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The Top Visual Design Trends for 2014 (Infographic)

The Top Visual Design Trends for 2014 (Infographic)

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Witches, beards and Instagram will dominate the year to come.
December 22, 2013 in Online Marketing
3 Things Beer Aficionados Can Look Forward to in 2014

3 Things Beer Aficionados Can Look Forward to in 2014

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There are some delicious innovations coming out of the nation's 2,500 breweries, including a beer cocktail trend.
December 22, 2013 in Innovation
Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2013

Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2013

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From tips on staying focused to advice on improving your writing, here are the stories that struck a chord with our readers this year.
December 18, 2013 in News and Trends
5 Social Media Predictions for 2014

5 Social Media Predictions for 2014

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When developing or improving your social-media strategy in the New Year, keep these five trends top-of-mind.
December 16, 2013 in Social Media
Photos: Goodbye Bacon, Hello Health Food: 6 Restaurant Trends for 2014

Goodbye Bacon, Hello Health Food: 6 Restaurant Trends for 2014

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The National Restaurant Association predicts the rise of nutrition, pickling and dessert mashups in 2014, as chefs deem bacon 'yesterday's news.'
December 5, 2013 in Franchises
10 Trends for 2014: We Seek Imperfect, Human Moments. With Our Smartphones at the Ready.

10 Trends for 2014: We Seek Imperfect, Human Moments. With Our Smartphones at the Ready.

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New York City-based advertising agency JWT defines the 10 trends that are expected to shape how we think and what we want in the New Year and beyond.
December 3, 2013 in Go Forward
Food and Beverage Trend for 2014: The Rise of Craft Distilleries

Food and Beverage Trend for 2014: The Rise of Craft Distilleries

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First came the craft brewing trend, and now craft distilleries are churning out premium hooch.
November 19, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Intel's Futurist: We'll Soon Be Living In Computers

Intel's Futurist: We'll Soon Be Living In Computers

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As the size of a computer chip approaches zero, computational power will be everywhere and in everything, says Brian David Johnson, the resident futurist at Intel.
October 29, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
The 10 Fastest-Growing Small-Business Sectors Right Now

The 10 Fastest-Growing Small-Business Sectors Right Now

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Over the past year, the strengthening housing market has been helping small companies grow -- and fast.
October 22, 2013 in Business Ideas

EBay Lures Apple Exec to Run Products Division

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In the latest play in the tech world's game of musical chairs, eBay has hired Apple executive RJ Pittman to run its products division.
October 18, 2013 in News and Trends
Why Your Business Should Get in on the Gamification Trend

Why Your Business Should Get in on the Gamification Trend

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Gamification, a principle for applying gameplay mechanics and theories to everyday problems, is growing in popularity. Here's how your small business can start playing.
October 14, 2013 in News and Trends
Using Gamification to Boost Staff Morale

Using Gamification to Boost Staff Morale

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In addition to helping business owners solve problems around customer engagement and retention, gamification can enhance staff relations.
October 14, 2013 in News and Trends
How the Franchise Industry Tapped Into the Craft Beer Trend

How the Franchise Industry Tapped Into the Craft Beer Trend

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By cutting out major food menus, these businesses let franchisees -- and their customers -- focus on what's truly important: what's in the glass.
October 11, 2013 in Franchises
Report: U.S. Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Literacy, Math and Tech Skills

Report: U.S. Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Literacy, Math and Tech Skills

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A new survey by the OECD shows that Americans across generations performed below average on math, reading and problem solving.
October 8, 2013 in News and Trends
College Entrepreneur Creates Digital Care Package Business

College Entrepreneur Creates Digital Care Package Business

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Regaalo, a web service that allows parents to send gifts to students, applies modern technology to an old-fashioned concept.
October 5, 2013 in Business Ideas
TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age

TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age

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Photo booths are making a comeback, and the founder of the DVDNow Kiosks franchise, has created a touchscreen, open-air 'booth' that's connected to social media.
October 4, 2013 in Franchises
What's Fashionable in Apparel E-Commerce

What's Fashionable in Apparel E-Commerce

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Our look at three of the top e-commerce clothing sites.
September 26, 2013 in Sales
Marketing Automation Explained (Infographic)

Marketing Automation Explained (Infographic)

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Cutting-edge technologies are making businesses more productive, we explain this hot new trend.
September 25, 2013 in News and Trends
The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It

The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It

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Give up too soon on your idea and of course it will be destined for failure. Here are four essential tenets of inventing and product development that will keep you on track to succeed.
September 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
What's the Next Kale? How Business Owners Can Capitalize on Food Trends

What's the Next Kale? How Business Owners Can Capitalize on Food Trends

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Stemming from the nation's current obsession with kale are some important lessons for business owners about how to latch onto trends.
September 10, 2013 in Finding Customers
Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

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Buzzfeed, CNN, NBC's Today Show, BSkyB and Slate will be the first media outlets with access to the applications, which are a seen as a thinly-veiled move to encroach on Twitter's dominance as the forum for real-time conversations.
September 9, 2013 in News and Trends
How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

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Following trends can be dangerous, but if your business idea is ahead of the curve, you can expect success.
August 29, 2013 in Business Ideas
America's Most Unusual Roadside Businesses

America's Most Unusual Roadside Businesses

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Some small-business owners hawk their wares to America's motorists. But it's not just gas stations and fast food.
July 4, 2013 in Business Ideas
Frozen-Yogurt Franchise Fight Heats Up

Frozen-Yogurt Franchise Fight Heats Up

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'Go self-serve or go home,' says one competitor. Franchises get creative to differentiate themselves in an increasingly crowded frozen-yogurt market.
June 20, 2013 in Franchises
Franchises Lead the Mediterranean Food Trend

Franchises Lead the Mediterranean Food Trend

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Mediterranean cuisine may well be the next big thing at American fast-casual restaurants. The staples of the Middle East and Greece are finding a growing niche among consumers --and franchises are leading the way.
June 7, 2013 in Franchises

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