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B Corps: The Next Generation of Company?
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B Corps: The Next Generation of Company?

A Pennsylvania nonprofit, B Lab, is working to make businesses agents of social and environmental change.
Catherine Clifford
Online Education for Young Entrepreneurs: Worth Your Time?
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Online Education for Young Entrepreneurs: Worth Your Time?

For busy entrepreneurs, an online degree may be a just-right option. But definitely weigh your options carefully.
Lambeth Hochwald
Is Pivoting a Smart Strategy for Young Entrepreneurs?
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Is Pivoting a Smart Strategy for Young Entrepreneurs?

The benefits of switching gears are being heralded left and right these days. And though it can be painful, it may be a strategy that businesses of any age can get behind.
Annie Mueller
7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'
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7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

Even as the shark-infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
Jonah Lupton
What to Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job
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What to Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job

Keeping a steady job can help sustain you and yours while your business is just getting off the ground. Here are five factors to consider before letting go of your 9 to 5.
Adam Toren
How to Start Up with Mom and Dad on Your Side
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How to Start Up with Mom and Dad on Your Side

The ties you form early will help mold you in life and in business. Here's how to keep your parents happy and on your side while you're starting up.
Jim Sheils
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
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