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How to Secure Government Contracts

John C. Lauderdale III helped win more than $10 billion in government contracts for big and small companies. Here,...

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Starting a Food Company

Setting up a food company is more difficult-and more expensive-than you might think. Rachel Kruse, founder of...

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Make the Most of Trends

Startup CEOs are well informed about their markets, but as their businesses grow they may lose touch with larger...

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Managing Workers in Family-Owned Firms

Growing family businesses must implement organizational culture and invest in employee training and team-building,...

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Before You Automate Business Tasks

Automating processes such as collections and follow-up on sales prospects can help small companies cut costs and...

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Improve Your Marketing Messages

As online business expands from text to include graphics and video, small business owners must go beyond logos and...

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Startup Advice from a Bookseller

Clara Villarosa, founder of the Hue-Man Bookstore in Harlem, has written a book emphasizing the finance basics she...

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Establish a Web Presence

More than half of consumers say they turn to the Internet for information about local companies. Randy Almond,...

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Grow Your Business

Stephanie Chandler interviewed more than 50 small business owners for her book "Leap! 101 Ways to Grow Your...

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Business Help for Free

There are many free resources that entrepreneurs can use to start or expand a business, says Bob Reiss, author of...

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How to Defeat Big-Box Competitors

Independent retailers compete with Goliaths by inspiring "customer love," says Dave Ratner, founder of Dave's Soda &...

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Use the Downturn to Beat the Competition

Consumer confidence is rising and entrepreneurs are more optimistic. Ron Wince, a business strategy expert and CEO of...

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Tips for Freelancers

Many entrepreneurs start out with freelance jobs to supplement employment income or test the waters of...

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Buying and Selling a Business

After selling his interactive design agency, Heavenspot, in 2007, Chevon Hicks bought it back. He talks about the...

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Women Biz Owners and Health-Care

Most women business owners offer health insurance to employees even as they cut back, says Linda Denny, president and...

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How to Run a Home-Based Business

Maisie Knowles jumped on a trend last year when she and her husband founded FreeShipping.org. The home-based...

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To Increase Profits, Get Organized

Imagine the boost in customer relations if you could spend half an hour daily nurturing top customers. Steve Strauss,...

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Partner with a Large Corporation

Ed Schmid expanded his small software firm, eCopy, into the global market via a partnership with his largest client,...

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Why a Sense of Ownership Matters

Small companies can establish a competitive advantage by cultivating ownership attitudes among their employees, says...

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Deal with Failure Productively

A business failure can be devastating emotionally, as Dean A. Shepherd learned when his father's long-time business...

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