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Finance

Will Crazy Market Moves Kill IPOs and Slash VC Investment?

The stock markets' sharp swings has perhaps derailed two major public offerings this summer. Here's what continued volatility could mean for other small companies seeking venture capital.
Growth Strategies

Climbing on the Social Media IPO Bandwagon

The latest tech companies to go public have seen their share prices sink. Here's what the trend means for future tech IPOs.
Starting a Business

Poggled Serves Up Local Deals for Drinkers

This social network says it's more than just 'Groupon for nightlife.'

Groupon Now and the Rise of the Real-Time Deal

What do you get when you combine the daily discount model with the urge of the impulse purchase? Merchants hope the answer is instant customers.
Marketing

Why the Numbers Are Stacked Against Daily Deal Sites

Costly deals on unfocused group-buying sites with an audience full of bargain hunters is proving to be the wrong approach.
Marketing

Groupon By the Numbers: From Startup to IPO

The 'deal-of-the-day' website has filed for an IPO, and it's growth is nothing less than staggering.
Technology

LinkedIn's IPO Could Spark a Social Gold Rush

Whether we're in the midst of frothy times at tech companies has even fewer doubters after LinkedIn's stock debut.
Starting a Business

Daily Deals Not a Big Deal for Finding Customers

When it comes to attracting new customers, daily-deal sites are popular but they rarely trump an owner's personal touch.
Marketing

Five Facebook Developments for Businesses

From deal making to commenting, Facebook's latest offerings shouldn't be ignored by business owners and brand managers.
Marketing

A New Do-It-Yourself Alternative to Groupon

PeopleDeals combines customization and a lower-cost offer for social-media coupons. But will the tool be too time-consuming for the average small retailer to be practical?
Marketing

Which Daily Deal Site is Right for You?

From Groupon to LivingSocial to GroupPrice.com, See which daily deal website is best for finding customers.
Marketing

The Downside of Social Coupons

Social coupons can appealing--but make sure you're prepared to handle the rush of new customers they can bring.
Marketing

Starting Your Own Group Buying Site Without Joining Groupon

Group buying is growing by leaps and bounds. Get in on the action with a site of your own.
Marketing

When a Groupon Promotion Went Wrong

Groupon can deliver a single business hundreds or even thousands of new customers. Are you ready?
Growth Strategies

A Group Buying Site for Rich People

To find consumers who have money to spend, you may need to look up market. Here's how the New York Times is aiming to help.