? (Infographic)

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Running your own business is stressful, tiring and risky. So, why bother? A new survey reveals some surprising insights.
Franchise Players: A 19-Year-Old-Theater School Franchisee on Discipline

Franchise Players: A 19-Year-Old-Theater School Franchisee on Discipline

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This Scottish Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchisee used franchising to get into business young while learning from an organization's experience.
7 Must-Know Tips for Managing Your Millennial Sales Team

7 Must-Know Tips for Managing Your Millennial Sales Team

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Generation Y workers tend to be motivated in very specific ways. Do you know effective strategies for coaxing their best results?
With GM's Massive Recall, Is Corporate Culture to Blame?

With GM's Massive Recall, Is Corporate Culture to Blame?

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Did the mistake lie not with a faulty part but rather with how the entire company dealt with problems?
5 Key Characteristics Every Entrepreneur Should Have

5 Key Characteristics Every Entrepreneur Should Have

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If you're aspiring to start your own company, see how many of these vital personality traits you possess.
IBM's Watson Could Be Your Next Shopping Partner

IBM's Watson Could Be Your Next Shopping Partner

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Cognitive, artificial intelligence is moving into e-commerce.
A Digital Marketing First? Burt's Bees Wants to Pollinate Your Electronic Calendar

A Digital Marketing First? Burt's Bees Wants to Pollinate Your Electronic Calendar

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Consumers must opt into the advertising initiative that adds weekly events to their electronic calendars via Apple, Microsoft, Google and Yahoo.
Is Your Marketing Plan Violating Pinterest's Updated Use Policies?

Is Your Marketing Plan Violating Pinterest's Updated Use Policies?

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If you're using Pinterest for your brand, here are the new rules you need to be aware of to stay compliant.
Can Twitter Be Used to Predict Crime?

Can Twitter Be Used to Predict Crime?

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A newly published paper says geo-tagged tweets can assist in the prediction of crime.
Customer Support Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Customer Support Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

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Resource-constrained startups short on cash can implement a lean response strategy that turns consumers into advocates.
Boost Reader Engagement With 9 Easy Subheading Tricks

Boost Reader Engagement With 9 Easy Subheading Tricks

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The architectural structure of your piece can provide clarity -- and help in hidden ways as well.