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Better Branded Holiday Gift Ideas (Slideshow)

Better Branded Holiday Gift Ideas (Slideshow)

Go beyond pens and calendars to create a branded business gift that will get your company remembered.
Amazon Teams Up With USPS to Offer Sunday Delivery

Amazon Teams Up With USPS to Offer Sunday Delivery

Amazon customers in some parts of the U.S. can now get packages every day of the week.
Why Every Business Needs a Cyber Monday Strategy

Why Every Business Needs a Cyber Monday Strategy

The biggest e-commerce shopping day of the year is fast approaching. Now is the time to create a strategy for your business. Here's how.
How to Scale Up Your Holiday Workforce the Right Way

How to Scale Up Your Holiday Workforce the Right Way

There's a right way and a wrong way to staff up for the holidays. Here are a few tips for keeping you on track and out of the IRS's headlights.
5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

Wal-Mart, Starbucks and more are getting a head start on the holiday season, with deals and promotions starting in early November.
How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

With Thanksgiving falling so late in November, there are fewer precious shopping days this year. For retailers, this means having to be extra creative to get customers through the door.
10 Chains Scaring Up Business With Free Food & Other Halloween Deals

10 Chains Scaring Up Business With Free Food & Other Halloween Deals

For these businesses, Halloween is about more than trick or treating, with deals designed to pull costumed customers into restaurants.
FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow' TV Show Is Scary Good for Local Businesses

FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow' TV Show Is Scary Good for Local Businesses

The New York town that bears the same name is enjoying a solid tourism boost this Halloween thanks to the hit show.
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

A life-saving app, indie art and music gets crowdfunded, a step-by-step guide to building a better brain, how to manage your managers, why the emerging-markets craze may be over. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

With everyone offering discounts and deals around the same time of year, it's hard to stand out. Here are three ways to differentiate yourself from the competition online.
Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

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.
Amazon Boosts Holiday Hiring, Aims to Convert 'Thousands' of Seasonal Workers Into Full-Timers

Amazon Boosts Holiday Hiring, Aims to Convert 'Thousands' of Seasonal Workers Into Full-Timers

Amazon is the latest company to announce plans to increase staff in preparation for the holiday rush, announcing plans to hire 70,000 seasonal workers with hopes of converting many of them into year-round employees.
Hobby Lobby Backtracks After Reportedly Refusing to Stock Jewish Holiday Goods

Hobby Lobby Backtracks After Reportedly Refusing to Stock Jewish Holiday Goods

Hobby Lobby, the fast-growing U.S. crafts chain, is re-evaluating its merchandise strategy in the wake of a report that claims the chain refused to stock Hanukkah goods due to its founder's 'Christian values.'
Tips for Ringing in Sales This Holiday Shopping Season

Tips for Ringing in Sales This Holiday Shopping Season

For online retailers, it is never too early to start your holiday strategy. Here is a month-by-month guide for making your holidays bright.
How American Workers Use Their Vacation Time (Infographic)

How American Workers Use Their Vacation Time (Infographic)

A recent survey finds that most people connect to the office at some point during their vacations.
Small Businesses Gearing Up for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)

Small Businesses Gearing Up for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)

Eight out of 10 small businesses say they are optimistic about the end-of-year shopping rush, according to a new report.
Get Your Gift On With 8 of This Year's Hottest Holiday Novelties

Get Your Gift On With 8 of This Year's Hottest Holiday Novelties

From a fish tank that grows food to a wearable camera, here's an early look at some of the coolest items made by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

5 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

The Senate's epic fail surprises no one as interest rates on Stafford student loans double today, the end of Google Reader is nigh, Independence Day is predicted to be a legendary travel bonanza, according to a recent Orbitz survey, NEXT helps Parisian treps validate their startup ideas, Startup Weekend heads to Amsterdam… This week’s notable news and startup events for young treps.
Flowers or Gadgets: Which Is the Best Mother's Day Gift?

Flowers or Gadgets: Which Is the Best Mother's Day Gift?

Some moms want roses. Other moms would prefer an iPad.
Gotcha! A Roundup of April Fools' Day Pranks From Around Tech and Social Media

Gotcha! A Roundup of April Fools' Day Pranks From Around Tech and Social Media

How some companies are having fun on this popular holiday.
April Fools: 4 Apps for Office Pranks

April Fools: 4 Apps for Office Pranks

Try one of these apps for a little light-hearted fun at your office.

How to Set and Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions

When starting up a new business, it can be so difficult to pull your head up from working to see the big picture. Thankfully, there's New Year's for that.
Mark Cuban on the Value of Hard Work and Other Tips This Week

Mark Cuban on the Value of Hard Work and Other Tips This Week

How to find ideas, make use of holiday downtime and more: our best tips of the week.
How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Downtime

How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Downtime

It's a slow week for business, so here are six ways to make use of the holiday lull.

Business-Boosting Gifts to Give Yourself for the Holidays

While giving yourself a watch or a new pair of jeans can make you look and feel good, a motivational book or even some nonfiction might give you some much-needed time to unwind.

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