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Web Biz Basics: Launching a business website

By Brian Smith on February 1st, 2009 • Career, Starting a business, Entrepreneurship

With a little hard work, a business plan and a hosting service, anybody can start their own web-based company.

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Squeezing Money Out Of Strangers: 10 fundraisers that hit pay dirt

Got a passion in need of promotion? If you need a little help raising money for a cause (no matter what it is), you’ll probably want to take a few notes.

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Paying To Network: The costs of trade shows

Trade shows are where industry experts and professionals gather to network, show off their wares, and close business deals. Whether you have a great idea you're looking to introduce to the public or just want to break into the industry, trade shows are where to do it.

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Failure To Adapt: 10 companies that went the way of the dinosaurs

These companies' mistakes are proof that getting stuck in the old ways comes with a cost.

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How To Attract Talent On A Budget

You've finally gotten your new business off the ground, and now you're tasked with finding the right group of smart, eager individuals to help your venture succeed. You'll want to hire people who are clever, innovative, and unquestionably competent. There's just one problem: You’ve got limited funds.

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Put A Suit On, Twitter Style

Scenario: You've been invited to a very important dinner party. This dinner party has all kinds of networking connections, and since you hate your current job, your motivation to succeed is high. You might be an introvert, you might be an extrovert, but it doesn't matter. You must talk to other party attendees and make valuable connections. But before that, you must put on your nicest outfit. After all, attending a dinner party in your pajamas is not exactly kosher.

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Managing Cash Flow During Your First Year In Business

When we talk about launching a business, most entrepreneurs focus on just that – startup. It's during the first year of business, however, that most endeavors fail, and many business owners begin to report "lack of cash flow" as a primary concern.

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Motivation For The Home Entrepreneur

By on May 28th, 2014 • Starting a business, teamwork, Entrepreneurship

You’re a newly minted entrepreneur. You’ve given up the daily 9 to 5 grind, annoying coworkers, and a soul-sucking commute. You’ve taken control of your career and life, and you’re living the dream!

Yet as you read this from your home office, bunny slipper-clad feet on the desk, commanding every aspect of your business, you can’t help but wonder:

“Isn’t Ellen on soon?”

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Ninja Tactics To Build A Product Without Selling Stock

Startups are hard. Building a product is hard. Finding that elusive "product-market fit" is hard. You know what is very really freaking hard? Raising money, when all you and a co-founder have are a shared laptop and some grand aspirations.

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The Hunger Pains: Satisfying appetites through the cooperative food movement

Food producers and customers across the nation have banded together for mutual benefit. Here's a sampling from the broad palate of America's collectivized food movement.

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