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How Casper Dealt With Selling Out of Its Only Product in One Day

Neil Parikh, co-founder of mattress startup Casper, says that the company sold out of inventory immediately after launching. To solve this issue, the team had to get creative. #StaplesForSmallBiz
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A Business Partner That Knows How to Help You Grow
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A Business Partner That Knows How to Help You Grow

When this Brooklyn-based startup needs printed materials that exceed expectations, it knows where to turn for help.
3 Big Lessons These Startups Learned From Their Mentors
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3 Big Lessons These Startups Learned From Their Mentors

The top honorees from our 2016 Startups to Watch list share what they've learned so far from working with their advisors.
Save Big Money on Shipping With These Important Tips
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Save Big Money on Shipping With These Important Tips

Ways you can shave costs and improve your bottom line by making smarter shipping decisions.
How 3 Innovative Startups Plan to Grow Through Mentoring
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How 3 Innovative Startups Plan to Grow Through Mentoring

The top honorees from our 2016 Startups to Watch list share their plans for taking their businesses to the next level.
Startups to Watch: 10 Innovators Making More Happen
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Startups to Watch: 10 Innovators Making More Happen

As dedicated advocates of small-business innovators, Staples and Entrepreneur are proud to present these up-and-coming startups.
From Innovative Idea to Thriving Business: How One Woman Is Taking Her Industry by Storm (And You Can, Too)
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From Innovative Idea to Thriving Business: How One Woman Is Taking Her Industry by Storm (And You Can, Too)

Steeped in tradition, the wedding industry is not an area of enterprise we typically associate with cutting-edge innovation. However, sometimes it's the areas that you least expect that are primed for innovation. (Perfect example: Uber taking on the taxi industry.)
Unpacking Innovation from Businesses You Know and Love
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Unpacking Innovation from Businesses You Know and Love

As a small business owner, it can be daunting to think of new ways to solve age-old problems or new ones that arise. But a look at some of the most beloved brands, such as The Home Depot and LEGO, can remind us that big innovations sometimes come in simple packages.
How to use Customer Feedback to Fuel Small Business Innovation and Growth
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How to use Customer Feedback to Fuel Small Business Innovation and Growth

Handling the ups and downs of small business ownership can be a challenge. While it feels great when your business is thriving, momentum may fade over time, requiring you to find new ways to keep your business fresh. If you're not sure where to start, consider tapping into customer feedback.
How to Handle a PR Disaster Like a Pro
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How to Handle a PR Disaster Like a Pro

Learn how to handle any PR disaster your company may face.
7 Ways to Avoid Small Business Data Disasters
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7 Ways to Avoid Small Business Data Disasters

Seven ways small businesses can avoid data disasters
Harness the Power of Customer Feedback with Hashtags
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Harness the Power of Customer Feedback with Hashtags

Hashtags can be found across social media. Typically, people use them to make their posts more searchable; however, they can also be used to help you receive insightful feedback from your current and future customers.
Designing the Perfect One Page Pitch
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How to Attract Investors With a One-Page Pitch

As an entrepreneur, knowing how to create a pitch deck that will not only catch a potential investor's eye, but also quickly and poignantly make a case for your small business, is extremely important.
Need Inspiration? 10 Tips for Startup Success. (Infographic)
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Need Inspiration? 10 Tips for Startup Success. (Infographic)

A checklist for turning your passion into your livelihood.
10 Numbers that Show the True Power of Small Business (Infographic)
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10 Numbers that Show the True Power of Small Business (Infographic)

There's no disputing it – small businesses are an economic force worth celebrating.
10 Things Your Logo Might Be Saying (and You Don't Even Know It)
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10 Things Your Logo Might Be Saying (and You Don't Even Know It)

To ensure your company logo is sending a strong, positive message to current and future customers, it is important that it says exactly what you're intending it to in a matter of seconds.
6 Ways to Cultivate Goodwill on Yelp
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6 Ways to Cultivate Goodwill on Yelp

