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The Art of Getting Buzz in Entrepreneur Magazine

For many small business owners getting a write-up in Entrepreneur magazine is the holy grail of media coverage. …

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Can a Consultant Save You Cash...and Heartache?

As a bootstrap entrepreneur, I’ve learned there are just some things you don’t cut corners on. My “golden…

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Surviving Tough Times-Interview with Author, Successful Entrepreneur George Cloutier

Want insider secrets from a highly successful entrepreneur on how to survive tough, economic times? Well, today you’re…

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Why Dell Beats the Hell Out of Threadless

I apologize for the outlandish headline, but I don't really think it's any more outlandish than crowning Threadless…

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The 3 Most Important Elements of an Effective Investor Pitch

You may have heard our Elevator Pitches or have been a voter in one of the Elevator Pitch…

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The Death of Twitter. (and the Birth of Twitter for Business)

I wouldn’t encourage the naysayers to start chanting “the wicked witch is dead” just yet, but there has…

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Elevator Pitch: Define, Compose, Practice and Polish! (Rinse and Repeat)

Define and Compose To make sure you’re ready to seize the moment when fate puts you on that…

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Getting Small Business Financing: The Top 5 Mistakes

If you are looking to buy a business or franchise, financing is nearly as important as the business…

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Celebrity Product Placement: The Do’s and Don’ts

As the “royalty” status of Hollywood stars has risen, so has their effectiveness as key influencers in consumer…

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Small Business Profile: Guideposts.com

To follow up on a previous post requesting feedback on topics and offering to highlight members of the…

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CIT Group seeks additional funding - Marco's Pizza adds financing options for franchisees

The recent CIT Group news hit the franchise community late last week. One of the larger small business…

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Why the Time is NOW to Hire a Virtual Assistant

With over 70% of the economic experts expecting a last quarter uptick in the economy, now is the…

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Small Business Profile: Night Helper Watch

To follow up on a previous post requesting feedback on topics and offering to highlight members of the…

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Small Business Profile: Visible Logic

To follow up on a previous post requesting feedback on topics and offering to highlight members of the community, I…

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Buy One, Give One

Referencing my prior post on Creative Capitalism, here is another business with a 1 for 1 model. A…

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