SXSW shines a spotlight on firms that can help business owners connect with customers. Here's a look.
A new way for small nonprofits to tap into big audiences and raise awareness and exposure online.
Engaging with consumers enables owners to assess a product's strengths and weaknesses.
Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of BNI, on handling the fear of a negative response when seeking support from peers and other business contacts.
Starting a Business
South by Southwest Interactive may be over, but the lessons learned will carry on -- at least, until next year.
See why Google's latest search algorithm, Panda, rewards original content.
The American Red Cross is just one of many outlets for entrepreneurs interested in helping out the people of Japan.
Just when you thought SXSW lost its edge. Here's some guerrilla marketing for you.
Social media maven Gary Vaynerchuk on the importance of a customer-focused company culture.
SBA and Government Funding
New rules governing the SBA's 8(a) program went into effect this week. See if your business can benefit from the changes.
Here's why Mike Rowan, the founder of reputation service RatePoint descended on SXSW.
Using social media can put your business in front of millions of potential customers. But it's up to you to draw them in.
Talk about a tough slog. SXSW is replete with free rides via Chevy, free food from FedEx and can't miss side parties.
For the lucky entrepreneurs in bright sunny Austin this week, here are a few musts to fill out your itinerary.
Group buying is growing by leaps and bounds. Get in on the action with a site of your own.
With still tight credit conditions, taking out a home equity loan can be tempting. But it's a mistake.
The post-holiday slog doesn't have to be unproductive too. Here are a few ways to use your down time wisely.
Groupon can deliver a single business hundreds or even thousands of new customers. Are you ready?
Tapping the cultural uniqueness of a product might not be conducive to appealing to a broader customer base.
To find consumers who have money to spend, you may need to look up market. Here's how the New York Times is aiming to help.
The British billionaire on how his publicity stunts helped build the Virgin brand.
Small-business owners can win big exposure by securing a product-placement deal.
A solid promotion plan can attract buyers and help create lasting customer relationships.
Peter Shankman, founder of Help A Reporter Out, offers five tips to entrepreneurs looking for media coverage.
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When it comes to making sales and winning over investors, don't sell yourself short.
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