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Solar-powered stick connects to the internet even when it’s offline

The Outernet Lantern is a portable device that works anywhere, receiving web data from space when the internet's not available.

Small Business Saturday Night to Mix Booze with Bargains

U.S. consumers will be shopping into the night on the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Will you seize the day by keeping your doors open longer?

My Mission to Buy Small Business Health Insurance Begins Again

Based on past experience with the Affordable Care Act, this year's search is likely to take about half of my working hours over a six-week span.

5 ways to get to know your customers better

We've been around long enough that I've had the opportunity to observe many interactions between our team members and their clients. One thing that strikes me time and again are the little things we do in an effort to become subject matter experts within a client's vertical. Show More Summary

Travis Kalanick thinks Uber's worth $40B and so, apparently, do VCs

U ber's recent bad publicity apparently hasn't slowed its fundraising, with a new round reportedly being sought at a valuation of between $35 billion and $40 billion. Bloomberg cited unnamed sources who said that T. Rowe Price GroupShow More Summary

5 apps, sites and tools Gen Y uses to win at business

S tartups themselves are nothing new. Even the creativity and innovation with which Gen Y approaches its startups is nothing new – just ask Steve Jobs, Reed Hastings, or Larry Page and Sergey Brin. What is new about the way Gen Y isShow More Summary

INFOGRAPHIC: Here's how to build the perfect LinkedIn profile

Running out the clock on this always kinda weird Wednesday before Thanksgiving? Maybe spend a few minutes updating your LinkedIn profile. This handy infographic by Neil Patel of QuickSprout, cofounder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, and KISSmetrics, has plenty of ideas big and small for upgrading your presence on the professional networking site.

From sour beginnings, John Kinskey shares about his journey to his dream job

J ohn Kinskey founded AccessDirect, a Kansas City-based mail and marketing service company, in his basement at the age of 17. It took Kinskey hard work and a number of sour smells to achieve his dream of being an independent businessman. Kinskey...Show More Summary

Oh, behave! Do's and don'ts of holiday parties

Who doesn't love a good office party to ring in some holiday cheer? You might not if your behavior at that party goes too far and leads you to lose or job. So, before the nog starts flowing, check out these tips from G&A Partners, a professional employer organization.

Suze Orman leaving CNBC for new 'Money Wars' show

S uze Orman, who built a reputation for giving straight-ahead personal finance advice to viewers on CNBC's "The Suze Orman Show" every Saturday, is developing a new show about one of money's darker aspects: the fights it can cause among...Show More Summary

SLIDESHOW: The 2014 Upstart holiday gift guide

T he holidays are right around the corner, whether you're ready for it or not. We know that in your busy life, it can be difficult to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list. So whether you're still looking for that perfect something or haven't even started your Christmas shopping, these are gifts we think an entrepreneur would proud to give, and love to get.

Tresata CEO: 'We can be a billion-dollar company'

A bhishek Mehta might best be described as audacious. The co-founder and CEO of Charlotte-based big data shop Tresata has big dreams for his company and its hometown of Charlotte. Just ask him. On Tresata: "We have the makings to be a billion-dollar company. Show More Summary

What's it take to challenge Amazon? For, giving away equity to lure new users

I n a highly unconventional move, a well-funded e-commerce startup is offering ownership shares in exchange for word-of-mouth advertising ahead of its planned 2015 launch., the new venture of founder Marc Lore, posted the promotion on its site this morning. Show More Summary

'Uber for moving' breaks out of Chattanooga

A Chattanooga startup with Silicon Valley support is beefing up its business in the Triangle – a business that co-founder Cameron Doody describes as "like Uber but for moving help." Bellhops, a technology startup that provides on-demand moving help, just raised $6 million in a round led by San Francisco-based Binary Capital. Show More Summary

3 Ways Google Glass Will Make You More Productive

Google Glass may have a long way to go to being a successful consumer product. But it still has potential as a valuable business tool.

In Sweden, taxis offer backseat therapy sessions

Taxi Stockholm is offering cab therapy sessions to customers suffering from winter blues.

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