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McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.
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McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.

The San Francisco-based publishing house known for its snark and devilish sarcasm has challenged the idea of what it means to succeed with a crowdfunding campaign.
How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign
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How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

You need a crowd to fund your idea. Here are the sources you should tap to spread the word about your crowdfunding campaign.
This Major Crowdfunding Site Now Accepts Bitcoin Pledges
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This Major Crowdfunding Site Now Accepts Bitcoin Pledges

Users of Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible can raise money for their venture using the online-only currency.
Crowdfunding Hall of Fame: 9 Successful Crowdfunded Startups
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Crowdfunding Hall of Fame: 9 Successful Crowdfunded Startups

Crowdfunding, which started as a way to fund small projects, has become a serious funding machine.
How The Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies Raised Major Money
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How The Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies Raised Major Money

An inside look at how these entrepreneurs got the crowd to fund their businesses to the tune of some big bucks.
Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money
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Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money

Indiegogo's co-founder Danae Ringelmann talks about two blockbuster campaigns that made our Top 100 list, the platform's biggest 'failure', and what success really means in the age of crowdfunding.
Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple
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Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple

The buzzed about smartwatch was floundering raising money. Then it streamlined its message and took to Kickstarter.
Crowdfunding Success in 5 Easy Steps
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Crowdfunding Success in 5 Easy Steps

On the heels of a $1.9 million Indiegogo campaign, founders of the smart home security device Canary share their crowdfunding advice.
Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies
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Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

We're all in this together: Take a look at our exclusive list of 100 companies that are crowdfunding success stories.
10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies
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10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

There are plenty of intriguing companies on our Top 100 list, but from glowing plants to a life-sized origami boat, here's a look about some of the most bizarre.
Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Innovation and the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies
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Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Innovation and the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

Over the past few years, social platforms have blossomed into a marketing playground and proved that communities have power.
Coinbase Releases iPhone App Amid Strong Market for Bitcoin
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Coinbase Releases iPhone App Amid Strong Market for Bitcoin

During a six-month high in the value of Bitcoin, a venture-backed startup has released an iPhone app that lets you buy, sell and trade bitcoins from your mobile phone.
The Road Ahead For Entrepreneurs And Tax Reform
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The Road Ahead For Entrepreneurs And Tax Reform

Tax reform is happening. Kind of. And slowly. Here are some predictions of how it might all play out.
Square Makes Money Transfers as Easy as Sending an Email
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Square Makes Money Transfers as Easy as Sending an Email

With Square Cash, peer-to-peer transfers link to users' checking accounts and debit cards and are free to use.
Voice Recognition and No Wallet: PayPal's Vision of the Future
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Voice Recognition and No Wallet: PayPal's Vision of the Future

PayPal's latest rollout, which allows merchants to accept payment through an application that scans QR codes, is one in a string of developments aimed at overhauling the way customers pay for goods.
10 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Online Payroll Provider
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10 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Online Payroll Provider

Moving your payroll practices to the cloud? Here are some helpful pointers on finding a vendor that meets your company's needs.
New Payment Platform Puts an End to the Daily Deposit Ritual
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New Payment Platform Puts an End to the Daily Deposit Ritual

The expense and time it takes to get money deposited can gouge a company's profit margins. Jay Bhattacharya decided to address nearly every pain point in the transaction process.
Intuit Partners With Square for Easy Accounting Integration
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Intuit Partners With Square for Easy Accounting Integration

New service can save business owners the time and hassle of manually feeding accounting data into QuickBooks.
Intuit Updates QuickBooks Online Accounting Tool With Customizable Features Aimed at Small Businesses
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Intuit Updates QuickBooks Online Accounting Tool With Customizable Features Aimed at Small Businesses

The popular web-based program now supports payment and payroll integration, and CRM services.
Tablets Soon to Become Tabletop Mainstays at Chili's
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Tablets Soon to Become Tabletop Mainstays at Chili's

Chili's is furnishing restaurants with tabletop tablets, hoping to drive sales and speed up the payment process.
Say What? PayPal Accidentally Credits Man $92 Quadrillion
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Say What? PayPal Accidentally Credits Man $92 Quadrillion

Accounting error makes Pennsylvania man the richest person on the planet -- if only for an instant.
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9 Strategies for Improving Your Credit Rating

Start cleaning up your credit rating and improving your credit scores with these smart tips from a personal finance expert.
PayPal Goes Galactic, Moves to Cash In on Space Payments
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PayPal Goes Galactic, Moves to Cash In on Space Payments

PayPal plans to go where no payment processor has gone before: space.
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Survey: Small-Business Owners Still Slow to Embrace Credit-Card Payments

While many small merchants only accept cash or checks, most consumers prefer plastic.
iPad, Tablet Point-of-Sale Systems Gain Popularity
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iPad, Tablet Point-of-Sale Systems Gain Popularity

More companies are offering point-of-sale systems that work on mobile touch-screen devices.
The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line
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The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

The Senate is expected to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 this week. If passed, online retailers would have to collect sales tax in all states, even if they don't have a physical footprint in the state.
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