Dane explains that the floppy disk isn't obsolete because it stopped working, but because the industry created alternatives that were so much better, and how that relates to growing a business.
A recent survey of over 40,000 small businesses shares some insight into how we brand our businesses. Some highlights include: We Prefer Stories over Statements 58% described their businesses at length, and incorporate company values and long-term visions. 42%...
No matter what kind of business you are in, if you don't have customers than your business will eventually fail.
For most founders, selling a company is a life changing event that they have had no training for.
Josh Pitts invented the Clicker Ring, and successfully raised startup capital on Indiegogo to bring it life. Read our interview.
Ranch butchering is a messy, smelly job, but so is your business. You can learn a lot from one.
You have a great idea for a business. You’ve tested it, maybe even sold a few items and now want to take it to the next level. Maybe you need some funding, a technical expert or you just need someone to run the business-side while you generate growth ideas. No matter your entrepreneurial situation, there will come a time when you discover that you can’t do it all alone. When you get to that juncture, you have two options:
Risk is one of the hardest things to navigate in business.
Gigi Butler was a cleaning lady with just $33 to her name when she opened her first cupcake shop in Nashville, Tennessee, almost seven years ago.
Using leads as a unit of measurement is the best way to track your marketing performance.
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iPad Menus of the Future

iPad Menus of the Future Did Apple see this coming? iPad menus are beginning to replace paper menus, just as e-readers have begun to replace hard copy books. Restaurant goers will have an opportunity to custom order...
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It's Not Too Late to Start an Internet Business 1985 Can you imagine how awesome it would have been to have been an entrepreneur in 1985 when almost any dot com name you wanted was available? All...
A reader wrote: Can you recommend a few other blogs about business ideas that I should read? Our answer: Sure, and we will do you one better! Below are 30 blogs about business ideas and opportunities we know...
History of the Better Business Bureau The Better Business Bureau is 100 years old this year, and to celebrate, they’ve made an info-graphic of their accomplishments. The top of the graphic is below, and the full...
Unfortunately, a small brick-and-mortar store is a clear target for robbers and burglars. That's because, in most cases, security systems are weak. However, every single brick-and-mortar store owner needs to be protected. Here is how you can be sure that you will not be a target.
Little Cloud Nine Travel Pillow Next up in our series of interviews with contestants in Walmart’s Get on the Shelf contest is Steve Diemer, inventor of Little Cloud Nine travel pillow. What a great idea!! What product...
In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose and earn a good living. Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a...
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In Malcom Gladwell’s review of Walter Isaacson’s book Steve Jobs, Gladwell argues that Steve Jobs wasn’t an inventor. Instead, he was a tweaker. A tweaker, according to economists Ralf Meisenzahl and Joel Mokyr, was a...
Lawyer Turned Children's Book Publisher Yahoo Finance: While reviewing a thick legal document in her office one night at 2:00 a.m., corporate attorney YiShaun Yang had an epiphany and she realized the desire to be her own...
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Watch out Segway - here comes the Solowheel!   What is a Solowheel? It’s like a Segway, but without the annoying handle, and less nerdy and awkward. Called the Solowheel, it’s a 20 pound computerized unicycle that uses...