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A New iPhone App Gives Local Businesses Marketing Muscle

Local business marketing goes mobile via MerchantCircle. How it works for one computer-repair shop that makes house calls.

A Touch of Improvement: A Look at the New Microsoft Mouse

Microsoft's new mouse brings the touch control of a smartphone to the keyboard's right hand.

Nine Reasons Your Site Isn't Driving Sales

To make your website an extenstion of your sales staff, create content that educates visitors and helps convert them into leads. Serving is the new selling.

Chris Brogan on Social Media Traps

The popular blogger explains how to save time and be more effective with online connections.

How and Why One Company Chose to Organize As a 'B Corp'

A B corporation designation can help back up a nonprofit's 'doing good' rep. Is it right for your social venture?

Finding Customers Ahead of a Startup Launch

Lining up buyers in advance of launch can be challenging for a new company. But finding the right ones--and capitalizing on them--can go a long way toward ensuring early success.

Franchises Hop on the Food-Truck Trend

Cooked up by epicurious entrepreneurs, the mobile food business is starting to whet the appetites of established companies.

Taking Care: Franchise Success Stories from the World of Child and Senior Care

The caring business is booming. Here's a look at two franchisees in the niche.

How Charley's Grilled Subs Sandwiched Its Way to Franchise Success

The backstory on Charley Shin's remake of a Philly tradition.

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Growth Strategies

Co-creation: How to Harness It For Your Business

Co-creation is turning consumerism into teamwork, enabling buyers to be part of a company's innovation.

Meet the Inventors and Influencers of Quirky

The crowdsourced consumer-product company relies on a host of active community participants. Here are a few standouts.
Growth Strategies

Ways Inventors Can Get Stuff Made

Maybe you don't want to give up the rights to your brilliant idea. We understand. Here are some options for inventors.

Need to Rent Stuff or Have Stuff You Want to Rent? SnapGoods May Be for You

This rental site thrives on the philosophy 'Why buy when you can borrow?'