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Lessons From 3 Top Entrepreneurs of 2013

Lessons From 3 Top Entrepreneurs of 2013

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Each year brings a new bout of success stories, from a rags-to-riches tale to a heartwarming account of a business owner beating the odds. More than leaving a smile on... read more

2014 Sochi Olympics Viewing Guide (Part 1)

2014 Sochi Olympics Viewing Guide (Part 1)

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Most of the events during the 2014 Sochi Olympics are going to be streaming live online. That’s 15 sports and 98 events. It’s going to be a lot to keep... read more

Highrise CRM For Sale; What We Need To Know

Highrise CRM For Sale; What We Need To Know

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37 Signals (the company behind Highrise CRM) announced on February 5th that they are making changes. They are re-branding to Basecamp and either selling Highrise CRM or taking it off... read more

Five Ways to Keep the Polar Vortex from Freezing Productivity

Five Ways to Keep the Polar Vortex from Freezing Productivity

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As the parade of winter storms continues to march across America, thousands of workers are finding themselves stuck in their driveways instead of at their desk.  You might think that... read more

Digital Learning Day: Why eLearning Should Be A Part of Your Telesales Training Program

Digital Learning Day: Why eLearning Should Be A Part of Your Telesales Training Program

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Telesales can be an intense environment, and telesales teams are often on the move, in and out of the office. Asking your team to stay abreast of the latest product... read more

The Right To Refuse Service? Businesses and Discrimination

The Right To Refuse Service? Businesses and Discrimination

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We’ve all seen signs posted in restaurants and shops announcing that management “reserves the right to refuse service.” It’s one of those commonly used legal phrases – like “legal tender”... read more

TV News Outlets Heighten Focus on Heroin

TV News Outlets Heighten Focus on Heroin

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Focus on the problem of heroin abuse had already begun to spike among U.S. news outlets before the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on Saturday. National cable news outlets did... read more

2013 Airline Scorecard Best to Worst

2013 Airline Scorecard Best to Worst

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Traveling by airplane can be a stressful situation, especially during this year’s polar vortex. Choosing the correct airline can make all the difference. Check out how your favorite airline scores... read more

Insights About Water From Outer Space

Insights About Water From Outer Space

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It’s an ironic truth most of us have been advised to heed at least once in our lives: sometimes you have to view a situation from a distance to more... read more

Edward Snowden, Transparency And The Nobel Peace Price

Edward Snowden, Transparency And The Nobel Peace Price

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In case you haven’t already heard, just yesterday 2 Norwegian lawmakers nominated National Security Administration leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. Sighting that “Snowden has revealed the nature... read more

Five Things You Need To Know About USPS Price Change

Five Things You Need To Know About USPS Price Change

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The U.S. Postal Service’s yearly price change has arrived! These postage rate changes affect all business owners – but especially ecommerce businesses. That’s why the team at Endicia has highlighted... read more

The Demand Metric 2014 Outlook Study: Highlights and Horizons

The Demand Metric 2014 Outlook Study: Highlights and Horizons

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As a global marketing research and advisory firm with over 38,000 marketing professionals, CEOs and business owners using their services, Demand Metric is perfectly placed to gather the kind of... read more

9 Emerging Brands with Killer Business Strategies

9 Emerging Brands with Killer Business Strategies

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What is your absolute favorite brand to have emerged in 2013 and why? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). 1. Uber It’s been around for... read more

Why Amazon’s “Anticipatory Shipping” May be a Terrible Idea

Why Amazon’s “Anticipatory Shipping” May be a Terrible Idea

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Let me begin by acknowledging my sincere admiration for Amazon’s creativity and innovation. With that said, I think their latest and greatest initiative comes with a huge caveat that could... read more

Women’s Business Ownership Act Turns 25

Women’s Business Ownership Act Turns 25

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The Women’s Business Ownership Act, referred to by some as “the big bang of women’s entrepreneurship” recently had its 25th anniversary. (President Ronald Reagan signed the legislation on Oct. 25,... read more