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What Market Basket's Returning CEO Should Do Next

Now that the epic family battle for the 71-store supermarket chain is over, it's time for the company to return to its core principles. Here's how Starbucks did it.

Today in Small Business: Independent Contractors

Thanks to protesting workers, the president of a family supermarket gets his job back. Section 179 deductions are changing. Do you recline in your airline seat?

Zara Proves Cultural Illiteracy Is Bad Business

If you or your employees don't have a sense of cultural context for what you do, you're doomed to fail repeatedly.

Apple Loses Fight, Can't Block Sales of Samsung Phones

Apple has lost its bid to block the sales of 9 Samsung phones that it says copied features from the iPhone.

Why Constantly Celebrating Young Millionaires is Dangerous

Why our obsession with the young and the rich is damaging our perception of hard work and money.

Acer Iconia One 7: Nice Tablet for Users on a Budget, But…

The Acer Iconia One 7 is a nice tablet for the user on a budget. At a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $129.99, it is a very affordable if average tool running on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. You will be ableShow More Summary

The Insane Double Standard for Women Working in Tech

Even women who earn overwhelming positive performance reviews are told that they have "personality flaws," a new study finds

Location-detecting beacons help blind travelers navigate San Francisco Airport

Indoor mapping firm is trialling its beacon technology at the airport, delivering location-sensitive, voice-based directions via smartphones.

Sleek desk lamp doubles as an emergency flashlight

Trioh is a stylishly designed device that serves as both a wireless desk lamp and a flashlight that's kept on hand.

Startup Traction Starts With The Right Goal. How To Get It Right.

Without traction -- sustainable customer growth -- your startup will languish or die. As such, traction should always be top of mind. To focus your traction efforts, you need a traction goal to work towards. Example goals are 1,000 new users, 100 new customers or 10% market share.

Small Businesses Must Track Their Dollars

Most small-business owners are not excited about handling the financial recordkeeping for the business, which should come as no surprise. Instead, business owners often put it off until later and, quite often, the “later” means tax time. Not keeping good financial records can result in a multitude of problems. At best, you may not maximize […]

10 Tips for Pitching Your Startup

Grab investors' attention with great stories, says the founder of Garage Technology Ventures.

11 Tips For Getting the Right People to Work for You – Hiring & Delegating Like A Pro

Your ability to grow your business is directly related to your ability to hire the right people, delegate effectively and invest time into revenue generating activities.  Today I’m going to share with you what to do BEFORE you want to hire someone and how to effectively work with them AFTER they are hired. I am […]

Defining Your Mission, Vision and Values

It's not enough to figure out your mission. You need to take ownership of what you can do.

Coolest Cooler is Now Top Earning Kickstarter Campaign

There’s a new top earner among Kickstarter campaigns. The Coolest Cooler is a high-tech appliance that its creator describes as more of a portable party than a regular cooler. The campaign still has a couple of days left, but it’s already raised more than $10.7 million. Show More Summary

App rewards homeowners switching off devices when dirty power plants serve their house

Ohmconnect notifies customers of the best times to reduce energy consumption and offering cash rewards for doing so.

How to Turn Your Home Office into a Meeting Room

Just because you work at home doesn't mean you can't project a professional image. Miranda Marquit shares tips on how to transform your home office into a meeting room.

Getting a Business Case Approved: 5 Simple Steps to Success

So you want to expand your department, develop a product or launch a campaign? Here are five steps to getting your business case approved before you even write it.

Preparing for a Post-Banner World: What to Expect from Next Generation Ad Standards

It's probably safe to say that most Internet users would not miss flashing banners and pop-up advertisements if they went away. Here's a look at the future of online advertising.

Forget Big Data: Concentrate on Small Data

Most businesses are not yet making adequate use of "small data," which comes without the big price tag. Here's how to use small data to your advantage.

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