Starting a Business

Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes
Starting a Business

Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes

Follow these tips to dodge some of the most common planning pitfalls.
Tim Berry
Seven Ways to Make Your Customers Love You
Starting a Business

Seven Ways to Make Your Customers Love You

With so much emphasis placed on finding customers today, business owners often lose sight of keeping the ones they have. Here are a few surefire ways to stem those losses.
Brad Sugars
How the Recession Saved One Company
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How the Recession Saved One Company

A small business owner is forced to retract, only to return stronger than ever.
Jane Porter
Why Experimental Marketing May Be For You
Starting a Business

Why Experimental Marketing May Be For You

Here's how a startup tested the social media waters and won sales.
Diana Ransom
He Said, She Said: Congressional Leaders Parse How to Help Small Business
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He Said, She Said: Congressional Leaders Parse How to Help Small Business

A shared goal of aiding small businesses can't reconcile the divide between Republican Sam Graves and Democrat Mary Landrieu.
Diana Ransom
What Should Congress Do to Help Your Small Business?
Starting a Business

What Should Congress Do to Help Your Small Business?

A look at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's legislative agenda for 2011.
Carol Tice
Three Keys to Maximizing Franchise Success
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Three Keys to Maximizing Franchise Success

Making big bucks in the franchise world isn't a sure thing. It takes skill and hard work, but for the willing it can pay off.
Jeff Elgin
Lessons Learned: How Tumblr Recovered from a Business Crisis
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Lessons Learned: How Tumblr Recovered from a Business Crisis

David Karp's blog platform has seen hockey-stick growth, and so has his learning curve as entrepreneur. He shares how his company bounced back from the tech tumble that brought down millions of blogs last year.
Teri Evans
Nurturing Natural: Online Retailer Abe's Market Blends Etsy and Whole Foods
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Nurturing Natural: Online Retailer Abe's Market Blends Etsy and Whole Foods

This Web hub helps companies communicate their uniqueness and sell their goods.
Ex-Investment Banker Pursues a Business Idea from His College Days
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Ex-Investment Banker Pursues a Business Idea from His College Days

By digitizing old photos and videos, ScanDigital turns picture preservation into a profitable business.
Joel Holland
The Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based Amazon Web Services
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The Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based Amazon Web Services

In this month's Can't Live With/Can't Live Without column, two business owners explain their opposing views on the remote computing service for web sites.
Ericka Chickowski
A New Social Venture Takes the Lead from TOMS Shoes to Fight Child Hunger
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A New Social Venture Takes the Lead from TOMS Shoes to Fight Child Hunger

Two Degrees addresses malnutrition in developing countries with a get-one, give-one sales approach.
Gwen Moran
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