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Franchisees: How to Make It in a Big City
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Urban locations present unique challenges: higher taxes, complicated real estate, lifestyle differences. But it's true what they say about big-city success: If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.
March 21, 2014 in Franchises
Facebook's Safety Solution: Hire a Cop for $200,000 a Year

Facebook's Safety Solution: Hire a Cop for $200,000 a Year

The social media giant has partnered with the city of Menlo Park, Calif., to have a police officer patrol the area surrounding Facebook's headquarters.
March 6, 2014 in Technology
Google May Be Bringing High-Speed 'Fiber' to Your City

Google May Be Bringing High-Speed 'Fiber' to Your City

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Google's high-speed network, known as Fiber, delivers the internet at speeds of up to one gigabyte per second, 100 times faster than average broadband
February 20, 2014 in News and Trends
Artists Are Job-Creating Entrepreneurs, Too.

Artists Are Job-Creating Entrepreneurs, Too.

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As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kauffman Foundation released a report today on how cities can encourage cultural entrepreneurs.
November 20, 2013 in Startup Basics
Photos: Breaking Bad to Jersey Shore: 7 Cities That Profited From Hit TV Shows

Breaking Bad to Jersey Shore: 7 Cities That Profited From Hit TV Shows

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From the small screen to a big economic boost -- small businesses in these towns cashed in from the success of TV shows.
October 4, 2013 in Growth Strategies
The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

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We looked at the data and talked to the experts to find the best cities for small business. Here are five emerging entrepreneurial hubs.
August 26, 2013 in Location
Photos: 10 Cities Where the American Dream Is Still Alive

10 Cities Where the American Dream Is Still Alive

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Of the largest cities in America, these 10 give you the best chances of starring in your own rags-to-riches tale.
August 2, 2013 in Personal Finance

Silver Lining in Motor City: How Detroit's Startup Scene is Shrugging Off Bankruptcy

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With the dubious honor of filing for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, cuts to various economic development programs may not be far off. Startups are unmoved, however.
July 31, 2013 in Starting a Business
The Real Demon of Detroit (Opinion)

The Real Demon of Detroit (Opinion)

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An anti-business mindset is the real reason the Motor City finds itself in bankruptcy court. A federal bailout would be further evidence of its bad bets.
July 19, 2013 in Location
How One U.S. City Became an Unexpected Hub for Tech Startups

How One U.S. City Became an Unexpected Hub for Tech Startups

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California and New York aren't the last word in tech. Read our take on how Cincinnati is becoming a home for startups.
July 16, 2013 in News and Trends

How to Get Out of a Rut and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

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How to revive your business, find the best employees and fight the effects of stress.
July 12, 2013 in Productivity

Where Startups Are Matters More Than What They Pay

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The location of your startup's office might be a factor in attracting top talent.
July 11, 2013 in Hiring Center

The Best and Worst U.S. Cities for Renting Office Space

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Looking to set up shop? Find out where office rent prices are rising the fastest, and where they're falling.
July 8, 2013 in Location

Best and Worst U.S. Cities for Small-Business Workers

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These cities offer the most promise for job seekers who prefer mom-and-pop shops, according to a new ranking.
June 24, 2013 in Human Resources
Photos: America's Bright Spots: The Top 10 Cities for Hiring

America's Bright Spots: The Top 10 Cities for Hiring

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A new report ranks the cities in the U.S. where employers are hiring the most.
June 21, 2013 in Human Resources
Photos: Downtown Las Vegas Reimagined as a Startup (Photos)

Downtown Las Vegas Reimagined as a Startup (Photos)

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In the last of a four-part series on Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project, we look at the city in the process of reinvention.
May 23, 2013 in The 'Treps
A $50 Million Bet on Las Vegas Tech Startups

A $50 Million Bet on Las Vegas Tech Startups

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How the Vegas Tech Fund plans to help transform the tech scene in Sin City, in part two of our series on Tony Hsieh's $350 million Downtown Project.
May 21, 2013 in News and Trends
The Experimental Nature of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

The Experimental Nature of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

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In the first of a four-part series, a look at how the serial entrepreneur is betting on startups to revitalize Las Vegas with his $350 million Downtown Project.
May 20, 2013 in Profiles
Photos: The 10 Best Cities to Start a Business

The 10 Best Cities to Start a Business

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A new report ranks the top cities for startups based on lending, business friendliness, hiring pool and local economy.
April 24, 2013 in Startup Basics
Photos: The Great Reinvention: How U.S. Cities Got Their Glow Back

The Great Reinvention: How U.S. Cities Got Their Glow Back

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We recap our special report on the entrepreneurial scene in the U.S, from New York and Houston to Boise and Baton Rouge, five years since the financial crisis.
April 18, 2013 in Location
A Snapshot of Startups in Small-Town America

A Snapshot of Startups in Small-Town America

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Far from the maddening crowds, and five years since the financial crisis, we look at the entrepreneurship scene in Burlington, Vt.; Chico, Calif.; Lehi, Utah; Iowa City, Iowa; and Lansing, Mich.
April 12, 2013 in Location
Photos: A Backstage Tour of Orlando's Startups

A Backstage Tour of Orlando's Startups

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Florida's "happiest place on earth" may be best known for mouse ears, but you'll find startups working on everything from healthy school lunches to hybrid geothermal systems.
April 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
Orlando Entrepreneurs Say Magic Is Returning

Orlando Entrepreneurs Say Magic Is Returning

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After suffering the double whammy of a housing crash and drop in tourism spending, Orlando's economy seems to have turned a corner.
April 5, 2013 in Location
Caterina Fake's Findery Aims to Be an 'Adventure Machine'

Caterina Fake's Findery Aims to Be an 'Adventure Machine'

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With $9.5 million in funds from investors, the serial entrepreneur predicts her latest tech startup will encourage people to rediscover their sense of wonder.
April 3, 2013 in Apps & Software
Photos: A Look at Indy's Innovators

A Look at Indy's Innovators

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Forget the jokes about corn. Indiana's capital city is quietly rolling out solutions for everything from tracking scientific data and charitable donations to juggling kids' soccer schedules.
April 2, 2013 in Location

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