Starting a Business

Daily Deals Not a Big Deal for Finding Customers
Starting a Business

Daily Deals Not a Big Deal for Finding Customers

When it comes to attracting new customers, daily-deal sites are popular but they rarely trump an owner's personal touch.
Mikal E. Belicove
How Fast-Growing Companies Use Social-Media Marketing
Growth Strategies

How Fast-Growing Companies Use Social-Media Marketing

Here's a sampling of how growth-minded businesses use social media to ring in sales.
Diana Ransom
Roaring Reinvention: How a Grandmother Started a Motorcycle Shop
Starting a Business

Roaring Reinvention: How a Grandmother Started a Motorcycle Shop

A Florida woman is sharing her passion with other adventure-seekers.
How to Target Your Message to Find Customers
Starting a Business

How to Target Your Message to Find Customers

Small businesses don't need a data crunching geek squad to identify and reach more qualified groups of customers. Consider the following strategy.
John Arnold
Creating a Dream Team to Guide Your Business
Entrepreneurs

Creating a Dream Team to Guide Your Business

You hear it called by many names: a mastermind group, success team, think tank, advisory board, etc. But it's got one purpose, and that is to help
Matthew Toren
How to Prepare to Be Your Own Boss
Starting a Business

How to Prepare to Be Your Own Boss

Five tips for young hopefuls to consider before hanging their own shingle.
Carving a Niche in Digital Music Distribution
Starting a Business

Carving a Niche in Digital Music Distribution

The Orchard's early insight into digital distribution of music is proving bountiful -- and helping independent musicians get on the radar.
How Two College Students Found a Niche in Custom Web Analytics
Starting a Business

How Two College Students Found a Niche in Custom Web Analytics

Two ASU students prove that there is much more to analytics than page views. Billions more.
Joel Holland
The Business of Building Artificial Reefs
Starting a Business

The Business of Building Artificial Reefs

An aquatic exhibits designer crafts a plan to reinvigorate his state's marine life and fishing industry.
Gwen Moran
An Online Jukebox Makes Music a Social Experience
Starting a Business

An Online Jukebox Makes Music a Social Experience

Forget buying CDs or even downloading MP3s. With Rdio's streaming service, music moves from a purchase decision to a social experience.
Jennifer Wang
For This Entrepreneur, Velvet Elvis Paintings Were Just the Start
Starting a Business

For This Entrepreneur, Velvet Elvis Paintings Were Just the Start

A Portland painter finds her niche with customized paintings on the 1970s' favorite fuzzy fabric.
Michelle Juergen
SaleSpider: A New Business Matchmaker Site
Starting a Business

SaleSpider: A New Business Matchmaker Site

With online dating sites as an inspiration, the founder of SaleSpider.com developed a site that connects small and midsize businesses with big opportunities
Gwen Moran
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