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March 2012

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March 2012

Start Up | March 2012
March 2012
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Six Tips to Turn Your Passion into Profit

How Joe Reynolds and Ryan Kunkel parlayed their love of extreme adventure into a $30 million enterprise.

For Help at Tax Time, a Matchmaker for Accountants

How a former Travelocity VP can help match your startup with the perfect accountant

Paper Shower Looks to Clean Up

This new company puts the standard hand wipe to shame.

How Two Firefighters Started Firehouse Subs Franchise

A firefighting-theme sandwich chain gets hot. Now with nearly 500 locations, it's grown to become one of the top sub-sandwich franchises in the U.S.

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Five Simple Ways Startups Can Save Money

So you're launching a business on a shoestring. Here are a few money-savers that you may have overlooked.

When to Hire an Accountant

When QuickBooks takes you only so far, it's time to bring in a financial pro.

Sports Figures Invest in a Sweet Startup

As Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt franchisees, sports luminaries show their softer side.

How to Build a Brilliant Team

A Dale Carnegie top executive reveals who you need and where to find them.

10 Must-Haves for Road Warriors

Whether your office is the local coffee shop or your pickup truck, here are some tools to consider taking along for the ride

The Hottest Sectors for Franchising

Our annual Franchise 500 listing reveals 14 sectors where franchising is booming with opportunity. Here's a look.

When Seeking Funding, Credit Unions Can Be Worth Checking Out

More credit unions are offering business loans, and their interest rates and fees are often lower than at commercial banks. What's more, their loan officers typically have more flexibility and decision-making ability than those at larger institutions.

How Shopify Became the Go-To Ecommerce Platform for Startups

Dissatisfied with options for online storefronts, a snowboard seller and his friend built one themselves. Now thousands of other businesses use their customizable store builder.

Kiip: A Win-Win for App Developers and Advertisers

When winning isn't enough, Kiip offers mobile gamers real-world rewards for virtual triumphs--a win-win for developers and advertisers

Trend Watch: You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down

As women continue to launch companies at a rate exceeding the national average, here's a look into the growth trends of their enterprises.

The Four People You Need on Your Team

Forget fantasy sports. This is the real-life team you should have in place for your business to thrive.

How Signal Stands Out in the Crowded Text-Message Marketing Space

Learn how two friends built their SMS-marketing startup into a web success story -- without a dime from outside investors.

Three Things to Know About Business Credit Cards

Business credit cards have their benefits, but it's good to know their downsides as well.

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