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The Most Memorable Business Jargon of 2012
Our collection from the past year of the best new lingo you need to communicate in our ever-changing small-business world.

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Must-Read Books to Fuel Your Summer -- And Your Startup

Must-Read Books to Fuel Your Summer -- And Your Startup

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Even if you can't get away this summer, consider these top tomes to help make the most of your downtime.
July 22, 2012 in New Ideas
Seven Business Books to Inspire You on Spring Break

Seven Business Books to Inspire You on Spring Break

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From leadership and innovation to startup tips, these seven business books have useful information for entrepreneurs at every stage.
April 2, 2012 in New Ideas
What Small Businesses Can Learn from Goliath

What Small Businesses Can Learn from Goliath

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Small companies are often deemed more innovative than their larger counterparts. Here's a look at how three giants are trying to topple that idea and what you can learn from their efforts.
March 19, 2012 in New Ideas
Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

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A new contest from the Wharton School of Business gives entrepreneurs a chance to win goodies -- by describing a clutch mistake that turned out to be a good business idea.
January 2, 2012 in New Ideas
Five Small Business Lessons from Netflix's Qwikster Split

Five Small Business Lessons from Netflix's Qwikster Split

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Customers were downright irate when Netflix announced it would separate its DVD and streaming offerings. Here are some lessons to take away from that business bungle.
September 28, 2011 in New Ideas

When It Feels Wrong To Be Right

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Remember these rules when you're tempted to 'trust your gut.'
September 17, 2009 in New Ideas

Treasures From Trash

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Outfit your business on the cheap , with a little digging and places like Freecycle.
August 20, 2009 in New Ideas

If It's So Good, Why Offer it to Me?

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5 ways to tell legitimate deals from stinkers.
August 7, 2009 in New Ideas

What Are You Afraid Of?

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Our experts deconstruct your worst nightmares and show you how to deal.
June 15, 2009 in New Ideas
Ramp Up Marketing in a Downturn

Ramp Up Marketing in a Downturn

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5 ways to save money and still get your message heard.
June 11, 2009 in New Ideas

Pay Me!

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How to get the money you're owned when no one seems to have any
June 11, 2009 in New Ideas

Get Creative with Cash Flow

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In ordinary times, cash is merely king. When sales slump cash flow becomes emperor of the universe.
April 21, 2009 in New Ideas

Think Like a Negotiator

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Knowing how to negotiate is always important, especially when cash is tight.
April 8, 2009 in New Ideas

In This Economy, Everything's (Re)Negotiable

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To ask for new terms on contracts, start when things are still manageable and avoid looking desperate.
March 31, 2009 in New Ideas

Real-World Cost-Cutting Practices

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These 4 companies are saving money in day-to-day operations. And they're doing it without affecting the customer experience.
January 13, 2009 in New Ideas
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