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Definition: A resource partner of the U.S. SBA that offer free counseling and resources to people interested in starting or growing a small business

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Definition: A federal government agency created to foster and protect the interests of small business

Small Business Development Centers

Definition: University-based centers sponsored by the SBA for the delivery of joint government, academic and private sector services for the benefit of small business.

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Radicals & Visionaries

7 Podcasts for Busy Parents Trying to Juggle It All

Podcasts are the way to go for busy entrepreneurs, who double as parents.
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Cities

10 Overlooked Cities Where Business Opportunities are Rising

Launching a new business? Check out these up-and-coming cities.
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Marketing Bootcamp

9 Ways to Save Time and Money With Marketing Automation (Infographic)

Seventy-eight percent of marketers say automation increases revenue.
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The Recipe for Successful One-On-One Meetings
Meetings

The Recipe for Successful One-On-One Meetings

Employees can make or break your organization. It's important to pay attention to them.
Rose Leadem
These Social Media Tips Will Make You Rethink Recruiting
Recruiting

These Social Media Tips Will Make You Rethink Recruiting

The four biggest social media outlets provide unique features that can be used to grab the attention of job seekers.
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5 Ways Marketing Automation May Be Doing Your Business More Harm Than Good
Marketing Bootcamp

5 Ways Marketing Automation May Be Doing Your Business More Harm Than Good

For example, never use marketing automation just because you're lazy.
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Twitter Offers New Filter, Cracks Down on Abuse
Social Media

Twitter Offers New Filter, Cracks Down on Abuse

Twitter has expanded their definition of what counts as a threat.
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Effective Teams Have Leaders Who Do These 3 Things

Q: How do I build a cohesive team?
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How to Recognize and Beat Burnout
Burnout

How to Recognize and Beat Burnout

Burnout is one of the major reasons why employees leave their jobs.
Peter Daisyme
Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Must Innovate to Flourish in a Digital World
Brick and mortar

Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Must Innovate to Flourish in a Digital World

Are you up to date on the rise of the cloud-connected storefront, combining 'clicks with bricks'?
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5 Ways Your Manufacturing Company Can Sell More
Sales Strategies

5 Ways Your Manufacturing Company Can Sell More

Have you considered a truly interactive digital catalog? Sales plans for each count? The Pareto Principle? Yes, the Pareto Principle!
Danny Wong
Don't Make These 3 Technology Mistakes
Marketing Bootcamp

Don't Make These 3 Technology Mistakes

You first must understand which goals you're trying to achieve before you can cash in on big data and AI .
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6 Ways High-Octane Leaders Fuel Their Teams to Achieve More
Managing Teams

6 Ways High-Octane Leaders Fuel Their Teams to Achieve More

Invest time and energy in your people to build relationships while you grow your business.
Peter Diamond
Amid EpiPen Furor, a CEO Shows How Not to Swim Against the Tide
Crisis Management

Amid EpiPen Furor, a CEO Shows How Not to Swim Against the Tide

Mylan's crisis response to high EpiPen prices is focused on an important goal: changing the national conversation on health pricing.
Ray Hennessey
Are You a 'Positive' Procrastinator or Just Plain Lazy?
Productivity

Are You a 'Positive' Procrastinator or Just Plain Lazy?

In fact, procrastinators can be highly productive.
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