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Entrepreneur Becomes Lightning Rod in 'We Built It' Debate
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Entrepreneur Becomes Lightning Rod in 'We Built It' Debate

At the Republican National Convention, Sher Valenzuela stirs more controversy over the role of government in supporting small-business owners.
Catherine Clifford
Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)
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Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)

The SBA reports that it has tried to increase the share of federal dollars going to small businesses by implementing new contracting provisions. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be working.
Scott Shane
How to Build Your Business by Working With the Competition
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How to Build Your Business by Working With the Competition

One entrepreneur grew his niche business by collaborating with bigger companies that didn't consider him competition.
Erika Napoletano
Dealing with Isolation as a Solo Entrepreneur
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Dealing with Isolation as a Solo Entrepreneur

Bundle's Allison O'Neill talks about the challenge of working from home, and having no one around for brainstorming. Hear her solutions, plus expert tips.
Colleen DeBaise
4 Lessons for Overcoming Setbacks from Food Network Star Guy Fieri
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4 Lessons for Overcoming Setbacks from Food Network Star Guy Fieri

What the Food Network host learned about listening to his customers after he lost his first restaurant in a fire.
Gwen Moran
From Zero to 'Shark Tank' Hero in 3 Months Flat
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From Zero to 'Shark Tank' Hero in 3 Months Flat

Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on what he learned from pitching his business to Daymond John and Mark Cuban.
How to Create Your Own Dream Team in Business
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How to Create Your Own Dream Team in Business

Before the 'Fab 5' there was the 'Magnificent 7.' Olympian Dominique Moceanu was part of that original team, which won the very first gold medal for U.S. Women Gymnastics. Here are her team-building tips.
Nadia Goodman
3 Olympian Strategies to Get Gold-Medal Tough in Business
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3 Olympian Strategies to Get Gold-Medal Tough in Business

The performance strategies that help elite athletes power through tough times can also help 'treps persevere in business. Here are three you should adopt now.
Gwen Moran
12 Tips for Time Management
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12 Tips for Time Management

Feel like you're trying to keep too many plates spinning in the air? You're not alone. Business coach Ann Mehl provides advice.
Ann Mehl
Encouraging Employees to Put Their Personal Stamp on the Workplace
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Encouraging Employees to Put Their Personal Stamp on the Workplace

By letting employees do the decorating, small businesses can boost morale and save some money to boot.
Lambeth Hochwald
9 Routine Tasks You Should Eliminate From Your Workday
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9 Routine Tasks You Should Eliminate From Your Workday

Entrepreneurs always seems to have more to do than time to do it. Something's got to give. Here's how to get rid of what's weighing your business down.
Jane Porter
How to Train Your Creative Mind
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How to Train Your Creative Mind

Four techniques to help you become a more creative business leader.
Nadia Goodman
How Should Entrepreneurs Plan to Scale Their Businesses?
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How Should Entrepreneurs Plan to Scale Their Businesses?

Tumblr's David Karp on two critical questions to answer when managing hypergrowth.
Trying to Win a Government Contract? Avoid These 3 Mistakes
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Trying to Win a Government Contract? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

Doing work for the federal government can help a small business grow, but figuring out how to secure a lucrative contract can be tricky.
Catherine Clifford