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Using an iPad to Boost Productivity

Jaime and Mark Van Wye, owners of dog-training franchise Zoom Room, say they're running a more efficient business thanks to tablet technology. Here are their iPad tips.

A Bakery Makes a Sweet Comeback With Crowdfunding

After investors backed out, pastry chef Jessie Isaacs turned to her customers to raise money to open her storefront. In this video, she provides tips on how to crowdfund.

How to Turn Tweets Into Customers

Kenny Lao of Rickshaw Dumpling uses Twitter and Facebook to update his restaurant's fans on a "moment-to-moment" basis. Here are his tips on managing a social-media schedule.

How a Startup's Social Vision Wins Customers

Warby Parker donates a pair of eyeglasses for every one it sells, a "one-for-one" model that's helped the ecommerce business blow through sales targets.

Targeting the 'It Girl' Customer

The co-founders of Rent the Runway outline five strategies they've used to build a high-tech fashion company.

A Fashion Startup Goes Viral

Divya Gugnani, co-founder of fashion site Send the Trend, tells how she built a social business with about 200,000 Facebook fans in less than a year.

A Focus on Sustainable Building in Providence, R.I.

Two architects in Providence, R.I., contained their plans and found new reasons to recommit themselves to their city along the way.

Seven Tips for Marketing a Business with Video

When creating videos for marketing purposes, keep this advice in mind.

Creative Business Uses for Touch-Screen PCs

PCs with touch-based interfaces have a small business upside: They can morph into everything from interactive retail kiosks to data-entry terminals.

Need Cash Fast? Pawngo Can Help

When banks aren't lending, entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to online pawn shops like this one.

Financing a Second Startup on Cash Flow of Your First

With the success of one startup, Kiha Lee financed another.

Can Starbucks, GE and MillerCoors Save Small Business?

Big companies have recently announced plans to provide loans to small businesses.

How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave

Online sales are still booming in Spain, Brazil, China, Russia and Mexico, and their ecommerce growth rates are expected to outpace U.S. growth in the next four years. Here are eight tips for e-tailers seeking to improve their appeal to overseas shoppers.

How to Recruit a Great Programmer as a Partner

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

In 'TechStars,' See What VCs Really Think

A new reality TV show provides a behind-the-scenes look at how some fast growth businesses are able to land venture capital funding.

10 Ways to Turn Your Blog into a Lead-Generation Machine

How to attract more traffic to your blog and convert more of your visitors into buying customers.

The Top Five Social Media Mistakes

Sure you're marketing with Twitter and Facebook, but are you doing it well? Here are the most common traps you might be falling into.

A Look at the Best Online Accounting Tools

Small-business accounting is moving online, where it's becoming cheaper, more powerful--and a lot more confusing

10 Must-Have Business Apps for 2011

These downloadable applications can improve productivity, ROI and time management for businesses of all sizes.

Five Ways You Can Get Started With QR Code Marketing

Quick response codes are getting a lot of positive buzz these days. Can they bring some to your business?

Clinton Kicks Off Micro-Lending Service for Hardest Hit Businesses

At this year's Clinton Global Initiative, micro-lending platform Kiva.org makes a new commitment to still-struggling small businesses.

Three Tips to Avoid Costly Shipping Mistakes

Follow these steps to help steer clear of some of the most common shipping errors.

Five Ways to Use Twitter for Marketing That You Might Not Know About

With a little strategy, Twitter can boost your connections and website traffic.

The Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based Amazon Web Services

In this month's Can't Live With/Can't Live Without column, two business owners explain their opposing views on the remote computing service for web sites.

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