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A Snapshot of Startups in Small-Town America

Far from the maddening crowds, and five years since the financial crisis, we look at the entrepreneurship scene in Burlington, Vt.; Chico, Calif.; Lehi, Utah; Iowa City, Iowa; and Lansing, Mich.

Not an Entrepreneur Yet? How to Lead Without a Fancy Job Title

Not sitting in the c-suite at a company, doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader. Business coach Antonio Neves offers three tips for becoming a vital resource at your company.

A Backstage Tour of Orlando's Startups

Florida's "happiest place on earth" may be best known for mouse ears, but you'll find startups working on everything from healthy school lunches to hybrid geothermal systems.

A Startup Aims to Fill a Hole in the Housekeeping Market

A trio of ad execs launches a line of air fresheners for modern men.

What Would-Be Entrepreneurs Fear Most About Starting Up

An unstable income is almost always guaranteed when just starting your business, but research shows it's one of the top fears that keeps Americans from becoming entrepreneurs.

Culinary Pros Lend Credibility to a Dining App

Chefs Feed has a network of more than 600 chefs that rate and review items at restaurants in 15 U.S. cities.

How to Calculate Gross Profit

Knowing when your business is making money.

How to Set Your Salary

Deciding how much to pay yourself can be tricky. Here's how to determine what you're worth.

3 Ways to Determine If Your Startup Is Ready for Press

While most young entrepreneurs want to grab the spotlight, few are really ready to handle it. Here, business coach Antonio Neves ticks off three must-have ingredients before your startup is ready for prime time.

The Basics of Building a Budget for Your Business

How to think about the big picture and create the most effective budget.

How to Stop Making Excuses and Run With Your Business Idea

There will never be a "perfect" time to start your business, so why not start now?

Why You Should Consider Cutting Overhead With Part-Time Employees

Part-time employees can be essential to running your business. Here are a few things to consider when hiring.

The Steps to Complying With Safety Standards

How to make sure you are keeping your employees safe on the job.

The 'Etsy Economy' and Changing the Way We Shop

The online handmade marketplace is seeking to reimagine retail.

When Business Names Confuse Consumers: The Basics of Trademark Law

A look at the recent Florida health club lawsuit between 'YOU FIT' and competitor 'FIT U,' and what your business can learn from it about trademark infringement.

The Essential Elements of a Commercial Lease

Renting a space for your business can feel overwhelming. Go in armed with knowledge and it will be much easier.

Startup Snapshot: Oklahoma City

A look at a surprising startup city, plus three other locations to keep your eye on.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing an Office Space

When setting up your base of operations for a startup, you have to think not only about location but also about your future needs. Here's what you need to remember before moving in.

Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses

The story of one La Cocina graduate and her quest to cook up authentic Mexican tastes.

World-Champion Skier Jeremy Bloom's Unconventional Path to Entrepreneurship

He missed his shot at Olympic gold, his football career was sidelined by injuries. He has dabbled in modeling and TV presenting. Now, the golden boy may have finally found his footing, in what once would have seemed an unlikely arena: entrepreneurship.

6 Ways to Build Customer Loyalty

Effective ways to follow up that ensure your business is always in the customer's mind.

Branding's Cardinal Sins: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid

In launching a new company, resist the urge to be overly creative and dull when dreaming up your brand name. See our list of branding's cardinal sins.

Tips to Go Above and Beyond With Customer Service

Customer loyalty is hard to win and easy to lose. Here's how to make the extra effort required to stand out from the competition.
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