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How to Avoid 'Prime Shutout' in Government Contracting

Small businesses involved in government contracting must protect themselves from "prime shutouts" to ensure they get to perform on the contract.

Give Your Customers The Experience, Not Just The Product

The purchase process is an emotional one. You'll be more successful if you satisfy all the customer's wishes.

50 Things Money Can't Buy

We've all heard it so many times that the meaning has been all but lost: There are some things that money can't buy. The brilliant Frank Sonnenberg reclaims that idea for us and lays it out--among other things--in his new book, Follow Your Conscience.

Small Businesses Hiring More Independent Workers

New Geography's 1099 Economy on the Rise features data from Zen Payroll showing: "the ratio of independent contractors to full-time employees has meaningfully risen among small and medium-sized businesses in states and major metropolitan areas across the country." In other...

Nest's Tony Fadell: A Strong Company Culture Will Outlive Your Products

The Nest CEO and Internet-of-things visionary on the difference between what you make and who you are.

Zynga co-founder has gone from FarmVille to a weed startup

T om Bollich, a cofounder of Zynga, has switched to another potentially lucrative enterprise that involves leisure time: he is the chief executive officer of Surna, a Colorado company that sells chilling systems and other equipment that...Show More Summary

Twitter's existential crisis: 4 ideas for how to fix the little blue bird

W hat is Twitter? It's the question Twitter executives must be tired of answering. Even a year into its life as a public company, Twitter is hard to pin down. It's a social network, news service, marketing platform, the list goes on. While...Show More Summary

Obama upends an industry with his call for Net Neutrality

P resident Barack Obama's call for extending utility regulation to Internet service — pulling cable and wireless Internet into federal regulation for the first time — has turned the normally sleepy realm of telecom policy on its earShow More Summary

WATCH: Yahoo fumbles on Google and 9 other historically bad business decisions

Maybe it's not surprising that Yahoo would rank high on a list of epic business blunders, but it ranks number one on this cringeworthy list of the worst business decisions of all time brought to you by All Time 10s, a YouTube channel...Show More Summary

No joke: FunnyorDie considers an exit

I t pays to be funny. Bloomberg reports that the Will Ferrell-founded comedy site FunnyorDie is exploring the possibility of a sale, with an asking price of between $100 million and $300 million. “We've received unsolicited interest from a number of companies," CEO Dick Glover wrote in a memo to employees. Show More Summary

This startup is all about the sharing economy, as in sharing the cost of buying items

I t was after Michael Sattler had left his almost decade-long career as the senior vice president of engineering and product management at Endurance International (Nasdaq: EIGI) that he started noticing a technological trend toward group...Show More Summary

WATCH: Keira Knightley went to a party in Silicon Valley and things got awkward

Tech geeks have been anticipating the premiere of “The Imitation Game", a biopic about computing pioneer Alan Turing. Keira Knightley, who stars in the film opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, attended a release party in Silicon Valley along with some of the biggest names in the industry. Show More Summary

Yo, Miami Dolphins fans: Team is first in nation to jump on trendy social app

T ech bloggers around the world scoffed when the app Yo was valued at up to $10 million this summer. After all, the concept is stupidly simple: The app allows you to send the word "yo" to friends and family. But ask the Miami Dolphins,...Show More Summary

Meet the Nashville startup that helps book some of music's largest acts

After Luke Bryan won entertainer of the year at last week's CMA Awards, Britney Wegusen was pretty happy. I met with the young CEO on Thursday, the day after the annual awards show, and Bryan was one of a handful of clients that was also a big winner the night before. Show More Summary

Dumb and Dumber Predicted the Dog-Grooming Truck Boom

When you mention mobile dog grooming, everyone thinks of that shaggy van from Dumb and Dumber, and with good reason: it predicted the industry.

How Dumb and Dumber Predicted a New Thriving Industry

In the 1994 film “Dumb and Dumber”, Jeff Daniels’ character starts a mobile dog grooming business called Mutt Cutts. The business features a utility van made to look like a sheepdog. At the time, the business idea seemed to match the movie’s name. Show More Summary

Jake Wade: Making Hemp Clothing Without the Hippie

Parallel Revolution makes high quality hemp clothing for men. Read our interview with co-founder Jake Wade.

Wix, Bigstock Offer Hi-Res Stock Photography for Content Managers

A partnership between a growing website design platform a large stock photography provider is aimed at giving small businesses better content for their websites. It’s imperative today that any business website pop with eye-catching imagery. Show More Summary

Why Showing Your Employees Respect Is Even More Important Than You Think

A recent study found that more than half of employees don't think their bosses regularly give them respect. That can have a grave effect on them and on the company as a whole.

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