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How One Tiny Business is Dominating Social Media

Online retailer The Brooklyn Circus has an award-winning social media strategy, despite having only two people dedicated to it. Last week a group of media moguls, business leaders and entertainment stars named the best and the brightest on social media at the Shorty Awards in New York City. Show More Summary

Social Media Hiring Isn't Just for Late Night TV

Seth Myers might have a leg up on most business leaders when it comes to social media recruiting. Okay, you probably don't need to hire a comedy writer. (Though maybe the tone of your daily email slog would benefit from doing so.) But...Show More Summary

How a VC firm shook up a college business plan competition

There was a lot of money flying around at the 2014 Rice Business Plan Competition, held April 10-12. And Mercury Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Houston, was partly responsible. Mercury Fund gave a $1 million investment...Show More Summary

Strange bedfellows: Young Turk's Cenk Uygur teams with Republican Buddy Roemer to take on Cable TV

As YouTube channels go, Cenk Uygur's The Young Turks is practically an institution (the progressive-leaning news show started on satellite radio in 2002 and joined YouTube in 2005). More than a decade into its existence, Uygur just raised...Show More Summary

The Pipeline: Google sells out Glass, Marissa Mayer slows mergers, Tumblr stays in NYC

A look the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for April 16 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications. Deals and money plays Silicon Valley…Marissa's merger slowdown: Marissa Mayer's appetite for buying companies may be sated. Show More Summary

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has a real way with words. Here are 10 colorful quotes.

The buzz over Alibaba's upcoming initial public offering is building, with reports saying that the Chinese e-commerce company could file a prospectus as early as next week for what experts say will be the largest IPO in the United States...Show More Summary

'Come back to daddy!!!' Kim Dotcom celebrates returned assets, slap in the face to U.S. courts

The New Zealand High Court isn’t playing nice with the United States anymore, following an order today declining to extend a hold on Kim Dotcom’s frozen assets, according to a New Zealand Herald report. In January 2012, cars, cash, and...Show More Summary

Airbnb gets ready for regulation battle on its home turf of San Francisco

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu Tuesday unveiled what will surely be controversial legislation aimed at regulating short-term apartment rentals, a practice that has become widespread as a result of online services such as Airbnb and VRBO. Show More Summary

Without a buyer, Mt. Gox prepares to liquidate its assets

There is no light at the end of the tunnel for Mark Karpeles, CEO of the failed online bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox. As of today, the leader of the once-largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world lost his bid to rehabilitate the business...Show More Summary

After Kickstarter fail, beer startup crowdfunds on its own

The brew-it-yourself folks behind Oak Park Brewing Co. moved in do-it-yourself fashion to create their own crowdfunding campaign to pay to furnish the beer garden of the brewery. While awaiting permits from the city of Sacramento, California, the company attempted to raise $30,000 in a 30-day Kickstarter campaign earlier this year. Show More Summary

Extra-long Easter season a boon to Cadbury: the North Pole of Easter

A look behind the scenes at this Cadbury factory during the lead up to Easter. This year's Easter Season was three weeks longer than last year likely meaning larger than average sales.

Lenovo copies the startup marketing playbook

Marketing in 2014 requires viral videos and selfies. That's one take away from a presentation by David Roman, chief marketing officer at Lenovo, who says you need more than Kobe Bryant and Ashton Kutcher to engage with your customers. You need personality. Show More Summary

Spotlight on Righteous Marketing: Dedicated to PPC Campaigns

This week we shine the spotlight on Righteous Marketing, a niche marketing agency. This Utah-based company was founded in 2010 by Robert Brady (above) and currently has two employees.  Righteous Marketing manages pay-per-click (PPC) marketing campaigns for small businesses to medium sized businesses. Show More Summary

Should You Take The Money? (Dave’s Answer)

Welcome to part two!  Yesterday, Naomi answered a question from a student taking the Emergency Turnaround Clinic.  Today, Dave gives his answer to the same question. “Hi Ninjas, I’m just a few days in and the Emergency Turnaround Clinic is already working. It’s only Thursday morning of the first week, and I am already feeling [...]

Your Smile is Worth a Thousand Words

We meet so many people in our business activities at events, conferences, meetings, workshops and even randomly. I have found that if I invite and attract someone to me by my energy, attitude and self confidence all wrapped up in a big, warm smile and a firm handshake, it’s worth a thousand words. Show More Summary

How Pop-Up Stores Are Spurring Innovation in Detroit

If you have a retail idea you want to test, Detroit has the space for it.

Mom Entrepreneurs – Listen up!

This week, StartupNation Radio hosts Jeff Sloan and Dan Glisky, Jr. will appear as guests on Word of Mom Radio to talk about the Leading Moms in Business Competition! When: Thursday, April 17 from 1-2pm EDT Tune in right here! Launched in mid-March, StartupNation’s annual Leading Moms in Business Competition is still going strong! With [...]Show More Summary

11 Tips for Putting Together a Strong Company LinkedIn Page

What tips do you have for putting together a brand page on LinkedIn that supports company growth? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership...Show More Summary

Why Your Employees Are the Single Biggest Threat to Your Company's Data

Find out the steps you must take to prevent your employees from unwittingly exposing confidential information. When the Heartbleed security bug was revealed last week, IT departments across almost every industry scurried to secure their infrastructure. Show More Summary

Today in Small Business: Don’t Turn Left

The good side of a bad online review. Stop trying to go viral. And does the S.B.A. make it too easy for banks to lend money to small businesses?

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