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  • How to Create a Logo for Your Startup When You're Bootstrapped

    How to Create a Logo for Your Startup When You're Bootstrapped

    Most savvy business owners are aware of a simple truth: It takes money to make money. When you're bootstrapping your startup, every penny counts. What you invest in, what business expense you...

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  • Arthena Spotlight: The Clarion List

    Arthena Spotlight: The Clarion List

    We interviewed Co-Founders Jessica Paindiris and Gaia Banovich on their art service directory, The Clarion List. Read about what makes their platform unique and their advice for other female...

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  • Top 4 Reasons Hiring a Professional Photographer for Your Wedding Is the Best Decision You Can Make

    Top 4 Reasons Hiring a Professional Photographer for Your Wedding Is the Best Decision You Can Make

    Tying the knot is one of the most exciting and life-changing decisions you'll make in your lifetime. And since your hope when settling down is to get married only to one partner, then it's safe to...

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  • 4 Things You Need to Be Tracking If You're Self Employed

    4 Things You Need to Be Tracking If You're Self Employed

    There are more than 14 million entrepreneurs in the United States today. Together, they represent more than 10 percent of the nation's 146 million workers. But it doesn't stop there; the employees...

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  • Give Small Business Owners an Even Break, Pass a Minimum Standard for Paid Sick Leave

    Give Small Business Owners an Even Break, Pass a Minimum Standard for Paid Sick Leave

    I regularly speak with small business owners across the country on a variety of policy issues that impact them, from taxes to trade policies to job quality issues. Through these conversations,...

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  • How to Eliminate Friction and Boost Sales on Your Ecommerce Site

    How to Eliminate Friction and Boost Sales on Your Ecommerce Site

    E-commerce sales are inarguably a smart business move. By the end of 2015, E-commerce sales are projected to be $347 billion. By 2016, that number is expected to be approximately $400 billion. ...

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  • Where Is the Diversity? Florida Government Spending Bypasses Minority Businesses

    Where Is the Diversity? Florida Government Spending Bypasses Minority Businesses

    Co-authored by Torey Alston Gender and racial bias -- intentional or not -- in the process of awarding contracts in construction, architecture, engineering and professional services is a major...

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  • How Fitness Goals Mirror Business Goals

    How Fitness Goals Mirror Business Goals

    A recent survey revealed that more than 80% of small businesses don't track their goals on a regular basis. This is a common theme in many areas of life, including fitness. If you are an...

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  • What Do You Pay Me to Do?

    What Do You Pay Me to Do?

    All job evaluation systems answer the same question for employers: "Are these employees doing what we pay them to do?" In some sectors, this is an easy enough process. If I'm paying you to sell a...

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  • The Other Entrepreneurs: Perfecting Coffee and Chocolate in São Tomé and Príncipe

    The Other Entrepreneurs: Perfecting Coffee and Chocolate in São Tomé and Príncipe

    Claudio Corallo, 64, has 40 years of experience producing coffee and chocolate in Africa, working first in Zaire (today the Democratic Republic of Congo) and since the 1990s in São Tomé and...

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  • 5 Steps to a Killer Small Business Marketing Strategy

    5 Steps to a Killer Small Business Marketing Strategy

    By Peter DaisymeAs the saying goes, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." When it comes to creating and implementing a marketing strategy for small business owners like myself, this...

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  • It's Time to Take Second Look at the Direct Selling Industry

    It's Time to Take Second Look at the Direct Selling Industry

    Who doesn't want to earn extra money? Thanks to digital technology, we now have an unprecedented opportunity to sell our crafts on Etsy, work part-time for Uber, or rent out a spare bedroom via...

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  • What Does It Take to Be a 'Best-Selling Author'? $3 and 5 Minutes

    What Does It Take to Be a 'Best-Selling Author'? $3 and 5 Minutes

    I would like to tell you about the biggest lie in book publishing. It appears in the biographies and social media profiles of almost every working "author" today. It's the word "best seller." This...

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  • The Power in the "Ask"

    The Power in the "Ask"

    As a black woman, I have been accustom to NOT asking for help. "Don't worry about it. I've got it," is typical language for a woman of color, especially in America. This country was built on the...

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  • These Photos Bring to Life the Meaning of Work

    These Photos Bring to Life the Meaning of Work

    In the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution changed the world as we knew it. Hand production methods shifted to machines, productivity soared and the world became interconnected like never before....

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  • 10 Lessons I Learned My First Year As an Entrepreneur

    10 Lessons I Learned My First Year As an Entrepreneur

    One year ago today I gave birth to my little girl, Quinn. I also gave birth to a business. I left my much loved, salaried career as a Psychotherapist for a University in order to pursue...

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  • High Schooler Easaw Helping Others Like Him

    High Schooler Easaw Helping Others Like Him

    Most high-schoolers are thinking about homework and who to ask to the next big dance. Aaron Easaw is handling his business. Literally. As a sophomore in high school Easaw started INC.UBATOR, an...

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  • 5 Ways to Leverage Community Colleges for Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development

    5 Ways to Leverage Community Colleges for Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development

    Withering economies are perhaps one of the most daunting issues facing many communities, particularly in small-town, rural America. The days of Ma-and-Pa shops opening on every corner have gone...

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  • Girl Boss: Lessons Small Business Ownership Teaches My Daughter

    Girl Boss: Lessons Small Business Ownership Teaches My Daughter

    When my 12-year-old daughter informed me of her life plan, all the ugly parts of my parenting came to the surface. Her (current) ideal includes buying a farm, rescuing donkeys, baking scones every...

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  • Why I'm Quitting My Job as a Stay-at-Home Mom

    Why I'm Quitting My Job as a Stay-at-Home Mom

    I've had a lot of jobs in a lot of places -- hip coffee shop barista, downtown executive assistant, nursing home activities director, and most recently, full-time mama to one fiery little...

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