Follow these six tips for a strong Yelp business page that will bring in new business, keep current customers returning for years to come and represent your business well online.
6 Effective Small Business Websites
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6 Effective Small Business Websites

In the 21st century, having a website for your small business is essential, but having a website that is effective is even more important.
6 Essentials of a Good Logo
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6 Essentials of a Good Logo

With so many logos in the marketplace, it's becoming increasingly harder to create one that stands out and is memorable for customers.
5 Fast Facts: Yelp and Your Small Business
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5 Fast Facts: Yelp and Your Small Business

Before creating your own Yelp business page, make sure you understand the ins and outs of how the service works and how it might affect your bottom line.
Establishing Your Brand Personality on Social Media
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Establishing Your Brand Personality on Social Media

Firmly establishing your brand personality on social media can help your profiles and your posts stand out even more.
Does Your Logo Match Your Business?
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Does Your Logo Match Your Business?

Whether you are designing your small business's logo for the first time or looking to give your company a fresh, updated look, it is crucial that your logo matches your company's overall brand.
Let's Talk Logos With Branding Expert Debbie Millman
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Let's Talk Logos With Branding Expert Debbie Millman

Ensure your small business logo has these three qualities
Make Professional Videos on a Small Business Budget
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Make Professional Videos on a Small Business Budget

Any marketing team will tell you, it is imperative for a business to create compelling video content that can live on your website, support your social media streams and promote your brand.
5 Generations in the Workplace (and Why We Need Them All)
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5 Generations in the Workplace (and Why We Need Them All)

When the world seems more divided than ever, uniting generations within the workplace can create an advantage for your business.
Marian Salzman
Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren and Other Stars Talk Failure and Secrets to Success
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Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren and Other Stars Talk Failure and Secrets to Success

Most superstars faced failure before achieving success.
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3 Ways to Reboot Your Failing New Year's Resolutions
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3 Ways to Reboot Your Failing New Year's Resolutions

If you've already stopped trying to reach that goal you set a few weeks ago, how important was it to you to begin with?
Tor Constantino
4 Things Teaching Has Taught Me About Running a Business
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4 Things Teaching Has Taught Me About Running a Business

A commitment to teaching others has the inestimable benefit of being a continuous learning experience.
Timothy Sykes
This Is What It Takes to Be the Best at Anything
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This Is What It Takes to Be the Best at Anything

Beating the competition and conquering any field requires mastery of two things: form and function.
Steve Tobak
5 Business Lessons My Single Mom Taught Me
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5 Business Lessons My Single Mom Taught Me

Your business is your baby. You want your baby to thrive.
Suhaib Mohammed
Hollywood Stars Share How Early Failure Shaped Their Careers
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Hollywood Stars Share How Early Failure Shaped Their Careers

Getting to the top isn't always easy, and staying there can be even harder.
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Troubleshooting Your Life to Control Your Time
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Troubleshooting Your Life to Control Your Time

Success requires getting maximize results, all the time.
Grant Cardone
7 Ways Practicing Composure Leads to Success
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7 Ways Practicing Composure Leads to Success

Staying calm when all around you are not will always be the shortest path to successful leadership.
Sherrie Campbell
Stars Like Dr. Phil and Martellus Bennett Share Their Success Stories
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Stars Like Dr. Phil and Martellus Bennett Share Their Success Stories

Learn from these top celebrities and successful entrepreneurs.
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The Myth of the 'Serenity Prayer'
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The Myth of the 'Serenity Prayer'

You have the power to change far more than you realize about yourself, your life and your fortunes.
Steve Tobak
5 Daily Habits to Optimize Your 2017
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5 Daily Habits to Optimize Your 2017

Striving for a good day every day is your best course to a great year.
Timothy Sykes
28 Best Habits to Have in Business
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28 Best Habits to Have in Business

Cultivate good habits and you'll be making progress on autopilot.
R.L. Adams