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The Creator Behind a Robotic Bartender Spills the Secrets on How to Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
Kickstarter

The Creator Behind a Robotic Bartender Spills the Secrets on How to Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Dylan Purcell-Lowe, one of Somabar's creators, walks us through the entire Kickstarter process.
Laura Entis
3 Ways Your Current Customers Can Help You Acquire New Ones
Finding Customers

3 Ways Your Current Customers Can Help You Acquire New Ones

For a startup, immediately identifying and building relationships with your happiest and most outspoken customers can pay huge dividends.
Aaron Goodin
The Best Entrepreneurs Get Out of Their Heads and Open Their Ears
Starting a Business

The Best Entrepreneurs Get Out of Their Heads and Open Their Ears

Successful innovators are those who are willing to take off their blinders, put aside their ego and listen to what consumers are already telling them.
Catherine Clifford
Meet the 20 Business Owners Who Just Won $150,000 and a Trip to Google
Growing a Business

Meet the 20 Business Owners Who Just Won $150,000 and a Trip to Google

The winners of this year's Mission Main Street Grants program are the largest group of recipients since the program's start three years ago.
Nina Zipkin
The 6 Secrets for Turning Hard Work Into Elite Results
Productivity

The 6 Secrets for Turning Hard Work Into Elite Results

Long hours of work yield little without focus and strategy but you can change that starting today.
Peter Voogd
How One of the Internet's Biggest Viral Stars Turned Her Moment Into Momentum
YouTube

How One of the Internet's Biggest Viral Stars Turned Her Moment Into Momentum

In the pantheon of viral videos, Rebecca Black's 'Friday' may be among the most notorious. Here's how the teen star has parlayed her explosive success.
Geoff Weiss
Why Catering to Exactly What Clients Want Is a Winning Strategy
Customer Loyalty

Why Catering to Exactly What Clients Want Is a Winning Strategy

Sometimes a consumer won't be able to describe the need clearly but if you can figure out how to best provide the right service, you'll score the business.
Marley Majcher
No, Facebook Didn't 'Create' 4.5M Jobs. But Its Impact Can't Be Understated.
Facebook

No, Facebook Didn't 'Create' 4.5M Jobs. But Its Impact Can't Be Understated.

Facebook's hiring numbers are squishy, but the company continues to serve as a great example of how entrepreneurship can help the world.
Ray Hennessey
5 Secrets to Mastering Sales Follow-Up
Management

5 Secrets to Mastering Sales Follow-Up

Use these strategies to boost the number of sales or customers you get from a batch of leads.
Dan S. Kennedy
For This Cat Cafe, Crowdfunding With Kickstarter 'Was Never About the Money'
Crowdfunding

For This Cat Cafe, Crowdfunding With Kickstarter 'Was Never About the Money'

The co-founders of Meow Parlour raised three times as much cash as they set out to raise with a Kickstarter campaign. But that wasn't the best part of their crowdfunding success.
Catherine Clifford
Impact Investing

Making a Business of Premium Coffee for Premium Social Impact

Based in Rwanda, KZ Noir buys coffee from more than 10,000 regional small farmers and employs over 1,200 seasonal staff, including more than 800 women.
Jessica Pothering
5 Ways to Build Jumpstarting Innovation Into Your Business
Innovation

5 Ways to Build Jumpstarting Innovation Into Your Business

Innovation results from the ideas we have and the ideas we encourage other people to share.
John Boitnott
Want to Switch Jobs? Try 'Sculpting' Yours Instead.
Careers

Want to Switch Jobs? Try 'Sculpting' Yours Instead.

Making small changes to your job can help you fall in love with it all over again and reignite your passion.
Lisa Evans
Why Millennials Don't Trust Ads, Real Estate or Social Security
Millennials

Why Millennials Don't Trust Ads, Real Estate or Social Security

In a new study, a third of millennials rank blogs as their top media source. But not even online posts can convince them to buy a house.
Kate Taylor