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To Compete With Giants, 'Bring Your Small-Business Game'
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To Compete With Giants, 'Bring Your Small-Business Game'

Boston Beer Company, the maker of Samuel Adams, is the leader of the craft beer movement. But founder Jim Koch is also playing against beer titans such as MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch InBev.
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Food Trucks Share Social Media Secrets
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Food Trucks Share Social Media Secrets

Who knows social media better than mobile businesses? We asked food trucks in Brooklyn and Austin how they build audience and amplify their message.
4 Steps to Knowing What Your Customers Want Better Than They Do
Big Data

4 Steps to Knowing What Your Customers Want Better Than They Do

Analyzing customer data is just more proof of what we've always known. Actions really do speak louder than words
This New App Wants to Optimize Your Schedule by Running It Through an Algorithm
Business Unusual

This New App Wants to Optimize Your Schedule by Running It Through an Algorithm

Timeful, a mobile app, applies big data, machine learning and behavioral science to optimize your time and boost your productivity.
The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement
Starting a Business

The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement

While your relationship with your co-founder may be peachy right now, there is a possibility it could turn sour down the road. To protect yourself (and the company), make sure these three areas are covered in your founders' agreement.
4 Reasons Why Your Startup May Never Be Successful
Starting a Business

4 Reasons Why Your Startup May Never Be Successful

The high failure rate that occurs in the startup world can be attributed to many different factors, but often, it comes down to these four recurring problems.
Thinking of Joining an Incubator? Check Off These 5 Things First.
Starting a Business

Thinking of Joining an Incubator? Check Off These 5 Things First.

Business incubators present an amazing opportunity for startup companies, as long as you have the right expectations.
Is Martha Stewart the Mentor From Hell?
Starting a Business

Is Martha Stewart the Mentor From Hell?

Actress Blake Lively was looking to follow in Stewart's footsteps in launching her own lifestyle company. Stewart's response? 'Let her try.'

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Meet Some of the Hottest Startups Melding Fashion and Tech
Starting a Business

Meet Some of the Hottest Startups Melding Fashion and Tech

The inaugural class of the New York Fashion Tech Lab shows how big a business opportunity fashion can be.
The Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business
Starting a Business

The Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

Sure, you're idea is unique but how businesses survive, or don't, is the same for everybody.
How Much of Your Company Should You Give to New Co-Founders?
Starting a Business

How Much of Your Company Should You Give to New Co-Founders?

It helps to bring in others to fill any gaps in your skill or experience. Here are five variables that will help you determine how much a new partner is worth.
Richard Branson: 'There's No Shortcut or Magic Recipe to Success'
Starting a Business

Richard Branson: 'There's No Shortcut or Magic Recipe to Success'

Creating a successful and profitable business takes time.
Marc Ecko's Keys to Startup -- And Life -- Success
Starting a Business

Marc Ecko's Keys to Startup -- And Life -- Success

Laugh. Watch Will Ferrell movies. Kiss your kids. Intentionally sweat. Stay hydrated.
10 Essential Startup Lessons That You May Not Have Learned in College
Starting a Business

10 Essential Startup Lessons That You May Not Have Learned in College

To start a successful business, you'll have to quickly learn some techniques that aren't in any book.
The 3 Biggest Roadblocks in Product Development
Starting a Business

The 3 Biggest Roadblocks in Product Development

The three spots where product development startups are most likely to stumble - and how to get around them
How Much Risk Should First-Time Entrepreneurs Take On?
Starting a Business

How Much Risk Should First-Time Entrepreneurs Take On?

Accepting risks is a skill that can be learned. When you're ready to launch a venture, consider these five tips that have proven effective in the classroom.
What Successful Poker Players and Entrepreneurs Have In Common
Starting a Business

What Successful Poker Players and Entrepreneurs Have In Common

Managing the risk properly is the challenge. Use the right intelligence to make your moves.
10 Things All Entrepreneurs Must Do Before Quitting Their Day Job
Starting a Business

10 Things All Entrepreneurs Must Do Before Quitting Their Day Job

The steps you must take to turn a side hustle into a full-fledged business.
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