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5 Lessons From Silicon Valley for Developing Business Hubs

You don't need to pack up and move to northern California to find inspiration. Take these cues to build a community in your location.

5 Easy Ways to Make Philanthropy Part of Your Company Culture

Charitable organizations, large and small, need your time and expertise as much as your money.

To Nurture Business Customer Loyalty, Foster Community

Connecting customers with each other to discuss common challenges builds tight bonds with you.

Social Media Where Global Strangers Become Your Neighbor

When building a social media presence for your company, relationships and trust are key.

Why This Curated Market for Indie Hardware Is Gaining Traction

Grand St., a curator of independently made electronics and related gear, is one of the few channels to tackle the sprawling maker marketplace.

These Plugins Can Boost Traffic to Your Blog

Attracting site visitors is easier of you have content they want to read. Find out how to use a blog to attract attention.

Getting Other Sites to Exchange Links

Discover the best ways to get other websites to exchange links with yours.

Uber Competitor Lyft Eyes $150 Million in New Funding

The San Francisco-based company known for the pink mustaches adhered to the front of the cars in its network is looking to close in on its fourth round of fundraising.

5 Tech Pinners You Should Be Following Now

When it comes to reading the latest news, figuring out how to jailbreak your phone or learning about innovative gadgets, many consumers are turning to Pinterest. And companies are taking note.

Warren Buffett Wants to Pay You $1 Billion for the Perfect March Madness Bracket

How do you like odds of 1 in 9.2 quintillion? That's how likely it is to predict a flawless NCAA bracket.

How Building a Community Helped Launch an International Brand

When Livefyre launched it was looking to help bloggers build up a community by engaging with commenters. Now it is the fourth largest site network online. Here is how they did it.

Biz Stone's Answer to the Search Engine Has Arrived, But Will Anyone Use It?

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has launched a Q&A app called Jelly with the mission of making the world 'a more empathetic place.'

New Study Details Who Is Using Social Media and When

These demographic statistics on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other sites can help you kick up your marketing a notch or two this year.

3 Ways Your Network Can Help You Flex Your Innovation Muscle

Surrounding yourself with the right people helps you come up with more and better ideas. Here are three ways to build a community to help you be more innovative.

What's on Your Mind?

You've got a lot to say, and we want to hear it. This new community page offers a place where you can share your thoughts on trending topics, breaking stories, share story tips with our editors and whatever else you want to discuss with us.

What Makes Silicon Valley Successful? Not What You Think

A white paper released by the entrepreneurship organization Kauffman Foundation today says it is the presence of existing companies, not a network of local universities generating talent, that most directly spurs startup activity.

How Kids Can Help You Run a More Innovative Business

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship doesn't just educate young people about business -- it gives companies a fresh perspective on their own innovation.

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas, Unless You're Tony Hsieh

At SXSW, Zappos founder and CEO Tony Hsieh stops by the Samsung Blogger Lounge to discuss the revitalization project of Downtown Las Vegas, the new SXSW V2V program and more.

Tis the Season for Giving Thanks

With Christmas just a day away, don't forget to give a big 'THANK YOU' to the VIPs in your life.

Social-Media Maven Amy Jo Martin on Working Hard and Being a Renegade

Digital Royalty's Amy Jo Martin left the Phoenix Suns to launch her digital and social-media empire. Here are her tips for how to score more points with customers.

Live Chat with Social-Media Maven Jason Sadler

Check out our recent live chat with IWearYourShirt.com's Jason Sadler and Adina Grigore of Sprout Skincare.

How to Humanize Your Brand and Build Social-Media Buzz

When it comes to starting up, one of the biggest drivers you'll have in finding customers is your current customers. Here's how to keep them happy -- and chatty.

How Community Building Helped Photojojo Find Success

The online forum and store is devoted to do-it-yourself photography tools and techniques, but the main goal is creating long-term relationships.

No Cuddly Kittens? Here's How to Make Popular Web Videos Anyway

Even if you're not technologically versed, creating videos to showcase your business is not only possible, it's downright vital for some entrepreneurs.

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