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The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better – Value Proposition Design

Product/Market fit now has its own book. Alexander Osterwalder wrote it. Buy it. —— The Lean Startup process builds new ventures more efficiently. It has three parts: a business model canvas to frame hypotheses, customer development to get out of the building to test those hypotheses and agile engineering to build minimum viable products. This week […]

Meet the Man Who Owns & Wants to Sell It

For the right kind of entrepreneur, calamity affords a very unique business opportunity; and Jon Schultz is just that kind of entrepreneur.

Franchises and Business Opportunities: What’s the Difference?

A reader asked, "What is the real difference between a franchise and a business opportunity?"

Entrepreneurship Requires Practice, Practice, Practice

Stanford University researcher finds that repeat entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed.

9 Live Tweeting Tips From the #SFGiants Official Fan Account 

If you've ever live tweeted an event, whether it be a World Series or business conference, you know how tough it is to stay ahead of everyone else, make insightful comments, and respond to folks who follow you. The guys who run the SFGiants fan account do it every day, and here's how they stay successful.

8 SEO Trends Your CMO Needs to Know for 2015

The top SEO trends to consider when building strategies and budgets for 2015.

The Morning After: How the Hobby Lobby Ruling Could Affect Future Employer-Employee Relations

The controversial Hobby Lobby ruling has opened up a Pandora's Box of legal, social, and HR questions that lawyers and businesses will be grappling with in the coming years.

How to Unashamedly Use People to Promote You, Your Brand, and Your Business

"Using" other people to promote commerce is nothing new and it's a great way to get found. Here are ways you can "use people" to further your brand.

3 Keys to Running a Quality-Focused Company

Be a yardstick of quality when building your company, because high quality in all facets of your business is a measurement of your success.

21 Storage and Organization Ideas to Make any Office Run Smoother

Sponsored Post A well-organized office saves time and makes for a happier you — and happier co-workers. Having to wade through stacks of papers, jumbled drawers, tangled wires and boxes of stuff sitting around, may not seem like a big...Show More Summary

How We Used to Give Startups Very Bad Advice. 2 Minutes to See Why

If you can’t see the video click hereFiled under: 2 Minute Lessons, Big Companies versus Startups: Durant versus Sloan, Customer Development

Tell Me What You Think I Want to Hear

I haven’t been on an interview in a long, looooong time. And thank goodness, because I don’t really know what I’d have to say. “So, you’ve been a… cartoonist… for the past 10 years?” “Yep!” (Awkward silence.) “Okay… thanks for coming...Show More Summary

Leila Janah Is on a Mission to Fight Global Poverty With Technology

Leila Janah, CEO of Sama Group, spoke at the Inc. Women's Summit about how she plans to shake up entrenched political, economic, and social systems around the world.

Hidden City Has Walking Tours Led by Homeless People

When trying to promote tourism, most cities don’t want to call attention to their homeless population. But Hidden City Tours in Barcelona is doing just that. And business is thriving because of it. The tour company, which launched in 2013, employs current or former homeless people as tour guides. Show More Summary

How Negative Thinking Can Help You Get Ahead

Negativity can make you fixate on problems, and there are times when that is exactly what you need.

Economics of Emotions: The Vital Role They Play In Business

Let me illustrate a problem that many small businesses can relate to. When we were just starting out as a “little-tech-company-that-could,” we struggled to properly market ourselves right out of the gate. For example, we once had a customer...Show More Summary

Cyber Attacks: Should Franchise Owners Worry About Them?

Are you a franchise owner? If so, should you worry about cyber attacks? The answer: Yes. Should you lose sleep over the possibility of a cyber attack on your franchise business? The answer: No.   Cyber Attacks: Should Franchise Owners Worry About Them? Cyber attacks are ugly. Show More Summary

Spotlight: Home Inspection Franchise Saves Couple From Bankruptcy

Tom and Tracey Capuano went from being on the verge of filing for bankruptcy to thriving in a new business in just over a decade. In the late 90’s, Tom’s heating and air conditioning business was failing. The couple was struggling to keep their home and other assets. Show More Summary

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