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SXSW: How a Small Festival Brought Austin Big Business
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For the city of Austin, and especially its growing cohort of tech entrepreneurs, South by Southwest has become the little festival that could.
March 4, 2014 in Grow Your Business
My, SXSW, How You've Changed

My, SXSW, How You've Changed

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As this Austin festival has grown, so has its scope and the expectations of its attendees.
March 3, 2014 in The 'Treps
Why Colorado and Washington Were Wise to Legalize Pot

Why Colorado and Washington Were Wise to Legalize Pot

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From an economic and health standpoint, policymakers got it right when it came to sales of recreational cannabis.
January 20, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How Much Blame Do the Jobless Bear for Joblessness?

How Much Blame Do the Jobless Bear for Joblessness?

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Business owners have jobs and want to hire, but employers say candidates are unprepared and have the wrong attitude. What gives?
January 14, 2014 in Human Resources
Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes

Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes

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The latest jobs numbers prove a point: Putting government policy over business interests has been a disastrous failure for the American worker.
January 10, 2014 in Business Management
Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return

Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return

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Customers tend to stay home in extreme weather conditions like the U.S. is now facing. But data show they are more likely to come back during cold snaps like this one.
January 6, 2014 in Growth Strategies
Preaching the Morality of Capitalism

Preaching the Morality of Capitalism

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This year, bashing the immorality of unfettered markets has been in vogue. It is high time to turn that debate on its head.
December 23, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

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Uber can charge what it likes, and that has some people muttering that the car-service company is to blame for all our economic ills. Humbug.
December 16, 2013 in News and Trends
What Franchisees Could Lose If the Minimum Wage Is Raised

What Franchisees Could Lose If the Minimum Wage Is Raised

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As fast-food workers prepare to strike in 100 cities this Thursday, franchisees and business owners grapple with the minimum wage question.
December 3, 2013 in Franchises
Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In

Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In

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Health reform's roll-out has had its problems, but three economists feel it still has a chance to boost small business growth.
December 3, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

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The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic.
November 11, 2013 in Motivation and Retention
People Are Leaving the Workforce in Droves: What it Means for Businesses

People Are Leaving the Workforce in Droves: What it Means for Businesses

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If current employment trends continue, the number of people out of the labor force will surpass the number of working Americans in about four years.
November 8, 2013 in Hiring Center
Startup Entrepreneurs Have Confidence. Duh.

Startup Entrepreneurs Have Confidence. Duh.

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Of all the surveys conducted, the Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index is taking the prize for the most obvious.
November 4, 2013 in Leadership
Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It

Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It

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The disparity between those losing coverage and those gaining demonstrates the private sector is, and always will be, better at managing events than the government.
October 29, 2013 in Management & Operations
Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low

Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low

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The eye-popping price tags of companies such as Fab, Pinterest and Snapchat have raised concerns that valuations have gotten out of whack. The reality is there's no such thing as being overvalued or undervalued.
October 28, 2013 in Financing
Why We Don't Need New Policies to Boost Startup Rates

Why We Don't Need New Policies to Boost Startup Rates

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The decline in startup rates might simply represent Americans' realization that earning a living running one's a small business has become more difficult over the past three-and-a-half decades.
October 25, 2013 in Startup Financing

Why Milton Friedman Could Love Social Entrepreneurship

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Pursuit of profits is still paramount. But getting there with a social element is possible.
September 16, 2013 in Business Ideas

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