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

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.

ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

The cloud-based payroll company plans to hire more employees and extend its reach.

Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.

New York City-based OnDeck Capital launched a new loan program today that gives small-business owners access to a significant amount of cash in a flash.

How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)

While there are many books, resources and advisers dealing with M&As at large corporations, there isn't a whole lot of information about acquiring small companies. Here are a few tips to make the road less bumpy.

5 Challenges of Being the First to Market

When you have a product in a new field, you have to convince customers to try something new while staying financially afloat.

In Going Public, Candy Crush Maker Hopes Investors Have a Sweet Tooth

Dublin-based King Media Entertainment filed for an initial public offering early this morning, as investors questioned the company's long-term prospects.

Online Marketplace Abe's Market to Start Funding Organic Businesses

The team behind online marketplace Abe's Market already gives natural product entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their products. Now, they want to help them grow their businesses by making direct investments.

5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

Contrary to what many believe, startups do not need to nab funding to make it. Still to be a successful company, an entrepreneur needs to have a solid foundation. Here are five tips on how to do it.

7 Deadly Sins Businesses Make With Their Reputation

Building a successful reputation online requires a lot more than signing up for Twitter. Here are a few pitfalls to avoid when trying to grow your company's brand.

This Is How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media

A new study conducted by LinkedIn with the market research firm TNS reveals that social media has increasingly become the vital axis upon which small and medium-sized businesses turn.

Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.

The term pitching has been ingrained in our head as a means to get funding. Yet, an entrepreneur's spiel could lead to an investor yawning instead of opening up their wallet.

Yahoo Picks Up Social Diary Startup for a Reported $10 Million

The team at Wander, which launched its social journaling app just last May, will become part of Yahoo's mobile and emerging products division.

How to Get Customers to Trust Your Ecommerce Business (Infographic)

Although many people appreciate the convenience and speed of online shopping, they may hesitate to buy from an unfamiliar company.

Student Raises $15K on Kickstarter Without Spending a Dime

Here are three tips he utilized to bootstrap his crowdfunding campaign.

5 Ways to Grow Your Business Without Adding More Resources

With these strategies, your company can do more with less.

CVS' Lesson: Let Your Brand Be Your Guide

The pharmacy's decision to pull tobacco products offers an example to follow.

Target to Collaborate With Top Pinterest Users on Party Collections

The retailer is working with three top 'Pinners' to design party-themed capsule collections that will be sold in stores and online.

Knowing Your Competition Inside and Out

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.

Navigating New Market Terrain

While almost every entrepreneur dreams of scaling beyond their state borders, understanding the hurdles of expansion can be tricky. Here are a few pointers.

Investors Unnerved: Is Twitter Too Difficult to Use?

The social media company's stock plunges 20 percent on report of slow user growth.

Franchise Players: Franchising Gave This Young b.good Owner Real-World Experience

When Bill Zolper opened a b.Good franchise, his years studying entrepreneurship were put to the test.

Be Charitable, and Your Customers May Just Give Back to You

With the holidays behind us, many businesses stop their philanthropic efforts. This is a big mistake, as companies can continue to capitalize on charitable givings.

How Can I Find a CEO for My Startup?

You might have great ideas but not the skills to build a company. We break down what you should look for in a chief executive.

Uber Acknowledges Nasty Ploy to Sabotage a Competitor

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.

Crafts Store Michaels May Be the Latest Victim of a Data Hack

Over the weekend, the arts-and-crafts retailer said it had recently learned of possible fraudulent activity on debit and credit cards used at its stores.
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