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Gearing Up: When Will Robots Finally Take Over the Fast-Food Business?
Business Moving Forward

Gearing Up: When Will Robots Finally Take Over the Fast-Food Business?

Fast-food franchises often get a bad rap for being slow to change, but this time they find themselves in the unique position of being among the first in the food-service realm to make a major investment in automation.
Pitching Your Business to a Journalist? Here's What Works.
Editor's Note

Pitching Your Business to a Journalist? Here's What Works.

Yes, a pitch can lead to a story -- you just need to know how to get our attention.
Jason Feifer
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When It Makes Sense to Release an Imperfect Product

We share when you should get your product out there and start getting feedback.
Rose Leadem
When It Makes Sense to Release an Imperfect Product
Masters of Scale

When It Makes Sense to Release an Imperfect Product

We share when you should get your product out there and start getting feedback.
Rose Leadem
Investopedia CEO Says These Are the 3 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know
Take It From The Pros

Investopedia CEO Says These Are the 3 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Here are three tips that David Siegel has found most useful in harnessing his intensity to become a more effective entrepreneur.
David Siegel
Do These Entrepreneurs Have the World's Coolest Jobs?
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Do These Entrepreneurs Have the World's Coolest Jobs?

These brothers spend their days traveling across the globe, working with major brands and building a massive following.
Gerard Adams
4 Glaring Signs It's Time to Fire Your Business Coach
Business Coaching

4 Glaring Signs It's Time to Fire Your Business Coach

The right coach is invaluable. The wrong coach is a waste of time who charges you by the hour.
Kimanzi Constable
Vacation Tips From a Workaholic
Work-Life Balance

Vacation Tips From a Workaholic

You might think you can't afford to step away from your business. The truth is, you can't afford not to.
Chidike Samuelson
10 Ways Small Businesses Can Give Back Without Breaking the Bank
Social Responsibility

10 Ways Small Businesses Can Give Back Without Breaking the Bank

Helping improve your community or bolster a cause you believe in is probably the most satisfying way there is to market your business.
John Rampton
Building a Fan Following by Tapping Into Customers' Passions
Brand Reputation

Building a Fan Following by Tapping Into Customers' Passions

Barry Meguiar, Meguiar's president and 'Car Crazy Central' TV star, breaks down his four-step secret to building brand loyalty.
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6 Tips for Your Marketing and Sales Reps to Consistently Produce Value-Added Content
Business Moving Forward

6 Tips for Your Marketing and Sales Reps to Consistently Produce Value-Added Content

Sales and marketing professionals are up against dwindling attention spans. But they've got new options to try, as well.
Danny Wong
Why Your Startup Content-Marketing Strategy Isn't Working
content marketing strategy

Why Your Startup Content-Marketing Strategy Isn't Working

You could fix your company's problems simply by taking a closer look at what you're doing, and figuring out where it's lacking.
Nathan Chan
How to Increase Profits by Focusing on the Needs of Customers
Business Moving Forward

How to Increase Profits by Focusing on the Needs of Customers

How a water softener company boosted sales with moves as simple as changing its ecommerce platform and hiring an AdWords advisor.
Brian Hughes
3 Ways Embracing Automation and Technology Can Turbocharge Your Entrepreneurial Quest
Automation

3 Ways Embracing Automation and Technology Can Turbocharge Your Entrepreneurial Quest

Worries that technology will make us irrelevant can blind us to the amazing possibilities at hand.
Lena Requist
3 Things Business Owners Need to Know About BI
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3 Things Business Owners Need to Know About BI

Business Intelligence, the analysis of data that companies create simply by doing business, can drive greater profitability.
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