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The 2 Big Dangers to Using Big Data

Big data can help you make better decisions but creativity and intuition are usually more valuable.

AppNexus joins the billion-dollar club

A nother large ad-tech company in New York that appears poised to go public has instead returned to the venture capital spigot -- and now claims to be the city's latest billion-dollar startup. AppNexus Inc. announced this week that an...Show More Summary

WATCH: Steve Ballmer goes bonkers at L.A. Clippers fan rally

Looks like Steve Ballmer is enjoying his new job as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The former Microsoft CEO is, shall we say, an expressive guy (click here to see what we mean), and he did not disappoint at a fan rally held last night at the Staples Center. Show More Summary

Why VCs don't trust the government

T he annual global confidence survey from the National Venture Capital Association produced an unusual apparent contradiction. Investors around the world think the U.S. is the best place to back startups but confidence in our country's...Show More Summary

Marshall Goldsmith: Want to be Perceived as an Effective Leader? You Must Follow Up

The last step in Marshall Goldsmith's transformative leadership course is the researched back 'follow up factor'.

5 Key Principles to Design Effective Online Advertisements

Online marketing has never been more important. Today, people turn to the Web for even the most minor tasks. If something can be done online, that’s where people will accomplish it. And your business needs to be where the people are....Show More Summary

Interview with Marji Stone: She Invented a Fashion Accessory for Wastebaskets

EZee-Cover is a fashion accessory for small wastebaskets. They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and 75 year old Marji Stone found a need that I never noticed. She uses plastic shopping bags as can liners in 5 of her small wastebaskets; in the bathrooms, the living room and in each in the […]

24 Awesome Apps To Save You Time and Have Less Headache – @LizKingEvents #techsytalk

Liz King is the preeminent guru of events. She’s built a community for event professionals – to help them produce better events and she is an event organizer as well. Here’s the apps she uses to run her empire – boosting productivity and having less headaches. Show More Summary

Users Aren’t Happy That Twitter Now Reweets Favorites and Follows

A new Twitter experiment shares favorites and follows in others’ Twitter streams as if they were retweets – and a vocal group of users aren’t too thrilled about the idea. The latest experiment fills your Twitter timeline with the activity of the people you follow. Show More Summary

Father-Daughter Condom Company Founders Aim to Empower Women

Jeffrey and Meika Hollender launched Sustain with a goal of breaking down societal barriers that prevent people from talking about safe sex.

A Guide to the Startup Ecosystem (Infographic)

Who's predator and who's prey in those murky startup waters? Here's one interpretation.

Top 100 Small Business Podcasts: 2014 Edition

As the years roll on, podcasts still continue to be popular. We’re excited to announce the 5th Annual Top 100 Small Business Podcasts 2014 Edition. As many of you may already know, each year we choose 100 of the most informative small business podcasts we can find. Show More Summary

"The Check is in the Mail": 3 Ways to Handle Chronic Late Payers

If you depend on regular payments from those who purchase goods or services from your small business, there are a few things you can do to ensure you're paid on time.

This is What a $2 Million Pool Looks Like

To call this colossal $2 million dollar pool, a swimming pool, doesn’t do it justice. It features five colossal waterfalls, a lazy river and a tunnel deep enough that it requires scuba diving certification to explore. Watch on Bizop...

Google Adwords: 7 Ways To Fail Your Online Marketing Campaign with #Adwords

I’ve been doing a lot more online advertising on the occasion of the 9th Annual Small Business Summit - experimenting with Twitter, LInkedIn, Facebook and Google Adwords. For many of you, online advertising drives a big chunk of your sales. Show More Summary

Debit card holds both cash and virtual currencies

Shift has introduced a card that lets users pay with both traditional bank accounts, loyalty points and virtual currencies.

App translates sports fans’ cheers from the armchair to the stadium

UK-based Fanmode is an app that enables stay-at-home sports fans to have their support broadcast at the game venue.

Sustain: What It's Like When the Family Business Is Condoms

Father-daughter founding team Meika and Jeffrey Hollender have built a fair-trade condom company aimed at women in their twenties. This is their grind, hustle and payoff.

swivelCard: One Part Business Card, One Part USB Drive

There’s a new attempt to use technology to replace traditional business cards. swivelCard is the latest attempt at a high-tech business card. At first glance, it looks like a basic business card made of thick cardstock. But the innovative feature is the card’s ability to fold up and become a USB drive. Show More Summary

4 Ways To Use A Customer Database to Grow Your Business

Ramon Ray, editor of recently sat down with Ashley Meyers of the Wells Fargo Business Insight series to discuss the importance of using a customer database to grow your business. During this live audio interview,...Show More Summary

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