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What the CurrentC Hack Means for Apple Pay–and Your Small Business

The mobile payment alternative to Apple Pay preferred by box box retailers has been hacked. What really that mean for small business?

Device lets gyms offer fitness tracking as a service

Gymtrack is a system that lets venues provide wearable trackers and virtual personal training for members each time they workout.

Use Lead Magnets to Generate New Leads

There is a little known secret about content marketing: You don't have to write an eBook to drive leads. Use lead magnets instead. We tell you how.

How to Respond to Customers Who Want Your Work for Free

Prepare your strategy for customers who ask for your work for free. Let them save face, and you decide whether to say yes or no.

5 Valuable Lessons Your Business Can Learn from the Agency Model

Businesses hire agencies to get things done quickly and well. Applying the agency model to your own business can help it become more creative and agile.

Malcolm Gladwell on the Trick to Building Self-Confidence

The best-selling author explains the key psychological move that could boost--or break--your success.

How Medicine Can Benefit from Crowdfunding

After realizing how many people die from the lack of simple healthcare, Leila Janah created Sama Hope to fund life-saving surgeries for the poor.

10 Ways to Keep Up With Your Professional Network Online

Cultivating a wide professional network is great for business. However, the real key is keeping these relationships alive beyond the first meeting and connecting on LinkedIn. But how do you keep track of everyone in your network when...Show More Summary

6 Trends That Will Dominate Halloween 2014

Walter White was so 2013. Which looks are going to generate the most cash this year? Check 'em out.

5 Tips to Hire Rockstar Female Tech Talent

Unhappy with the lack of diversity on your tech team but unsure how to find and attract top female talent? Recruiting company Piazza has tips.

The Dangers of Relying Too Much on Data

It's easy to just "let the data decide," but doing so can be a rookie mistake.

Busted: Caught Buying Links, Apology is Weak

As is true of so many things in life, the big boys have it a whole lot easier than the rest of us. Fishing for backlinks in exchange for money can be risky (not to mention deeply unethical), but that didn’t stop, an Expedia...Show More Summary

Financially Challenges Millennials Changing Society

According to several recent articles the financial problems of millennials is leading to changing behaviors and purchase patterns as well as broader societal shifts. For example, the New York Times article No Picket Fence: Younger Adults Opting to Rent focuses...

Seek Advice From People Who Aren’t Like You

When you start getting your feet wet in an industry – any industry – you tend to gravitate towards people who are a lot like you. This makes perfect sense. People who have attitudes, outlooks and approaches that feel like they’re a good fit for you are the easiest to relate to. If you’re in […]

4 Reasons Why Your Next Laptop May Be a Chromebook

Chromebooks started out as cheap but impractical devices that turned into large paperweights once they were disconnected. Google's making them more powerful and capable when offline, but Microsoft is offering low-cost alternatives.

Osmo Uses iPad to Teach Children About Letters And Shapes

Since its launch, the iPad has completely changed the way kids learn. But not every learning experience has to be completely digital. That’s why tech startup Osmo created its innovative platform that combines digital technology with objects in the physical world. Show More Summary

Meet the Man Behind the Instagate: Tailgate in a Box

Today we learn more about the man behind the successful Kickstarter campaign to make your tailgating experience easier.

Is Your Small Business Prepped and Ready for the Holidays? #SMBHolidayPrep

Did you know the biggest shopping weekend of the holidays is less than a month away? Don’t panic. Just take a deep breath. We’ve got you covered. Small Business Trends hosted the second in a series of Holiday Boot Camps designed to whip your business into shape for the holiday season. Show More Summary

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