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100 Things You'll Need to Know About in 2013

100 Things You'll Need to Know About in 2013

With 2012 very nearly in the rearview mirror, check out this list of what you are going to hear about, talk about and spend your money on in 2013.
5 Predictions for the Senior and Boomer Market

5 Predictions for the Senior and Boomer Market

Find out where businesses catering to boomers and seniors could look for opportunities.
The Demographic Trends Driving Growth in Franchising

The Demographic Trends Driving Growth in Franchising

Companies that target specific populations are a major force in the franchising upswing.
The Biggest Trends in Business for 2013

The Biggest Trends in Business for 2013

Our look at new directions in business and how they will affect you in the coming year -- and beyond.
Gluten-Free Lifestyle Offers a Growing Market for Entrepreneurs

Gluten-Free Lifestyle Offers a Growing Market for Entrepreneurs

As more average folks and celebrities alike find reasons to go gluten-free, more business owners are reaping the rewards of this once niche market.
Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

Several new funding sites are emerging to give entrepreneurs and creatives the chance to realize their goals one step -- and one community -- at a time.
Creating Shops from Shipping Containers

Creating Shops from Shipping Containers

How small retailers are building new kinds of stores.
In Fashion or Franchising, Trendiness Is Fickle

In Fashion or Franchising, Trendiness Is Fickle

Here today, gone tomorrow? If the industry you're looking at fits the definition of 'trendy,' it's probably a good idea to look elsewhere.
Hospitality's Big Brands Put a Modern Twist on Historic Properties

Hospitality's Big Brands Put a Modern Twist on Historic Properties

Many hotel chains have started acquiring properties--many in retrofitted historic buildings--that have personalities all their own.
Four Fitness Startups Find a Unique Workout Niche

Four Fitness Startups Find a Unique Workout Niche

Boutique health clubs are competing with established players like 24 Hour Fitness by creating unique ways to break a sweat. Here are four that are changing the way we work out.
5 Ways Store Colors Can Influence Shoppers

5 Ways Store Colors Can Influence Shoppers

A look at how color matters in your retail space. It can either help to sell your products -- or irritate customers. Choose wisely.
Beauty Businesses on Wheels

Beauty Businesses on Wheels

Small beauty-product marketers are extending their reach by going mobile. Here, a look at the benefits and what you can learn from these four-wheeling entrepreneurs.
A Sneak Peek at the Store of the Future

A Sneak Peek at the Store of the Future

Look for more decentralized, less cluttered stores that offer experiences and personalized products.
How Zombies Became a Social-Media Firebomb

How Zombies Became a Social-Media Firebomb

Movies and TV shows like 'The Walking Dead' have taken hold of the nation's imagination. See what you can learn from a zombie.
Framing a Business Around a Glamorous Boudoir Trend

Framing a Business Around a Glamorous Boudoir Trend

A boudoir photographer focuses on customers' private moments.
10 Workplace Trends to Watch in 2012

10 Workplace Trends to Watch in 2012

Keep up with the ever changing American workplace with these 10 trends.
Six Business Trends to Watch This Year

Six Business Trends to Watch This Year

In 2012, it will pay to keep an eye on a few key big-picture trends. Here are the ones that make my list for top insomnia producers.
10 Trends for Online Marketers in 2012

10 Trends for Online Marketers in 2012

From deals and rewards to mobile and beyond, here's what might influence how you reach customers next year.
What's Hot (or Not) for Franchises in 2012

What's Hot (or Not) for Franchises in 2012

Burgers, hotels, frozen treats -- it's all looking (and tasting) great. Fancy hams and tanning salons? Outlook not so good.
Targeting the 'It Girl' Customer

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.
Top 10 Small Business Predictions for 2012

Top 10 Small Business Predictions for 2012

Here is a collection of next year's top trends for marketing, retailing, service businesses, mobile, social media and more.
10 Industry Trends for Franchises in 2012

10 Industry Trends for Franchises in 2012

From burgers to child care to staying fit, our annual list of trends in the franchise world shows where to consider putting your money to make money.
Tebowing.com: Scrambling to Build a Business on a Viral Trend

Tebowing.com: Scrambling to Build a Business on a Viral Trend

Entrepreneur by accident. The weird world of internet memes, and the businesses they leave in their wake.
A Fashion Startup Goes Viral

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.
10 Hot Startup Sectors for New Business Ideas in 2012

10 Hot Startup Sectors for New Business Ideas in 2012

From have it your way to make it your way to go your own way, a look at the trends defining opportunity next year.

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