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Holiday Tips Twitter Chat; and Samsung TV and Digital Signage Contest

This rest of October and into November continues to be a busy time for small business events.  Join us Tuesday evening, October 28th at 8 pm Eastern for a Twitter chat about preparing your business for the Holiday season and preserving your sanity in the process. Show More Summary

From Our Community: eCommerce Trends, Operations Advice

Running an eCommerce business can be complicated. There are so many different tools and trends to keep up with in order to remain successful. But the experts in our small business community have a lot of helpful tips to offer ecommerce businesses, along with many other types of businesses. Show More Summary

How Old Is Too Old to Start a Business? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

Martha Stewart didn’t do any home decorating until she was 35. And Charles Flint started IBM at 61.

13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Makes a Deal with a “Shark”

At an age when most kids may be thinking about the next new video game, Noah Cahoon, 13, was thinking of how to expand his father-son business, Paper Box Pilots. Recently, Cahoon was featured on the ABC pitch show, Shark Tank, whereShow More Summary

Robot Salespeople? Don’t Hold Your Breath

Artificial Intelligence is nowhere near ready to replace salespeople. It probably never will be.

From $33 in Her Pocket to $35 Million With a Cupcakes

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.

Ebola Plush Toys: Business Ideas in the News

Standing desks, the Angry Birds diet, and more: today in the Saturday edition of Business Ideas in the News.

Read “Hooked” and Learn to Build Habit-Forming Products and Services

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if people were hooked on your products and services? That’s not only every marketer’s dream, it’s the dream of every business owner; to have a flood of new, loyal customers who can’t live without their product or service. Show More Summary

America’s Oil Boom, From Space

This image, taken from NASA’s views of the earth at night, reveals a massive cluster of lights in what was until recently the desolate North Dakotan prairie.

How GoPro's Founder Makes the Tough Calls

GoPro's Nick Woodman reveals the two places where he seeks inspiration when he needs it most.

Groupon Introduces Pages, Google Rolls Out Penguin Update

This week, online deals service Groupon introduced a new feature called “Pages.” The new feature is similar to Yelp in that it gives businesses an online space where they can display information and allow visitors to leave feedback. And that wasn’t the only online update in the business world this week. Show More Summary

You Aren't Amazon, But You Could Learn From Its Mistakes

Amazon's quarterly losses were to be expected. And that's where the fun begins for the online behemoth.

The Weather Channel’s Secret: Less Weather

For years, the Weather Channel accepted that viewers ignored it on sunny days and essentially bided its time until a hurricane came along and the whole country tuned in for hours, even days.

How to Run a Successful Sibling Startup

Starting a company with your brother or sister can work--but it can also put both your company and your family at risk.

The 5 Best Translation Apps for Business Travelers

Looking to communicate in Mandarin like Mark Zuckerberg on your next business trip, only you don't have his fluency? Here are the best mobile apps to break the language barrier.

Holiday Boot Camp – Share Your holiday Tips in a Twitter Chat

You know which holiday is coming up next, right? Halloween! But as soon as Halloween is over, the big Holiday-season-with-a-capital-H kicks into full gear.  And things are going to get crazy hectic pretty soon. But, take a deep breath,...Show More Summary

15 Great Businesses for Pet Lovers

Here are 15 businesses you can start with your pet, and for your pet, today.

New Batteries Could Last 20 Years and Take Just Minutes to Charge

If the slow charging and short overall life of the battery in your smartphone or tablet is the bane of your existence, good news is on the way. New lithium ion battery technology is advancing to the point where it soon may take just a few minutes to get a substantial charge. Show More Summary

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