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Chobani Yogurt's Success Starts Where a Giant Left Off
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Chobani Yogurt's Success Starts Where a Giant Left Off

Chobani's founder Hamdi Ulukaya tells the story of his company's modest beginnings and current growing pains.
Diana Ransom
How the 'Little Guy' Can Partner With Big Companies
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How the 'Little Guy' Can Partner With Big Companies

If you're a little guy, there are plenty of ways to partner with a much larger company. Here are seven.
Colleen DeBaise
What Makes Facebook Worth So Much
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What Makes Facebook Worth So Much

After Facebook's IPO, the social network is being valued at about $100 billion. Here's how you can try to emulate that success.
John Patrick Pullen
Is Your Staff Sabotaging Your Pricing Strategy?
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Is Your Staff Sabotaging Your Pricing Strategy?

Making sure your sales team understands the way profit works can help you rein in a staff full of discount-givers and negotiators.
Fair Trade's Growing Pains: Pivoting a Successful Model
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Fair Trade's Growing Pains: Pivoting a Successful Model

The founder of the Fair Trade certification program in the U.S. is dealing with the struggles that come with expanding a successful operation.
Catherine Clifford
What I Learned About Great Meetings from Steve Jobs
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What I Learned About Great Meetings from Steve Jobs

One principle that is key to Apple's success is keeping meetings small and attended by the smartest people.
10 Tips for Forming a Board of Directors
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10 Tips for Forming a Board of Directors

Forming a board of directors can help a business grow to the next level. Here are tips for recruiting and retaining one.
Mikal E. Belicove
Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?
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Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?

The cosmetics darling will offer customers a 'Gossip Girl'-inspired selection of goodies in May. If this branding hookup is the harbinger of what's to come, consider these tips for amping up your own offerings.
Diana Ransom
How Partnerships Can Help Extend Your Small Marketing Budget
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How Partnerships Can Help Extend Your Small Marketing Budget

One great way to stretch a small marketing budget is to find a marketing partner that can help you boost exposure for your products.
Carol Tice
How to Stop Your Business From Sinking Like the Titanic
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How to Stop Your Business From Sinking Like the Titanic

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic's sinking. As a business owner, you want to avoid capsizing. Here are five lessons you can learn from Titanic's fate.
Carol Tice
Facebook's Instagram Buy to Kick Off Venture Capital Feeding Frenzy
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Facebook's Instagram Buy to Kick Off Venture Capital Feeding Frenzy

The young startup has a small staff and no revenue, but Facebook's decision to buy is not just a blind gamble. Other venture capital firms will be looking to invest in similar companies.
Peter S. Cohan
Why Your Business Needs to Pay Attention to Consumer Feedback
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Why Your Business Needs to Pay Attention to Consumer Feedback

A study of more than 11 million consumer conversations online takes a close look at how people review and purchase products online -- and how user-generated reviews can affect your own brand or business.
Mikal E. Belicove
Can You Design Your Own Luck?
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Can You Design Your Own Luck?

A new book by Beth Goldstein argues that luck isn't random - and business owners who put themselves in the right position can achieve success.
Beth Goldstein
How Guppy 'Treps Fared After a Swim in the 'Shark Tank'
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How Guppy 'Treps Fared After a Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Here's a look at what happened to three companies once their young founders got investors to take the bait.