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Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

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Quitting your job to launch your own business can be a hard pill for your company to swallow, particularly if your company is in the same industry. Here's some advice.
February 20, 2014 in How To Start a Business
Why Customers Become More Loyal After Flirting With Other Brands

Why Customers Become More Loyal After Flirting With Other Brands

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A Harvard behavioral scientist says a relationship with a brand is a lot like a romantic relationship. Straying is invigorating, but brings back feelings for a favored brand even stronger.
February 14, 2014 in Branding
Knowing Your Competition Inside and Out

Knowing Your Competition Inside and Out

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With the continuous stream of startups popping up in every industry, it is important to keep tabs on what rivals are doing. Here are a few ways to keep track of your competitors online.
February 11, 2014 in Grow Your Business
PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers

PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers

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Within the Bitcoin community, there are recent reports of a 'massive banning campaign' by PayPal against merchants selling anything related to the cryptocurrency.
February 5, 2014 in News and Trends
Be Prepared: 4 Ways to Outthink Your Competitors

Be Prepared: 4 Ways to Outthink Your Competitors

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You need a strategy to get ahead in business. Knowing yourself and your 'enemies' is important.
February 3, 2014 in Growth Strategies
Extreme Makeover, Franchise Style

Extreme Makeover, Franchise Style

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A Bruster's store gets a prizewinning makeover.
January 30, 2014 in Franchises
Why a Dog-Eat-Dog Mentality Doesn't Work

Why a Dog-Eat-Dog Mentality Doesn't Work

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Thinking that you have to annihilate your competitors to dominate your industry may not be the best approach to scale your company. Here is why.
January 30, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Uber Acknowledges Nasty Ploy to Sabotage a Competitor

Uber Acknowledges Nasty Ploy to Sabotage a Competitor

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Employees at car service Uber ordered -- and then canceled -- over 100 cars from a New York competitor called Gett and then attempted to poach its drivers.
January 27, 2014 in Business Management
Top 5 Technology Secrets To Build Your Small Business in 2014

Top 5 Technology Secrets To Build Your Small Business in 2014

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To ring in the New Year, small businesses need to start off on the right foot. Here are the most effective ways new technologies can help small businesses punch above their weight class and increase profits in 2014.
December 26, 2013 in Technology
Why Hating the Competition Will Get You Nowhere

Why Hating the Competition Will Get You Nowhere

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Entrepreneurs often view competitors as their arch enemy, but often rivals will make their own startup stronger. Here is five reasons why.
December 19, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Step Away From the Foosball Table. Financials are Important, Too.

Step Away From the Foosball Table. Financials are Important, Too.

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Entrepreneurs Andy Medley and Scott Hill built their Indianapolis marketing and promotions firm PERQ by nurturing office culture, sometimes to a fault. Employees still have fun, but their focus these days is on “winning” at business.
December 17, 2013 in Grow Your Business
American Airlines CEO: Fares Won't Rise if Demand Holds Steady

American Airlines CEO: Fares Won't Rise if Demand Holds Steady

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As US Airways and American Airlines merge to become the largest airline in the world, questions about further industry consolidation and changing standards remain.
December 9, 2013 in Business Travel
5 Ways to Make Your Coupons Stand Out From the Pack

5 Ways to Make Your Coupons Stand Out From the Pack

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People still love coupons, but these days it's increasingly hard to stand out with your offer. Here are fives ways to get customers to take notice of your brand and start buying.
November 21, 2013 in Advertising
9 Ways to Beat the Competition By Selling Less

9 Ways to Beat the Competition By Selling Less

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Prospective customers can spot old-school sales tactics from a mile away. Here are nine ways to stand out from your competition by being less of a salesperson.
November 20, 2013 in Growth Strategies
For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers

For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers

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These five tips help your staff help harried shoppers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
November 19, 2013 in Go Forward
The Ethics Coach on Verbal Agreements, Ghostwriting and More

The Ethics Coach on Verbal Agreements, Ghostwriting and More

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Digging into the nuances of verbal agreements, the scary side of ghosting and working for the competition.
November 4, 2013 in Business Management
Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014

Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014

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Get a head start on accomplishing everything you need to take your startup to the next level -- and beyond.
October 29, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Why The Competition Isn't Your Business Enemy

Why The Competition Isn't Your Business Enemy

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In business, people often believe you need an enemy to beat, but there are better places to focus your energy to grow your business.
October 28, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

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The retailer announced it will be open for its first Thanksgiving in history this year and while critics are grumbling, it's a brilliant sales strategy.
October 18, 2013 in Sales
37 Marketing Tools to Spy on Your Competitors

37 Marketing Tools to Spy on Your Competitors

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Be the James Bond of the web with these tools that can give you a leg up on the competition.
October 16, 2013 in Online Marketing
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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In the category of epic role reversals, the New York Daily News makes big companies pitch to startups and other need-to-know stories from this week.
October 4, 2013 in News and Trends
Smartphone Wars: 5 Things BlackBerry Could Have Done to Stay Competitive

Smartphone Wars: 5 Things BlackBerry Could Have Done to Stay Competitive

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As the company is set to go private in a $4.7 billion deal, here's a look at the ways it could have remained relevant among its top competitors.
September 24, 2013 in Mobile
Why Partnering With Your Competition Could Be Your Key to Success

Why Partnering With Your Competition Could Be Your Key to Success

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Sometimes there's simply power in numbers. Combining forces with competitors could be a significant way to grow your business. Here's how.
September 23, 2013 in Networking
Why Everyone Should Buy From You Instead of the Competition

Why Everyone Should Buy From You Instead of the Competition

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Outshining your competition means getting savvy about your approach. This doesn't require a hefty budget, just a creative mind and sense of adventure.
September 3, 2013 in Sales
U.S. Remains Dominant Force in Global Entrepreneurship... For Now

U.S. Remains Dominant Force in Global Entrepreneurship... For Now

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A new report from Ernst & Young says that while the U.S. is home to one of the best entrepreneurial environments in the world, there is no 'margin for complacency.'
August 28, 2013 in Location

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