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How to Find the Right Payment System
In a mobile economy, being able to simply process credit cards is no longer enough. Here's what to look for as you search for a payment-system provider.
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Why Painting With a Twist's Founders Replaced Themselves as CEO
After 10 years, the founders knew the business was ready for the next stage of growth. But they weren't sure they were the right people to lead the charge.
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How a Childhood Toy Inspired This Entrepreneur to Launch Her Business
Reminded of her passion, Laurie Gray ditched the corporate world and launched the Pie Bar bakery.
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You're Not Approachable Enough. Let's Fix That.
Potential clients can't hire you if they can't find you. Build a bridge to yourself -- and to your business.
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What It's Like to Be Mentored by Gwyneth Paltrow
The actress and CEO chats with her mentee, the cofounder of Maisonette, about finding support as an entrepreneur.
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How Cameo Survived a Public Relations Nightmare
Listen to Cameo's founder discuss his PR nightmare on our podcast Problem Solvers. Steven Galanis was in his office one day last November when he got a text from a guy who works for NFL legend Brett Favre. “This is bad,” the text said. “What do we do
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The Workcation Is Changing -- and Taking One Can Boost Your Business
An increasing number of entrepreneurs are turning to fellow founders and isolated locations to solve big-picture issues within their companies.
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Need to Regain Your Sanity? Learn to Say No.
Mary* was doing well as VP of business development at a San Francisco tech company. She’d been hired to create goodwill within the community, and she was a perfect fit. But her work had started suffering. Her CEO had asked her to take on a new projec
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What It's Like Inside Uber's Innovation Space
The company's Advanced Technologies Group's new office fosters collaboration inside and out of work.
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How Much Should You Spend on Social Media Marketing?
It's a valuable tool, but don't forget about these other (sometimes free!) ways to reach your clients.
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How Shaq Is Bringing Fun Back to Papa John's
The basketball legend is the franchise's new brand ambassador. He's got his work cut out for him -- but Shaq's never been afraid of a challenge.
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From Bankruptcy to $87 Million in Funding: How Tamara Mellon Saved Her Namesake Brand
The Jimmy Choo co-founder has faced plenty of hurdles as an entrepreneur. But now, she's clinging tight to her vision -- and finding new levels of success.
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This Franchisee Ditched a High-Powered Corporate Career to Run Her Own Cycling Studios
Lisa Locker spent decades climbing the corporate ladder. But as a CycleBar franchisee, she's found a whole new challenge.
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How Franchising Helped This Founder Scale His Business
Former NFL player Tafa Jefferson launched a business to provide care to senior citizens. But he couldn't do it on his own.
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How to Become the Person Everyone Roots For
We’ve all done it: We see someone score amazing attention, or win some award, or snag the perfect client, and we wonder, How’d they pull that off? It can seem random. What do they have that we don’t? How did luck happen to break their way? I used to
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Why This Oakland Cop Became a Subway Franchisee
Kiesha Haggerty has what might seem like two extremely different careers. She’s a 20-year veteran of the Oakland, Calif., police department, and the owner of a Subway franchise. But to her, the careers work in perfect harmony: Both are about connecti
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Lacrosse Star Paul Rabil: I'm 'Risking Everything' to Change the Sport
Many have tried to launch a new sports league. Few have succeeded. But that hasn't discouraged the star, who's trying to revolutionize his sport by competing against the league he once played for.
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What Franchises Should Look For In a Marketing Firm
Reaching customers (and potential franchisees) is part art, part science. Three industry vets offer advice on finding a marketing and social media firm that strikes the right balance.
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Teen Entrepreneurs Learn to Embrace Failure. Can Adults?
Koby Wheeler has launched and crashed three businesses. But he’s not embarrassed by any of it. “It gives me more confidence,” he says, “because I have those experiences. I know to ask better questions, I know to trust my gut, and I have a more long-t
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Greg Flynn Owns 1,245 Restaurants and Makes $2 Billion A Year. Here's How He Did It.
He bought his first Applebee's 20 years ago, and since then has redefined what's possible in the franchise industry. His philosophy: Be different, then go big.
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At Chief, the Club for Female Executives, High-Powered Women Aim to Break the Glass Ceiling -- For Good
Take a peak inside the network's TriBeCa clubhouse, where female execs from HBO, Amazon and Instagram come together.
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This Family Photo Keeps the Edible Arrangements Founder Focused on Growth
It was taken when he received his 28th order, and today reminds him to work through the inevitable hard times.
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She Was Rejected On Shark Tank. Then She Used That To Her Advantage.
Melissa Butler knew her line of brightly colored lipsticks would be a hit. So when the beauty industry ignored her, she kept moving forward.
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Sun-Maid Raisins Has a Bold Plan to Reinvent Itself. (Watch Out, Fruit Roll-Ups!)
The storied company's new CEO is tackling a big challenge: a recognizable brand but a declining business.
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12 Ways to Make More Money Through LinkedIn
It's not enough to just complete your profile. To really stand out, you must understand how LinkedIn works -- and whom it rewards. Ted Prodromou, author of the book Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, explains how.
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6 Ways to Launch a Business
What's the best way to tell the world that your company exists and is open for business? Six entrepreneurs share their strategies and stories.
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Profits Can Be Deceiving. Here's Why I Killed Off My Money-Making Product.
I had a great product. An immediate financial winner. But you know that gut feeling? Here's what I found out. (Trust me, it was painful.)
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How to Make Smart Hires on a Tight Budget
Growing a team is an important (and intimidating) step for a startup. And when money is tight, the pressure is on to get every hire right.
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Michelle Pfeiffer's Fragrance Brand Took 20 Years (and Plenty of Rejection) to Build
She wanted the fragrance industry to be more transparent.The fragrance industry said no. So the actress took matters into her own hands.
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Want to Become a Successful Tech Company? Be Boring!
Tech companies often only want to work on the buzziest projects. But if they put aside their egos, they'd discover a far wider world of opportunity.
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