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Cutting-Edge Startups Leading the Robotic Revolution

With commercial applications that can improve business performance and enhance lifestyles, intelligent machines are making waves in an array of industry sectors -- and startups are leading the charge.

Surprising Ways to Create an Inspiring Workspace

A design expert shares three trends for winning workspaces.

The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries for Small Business

Here's a rundown of what's hot for businesses with less than $10 million in annual revenue.

Opportunity Spotting: 4 Trends for Young Treps from SXSW 2013

In the aftermath of this year's SXSW Interactive festival, we pinpointed four top trends that young entrepreneurs should consider.

7 Trends in 'Green' Business, Not Just for Tree-Huggers

Environmental responsibility is a hot trend for companies, whether or not they target the granola set.

Best and Worst Franchise Trends of 2012 (Infographic)

Our look at the trends on fire, the ones that have cooled -- and everything in between.

Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013

Even among the seemingly endless variety of franchises, patterns emerge. Here are some macro trends that will be driving franchising this year.

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

Find out where businesses catering to boomers and seniors could look for opportunities.

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

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

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

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

How small retailers are building new kinds of stores.

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

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

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

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

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

Look for more decentralized, less cluttered stores that offer experiences and personalized products.

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

A boudoir photographer focuses on customers' private moments.

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

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

From deals and rewards to mobile and beyond, here's what might influence how you reach customers next year.

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