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Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips

Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips

Crowdsourcing is altering the way companies come up with innovative ideas and accomplish large and small tasks.
Creative Problem-Solving Strategies to Test Your Business Idea

Creative Problem-Solving Strategies to Test Your Business Idea

How to use an approach called 'design thinking' when you're creating a new product or business.
Have an Idea for the Next Kale Chip? 3 Tips for Success in the Natural and Organic Industry (Infographic)

Have an Idea for the Next Kale Chip? 3 Tips for Success in the Natural and Organic Industry (Infographic)

The fast-growing natural and organic products industry has plenty to offer hungry startups.
Is It Time to Let Go of Your Business Idea?

Is It Time to Let Go of Your Business Idea?

Four tips to help you know if your idea has run its course.
How to Motivate Creative Employees

How to Motivate Creative Employees

Four tips to help you inspire creative employees to share new business ideas.
Pinterest Reaches Two Startup Milestones: One Good, One Bad

Pinterest Reaches Two Startup Milestones: One Good, One Bad

Pinterest gets sued, Facebook adds voice messaging to mobile apps, why Indonesia is ground zero for Twitter use and more social-media news.
Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout

Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout

A timeline of the car-sharing service, from inception through public offering to buyout offer.
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 Find New Business Ideas in Everyday Life

How to Find New Business Ideas in Everyday Life

Three tips to help you find new business opportunities in unexpected places.
How Positive Thinking Can Make You a Better Problem Solver

How Positive Thinking Can Make You a Better Problem Solver

The science behind how negative feelings can actually prevent you from thinking clearly and making creative decisions. We speak with Prof. Barbara Fredrickson, who studies how to reframe adversity and be more effective.
5 Ways to Learn to Trust Your Instincts

5 Ways to Learn to Trust Your Instincts

Try these techniques to hone your instincts and trust your gut decisions.
How Thinking Like a Designer Can Inspire Innovation

How Thinking Like a Designer Can Inspire Innovation

Using these four tenets of design thinking can help you think differently and improve your business.
Richard Branson on the Art of Brainstorming

Richard Branson on the Art of Brainstorming

Eight techniques from the Virgin-founder to get the most from your next ideas meeting.
Acting on Ideas and Other Tips This Week

Acting on Ideas and Other Tips This Week

How to get beyond brainstorming, beat procrastination and find more permanent customers: our best tips of the week.
4 Ways to Organize New Ideas and Drive Innovation

4 Ways to Organize New Ideas and Drive Innovation

Follow these tips to help you turn great ideas into results.
How Successful Leaders Balance Skepticism and Openness

How Successful Leaders Balance Skepticism and Openness

Four tips for encouraging innovative in your team.
Why Collaboration Is Key

Why Collaboration Is Key

Ideas are worthless until they're out of your head and in front of others.
3 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity

3 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity

These strategies will help you think outside the box to discover your next business idea.
How to Recognize and Act on Your Best Business Ideas

How to Recognize and Act on Your Best Business Ideas

When inspiration strikes, apply these tools and lessons from experts to get the best results.
How to Build a Better Brainstorming Session

How to Build a Better Brainstorming Session

Does collaboration help get ideas going, or does it quash them?
3 Creative Business Ideas That Were Before Their Time

3 Creative Business Ideas That Were Before Their Time

Some visionary ideas came before the world was ready for them.
4 Innovative Business Ideas That Changed Everything

4 Innovative Business Ideas That Changed Everything

These innovative ideas set new standards, and they all stated with someone who noticed a problem that needed solving.
3 Creative Ways to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

3 Creative Ways to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Your business's next big idea might come from an unexpected place. Here's how to get comfortable with being a little uncomfortable.
The Biggest Mistake Small Businesses Make in Brainstorming

The Biggest Mistake Small Businesses Make in Brainstorming

Here, a four-step process to make sure your team is using the best approach to solving problems.

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