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Fast Food Declining; Food Trucks Increasing

The Forbes article Survey Says Americans are Losing Their Appetite for McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King covers a study showing that consumers - and especially Millennials - are choosing fast casual restaurants over fast food places. Key quote: Most...

Twitter is Currently Testing a New Buy Button

Following a path also being blazed by Facebook, a new Twitter Buy button is currently in testing. Twitter says it is partnering with companies like Fancy, Gumroad, MusicToday, and Stripe to implement the Buy button into Tweets. In aShow More Summary

How to Get Your Products Discovered with Videos

If a picture is worth a thousand words, is a video worth a million? With the passage of time, it seems that online video is growing at an incredible rate. More and more people prefer to watch online videos than ever before. But the million...Show More Summary

This Entrepreneur Built a Business on Facebook Exclusively

Plenty of businesses use Facebook as part of a larger marketing strategy. But Wendy Gavinski used it to market her business almost exclusively. Her company, Divas SnowGear, is a retailer of women’s snowmobile clothing and accessories. Show More Summary

Grow Your Influence After You Read “The Small Big”

Do you want to be influential?  Of course you do.  To be influential means that you have the ability to have an effect on how others think, feel and act.  So, whether you are a business owner, manager, worker, parent or even a child,...Show More Summary

Events for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Welcome to our latest curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies. To see a full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar. Show More Summary

How to Deal With Difficult Customers and Other Community Tips

Some customers are easy to deal with. Others not so much. Members of our community have had to deal with both and so have some valuable insights abut handling the tough ones. In this week’s Community News and Information Roundup, you can get some advice on how to deal with that troublesome customer. Show More Summary

Turn Your Personal Assets Into Loans for Your Business

A traditional bank loan is not the only funding option for your business. If there’s a reason bank loans don’t make sense for financing your venture, here’s an alternative that may not have occurred to you. If you have assets like high-end...Show More Summary

Small Biz Marketers Should Read The Marketing Performance Blueprint

“You’re so creative — it’s no wonder you’re in marketing.” I hear this all the time and I used to believe it twenty years ago.  But today, I think that marketing is about a different kind of creativity; it’s about creating around conversions. Show More Summary

Why Translational Medicine Will Never be The Same

There have been 2 or 3 courses in my entire education that have changed the way I think.  This is one of those. Hobart Harris Professor and Chief, Division of General Surgery at UCSF For the past three years the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps has been teaching our nations best scientists how to build a […]

First Apple Smartwatch Announced, Other Mobile Tech Unveiled

It was a big week for mobile device providers. Apple made the long waited announcement about its latest smartphone and first smartwatch. And Samsung, HTC and Sony also announced new devices and features. Since more and more businesses are operating on the go, this new crop of mobile devices will certainly have an impact. Show More Summary

3 Ways to Tell Future Hires What You're All About

IBM's Bryan Chaney explains how to best portray your company when you're interviewing job candidates.

Office 365 Nation Fall Conference: Finally a Conference Dedicated to Office 365!

Large companies have been using (and loving!) Microsoft Office 365 for years now, but popularity has been quickly growing among small business owners. The reason is simple – small businesses need to work, connect and collaborate on the go, within a platform that is reliable and can keep their data safe. Show More Summary

Why Are Hundreds of Entrepreneurs Flocking to Manhattan on Oct 22?

Kick your end of summer business blues to the curb. Be a part of the energy that is The Small Business Influencer Awards Gala. It’s taking place at the Small Business Summit in New York City on October 22, 2014. Explode Your Business...Show More Summary

More Than You Are

Do you notice the way it feels to leave the world you’ve worked so hard to create — here and now — for some idea of who you think you should be? In those moments, what is it that you’re reaching for? Do you feel overwhelmed by a desire...Show More Summary

How to make even your worst negative traits work for you.

Most leaders get called arrogant or worse at some point. But there's a way to put those labels to use. Here's how.

eTailers, Check Out What Your State Buys the Most of on eBay

Have you ever wondered about the buying habits by state, or your state’s buying habits? Have you ever wondered what folks in your state buy most on eBay? Now eBay has an answer for you. The online retailer first determined the top brands...Show More Summary

Toothpaste contains taurine to offer a morning energy boost

Russian oral care company R.O.C.S. has now developed a toothpaste that's loaded with taurine to give people a morning boost while they brush their teeth.

Don't Underestimate the Power of Humor

When everything else is equal, comedy can help differentiate you from the competition.

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