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Three Steps to Optimize Your Website For Google's 'Freshness' Update

Small-business owners can capitalize on the latest search-engine change by posting often and commenting on timely topics.

NY Tech Entrepreneurs: Stop the SOPA and PIPA Anti-Piracy Bills

Online and in-person, groups protest controversial legislation.

White House Opposes Online Piracy Bills -- For Now

Obama administration puts the brakes on controversial legislation to punish 'rogue' websites that sell pirated content.

A Seven-Step Guide to Protecting Customer Privacy

By following these tips, small businesses can create a privacy plan that boosts customer trust -- and sales.

This Cloud-Based Storage Service Offers Deep Features for Businesses

Egnyte's 'HybridCloud' can be a useful tool for companies that require extensive record keeping and more.

How an Ex-Ballet Dancer Succeeded by Thinking Outside the Barre

When Hollywood called, a former New York City Ballet dancer turned to the web to keep her back-home fitness clients on track.

A Six-Step Survival Guide for Search Engine Updates

Here's how business owners can maintain their online search rankings no matter what algorithm changes the search giants make.

How to Create a Job Board on Your Business Website

Selling job postings online can help small businesses increase Web traffic and generate extra revenue.

Building a Business on Busy Schedules and Making Errands Pay

TaskRabbit lands $5 million in funding, as it banks on its errand service to help you get stuff done.

Anti-Piracy Bill Could Do More Harm Than Good for Small Companies

The proposed 'SOPA' bill aims to put an end to online piracy, but those who oppose it say it could have negative implications for small businesses.

How One Startup Streamlined and Stylized its Online Storefront

The owner of online consignment shop Closet Rich turned to Goodsie when it was time to dress up for customers.

Business Groups Object to Major Domain Name Expansion

Smaller companies could see higher costs, and few gains, when a flood of new online domains take effect.

Picking A Host for Your Small Business Website (Infographic)

If you don't already have a website, or if you're thinking about scaling up features, the following is a breakdown of which factors to consider.

How to Recruit a Great Programmer as a Partner

Follow these three steps to land a top-notch software engineer for your tech startup.

Five to Follow on Twitter for Mobile 'Treps

Shopkick founder Cyriac Roeding reveals his list of top tweeters.

How to Drive Customers Away From Your Online Shop

Here are six ways to turn customers away from your e-commerce store.

Aaron Patzer: How I Started Mint.com

The online entrepreneur talks about ditching his day job, finding investors and hiring top talent to launch his startup.
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