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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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Why Content Marketing Is Anything but Soft

Content marketing is the most effective way to attract people to your brand. If you're just starting out, you're in for a lot of fun. At first, it may seem insurmountable, but before you know it, you'll achieve the glory of successful content marketing.

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Finding a Balance: copywriter Jessica Brown does it all

Most of us would rather work to live than live to work. And if we're lucky, we find a way to get paid doing something we enjoy. That's a big player in the game of balancing your personal life with your professional life.

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Women in the Workplace: We're here to stay

If kissing your husband off to work and spending your day cleaning the house doesn't sound appealing to you, you're probably one of the many women not only in the workforce but leading it. With 7.8 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., making up 28.7 percent of all nonfarm companies in the country, according to National Women's Business Council, women in the workplace are here to stay.

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Starting Your Summer Business

Having a summer job is awesome, but being your own boss is even more awesome. Not sure how to start your own summer business? Don't worry--entrepreneur Steve Corcoran, co-founder and CEO of LawnStarter in Austin, Texas, is here to answer your questions.

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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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