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Why Everyone Should Buy From You Instead of the Competition

Outshining your competition means getting savvy about your approach. This doesn't require a hefty budget, just a creative mind and sense of adventure.

What It Takes to Be the Customer's First Choice

You don't want to just give your customers a sense of trust when they think of your brand. You want them to be certain that you're the right choice for them. Here's how.

How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

Following trends can be dangerous, but if your business idea is ahead of the curve, you can expect success.

How to Avoid Every Entrepreneur's Worst Enemy

Get too comfortable where you're at in life and in business and you'll never get to the next level.

A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business market.

How to Find More Customers Now

If generating leads is the weak link in your sales chain, response lists may be the secret weapon you've been looking for.

The Sales Rule Most Entrepreneurs Break

Finds ways to agree with your customers and you'll find yourself closing more sales.

E-Commerce Auctions Seen as Boring and Too Much Work

According to a new report, the number of transactions made in online auctions is shrinking even as e-commerce grows.

The One Word That Will Help You Close More Sales

Being curious about why your customers are buying will help you earn more sales. Here's one easy way to get there.

The Top 10 Consumer Complaints

A new survey by the Consumer Federation of America lists auto sales, home repairs and debt disputes among the top consumer gripes.

How to Sell What Customers Want and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

Read how to offer products that people want, build lasting business relationships and more.

10 States Without Sales Tax This Weekend

A look at how businesses can cash in on the upcoming sales-tax holidays around the U.S.

Why You Shouldn't Scale Your Startup

One of the biggest startup killers? Scaling too fast, too early. Here's how to grow more deliberately.

App Makes Creating a Single Page 'Pitch Site' Super Simple

Crushpath's easy-to-use software connects social media feeds and Salesforce software into one convenient package.

The Royal Baby Bubble: How Businesses Cope With Short-Lived Demand

With some savvy planning, business owners can make a profit from major news events.

The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic)

How redirecting even 10 percent of consumer spending from chains to local small businesses can boost local economies and create jobs.

Economists Optimistic Even As Sales Growth Slows

A group of economists believe that U.S. economic growth is stable despite sales growth slowing in the second quarter, according to a new report.

Businesses to Begin Selling on Yelp

The website known for its listings and reviews of local businesses is set to become an ecommerce platform.

Crocs: From Footwear Fad to Billion-Dollar Company

This iconic shoemaker bounced back after the recession by revamping its product lines and distribution channel.

Dealing With Rejection: 5 Ways to Turn a No Into a Yes

Visionaries often hear 'no' when they first propose their big ideas. Find out when you should or shouldn't take no for an answer, and how to turn that no into a yes.

Power Networking: Use Your Power Base to Grow Sales

Telling everyone you know about your product or service is an important way to grow your business. Here's how to make the most of all your connections to increase sales.

Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space

The retail giant's 'Get on the Shelf' contest provides entrepreneurs and small-business owners a non-traditional way to get their product to market.

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.

Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest Said to Drive In-Store and Online Sales

Read about how social networks are helping brick-and-mortar stores, why WeHeartIt might be the next Pinterest, chat rooms on Facebook and more social-media news.

Yelp Helps Small Businesses Turn Visitors Into Buyers, for a Fee

The popular review site introduces a new service that enables users to make transactions through their pages.
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