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3 Ways AI Can Help Businesses Improve Customer Relations
Artificial Intelligence

3 Ways AI Can Help Businesses Improve Customer Relations

The power of AI can lead to better sales, improved customer service and reduced churn. By embracing AI, startups are embracing a stronger, more profitable future.

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Beyond Productivity: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals

Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.

How to Avoid Becoming Another California Cannabis Casualty

The cannabis industry is like paying for a wedding. When you put "cannabis" in the name, everything costs more.
Financial Advisors

6 Proven Ways Financial Advisors Can Grow Their Businesses

Zero in on the right client base, provide value, and reap the benefits.

News & Trends

Food

Marianne Williamson May Seem a Little Bananas, but She's Right to Focus on Food Issues

Williams's contribution on the debate stage was small, but important. Fixing our broken healthcare system won't be easy for politicians or entrepreneurs -- but it would save millions of lives.
Amazon Prime Day

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals

Some deals are already active, others will begin throughout the day.
Amazon

The Amazon Prime Day Strike Could be a Turning Point for Workers' Rights

Amazon employees are confronting issues like job security and safety.

Women Entrepreneur

What It's Like to Be Mentored by Gwyneth Paltrow

The actress and CEO chats with her mentee, the cofounder of Maisonette, about finding support as an entrepreneur.

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the Victorious U.S. Women's Soccer Team, and a Lot of Other Women Athletes

From Shawn Johnson and Lindsey Vonn to Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova, women athletes are starting businesses. And why not? They already have the right mindset.

The Entrepreneur Behind This Multimillion-Dollar Ice Cream Company Started the Business in a Broken-Down Postal Truck

Natasha Case attributes Coolhaus' success -- its products can be found all across the U.S. -- to the power of women.

5 Business and Life Lessons on Grit and Determination I Learned from the Late, Legendary Gloria Vanderbilt

Grit and determination were the characteristics this famous socialite, author and actress offered the world.

GreenEntrepreneur

How to Avoid Becoming Another California Cannabis Casualty

The cannabis industry is like paying for a wedding. When you put "cannabis" in the name, everything costs more.

While Many Look for an Exit, Island Cannabis CEO Plans to Keep Company Private

Ray Landgraf launched his 'for benefit' company to sell good pre-rolls, not the company itself.

NFL's Calvin Johnson and Rob Sims Talk Cannabis: It's 'A God-Given Gift'

Two battered former players who never had an alternative to opioids for pain have launched an cannabis business so others will.

CNBC's Tim Seymour Talks About Cannabis M&A, Private Vs. Public Markets

Cannabis is good investment, unless you guess the wrong company.

Franchise

Latest Franchise Articles

Franchises

Why Painting With a Twist's Founders Replaced Themselves as CEO

After 10 years, the founders knew the business was ready for the next stage of growth. But they weren't sure they were the right people to lead the charge.
Marketing

Chick-fil-A Is Giving Away Free Food Today -- Here's How to Get It

Check out how to get free lunch (yes, it does exist) at Chick-fil-A today, and at other restaurants throughout the year.
Franchises

How Shaq Is Bringing Fun Back to Papa John's

The basketball legend is the franchise's new brand ambassador. He's got his work cut out for him -- but Shaq's never been afraid of a challenge.

The Digest

This Banana Chip Company Saw Early Online Success, But Soon Realized Its Branding Wasn't Ready for Retail

Bubba's Fine Foods originally sported a bearded man on its packaging, but have since switched to a more appealing monkey in a fedora.

The Entrepreneur Behind This Multimillion-Dollar Ice Cream Company Started the Business in a Broken-Down Postal Truck

Natasha Case attributes Coolhaus' success -- its products can be found all across the U.S. -- to the power of women.

A Blind Date Led to Marriage -- and the Acquisition of an Almond Butter Company That's Now Worth Millions

Dawn and Steve Kelley bought Barney Butter soon after meeting, and the couple quickly saw fortunes rise.
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How Shaq Is Bringing Fun Back to Papa John's

The basketball legend is the franchise's new brand ambassador. He's got his work cut out for him -- but Shaq's never been afraid of a challenge.

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What It's Like to Be Mentored by Gwyneth Paltrow

The actress and CEO chats with her mentee, the cofounder of Maisonette, about finding support as an entrepreneur.