Inspiration

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Five Tips to Inspire Innovation at Your Small Business

More innovation is needed for a business to thrive in today's world of shrinking product life cycles and increased competition. Here's how to kick your business into high gear.
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10 Powerful Management Insights from Apple, P&G, Yum Brands and Gilt Groupe

Here's a rundown on the management traits four solid-gold brands used to get their startups off the ground, and to keep driving their companies forward, as described in four new books:
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Why Watching the Super Bowl May Inspire You to Start a Business

An entrepreneurship organization is running an ad during the Super Bowl. Its goal: To get you to start up.
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7 Secrets of Self-Made Multimillionaires

Sales pro Grant Cardone examines the habits of the super-rich, and how to make them your own.
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Why Tony Hsieh Wants to Rehabilitate Sin City

The Zappos.com founder is hoping his bet on Las Vegas will be a win, win for his company and the community.
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How Many Jobs Can Your Startup Create This Year?

Never discount the value you and your company can have on your community or the world -- even if you start up in your garage, your bedroom or the trunk of your car.
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Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

A new contest from the Wharton School of Business gives entrepreneurs a chance to win goodies -- by describing a clutch mistake that turned out to be a good business idea.
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10 Intriguing Business Books for Entrepreneurs to Read on Vacation

Here are the 10 business books that intrigued me most this year. If you're looking for a little inspiration to kick-start 2012, make one of these a year-end read.
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Cooking Up New Business Ideas from Old-World Recipes

How some entrepreneurs are drawing from the distant past to put a successful new spin on old ideas.
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That's Showbiz: What Entertainers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

Ten business lessons from top musicians, actors, comedians and other high-profile celebrities.
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Who to Follow on Twitter for Innovative Business Ideas

Here are five resources for helping you channel your inner innovator.
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Hanky Panky: Building a Business on Empowering Women

How two friends created a multimillion-dollar lingerie business through the decades.
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10 Things to Thank Steve Jobs For

Steve Jobs died at the age of 56. We're reprising this article as we look back at his extraordinary life.
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Harry Potter By the Numbers

With the final movie installment only hours away, we break down some of the most interesting numbers associated with the epic franchise.
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Why Entrepreneurs Celebrate 'Independent's Day'

On this Fourth of July holiday, small business owners share why they're grateful to be calling their own shots.