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How to Make Your Business Franchise-Friendly

How to Make Your Business Franchise-Friendly

If you have a hunch your business model is sound and repeatable, doing some groundwork now can make it easier to franchise later.
From $200 Million to $500K: Lessons from Digg's Slow Demise

From $200 Million to $500K: Lessons from Digg's Slow Demise

Here's what you can learn from the former social media darling's decline.
Trying to Win a Government Contract? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

Trying to Win a Government Contract? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

Doing work for the federal government can help a small business grow, but figuring out how to secure a lucrative contract can be tricky.
How to Create Pre-Launch Buzz

How to Create Pre-Launch Buzz

Marissa Lippert used a Kickstarter campaign and social media to create excitement and a customer base for her brick-and-mortar shop, Nourish. Hear her story, plus expert tips.
A Franchise Grapples with Hypergrowth

A Franchise Grapples with Hypergrowth

Complete Nutrition, one of the fastest-growing franchises on Entrepreneur's 2012 Franchise 500 list, was forced to freeze new franchise sales for 15 months when its concept took off.
How to Know When It's Time to Walk Away

How to Know When It's Time to Walk Away

Starting a business takes passion -- and often a reality check. Here's how to know when moving on might be the best thing for your business.
4 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from RIM's Downfall

4 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from RIM's Downfall

From ignoring the competition to not making changes, don't fall victim to these business blunders.
How to Be Unforgettable Online

How to Be Unforgettable Online

Building a memorable brand begins with defining who you are, and then bonding with your customers so they won't ever forget.
How to Play to Your Company's Strengths

How to Play to Your Company's Strengths

Companies tend to be predisposed toward sales or technology, but rarely both. Still, you can make the most of your company's DNA.
Is Pivoting a Smart Strategy for Young Entrepreneurs?

Is Pivoting a Smart Strategy for Young Entrepreneurs?

The benefits of switching gears are being heralded left and right these days. And though it can be painful, it may be a strategy that businesses of any age can get behind.
What to Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job

What to Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job

Keeping a steady job can help sustain you and yours while your business is just getting off the ground. Here are five factors to consider before letting go of your 9 to 5.
Chobani Yogurt's Success Starts Where a Giant Left Off

Chobani Yogurt's Success Starts Where a Giant Left Off

Chobani's founder Hamdi Ulukaya tells the story of his company's modest beginnings and current growing pains.
Fresh Founders on How to Partner with a Big Company

Fresh Founders on How to Partner with a Big Company

In this Trep Talk Extra, the creators of a global beauty brand offer advice for small business owners looking to partner with a major player.

5 Recession-Era Recovery Strategies for Young Entrepreneurs

The recession may be over, but the lessons learned from that dark period will be hard to forget.
Fair Trade's Growing Pains: Pivoting a Successful Model

Fair Trade's Growing Pains: Pivoting a Successful Model

The founder of the Fair Trade certification program in the U.S. is dealing with the struggles that come with expanding a successful operation.
10 Tips for Forming a Board of Directors

10 Tips for Forming a Board of Directors

Forming a board of directors can help a business grow to the next level. Here are tips for recruiting and retaining one.
Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?

Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?

The cosmetics darling will offer customers a 'Gossip Girl'-inspired selection of goodies in May. If this branding hookup is the harbinger of what's to come, consider these tips for amping up your own offerings.
How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

For many small-business owners, the answer is probably more.
How Partnerships Can Help Extend Your Small Marketing Budget

How Partnerships Can Help Extend Your Small Marketing Budget

One great way to stretch a small marketing budget is to find a marketing partner that can help you boost exposure for your products.
Could You Fix Your Failing Business With Just $10,000?

Could You Fix Your Failing Business With Just $10,000?

On 'Restaurant Impossible,' top chef Robert Irvine swoops into town with a $10,000 materials budget and remakes failing restaurants. Here's why sometimes, even this splash of TV publicity and a quick fix-up isn't enough.
TaskRabbit's Leah Busque on Staying Competitive

TaskRabbit's Leah Busque on Staying Competitive

The startup has survived competitive challenges by following these three important principles.
How Instagram Went From Idea to $1 Billion in Less Than Two Years

How Instagram Went From Idea to $1 Billion in Less Than Two Years

Here's a quick history of the meteoric rise of the popular file-sharing app, which is being acquired by Facebook despite its absence of revenue.
Four Ways LinkedIn Can Help Your Business Grow

Four Ways LinkedIn Can Help Your Business Grow

Here's how to use the professional social network to find marketing prospects and more.
I Am Woman. . . See Me Grow My $1 Million Business

I Am Woman. . . See Me Grow My $1 Million Business

Women-owned businesses with sales over $1 million are growing. Here are three theories on why women are able to build bigger businesses today.
Does Your Small Business Need to Pivot?

Does Your Small Business Need to Pivot?

Young entrepreneur Peter Crabtree became an upscale chocolatier in 2005. When that didn't take off, he changed the business to an entirely new concept.
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