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Jersey Shore Fire a Reminder of the Importance of Having a Tight-Knit Business Community
Growth Strategies

Jersey Shore Fire a Reminder of the Importance of Having a Tight-Knit Business Community

A devastating fire on the New Jersey boardwalk last week serves as a wakeup call to business owners everywhere.
Brian Patrick Eha
A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop
Starting a Business

A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop

Freshfully started as a virtual marketplace for finding local food. When connecting buyers with their farm-fresh fare proved tricky, the Alabama startup shifted to a traditional street-side model.
Sarah Max
Jack Dorsey Makes the Rounds With Square
Technology

Jack Dorsey Makes the Rounds With Square

The co-founder of Twitter and current chief of mobile-payment company Square is traveling across the U.S. and Canada to meet with business owners in the 'Let's Talk' series.
Catherine Clifford
Small-Business Owners: Working Harder, But Optimistic
Growth Strategies

Small-Business Owners: Working Harder, But Optimistic

More than seven in 10 small-business owners say they expect to generate more revenue in 2013 than they did last year.
Catherine Clifford
How Groupon Thinks It Can Become a $100 Billion Company
Growth Strategies

How Groupon Thinks It Can Become a $100 Billion Company

Instead of just pumping out daily deals, the company wants to become a mobile, local commerce powerhouse.
The Man Behind a Budding Creative City
Growth Strategies

The Man Behind a Budding Creative City

The efforts of one small-business owner are drawing young creatives to Norfolk, Va.
Jim Morrison
Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders
Finance

Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders

SoMoLend has facilitated over 100 small-business loans totaling nearly $3.5 million.
Michelle Goodman
How Location-Based Social Networks Are Changing the Game for Businesses
Marketing

How Location-Based Social Networks Are Changing the Game for Businesses

New trends that are altering the way brick-and-mortar companies do business.
Brian Honigman
Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities
Finance

Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

Several new funding sites are emerging to give entrepreneurs and creatives the chance to realize their goals one step -- and one community -- at a time.
Brian Patrick Eha
Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on Building a Massive Community
Technology

Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on Building a Massive Community

The mobile and social technology trendsetter talks about blazing a path to the top.
Riva Richmond
Google+ Adds New Local Listings Tab for Businesses
Marketing

Google+ Adds New Local Listings Tab for Businesses

A company's listing on Google will be available to users across Google search, maps, mobile and now Google+.
Jason Fell
Steve Case and Tim O'Shaughnessy on How to Whip Up 'America's Secret Sauce'
Starting a Business

Steve Case and Tim O'Shaughnessy on How to Whip Up 'America's Secret Sauce'

The future of entrepreneurship is bright, but there are roadblocks. At SXSW, Steve Case explains the potential and the perils.
Bryan Keplesky
Hey, Small-Business Owner: Do You Shop Local?
Marketing

Hey, Small-Business Owner: Do You Shop Local?

If you want consumers to shop local, encourage them by shopping locally for your own business.
Carol Tice
Where to Focus Your Business's Ad Dollars in the New Year
Marketing

Where to Focus Your Business's Ad Dollars in the New Year

Here, new data that can help you plan where your business should spend on advertising in 2012.
Mikal E. Belicove